[TotW] Uninstall or Upgrade?

Discussion in 'Systems' started by Dekades, Jul 25, 2022.

  1. Dekades

    Dekades Community Cowboy Staff Member


    I've recently upgraded my system with more space. I've been uninstalling games when I'm done playing them and installing only when I intend to play them. But I've hit a point where I can't do that anymore and it got super annoying. the topic of discussion for this week: do you like to keep your system tidy and only have the absolute necessary installed games/apps or do you install everything and add more space as you need it?

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  2. angelbreathe

    angelbreathe Well-Known Member

    Upgrade, definitely, otherwise how would you buy new games you'll never play?
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  3. Chrysentha

    Chrysentha Active Member

    Upgrade as much as you can as prices keeps fluctuating. It makes your build more future-proof as well.
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  4. ascherone

    ascherone Member

    If you are planning to uninstall, might as well just re-image the entire build, at least it'll feel like a new system over-all. So, better upgrade.
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  5. neaty_34

    neaty_34 Well-Known Member

    What are you going to do with games that doesn't finish? Those competitive ones like DotA? Agree with the above comments, best to upgrade rather than uninstall. Also, games now are so large in size, if you uninstall and plan to play again in the future, you'll need to re-download and re-install again, rather than just jump straight into the game. How much is an upgrade of 2TB SSD nowadays? Or if you're the patient type, can even use HDD for good measure.
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  6. samuel2050

    samuel2050 Well-Known Member

    Upgrade for your pleasant life. It is quite annoying when the computer goes slower than before. Also, not only gamers but also 3d graphic designers need best performance for their satisfaction.

    I need best performance for making VFX, so I have 64GB ram (it is necessary for using Houdini) and 2x 2TB SSD.
  7. poppacalypse

    poppacalypse Well-Known Member

    i was going through the same uninstall-install-uninstall-install mad routine...

    ...until one day i decided to purchase a 1TB external HDD.
    that's where all my games live now. Problem solved!

    so i guess... you could call this... an "upgrade".....?
  8. FiszPL

    FiszPL Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    SSD's are cheaper and cheaper, so additional disk is not a problem :D
  9. Wired.Ape

    Wired.Ape New Member

    I have bugger all storage on my laptop, so only install a handful of games at a time. I feel the benefit is that it keeps me focussed on finishing games too!
  10. melvinsylar7

    melvinsylar7 Well-Known Member

    I'm kinda a hybrid of both.

    You see, being an ex-freelance editor/designer/VFX artist, I have an habit of hoarding assets and project files and etc.
    This habit still remains and sort of affects everything including the softwares and games I have.

    For MMO and free games, I may uninstall the game after I'm done playing or once I realized it's not for me, but I would still keep the installer.

    And for Single Player games, tho I can still redownload them from Steam, sometimes when I'm done playing with them I'll still keep the game for absolutely no reason, just cause my brain goes "what if you wanna play it again one day?" and that One day never comes, n that's why my laptop's DVD drive have been switched to a 2nd HDD caddy as well as why I keep adding new storage HDD for my PC

    Kinda like Skurge from Thor saying "Behold! My Stuff"
  11. AlphaTay

    AlphaTay Well-Known Member

    pre-installed everything could save space but need more space.
  12. vaskivskyi

    vaskivskyi Well-Known Member

    Uninstall. Anyway I will never play the game I bought 3 years ago, installed and never yet tried o_O
  13. magictim

    magictim Well-Known Member

    Uninstall that, I might cause some system crash for some reason.
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  14. TimRs

    TimRs Well-Known Member

    Upgrade? but that very costly
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  15. Timothy321

    Timothy321 Well-Known Member

    Unless there is a trade off option, upgrade never end
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  16. dodo_0

    dodo_0 Well-Known Member

    Literally before 1h I added more space :sweat_smile:. I added 240GB SSD for (C) only windows and programs (desktop) and my old 512GB SSD only for games as (D) + 2 x 2TB WD Red Plus (NAS HDD) for whatever I need to store on my PC :joy: (E + G ).
  17. pancholr

    pancholr Well-Known Member

    Upgrade, sometimes i need to play old games and my internet is very slow.
  18. JETventureBurntUmber522

    JETventureBurntUmber522 Well-Known Member

    I uninstall my games, sorry
  19. Natachat90

    Natachat90 Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Hello friends,

    I keep all F2P games for Razer Cortex PC.
    I uninstall old games and keep only saves game.
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  20. ARMOR_152

    ARMOR_152 Well-Known Member

    I only have what I'm playing or play every few weeks installed, 1TB has almost always been enough so far. Otherwise it's just clutter that will be updating for no reason also.
    TimRs likes this.
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