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> Tell that to the 26GB repo of a Unity game I cloned with the complete history.
It would cost you $1.20 to store that repository locally.
I'm new to pc building an while choosing between two HDDs I saw that Western Digital Blue 1TB was the same price as a Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM hard drive. Which one would y'all recommend I get?
WD Blue 1TB Everyday PC Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, SATA 6 Gb/s, 7200 RPM, 64MB Cache - WD10EZEX [link]
I have contacted amazon so I will see what they have to say but that information you offered would be super helpful too. Thanks!
Hard drive does not make any sense. 500gb isnt that big also it is a laptop drive 2.5", a desktop drives make more sense and are cheaper per GB like this. twice the size for only $5 more. Spend another $10 and you can get the faster black version as well.
I'd switch out the WD Green for something faster, given that it's your only drive. The Green series is a variable speed drive, and will often run slower than the 5400 rpm advertised. I don't know how much storage you require, but I'd go with WD Blue 1 TB for €58.50.
980 is complete overkill for 1080p gaming. There would be a small difference between even the 960 and 980 for 1080p on one monitor.
Trust me, you will be wasting a lot of money unless you plan on upgrading to a 1440p/144hz monitor (or even 4k for that matter).
Go with something cheaper, you won't use that extra power in the 980.
Here is the cheaper HDD.
Using linux for a gaming pc? I wouldn't. Also i would go for a i5 instead of a Xeon. You should probably get another HDD maybe something like this. You will use the SSD within like 1 maybe 2 games if you don't use a different hard drive. Other than that, cool! :)
I'll support you that the WD drive seems to be the better choice, assuming this is what you are talking about:
It seems to be selling pretty well and has a better rating overall than the barracuda on Amazon, and it's actually a bit cheaper!
Either way, thank you for the help both of you! I'll probably go with the WD.
I removed my serial number, thanks for warning me. The problem is still persisting and I've done another check with HD Tune which showed no problems on the drive. There aren't really any problems apart from the Witcher 2 and 3. Thank you for all your help but I'd rather just buy a second HDD and use that for gaming purposes.
I'd like to ask one more question. The drive I'm hoping to buy is here: Amazon Link. From looking at my computer specs would this work in my PC?
Ah, so should I scratch the SSD altogether and have one big internal HDD? Or is it possible to have both? The hdd would be this one:
Right here, on the right you can order directly from amazon. It might be out of stock right now though so it could take more than 2 days shipping. But its not the most important part of the build so I think you can wait. Another option would be the 7200rpm Seagate but Id stay away from Seagate and just wait an extra couple days for the WD Blue Caviar.
I'm gonna have to agree with the others who have commented, green drives may be less power consuming, but they are noticeably slower. Plus I think blues might actually be cheaper?
On a budget? Pick up a wd10ezex for $52
A guy running an i5 and GTX 570 out of a cardboard box
Well I'm honestly pretty strapped for cash right now. As much as I'd love to have an SSD, I need an internal drive that's at least 1TB. I only have about $50-70 to spend after looking at my budget right now so I opted for a 1TB WD Blue. 800GB is the closest I've ever gotten to filling up my current drive so I'm pretty sure this will be fine. I can't afford a 2TB one from what I was looking at, which is fine since I'll likely never fill up the drive anyway.
Also there's the matter of my case being only big enough to fit one drive since it's pretty old. I want to do a new build eventually, and I'll definitely have an SSD when I do.
And the drive I got is faster than my current one so I think I'll see some performance gains on that front.
I'm definitely going to take your advice into account and jot both those down for when I do a new build.
Edit: Specifically I got this one: WD Blue 1TB Desktop 3.5 Inch SATA 6Gb/s 7200rpm Internal Hard Drive [link]
Seemed like it had solid reviews on Amazon and Newegg so it went for it.
Unnessecery i7 (unless he's doing more editing etc than gaming) Save $100 and get a 4690k
If not planning sli in the future the 850wpsu seems a waste (More $$$)
dvd drive necessary? it's 2015
And yeah wtf is up with the external hard drive??
grab this Even more ($$$)
Now you could put that money towards a better gpu or peripherals
Looking to upgrade my hard drive with some of the solid Cyber Monday deals going around. I've heard WD is a solid brand, but apparently they have a lot of varied models? Can anyone provide some insight?
I was looking at this one, for what it's worth.
