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Reddit mentions of WD Blue 1TB PC Hard Drive - 7200 RPM Class, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache, 3.5" - WD10EZEX
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We found 341 Reddit mentions of WD Blue 1TB PC Hard Drive - 7200 RPM Class, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache, 3.5" - WD10EZEX. Here are the top ones.
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Congratulations! It looks like you just found a nice computer! It appears you're missing a hard drive/solid state drive, SATA cable, and operating system.
To begin, you'll want to get an unused hard drive or solid state drive. These can be found on Amazon, Newegg, or in Bestbuy (among other places). I'll supply links to a few examples below. After you've made you're selection, you'll need a SATA cable. This cable allows you to hook the drive up to your motherboard. The last step is to install Windows. All in all, it's a very simple process albeit a bit time consuming (primarily for the Windows installation).
This is a very simple explanation of an also relatively simple installation/resolution. If you'd like more detailed instructions, I'd be happy to help!
Hard Drive Example
Solid State Drive Example
Operating System (Windows 10)
Ubuntu is also a FREE operating system that is compatible with your hardware. Most users are experienced with Windows, which is why I listed it. Personally, I prefer Windows over Ubuntu.
Go to Amazon and get one of the following:
Or you can spend $15 more and get twice the storage:
These are all 7200 RPM drives and are from a reputable source.
Edit: Changed 2TB WD to Black, which is 7200 RPM
Looks good, I'd just swap out that HDD for this 1TB for only $14 more. Still within OP's budget. Can't go wrong with Caviar Blue
>He wanted a fresh install
My default maneuver here is to just replace the drive so there's an intact and ready rollback that takes no time at all, especially because HDDs are so cheap anymore that a decently sized drive could be purchased on Amazon for [$50 with one day shipping], and [several other] drives are available in a similar price bracket with the same shipping.
Saves a shitload of time, especially when it's just that one thing you missed in your backup and it's easy to transfer.
If we assume that karma is stored in an int32_t (so a maximum of 2,147,483,647 karma per post) the karma value of one post would be stored in 32 bits or 4 bytes. Keep in mind that it wouldn't be relevant if the post gets 2 or 2 million karma, it would always take the same amount of space. So the only thing that matters to get a ton of karma is the amount of posts you make.
If we take a 1TB WD Blue hard drive (like this one) which weighs 1.61lbs (or ~0.73kg) according to Amazon, we have to get 1,000/0.73 = ~1,370 hard drives.
If we further assume that only karma values are stored on it and we can use the full space of the drive (10^12 bytes), we have ~2.510^11 (or 250 billion) post we can store per drive.
So to get a ton of karma you have to make 2.5 * 10^11 * 1370 = 3.425 10^14 (or 342.5 trillion) posts.
EDIT: If we take larger (which you can find in servers) or lighter (for example SSDs) hard drives you'd have to make even more posts.
1050 TI mini 11,200
Ryzen 1200 8,175
8 GB 2400Hz RAM 5700
1TB HDD 3,500
Corsair CX 550W 4,855
ASUS B350 6,960
Monitor: Dell s2216h 8,500
[Case: Tesseract SW] (https://www.mdcomputers.in/cabinet/deepcool-mid-tower-tesseract-sw.html) 3,363
Typical Keyboard and Mouse 850
Total = 53,103
Some games with this CPU and VC combo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EK_ktjGHyeg
Any questions? Feel free to ask.
Keep the questions coming, and don't cheap out on PSU.
> Tell that to the 26GB repo of a Unity game I cloned with the complete history.
It would cost you $1.20 to store that repository locally.
Price is 50$ regularly on Amazon so looking at this (70$-20$-5$), this is not really that big deal.
> Problem 1: blockchain becomes 1 tb in 1 year
Where is that stat from? What size of consistently large blocks are creating a 1 tb yearly chain increase? What would the value of the fees and blocks of that size be? What would the value of 1 BCH be at the point where blocks are at that level?
> Problem 2: internet sucks!
How do you rectify the idea that users are supposed to be running a full node, but not mobile (spv) wallet to do most commerce unless you are home all the time? The very idea that everyone in the world should be running a full node is just silly. How many people do you know that can not even be bothered to back up their photos from their phone? The vast majority of people in the world will never run a full node. However anyone that wants to will still be able to. 1tb a year is not an expensive ($47 and cheaper every year) addition to securing your own finances. Running a full node and then expecting the average person to use the rube goldberg machine of lightning for "cash" transactions at the same time vs the simplicity of reasonable block size increases that follow value, volume and demand is a losing proposition. Nature prefers simplicity.
CPU: Intel Pentium G4560 7th Gen - 4.65k
GPU: Zotac GTX 1050 Ti 4GB - 11.7k Buy Zotac only because you get 5years warranty by registering online for free.
MOTHERBOARD : Gigabyte H110 BIOS Updated - 4.46k
RAM: Crucial 8GB 2133MHz DDR4 - 4.1k
HDD: WD 1TB Blue - 3.6k
SMPS: Antec BP450 450W - 1.89k
CABINET: 2.3k (Circle CC 819)
If your budget is strictly 30K, or if you are using a 720p monitor instead of 1080p, then go for Zotac GTX 1050 mini 2GB - 9.3k
NEW TOTAL: 30.3K
I think that this is DEFINITELY the best build under 30K.
It's also 49.99 on Amazon - if you have prime for the 2 day shipping.
EDIT: It's no longer $49.99 (~6 hours later) :(. Please disregard this link.
