Is the parts list besides the crap hard drive any recommendations for decent priced hard drives? And would everything else be compatible? First time building and don't wanna waste money and have it not work..
the toshiba drive you have isnt crap, thats a fairly decent drive as far as specs go, what is your budget? what games are you planning to play? a 550 may be slightly under what you would want for the forthcoming games such as Bioshock Infinite and obviously Crysis 3, if those games are of interest to you at the higher settings of course
My budget is under $1000
I went with the 550 because the motherboard only has 2.0 pci-e (or so i thought?) so I assumed it was the better choice? And the greater cards have 3.0 though they are backwards compatible i thought i should stick with the 2.0 550.Though I have no clue what I'm talking about and yeah I'd be playing the new and upcoming games
For a $1000 budget, i suggest going with intel. It dominates gaming.
agreed^^ and wow 1000 dollar budget right now can get you some nice components especially if you find deals online at newegg and tigerdirect. always keep an eye out, I currently run a i7 2600 and never had any problems even when i offloaded my physx calcs to the CPU for borderlands 2