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What good HDD should I get for this Gaming build ?

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December 19, 2013 4:39:21 AM

Hi,

I am nearly finished with my gaming build. Now I only need a HDD to expand my storage. My budget and usage of the HDD is explained below:
Budget: £60 price range
Space: Should be at least 1 Terrabyte
Usage: Mainly storing games / videos / pictures
Side notes: It would be great if the HDD is fast as well as stable.

I will implement the HDD into this build:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2hguz
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($222.00 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($96.69 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($88.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($509.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($82.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1255.62

Best regards! :) 

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December 19, 2013 4:54:21 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $59.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-19 07:49 EST-0500)

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£61.56 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £61.56
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-19 12:54 GMT+0000)
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December 19, 2013 7:47:03 AM

lonewolf7 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $59.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-19 07:49 EST-0500)

OR:-

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£61.56 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £61.56
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-19 12:54 GMT+0000)


Hi Lonewolf7,

Thanks for the suggestion but the seagate has some negative reviews and only 1 year warranty whereas the WD has 5 year warranty but hardly any reviews. Are you positive that the WD is good?

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December 19, 2013 7:53:32 AM

Hello, I would go for lonewolf's second choice which is the WD Black Series 1 TB, they have the color coding's to indicate what's best for its use and WD BlackSeries is good for gaming.

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December 19, 2013 8:28:49 AM

You will hear some pros and cons with every drive and with every components, but that is not real world situation. Anyways if warranty matters then go with the WD one. Its a newly introduced drive, its more fast than previous series of drives, and the higher density of platters make's it reliable too.

So basically its your choice, go with either one, you cant go wrong. Good luck.
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