It will not cost more than 15K rest of the money can be spent for Monitor or other accessories including mouse and keyboard.
If you don't know how to build just visit a local shop and provide him parts list to assemble your Desktop.
Or just buy larger hard drives to store their copy of the block chain.
My home internet connection could easily tolerate a significant block size increase.
The block chain stands at a whopping 91GB however for ~$50 I can buy a device that can hold that ten times over.
additionally the fee does not have to be large, by increasing the block size (which was satoshis intention from the start) the miners would be able to accept transactions with a much smaller fee attached to them as there would be no competition for block space.
I don't get the centralization argument at all. Nobody is talking about TB sized blocks and if we ever get to a point where they are, 1Pbps connections will exist.
This is how it breaks down from parts from ebay. Includes shipping. I'll even include links
Base Desktop - $50
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 -$30
EVGA 600W 80+ Bronze PSU -$50
16GB DDR2 - $20
WD Blue 1TB - $45
Sandisk 240GB SSD - $40
MSI Twin Froze GTX 770 - $83
Windows 10 Pro License -$7.50 since its so valuable to you. Also its 2018, be real. No one buys full keys or they buy them off eBay. Yes I know they are not legit but once again 2018 no one cares.
Even comes with a spare CPU, drive, and 8GB DDR2. Also, you could probably buy most of these parts for less. These were pulled from quick ebay searches. For example, the PSU could be closer to $20 in reality, the card would be closer to $70 and the drive would be around $25 for the HDD and $35 for ssd. That would be $257.50. Still could probably get lower than that. Get real with your prices.
> Safe to say I blew it out the water in terms of value.
To be fair, not really, you got the case and HDD for free + 4GB less RAM
Motherboard looks like a Gigabyte
GA-78LMT-USB3 + £8
Cheapest 8GB 1333 Mhz I could find: Geil Enhance Corsa + £15
HDD: WD Blue 1 TB + £50
PSU: Corsair VS450 - about the same price, couldn't find one.
Case: Aerocool X-Warrior + £50
Videocard looks like it's got some custom cooling solution on there, so maybe + £5
£222 + £128 = £350 + 3 "free" games
Doesn't seem THAT bad. And apparently the system was £372 at some point. Although not crystal clear if it's a 6300 or a 6100 in there, even so, not much price difference.
Edit: It's actually a FX-6100, but the whole thing is only £360 on their website. However, it also includes a Wi-Fi adapter and a DVD-RW drive, so definitely a fair deal price-wise.
Seems like WD's slashed prices on their Blue desktop hard drive line, at least on Amazon. Was personally following the 3 TB for a while but here's some other drive info, going off of Camel^3:
$69 is the MSRP, but this always hovers around $50-60 (http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Desktop-Hard-Disk-Drive/dp/B0088PUEPK). Still a good deal at $44.99
Cause I am dumb and didn't realize that Amazon lists this drive as one item with two options. First time I looked it up it said 7200, second time it was 5400 but I didn't realize til I opened the box.
My poor boot times :-(
[bear in mind, this is long winded mostly cuz i'm trying to explain the reasoning for what i'm suggesting rather than just throwing parts at you]
well for that much you're not gonna get a whole lot of power, /r/buildapc (also useful as a source to help with costing the build) has a handful of useful tools (in the form of links on the sidebar) for determining what parts match what other components (though most components have universal designs and so all fit the same slots).
that said, the cpu should be the first thing you decide on (also the one thing you should not skimp on), then the motherboard with the same socket as the motherboard in the desired size. it will have a specified label you can type in, ie mine is an lga1150 cpu and the motherboard is the same, but the actual cpu itself is an i5 quad core thingy which shares that lga specification with a handful of other grades of cpu. it also is a bit biased to say but i would suggest going intel over amd, if only because the pins will be on the motherboard instead of the cpu and since the cpu is decidedly far more expensive than any motherboard you would get for it, it's better to have the easily bent pins on the motherboard in case something goes wrong. the aforementioned cpu has yet to be forced to meet the needs of the two gpu i have so something below i5 will probably work for your intents. (you'll also want to get cooling for it eventually, the stock fans work but are pretty bad)
once you decide on the cpu, you need to decide what size tower you want (there's a few, though micro atx and atx are the two i'm familiar with. this will define what size motherboard you would get. depending on how you want to go with the computer in the future, you may want smaller or larger. if you would eventually put more money into the computer to boost its power via SLI or crossfire (meaning, running two of the same graphics cards at the same time with a wire "bridge" between them), then atx would be a solid choice. i would not suggest going that route if you can help it as cooling the top gpu can be a bit of a pain (though they sell hybrid gpu which have liquid cooling pre-installed that mitigates that issue) along with multiple games not supporting that functionality and not using it anyway (overwatch is one that does support it, for whatever that's worth) however, the power you can get out of them is better for the price and doesn't require a huge immediate investment (ie, can buy the second card later, doubling your power). however, if you don't mind upgrading and replacing the gpu as needed, then micro atx is fine, too. (bear in mind, you can do sli in micro atx but they will be seriously cramped and you won't have any room for any other pci slotted device like an audio processing unit or a wireless card). my personal recommendation would be to go for the atx size and try sli/crossfire out once you could afford the second graphics card.
