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September 3, 2012 7:54:56 PM

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...

Or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Laptop: http://www.cnet.com/laptops/toshiba-satellite-l305-s596...
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=N82E168...

PC: http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/emachines-w3609/4505-3...

If these components will not work, please suggest parts that you feel would be better suited for these systems.
September 5, 2012 12:18:35 PM

*Sigh* Bumping for help I guess...
September 5, 2012 12:32:53 PM

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).
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September 5, 2012 7:34:28 PM

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.
September 5, 2012 9:49:22 PM

For gaming, the GPU will always be the bottleneck. The HDD wont affect anything but load times.
September 5, 2012 10:09:43 PM

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=N82E168...
$90 Seagate Momentus XT (FAST, reliable, and 500GB) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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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