Western Digital Caviar Blue. 7200rpm, 64mb cache. Costs around $60 CDN and is a solid drive.
Your right. Here is a good one I found:
I would personally use the extra £10 and upgrade the HDD to a WD Blue. Double the size, spins at 7200RPM instead of 5900.
Reason for me buying this instead of building is because I'm looking to expand and get familiar with building. I don't feel comfortable going in with no knowledge and only having youtube/reddit by my side. I'd rather gradually expand on one, rather than build it from scratch. At least for now.
Also - I'm probably going to end up buying a new HDD. I was looking at this one: [link] but I've never installed one before. I understand what you need to do, such as: Install SATA connector/psu connector, and mount the HDD - but I'm just not sure how to install a OS onto the HDD.
As you may have noticed, my current HDD isn't detected. It shows up in the BIOS - but I'm unable to install a new OS because it doesn't detect any partitions (or the actual drive). Would purchasing a new HDD solve this issue and just make it so the system detects it? That way I can install a OS? My current hard drive seems to be "Locked" or something. It's just strange how this PC was built with new components, and it died that easily.
I'm beginning to wonder if the components were cold when I first booted the device on and it destroyed the hard drive. I didn't really sit and wait a few hours before plugging it in. It could of also got banged around during transport and something killed it. I just don't know.
It could be in "perfect condition" but that doesn't make up for it being horribly outdated.
Less than $50 man:
WD Blue 1TB Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD10EZEX [link]
To save costs up front I've decided I'm going to start off with just a normal HDD, and then buy a SSD a couple weeks later. How easy is it to move Windows successfully from the HDD to the SDD (I'm imagining incredibly easy, but I don't know)
Whats the difference between Western Digital blue and black hard drives? I was going to buy a Western Digital 1tb blue tonight (this one) since it seems like the standard for everyone, but I don't know the difference. This is a good hard drive right?
Thanks for the help and recommendations! I'll definitely consider upgrading to an SSD soon, but just based on my budget for this week and the fact that I want this ASAP, I think I'll wait on it. Thoughts on this? [link]
I think there are a few areas you could save some money, for example I'm guessing the 1TB will be for media and you don't really need the extra speed from the WD black. You could get a WD blue and that's ~$25 right there.
The 500GB ssd is plenty of room for your OS/games unless you want to have a ton of games installed.
You really should buy a better hard drive, it's double the price but I think it's worth it. I would by this:
It's possible, but it's less than desirable.
You'd be better off getting a HDD for like $45/1TB.
I'd get this:
I know some specifics by heart, but not all of them. At work, not at my built-PC atm. I'll try my best and fix if needed later.
16 GB ram
750 Watt PSU
Radeon 7850 GPU
MSI motherboard. Might be getting a new one anyways so if you can recommend one with the crossfire'd Rx-480's, that'd be great.
WD Blue 1TB SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 RPM 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch Desktop Hard Drive (WD10EZEX) 2 of these. Also, should I look into an SSD? I hear they are better at some things, and worse at others?
Hey guys, easy question but I'm in a bit of a hurry and thought I'd ask here. I currently have an SSD, a HDD and an external harddrive. So far my internal HDD seems to be working but I think it's making a weird noise from time to time and while downloading things on uTorrent I keep getting "hardware error". So I decided to start downloading stuff to my external HDD for a while to see if the problem persists, and while the noise is still there, no more errors downloading stuff.
So I'm thinking of buying myself a new harddrive. A quick look at Amazon shows this is the best selling HDD.
When I built my computer a long time ago, I remember I had to check things like the CPU socket being compatible with the motherboard. Do I have to look into any incompatibilities when purchasing a HDD? Thanks. Pretty sure the answer is no but just in case.
OP, please spend the extra 20-30$ upgrading that hard drive to 1tb.
Living with 250gb is stressful.
Sooo I didn't realize that I bought this HDD that came without the original packaging, manual, mounting bracket, screws, or cables. So in other words all I got was the bare bones HDD.
I'm kind of a noob when it comes to PC building so I didn't even think to look out for stuff like this, so should I just return it and buy one with everything that I need? Or are these parts pretty cheap and easy to come by? This just seems a little odd to me...I don't know why they would sell a brand new item without all of the necessary parts it needs.