once you've got the size of the computer, go find a motherboard which can socket the cpu you chose (amazon/newegg are good choices for shopping for these, new or used, btw) and then a tower/case of the appropriate size (if you're interested in liquid cooling, look for towers with grates on the top and sides. corsair does a pretty good set of these but they're also kindof expensive. easy as pie to work on, though). after that, go find some ram (i would suggest 8gb at least) which match or are lower than the motherboard's specifications (ddr3 is pretty common atm, but ddr4 is better if you can afford it. ddr3 is probably best to go for for price and availability.)
gpu! the funny little powerhouses that make graphics run really well. you don't strictly speaking need one to run a game, but i would highly encourage one (even if it's a basic little bitch like this $20 one as onboard graphics of most motherboards are only good enough to run basically low res video. these are the filling to the sandwich and can be added and removed with relative ease (also one of the components with universal specs so any graphics card will fit in any motherboard, more or less). both the cpu and the gpu are going to be where you're spending most of your money along with your monitor and operating system coming in close behind. that said, with the 10 series of nvidia graphics cards being released recently, you can probably get a used 960 pretty cheap (for the record, i can run overwatch with two 960 ftw's at 135~fps solid on high settings at 1920x1080 so one would get you a solid 60fps on most games at decent levels of prettyness. you could get 700 and 800 series cheaper but will not last as long or be as effective. a 1050/1040 might be a better option but you'd have to get use one of those tools from /r/buildapc to compare effectiveness and price cuz there's way too many for me to spew all the data here)
last but not least, the power supply unit! (aka psu) once you have all other components selected, you need to go find out the wattage ratings for all the components and add them up. that will determine the amount of wattage your psu should be, choosing a psu with more wattage than is required as having too little can cause problems (750w should probably be fine unless you go for much heavier stuff). you also need to make sure it's the right size for the tower and has all the plugs you need (modular are good as they have a lot of everything and can add/remove cables fairly freely).
once you have those picked out, there are gallons of peripherals you can choose from (ie, monitor, keyboard, mouse, headsets/speakers, etc. i personally like my keyboard to light up/glow cuz i work in the dark more often than not.) as well, you will need a hard drive or two and an operating system cd and key (windows 7 is probably best for price and usage for gaming. definitely do not get windows 8 it was made with tablets in mind and is total crap, windows 10 isn't a bad choice if you can get it cheap. maybe student versions? idk.) hard drives are fairly cheap and easy to upgrade and install (nother one of the universals). i would suggest a 1TB HDD as that is a large amount of space and fairly cheap (that one's $50) considering they go up to 6tb now. another option if you are willing to shell out for it is to get an SSD to load the os from (makes your computer start up stupid fast) and have an extra hdd for larger files like movies music and games. the only problem with this is that most things want to use C: for downloading and storing files so if the ssd isn't big enough you can run out of space pretty damn quick. that said, i'm using a 128gb ssd and only just recently started running out of room. 256gb would probably be better for longer term and for storing maybe one or two games on it for fast loading or maybe just using that if you're not a game hoarder like i am (i like having all my steam games installed for nostalgia purposes).
also as a sortof rant/general rule i would suggest avoiding asus if you can, not cuz their stuff is crap but because their rma department is crap. i've sent things to them which were horrifically broken or otherwise obviously damaged that they sent back to me unchanged. on the flip side, they sent back a new motherboard when i sent it in the second time after i said i would prefer they do that, so they've got that going for them.
with all of that said, there are likely pre-designed pcs for that range somewhere but i could not immediately find them on /r/buildapc so i'm not sure where to find them. if you'd prefer that, i can go find it. i just think of it as more fun to do the aforementioned abomination of planning and minmaxing. in all cases, building the pc yourself will be cheaper than buying one from a store or a laptop.
It is also in amazon if someone is interested
Overall it's a great build. I would suggest getting RAM which cost a little less for the same capacity and use the funds to go to a 1TB drive instead of 500GB. It'll work out better in the long run.
1 TB hdd for $32 shipped....really don't want to sully my IBM-PC compatible with moving parts though lol
CPU | Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor | £77.99 @ Aria PC
Motherboard | MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard | £32.17 @ Scan.co.uk
Memory | Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory | £58.96 @ Amazon UK
Storage | WD 1TB 3.5 inch Internal Hard Drive - Caviar Blue | £43.49 @ Amazon UK
Video Card | MSI Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card | £96.78 @ Aria PC
Case | NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case | £38.65 @ Scan.co.uk
Power Supply | Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply | £36.73 @ Amazon UK
| | Total
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | £384.77
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-16 15:24 GMT+0000 |
Changed to a far superior CPU. Motherboard is nice and cheap but I have one and it's absolutely fine. Doubled the RAM to 8 GB. Doubled storage to 1 TB. Semi-modular PSU (you'll thank me when you build). Removed the disk drive because nobody uses them very much these days but of course it'll still come in under budget if you want it.
People buying on Amazon, be careful: the 5400 RPM one is $45, but the 7200RPM is $54 (was 49 until this morning).
I used a 64 GB SanDisk USB drive for over a year without any issues and only upgraded to an external hard drive because it was running out of space. Older USB drives had a much lower tolerance for the number of read/writes they could perform. Newer brand name USB drives have a much higher threshold.
That said, if you can upgrade to an external drive, do it. Here's what I bought and it works great.
WD Hard Drive
USB Hard Drive Enclousure with power supply
Here is a good deal on a new hard drive. And like /u/ehManiacal said, I would not bother with a used HD, just not worth the risk.
I have 4 GB of DDR3 ram and a case that I'm not using, let m know if you are interested.
You can also get a new 120GB ssd from new egg for like $50.
