Hey all, I just finished building my (first) PC; well, outside of the case that is. I only ran the CPU, RAM, and gfx card to test the mobo/psu/obviously the aforementioned components, on a tabletop. Case arrives tomorrow and will be set up after work. I am only going to be using one 320-gig HDD, and tomorrow after work I'll be installing that and then putting on Windows Vista 32-bit. Does anyone have a suggested partition strategy for just one HDD? I was thinking: 20 Gig Windows Vista 32-bit Partition, created during initial set up of PC (installation of Vista) After Vista is installed - create 4 more 20-gig partitions for a) Vista 32-bit paging file, and b) future OS (64-bit Vista, Vienna in 2010), and possibly a foray into Linux, which I've never tried. These partitions can also be used for paging files of the new OSes if I have only 1 or 2 non-Vista OSes installed. At this point I'll have something less than 220 gigs of HDD space left (because I don't start with that much really, right?). As I currently have a 120 gig HDD that I've had for 6 years, and have 60 gigs left, I think I can get away with something like this: Split the remaining space evenly, and install ALL applications (from Microsoft Office to Bioshock) in one partition, with all Word, Excel, music/movies, etc files in the other; Quicken and game-save/user-profile files if possible to store them on a separate partition from their respective applications. In a year or so time, drop another $100 on whatever the most cost-effective HDD available is, and use for backup + increased efficiency (swap file reorganization, etc.) Anything stupid here? Is my Vista partition big enough?? I see they recommend "40 gig hard drive with 15 gig available" ??