If not the 980, what 970 model would you recommend? I see the GTX 970 SC with Blower Cooling, but it's over 10 inches long, and I'm not sure if the performance from the GPU upgrade would outweigh the necessary removal of the front fan.
I also originally replaced the built-in HDD from my R2 with a 1.0 TB WD Blue HDD after the original Hard Drive failed, and it ended up significantly improving the performance of many of my games. (Particularly MGSV: Ground Zeroes)
Do you recommend the same procedure for my R3, giving I have the money to replace the 7200RPM 2TB HDD, or do you have a better recommendation?
EDIT: 7200RPM vs 5400RPM? What's the difference?
Link for WD HDD:
No, not essential, you are good to go with that. Just depending on how many games/movies/music etc you download at once, you could start to fill up your 250g ssd. A 1tb HDD will give you plenty more space and is pretty cheap. Plus you can add one whenever you want.
If you really need the hard drive, go for this one instead. The one you listed is pretty slow @ 5400 RPM. THis one is cheaper and faster @ 7200 RPM.
Finally, consider getting a different GPU. For the same price or cheaper, you could pick up a GTX 1060 which should give about 10-15% more performance than the 970. The 1060 performs directly between the 970 and the 980, so it would definitely be a good choice. You can actually find some for around $250, so look for those! You could also spring for the RX 480 depending on your needs, but you would have to look into that more yourself :)
Let me know if you have anymore questions
What kind of audio setup do you need? I don't completely know how to set it up fully, but Ardour may be a good option along with Voicemeeter's Virtual Audio Cables (donationware; can get 3 full cables for like $1 if you want - what I did). Ardour isn't free and has a steep learning curve, but for $1 a month or $45 for lifetime license, it's become essential for my recording purposes and seems to offer better quality than Audacity.
Now, major question: Are you recording to the same drive that Windows is on? If so, PLEASE DONTTTT!!! That will bottleneck your recordings and other stuff if you decide to do it. It's recommended that you have a dedicated harddrive for just recording and scratch discs and stuff. This is mine and it's been amazing for me: [link]
Now that I think about it, even though that CPU is an i7, I wonder if it could be bottlenecking your GTX1080. I would think that that in itself could affect your recording capabilities. But I can't verify that because I'm mostly an AMD CPU user and other people will probably have a better grip on hardware than me. I'm more of a software person.
Just installed this one in my best friends new PC not an hour ago. It's fast, and really good priced.
Thank you for the advice. I found this HDD on amazon and forgot to change the list. When you refer to a "500b" what part are you referring to? Sorry if it's obvious, I haven't worked on computers in a few years and I'm a bit rusty.
WD Blue, pretty much just plug and play. You'll probably have to go to disk management and initialize/format it, but it should be pretty easy.
If you want bulk storage for games opt for a 7200rpm one. It will load your games faster and not be that much more expensive. I would get this one.
Most modern 7200 rpm 1 TB drives have 64mb's of cache. Such as this one: [link] . Yes there will be a difference is speed, but not a very big one. Mostly with moving small files around. However when looking at smaller than 1 TB drives platter density will have a bigger effect on speed, The smaller the storage amount, the less dense the platter which means slower performance. It wont really be that big of a difference. However it's been a while since I've really looked at HDD's, I keep a 3 TB drive around for longer term backup and do most of my work off of an SSD.
Hey I came to the conclusion that a 7200rpm drive would be better in the long run too. Which one were you thinking of getting? I was looking at the Western Digital Blue and putting it in an enclosure.
The plan was to buy a HDD at a later date since i couldnt really afford it with my budget without sacrificing some performance. Is this the one your suggesting i get? [link] and thank you for looking over my build.
Is there a way to check if my HD is too loud? I built my pc two weeks ago and my new HD, well, is louder than my previous drive. Not sure if something is wrong or it's normal, since it's a 7200 RPM drive and my older drive was 5400 RPM. Or maybe I didn't place it correctly in the case/needs foam pads.
HD is a WD WD10EZEX Blue, 1 TB. Case is GX500, if that matters. I just want to know if everything is fine or not, the noise is not disturbing.
I'm personally not 100% sure on the performance on Pentium chips in general but assuming thats sufficient for the games, the only other thing I'd change is the hdd.
I'd go with something newer. I have a bad feeling about a $26 old velociraptor drive, sold by a third party seller, as your primary system drive. For $25 more you can get a terabyte and a brand new drive. I imagine as well that performance isn't that different between a really old 10k RPM drive and a brand new 7200RPM drive.