No, you won't notice any difference in gaming. I would highly recommend purchasing a 1TB HDD alongside your SSD, as a 120GB SSD leaves very little space for games once your OS and other essential programs are installed. I would recommend a WD Blue 1TB.
Brand new in box means that its unopened and sealed. Just warning you cause I seen a mod get anal about this earlier. Also you may wish to rethink pricing cause I doubt you'll get 50 straight for this if you can buy it new on Amazon for the same price.
Example build (not cheap, nor expensive):
AOC e2470Swda 23.6" 1080p LED Monitor with VESA Mountings - £110.06
Logitech MK330 Wireless Keyobard/Mouse Combo - £31.18
*0.3m HDMI Cable - £0.72
Total Cost: £400.46
Assuming you have either headphones or speakers, you'd be set up for around £400 (around $750 US), with a 23" monitor, wireless keyboard/mouse, and it would all move as if it were just the screen, since the PC would fit on the back of the monitor with the VESA mounting.
... Of course, it's still no substitute for a real desktop (the inability to add a graphics card would be pretty limiting), and I'm not sure how far I'd trust that integrated PSU, but if desktop space/portability is a real concern, then there are ways around that - better ones if you're willing to pay more.
and if you're feeling up to a tiny case sitting on your desktop in exchange for the ability to throw in a GPU at a later date, you could swap the case out for something like the Cooler Master Elite 120 for £40.24 and pick up a nice PSU for ~£35.
I posted a few times on here and wanted to give an update for people who had the B450 Tomahawk. I just returned mine to Best Buy yesterday and bought the B450 Gaming Plus off of Amazon. I took it out, plugged the ATX 24 pin power into it and flashed it with the most recent gaming plus USB once. The red CPU light was still on when it restarted, and I turned it off. Put everything back into my case and booted up and worked with no issues.
I am installing windows now. My specs:
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 X 8GB) DDR4 3000 (PC4-24000) C16 1.35V Desktop Memory - Black PC Memory CMK16GX4M2D3000C16
WD Blue 1TB PC Hard Drive - 7200 RPM Class, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache, 3.5" - WD10EZEX
Thermaltake Smart 700W 80+ White Certified PSU, Continuous Power with 120mm Ultra Quiet Fan, ATX 12V V2.3/EPS 12V Active PFC Power Supply PS-SPD-0700NPCWUS-W
Rosewill ATX Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case with Side Window, Gaming Case with LED for Desktop/ PC including 3 x 120mm Fans for Outstanding Ventilation, 2 X USB 3.0 Ports (BRADLEY M)
Ryzen 5 3600
AMD GeForce GTX1050Ti GPU
B450 Gaming Plus.
"Planned obsolescence" is a term constructed by evil people in order to agitate amongst stupid people.
There is no grand conspiracy involving all the world's designers and engineers to deliberately sabotage products and make them fail earlier.
Sure, sometimes products are made in a way that the maker knows they are going to fail some years down the line. But that comes from making them cheap. You can buy more expensive products, with more expensive materials and design processes, that last longer.
A Western Digital Blue hard drive has a 2-year warranty. A HGST Ultrastar made by the same company has a 5-year warranty. Have they deliberately sabotaged the Blue one? No, they have used a package of manufacturing process, materials and design effort that bring both cheapness and lower expected lifespan.
In short: No, no smart and honest engineer could take the design schematic of the iPhone 7 or Samsung S8 and make it last longer and be better with no downsides. There is no "sabotage" or "conspiracy", only tradeoffs.
People love violence and reasons to hate and be angry. The conspiracy theory of 'planned obsolesence' gives them an excuse to embrace rage. And a vote gathered through conspiracy theories, envy, hate and myths, is as good to a political cause as any other.
For s a starter server, I would suggest a Lenovo t140 and add as much storage as you needed, or start with two of these Western Digital 1TB Blues.
No, they're the same. Normally it's recommended to pick a small SSD ~250GB for the OS and everyday programs and then 1TB HDD for the rest of your media files like photos, videos and games.
Get SSD for windows and 1TB HDD for rest.
First things first- a Solid State Drive(From now on referred to as SSD) is a storage device with relatively high speeds and lower potential storage capacity for the price, compared to a Hard Disc Drive(Now on referred to as HDD).
You’re generally not going to need an SSD for most games, as the speed of storage isn’t really dependant on your storage. Most data used by programs is loaded into RAM, which is much faster. The only benefits are cases where you may have a game with long loading times because there’s a lot of content to load into the RAM. This is fine though, sometimes it’s nice to have those short loading times for multiplayer games. In actuality, it’s best to have an SSD for operating system storage, so instead of a computer taking a few minutes to start up, it only takes a few seconds.
There are two product types of SSD you can purchase, and two form factors (sizes) you can purchase. If you can update with which case and motherboard you have(and also any other storage that’s coming with the computer, I could have a better idea of what you have to work with, however you’re probably looking for something along the lines of SATA, 2.5” and around 500gb. This is a good option if you have one(or more) HDDs to store pictures, videos, documents, etc.
If you don’t have other storage devices, a 1tb equivalent would be preferable. Alternatively, you could purchase the 500gb SSD and some HDDs to back it up. Or even go a bit further and only purchase a 250gb SSD to hold ONLY your OS and a couple other things.
In terms of price, keep in mind that price for digital storage(SSD) has dropped significantly in the last year, and is forecasted to drop another 10% this year possibly.
TL;DR: Search “500gb SATA 2.5 SSD” online and buy anything from Samsung, Western Digital, Crucial or ADATA.
