External Hard drive + gaming PC

  bionicle 23:24 27 Jan 2015

My son is moving away from prefering console gaming (Playstation 4 + X box one) to PC gaming via steam. Im running windows 7 with an i7 processor 4gbRAM and Nvidia GeForce GT 630 graphics card. I was planning to increase the RAM anyway but how much would be good for a good gaming experience. Is 8GB alright or should i go for 16GB? Other issue is the size of games being downloaded need more hard disc space. I feel confident enough to put the additional RAM in but would he be okay gaming wise to put his Steam games on an external hard drive rather than internal?

  tullie 00:16 28 Jan 2015

I just tried a download in steam,I dont think it gave me the option to save it to a different drive?

  rdave13 11:26 28 Jan 2015

The external drive would have to be usb 3 or e-sata I would imagine. You'd be better of putting another drive in the PC. 8 GIG of ram should do but more is usually better for gaming.

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  bionicle 20:56 29 Jan 2015

Thanks for the responses. I only have usb2 so would this be fast enough to run a game stored on an external drive?

  rdave13 21:15 29 Jan 2015

No. Have a read from the gaming experts here.

  bionicle 21:34 29 Jan 2015

Thanks rdave13. Very helpful.

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