A bit of aid rebuilding and repairing

I need to replace the HDD in my laptop. It recently malfunctioned and needs to be replaced. I need to know, if these components will work in the specified systems and in your opinion, which of these two should I repair. I'm a student right now and I don't have the cash to completely build a new one and I really only play Valve games, World of Warcraft, League of Legends and Minecraft for the moment, I don't have time for the more popular games anymore.

HDD: http://www.amazon.com/A105-S4284-A105-S4334-A305D-S6848-L305D-S5900-P205D-S7802/dp/B003UJ304Q



Laptop: http://www.cnet.com/laptops/toshiba-satellite-l305-s5968/4505-3121_7-33783787.html
Running Windows 7 Ultimate

My desktop needs its GPU replaced and I was wondering if this was a suitable part.

GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102988

PC: http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/emachines-w3609/4505-3118_7-32329684.html

If these components will not work, please suggest parts that you feel would be better suited for these systems.
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  1. *Sigh* Bumping for help I guess...
  2. I would get that Toshiba drive, if only because it isn't refurbished.

    That GPU should work, but from what I can tell of that system, more RAM would be the better upgrade (only 512MB).
  3. It has 2gb at the moment. But I'm glad the parts will work, I'm just wondering which would be better for my light gaming until I can get my student loans.
  4. For gaming, the GPU will always be the bottleneck. The HDD wont affect anything but load times.
  5. Laptop Hard Drive: both drives you listed will work, however, my suggestions are below. I gave you 2 options. Once cheap, one a little more but much better performance which is nice in a laptop.
    $50 Samsung SpinPoint (cheap, and reliable) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152366
    $90 Seagate Momentus XT (FAST, reliable, and 500GB) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148591

    For the GPU, I'd say that is a good choice since you have an older PC. The only other card I could recommend is a 7750, but that's about $100. You will also want to check your power supply. I wouldn't install that card if it's under 300W. Normally I'd say 350W, but you have sporting a Celeron which would consume less power than a higher model chip.
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