Hope this helps!
Every store store does this unfortunately.
At this moment Amazon is trying to tell me a WD Blue 1TB is on sale for $49.99 and the retail price is $109.99.
Just bought one on amazon. They are only $9 more but with free prime shipping.
Anyone who wants my build!
I finally got the parts, I think, idk noob with comps I am
Anywhere's here is a link to all the parts :P
Lel enjoy nerds
how do i add the link
Looks like a really good build. I will put part links in the end of the post. Here's some tips to save a bit of money if you're open to it:
TL;DR: cut back on PSU efficiency ratings, look for different 16GB or even 8GB RAM kits, ditch CPU cooler (or keep if you want), get an RX 480 for saving money on future monitors, you can also put another RX 480 in your build in the future with a different motherboard; an ATX motherboard would fill your case and add capability for a second RX 480, a non-Samsung SSD could save you some money, while for $100, you can get an SSD and a 1TB hard drive.
“Basic” EVGA 550W
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO LED
RX 480 -choose which one you like
Crucial MX 300 275GB
SanDisk Z400S 256GB
WD Blue 1TB
I hope my advice helped you and that this didn't overwhelm you. If you save enough money, you could throw in a red LED PWM fan, which adjusts its speed based on your computer's needs. You could maybe even throw in an LED strip or two. I had a lot of fun making this, thanks for posting :D
For those wondering, there is a 1 TB, 6gb/s, 64MB Western digital hard drive on sale on amazon for $63. No MIR, standard shipping, and it's western digital.
I've heard bad stories about seagate, and personally prefer WD as i've had two seagate's fail on me. Though that's anecdotal evidence.
It should be noted that shipping is 7 dollars if you get from TD. Buying from TD saves you 5 dollars, but you have to deal with a MIR.
If you're looking for total storage space, go mechanical, but go 7200RPM at the very least. If you're just looking to "play around" with Linux, this should be more than enough, and will also be extremely cheap. A WD Blue drive goes for $49, and and a tool-free enclosure goes for $23.
CPU | Intel Core i5-6500 | EUR 217,89 @ Amazon.de
Motherboard | MSI B150M PRO-DH | EUR 76,81 @ Amazon.de
Memory | G.Skill Value 4 (8 GB) | EUR 45,99 @ Atelco
Storage | WD10EZEX Blue (1 TB) | EUR 52,23 @ Amazon.de
SSD | Samsung MZ-75E250B/EU (256 GB) | EUR 81,18 @ Amazon.de
Video Card | Radeon R9 390 | EUR 329,90 @ Caseking
Case | Fractal Core 2500 | EUR 57,83 @ Amazon.de
Power Supply | XFX P1-650G (650 W) | EUR 87,02 @ Amazon.de
| Total | €948.85
| Generated by pc-kombo 06.01.2016 |
Storage is cheap
[WD Blues] (http://www.amazon.com/WD-Blue-Desktop-Hard-Drive/dp/B0088PUEPK) are the same price right now on Amazon. Similarily, Newegg is running a $5 promo. I'd say that they are a better product for the same cost, unless, for whatever reason, you really want these instead.
Seagate Barracudas also go for the same price a lot.
Get the 570. Its alot, alot alot better than the 1050ti. It's actually disgusting how much better it is.(10-30fps more in games)
I might pick up a few more gigs of RAM if you can afford it.
I would also probably drop the SSD and trade it for a much larger HDD, here's a western digital 1tbon sale for 45 bucks-https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Cache-Desktop-Drive-WD10EZEX/dp/B0088PUEPK/ref=sr_1_4_acs_ac_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1542594039&sr=1-4-acs&keywords=hard+drive After you put on your OS, chrome, steam, blah blah blah you'll only have like 200 gigs left which isn't too much space for games, and won't even be enough to hold the games that you listed.
I'm a big fan of DIY solutions, and think it would be cheaper to set up a local server that does the same thing. Grabbing a new 1TB WD Blue drive off of amazon is about the same as 4 months of storage on google drive and dropbox is about the same.
If you like having a cloud-like service, take a look at freenas where you can set up a network share and record directly to that. You can set it up on any old computer you have lying around, which is nice. I have mine running on an old e-machines computer from 2002.
edit: If you want to go crazy heres a 6TB external drive for $160 which should last you for just about two years of daily 30 minute uploads.
So, it's 4 in the morning over here, so my grammar and typing might be off, but here's what I got:
Amazon Mouse and keyboard combo - $15.00
Reliable company and you can make use of dual-channels
Get a Western Digital hard drive, both a hair cheaper and more reliable.
AMD A8-7600 Quad-Core Get it on amazon or newegg, these sites have good return policies in case something happens. Superbiiz charges $8 for shipping so the cost is the same. $65.00
Graphics card - $57.99
There is a $10 rebate going on so you can get it for $47.99
Although this is a low-end graphics card, you can crossfire this with the APU to get better performance.
This allows for a dual graphics set up. - $49.99
A good supply - $37.99
Annnnnnnd a case - $31
The total cost is $415...
Edit: after looking at u/Wings0fLiberty 's post, the power supply ( I decided on a similar one) could be found for $26.99 on newegg, and a case for $24.99.
With these changes, the build would be withing budget.
The 1tb version of that hard drive is 10 bucks cheaper https://www.amazon.ca/Western-Digital-Cache-Desktop-Drive/dp/B0088PUEPK/ref=pd_sim_147_1?_encoding=UTF8&amp;psc=1&amp;refRID=VHE91MQMQVTCXM4ZDATZ
I would replace the green HDD for a WD Blue which is 7200RPM making it slightly faster.