Does this WD Blue 1TB Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch [link] require any kind of prep? I installed it into my first PC and the bios won't detect it.
There is only one standard for SATA cables.
And that is a really poor price for a tiny harddisk. Get this instead.
The Bitcoin blockchain is currently 121GB. If we 8x the entire chain from its genesis block, we get 968GB. A 1TB HDD costs $49 on Amazon.
THE ENTIRE BLOCKCHAIN TIMES EIGHT FITS INSIDE OF A $50 ALUMINUM SHELL.
Remind me why the "But I'll have to shut down my node" argument is valid again?
It's certainly 1tb, 7200rpm, and warrantied. I think your price is a bit high for a one-year old drive, but GLWS
I'm looking for a HDD that I can put games onto. I read that as long as the drive is 7200 RPM it will be good for gaming? Will this one be fine? [link]
No, I was incorrect. It's actually £20/tb. If you're looking to buy a 1TB for £40 then just buy it on Amazon.
I'd get an HDD, if I were you. 500Gb fills up faster than it used to, and especially if you're going to be loading the OS off of it.
A 1 Terabyte Hard Drive costs about $50, and to me, the stress of not having to worry about anything filling up is worth the cost alone. And $800 will still be really good for that computer!
I don't want to spend another person's money, but it is only an extra $20-25 for a "full-size" 1070 ti. The mini leaves little headroom for overclocking and, as you mentioned, will be louder. Though you may not need it now, in the future you may decide you want to try your hand at overclocking, and from what I understand, the 1070 ti has great overclocking potential. Also (again with me spending your money), you can find a HDD for another $50...
So, basically, you can get a lot more out of your PC build for ~$75 more. Otherwise, build looks solid and you will enjoy it.
Ditch the 250GB SSD for $159 and instead get a 1tb HDD for $50. [link]
You will get the exact same performance gaming with an HDD since your game data is stored in ram while you're playing.
The only difference is that loading screens will be a little bit faster, and your PC will take a little less time to boot. That's about it.
The extra 750gb make the HDD worth it in my opinion, not even considering that it will save you over $100.
But honestly, I would recommend 2 internal HDDs, even if one is just a cheap ass 250gb. That way you have one drive that contains your OS, that will get corrupted and wiped from time to time. And then you have another internal drive for storing your files and documents so that they are protected from corruptions on the C drive and won't be lost when one you have to wipe it.
Sweet, thanks. I'd be safe in just getting something like this off Amazon, right?
And is there any buying guide on the subreddit for GPUs?
Bad harddrive, you want like this or any other sata 3.0 HDD. The one you picked can only support half as fast as sata 3.0.
Can drop the CPU cooler, don't think you need it. But this is more of an opinion.
A standard 24 inch 1080p monitor is worth the 10-20$.
I might have one at home I can part with. Need a new boot drive? Are you looking to keep it?
If you've got Prime, you can also get a cheap internal hard drive with one day shipping.
edit: The WD Blue series are cheap and reliable, all with next day shipping
Im seeing the reviews on the ASRock AB350M Pro4 are that half say its amazing and half says it will work for a month and then start freezing. I'm just worried if it will work. I also think my disk is the problem because when my games start to mess up my disk goes up to 100% so I was going to buy [link] if thats good. I also wanted to ask. does the case matter in compatability?
Hate to break it to ya but the only things worth anything are the 500gb ones and a new 1tb HDD is like 50 bucks fam [link]
You'd probably be lucky to get 20 bucks a piece for the 500gb ones seeing as a used 1tb might fetch like 40 bucks, and the others aren't really worth much, sorry.
But the main issue is that it's unlikely people are gonna wanna buy a mix of HDDs for that kinda money, better to list them by individual price
I ran out of screws for my harddrives to attach them in the pc and I was wondering how I could get more.
This is the hard drive: [link]
I take it this is a desktop? Get a 3.5" SATA HDD. If in your budget, you can spring for an SSD instead. Either will work fine, but an SSD will give you better performance.
Like this random example for a 1 TB HDD - [link]
You then install it internally into the PC case and connect it to power and the mobo. Google vids on how to install a 3.5" Desktop HDD, it's pretty simple. Or search for and look up a manual for your system/case.