I would also consider spending a few pounds more for a EVGA 500W Bronze PSU for their excellent customer service should anything go wrong. The Corsair is fine if you wanted to keep it however.
Finally, I would consider swapping the 750Ti (which is a few years old now) for a RX 460 which offers a little better performance for a similar price. You could also consider the RX 470 which would be a fair bit better and you wouldn't need to replace it as quickly, but it does cost a fair chunk more. It would be worth it if you were able to afford it.
Other than that, looks like a good build.
Wait a minute! I redid the build using Amazon instead of PCPartPicker. Better build for cheaper. Give me a second!
Here is the build:
Comes to a grand total (with prime shipping) of $610.28!
WD blues are 60 on amazon atm.
Well, WD Blue 1TB going for 60usd on Amazon.
If you're looking for something thats lowest price/GB, there's this going for 3.5cents/GB
What I did when this was happening to me was to just make sure the SSD was the main boot drive in the BIOS then just plugged the old drive in and i didn't have problems with it.
Though I would suggest for the sake of, what, $50? that it would be worth getting a 1tb hard drive, pull all the data he wants to keep onto that, format the old one and then plug it in as a secondary drive.
There's also a WD blue 1tb on amazon warehouse for £27 after the 20% discount if cex is a bit to risky.
Western Digital WD10EZEX 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive - Blue https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0088PUEPK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_VeafAbQ0YGVFT
Is this a gaming PC? if so you should get a 1TB hard drive to complement this build
otherwise it looks very good
Looks good. The only thing I can think of is maybe adding an HDD for storage. The SSD is good, but 240 GB will go very fast, especially if you will be playing a lot of modern games (which you will with the RX 480). This is the one I have, and it can be had on Amazon for <$50.
Also, just want to say Amazon Prime is amazing. I ordered (almost) all of my parts on a Wednesday from them and they were all delivered Thursday. Only had to wait one extra day for the RAM to arrive from Newegg... That was a rough 24 hours haha.
You want more 4th gen or later IMO, but that's mostly to future proof if you're gonna spend that much.
MicroCenter has bundle deals every month. For CPUs/mobos. Gets ya $30 off a CPU/mobo combo (although you'd want to see how cheap the other sellers are, but if you got a MicroCenter nearby, then no shipping). However, all of the mobos I've seen in the $130 base range in their list (which is where I think you should be looking) I'm not liking the instances of bad batches and shitty bios.
This is, at the moment if you go through the trouble of the rebate, probably all you'll need PSU-wise I don't see you going above 550 watts on a $700 budget especially with newer video cards being more energy efficient.
Decent case, nothing fancy, should fit anything you'll want.
Nice reliable 1TB HDD.
Here, I made you a PCPartpicker list. It's up to you to figure out your CPU, CPU cooler, mobo, and GPU. But if you go with a $200 GPU that leaves you about $300 for CPU, mobo, and cooler. You CAN skip CPU cooler for now and deal with the one that comes with the CPU, just realize the thing is a loud piece of shit and you'll want to replace it next paycheck.
Go to /r/buildapac read their rules, edit that list with your picks and ask for advice there.
Also, you'll need a copy of Windows and that's around $80+ unless you uhh... cough.
Someone on here said it was gone but i seem to be able to buy it so worth a try for you.. Mispriced warehouse 1TB WD Blue - £13)
WD blue. larger storage will be 5400rpm which will result in it being quieter than 7200rpm.
You can get that hard drive for way cheaper on Amazon. pcpartpicker is sometimes unreliable with these things. Also make sure you've got an OS.
To drive your point home.
A WD 2tb drive can be purchased for as little as 54.99 usd. You could double that up in raid 0 and have as much as 4tb of drive space for as little as 110 usd. At most you'll only be able to get a 240gb or 250gb ssd for the same price.
CPU | Intel Core i3-4360 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor | $129.98 @ NCIX US
Motherboard | ASRock H81M-HDS Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard | $56.99 @ Amazon
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory | $54.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $59.67 @ Amazon
Video Card | Sapphire Radeon R9 280 3GB Dual-X Video Card | $159.99 @ Newegg
Case | Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case | $29.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply | $44.99 @ Newegg
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) |-
| | Total
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $536.60
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-29 13:03 EST-0500 |
1TB WD Blue in an enclosure would be pretty cheap I think.
eg - This hard drive enclosure with this hard drive
Ok this is what I got. I had to drop down to a i5 because the i7 was like 450 pounds. All of these came from amazon, because new egg didn't have the case/video card. If you want to get the i7 you would have to drop down to a GTX 970 and probably wait for those to be in stock. Its 911 pounds before shipping and doesn't include the blu-ray reader.
If you can get the old ssd in the new system, that would be fantastic. That is a great ssd. For mass storage you can get a 1tb hdd such as this one:
The one you linked is slow and over priced, btw.
Here's my setup:
Case: 350D from Corsair
OS: Windows 7 something-or-other
RAM: 2x4 GB (some Corsair shit I had lying around) @ 1600 MHz and 2x8 GB (Vengeance) @ 1600 MHz
GPU: 2x EVGA GTX 770 2 GB running in SLI (Here)
PSU: Cooler master 850 Watts
MOBO: Asus GENE VII (This fucker, this fucker right here)
CPU: Old piece of haddock running at like 3.9 atm.
Start Up Drive: [128 SSD]
Data Drive: 1 TB thingy
Cooling: Trident Mint^TM
Peripherals: Various Razer shit. Dat endorsement life (rzr pls)
Monitors: 2x 23.6 inch ASUS things.
Fan Controller: NZXT Sentry 3
Advanced Anti-Static/Rug Protection Device^TM: Here
I think that's all.
CPU | AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor | $87.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard | Gigabyte GA-F2A68HM-H Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard | $39.99 @ Amazon
Memory | Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory | $38.50 @ Amazon
Storage | Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $42.66 @ Amazon
Storage | Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | Gigabyte Radeon R9 380 4GB SOC Video Card | $229.99 @ Amazon
Case | NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case | $58.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply | Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply | $49.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive | LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer | $20.98 @ Amazon
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit | $85.95 @ Amazon
Monitor | Acer S220HQLAbd 21.5" 60Hz Monitor | $89.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard | Logitech K120 Wired Standard Keyboard | $9.99 @ Amazon
Mouse | Logitech G402 Wired Optical Mouse | $43.00 @ Amazon
Speakers | Logitech S120 2.3W 2ch Speakers | $15.00 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | ~$870.01
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-07-13 17:40 EDT-0400 |
You could probably go even cheaper than that: the games you list have low requirements and could run off of an AMD APU processor, but you might not get ultra gfx. Which I assume is part of the point of modding these games, so I put a newish GPU in the build. LMK what you think!
Before reading this, realize that I am only a random dude on reddit, and that I am only speaking from my experience. More experienced people on other subreddits will provide you with much more accurate answers. If you don't feel like reading the entire post, here's the TL;DR: It's not that hard, just watch out to make sure the big stuff (such as motherboard and cpu) is compatible, and it's plugging in cords from there. Don't splurge on stuff you don't need. The internet (google) is your friend.
Honestly, as long as you have all the parts and don't mind searching around for the right place to plug it in, it's not too difficult. Basically, make sure your parts are compatible (/r/buildapc should be able to make sure, but there are always websites such as https://pcpartpicker.com/) and just plug it all in to your motherboard correctly, after making sure your board fits in your case. The hardest part is applying thermal paste to your CPU, then installing it into your motherboard. Which, is not hard at all. Just... don't force it in.
Tips from me: I used this chart to build a low-level PC. It looks like you'll need a "great" machine (~$600) if you want a decent 30 FPS at 1080p. Best thing about this chart is that every row is a working build, completely compatible. But, feel free to mix and match parts.
For basics: Make sure that your PSU can provide enough power for your CPU and Video Card. Make sure your motherboard is compatible with your CPU. (I think the two main types are AMD and Intel, both boards and CPUs. Don't mix the two. Also make sure the board supports the same number of pins on your CPU.) Beyond that, it's mostly mix and match whatever!
Oh. I recommend, at the very least, a hard drive with a higher than normal spin speed, and equally high read/write capabilities. I personally used this 1TB 7,200 RPM disk, partly for the RPM, and mostly because I didn't trust seagate. Feel free to do your own research before buying anything. You can also splurge on a SSD, but only if you're serious.
I hope that I was able to provide some helpful info! I'm a bit of a computer nerd though, so this stuff comes more or less naturally to me.
Edit: Also, when building, don't forget to buy an Operating System (Windows) and possibly a cheap optical drive (disk drive) to install it with. Pro tip: If you buy Windows 10 and don't like it, you can roll back to 7, even if you used a windows 10 installation disk. I think. You'll have to google that as well.
P.S. I got a windows 10 installation USB. So disks may be obsolete. But, always get something that you can use to recover. You will thank yourself for this one day in the distant future. Personally, I just went with the installation USB, since you can boot from that for recovery. But you can't boot from a downloadable windows installation. If that makes sense.
Just an idea, 128gb may not be enough to hold all your stuff, som maybe go a WD Blue 1tb this will hold more games, and you really won’t need the ssd.
What size are you looking for? 1-3tb? Wd caviar blue 7200rpm with an external enclosure is a good way to go.
Sabrent usb 3.0 enclosure
WD 1tb Blue
Is there a reason behind the 250gb drive?
I would recommend this one instead: http://www.amazon.com/Blue-SATA-7200rpm-Internal-Drive/dp/B0088PUEPK
I really need to thank you a lot and I hope I'm not being a pain in the ass.
EDIT: What do you think about this motherboard?
Gigabyte GA-H97-D3H Intel LGA1150 ATX Motherboard
EDIT 2: Were you talking about this hard drive? http://www.amazon.in/WD-Blue-Desktop-Hard-Drive/dp/B0088PUEPK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1426238757&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=Western+Digital+1tb+caviar+blue
Was it this one? http://www.amazon.com/Blue-SATA-7200rpm-Internal-Drive/dp/B0088PUEPK/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1426859183&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=western+digital
I found this 320GB 2.5" HDD on Amazon for $46.28, and that's just Amazon, not even trying very hard. If Sony got a few hundred thousand of them at 2/3 the price ($30) it wouldn't be worth their time to make a $269.99 and a $299.99 SKU for with/without a 320GB HDD.
ETA: The 500GB unit goes for $51.49 and 1TB units go for $66.64. If they charge $299 for a 320GB unit and $399 for a 1TB unit, people would pay that, but Sony would make (if they paid retail!) almost an extra $80 on the 1TB units.
That wi-fi card is only b/g...
WD Green is a very slow hard drive and you will not like it. You have your SSD for boot, but your games are not going to open very quickly from that 5400rpm drive. Try Blue or (even better) Black.
If you live in the states, you can just get this for $48 and change. WD, 7200rpm, and cheaper than either of your two options.
If you can't get that drive, then...always go for the higher RPM when dealing with mechanical drives for the most part. Any WD "Blue" that's not 7200rpm is really their old Green line, and they were really terrible in quality, which was unusual for WD.
Usually, WD does beat out Seagate in terms of quality but mostly when you start looking at thousands of drives at a time (How many premature failures per thousand units...etc). WD's Blues (the real blues, 7200rpm ones) are pretty decent, with their Blacks and enterprise HGST being among the best.
However for the average user, you're ok going with either. I'm going to hope you're using an SSD and only need the platter drive for storing large files and backups, so either would be ok. My own personal bias has me erring on the side of caution with WD > Seagate, but honestly the Seagate you listed would be much better than the WD "Fake Blue" 5400rpm since it's their bottom barrel line.
You're spending $138 on a tiny ssd and an hdd.
I would just buy a Samsung Qvo 1tb for $107. If you need more space you could get the WD Blue for $47:
Worth the additional additional $16 to keep the majority of your files on the fast ssd, if you probably don't need more than 1gb it's actually cheaper.
Per i 60 fps va bene quel processore.
Molti avrebbero da ridire perchè i miei consigli sono un po' eccessivi, puoi farti un'idea andando a cercare benchmark su YT in modo da avere sotto visione i numeri. Non ho la sfera di cristallo, il tuo portafoglio, o la testa dei dev, per cui non so quanto una GPU che adesso garantisce 60fps in 1440p sia valida anche tra 2-3 anni (cosa da tenere in conto dato l'investimento imho).
Che monitor usare? Bella domanda. Non sono un esperto, te ne linko qualcuno, quelli più noti ed usati in pratica, ma non sono davvero la persona più adatta. Magari ti sa aiutare r/Monitors
Insomma, la scelta è varia e dipende da quanto vuoi spendere. Ho cercato di fare una panoramica rapida e chiara (spero).
Se mi permetti io farei così:
Spero di essere stato d'aiuto,che i link siano quelli giusti e di non averti confuso. Aggiornami se ho scritto cazzate, o se decidi di cambiare qualcosa!
They're both good companies making good Harddrives. People have been having issues with Newegg shipping out broken drives from all I can see, at least that's what the Reviews on Newegg seem to conclude. Maybe grab it from Amazon instead? On Amazon the Western Digital is 0.6 stars ahead but the Seagate drive has been reviewed over a 1000 times more.
Yeah, it seems odd to me now that it doesn't say the size of it. This is where I ordered it from; https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Cache-Desktop-Drive-WD10EZEX/dp/B0088PUEPK/ref=sr_1_3?s=pc&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1480145510&amp;sr=1-3&amp;keywords=1tb+hard+drive
Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you, but I had classes at school all day. Here is a build for you in all Euros.
CD Drive: $21
I realize that this is over your initial budget, but you mentioned that you could add an extra $100. Now for the explanations:
Hope all of this helps! If you have questions, related or not, feel free to message me!
CPU | Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor | $199.99 @ Microcenter
Motherboard | Gigabyte GA-Z87N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard | $128.99 @ Amazon
Memory | Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory | $57.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk | $92.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card | EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card | $249.99 @ Amazon
Case | BitFenix Prodigy Mini ITX Tower Case | $79.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | Silverstone Strider Plus 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply | $74.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive | Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer | $17.98 @ Outlet PC
Monitor | Acer G246HLAbd 60Hz 24.0" Monitor | $129.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard | Microsoft Keyboard 200 Wired Standard Keyboard | $9.99 @ Amazon
Mouse | Microsoft Optical Mouse 200 for Business Wired Optical Mouse | $7.12 @ Amazon
| | Total
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $1050.01
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-10 19:32 EDT-0400 |
I didn't include an OS. I imagine your school might offer something for discount or even free.
This build has some room for upgrade:
I left a RAM slot open so you can cheaply upgrade it to 16GB at a later point. Make sure to get the same RAM when you upgrade to ensure dual-channel compatibility.
This build also doesn't have a hard disk, only a solid-state drive. This may be sufficient for you. If you ever need more space, the Seagate Barracuda 3TB ST3000DM001 ($122) gives you the most storage for the price. If you need something cheaper, the Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB ($63) is a pretty good deal.
I think this is a pretty good build. It's what I plan on getting myself in a month or so. It has the latest, most powerful Intel Core i5 processor that is the standard on /r/buildapc. It has the GTX 760 graphics card, which is nearly as powerful as the GTX 670 from the previous generation, only it's $100 cheaper. It has built-in Wifi and Bluetooth. It has a fully-modular, 140mm PSU which should fit really well in this case. The BitFenix Prodigy case is a gorgeous case and is available in many colors. I think the Samsung 840 SSD is supposed to be pretty good, and it has great reviews on NewEgg. This build should also be pretty compatible for use as a Hackintosh once Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks is released in a month or two in case you ever want to mess with that.
Save £3 with this RAM http://www.amazon.co.uk/G-Skill-Channel-9-10-9-28-Extreme-Profile/dp/B007OTFE24/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1376420438&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=gskill+1866
A 670 is the same price as that 660 Ti http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-asus-gtx-670-directcu-ii-28nm-pcie-30-%28x16%29-6008mhz-gddr5-gpu-915mhz-boost-980mhz-cores-1344-2xd
Swap that PSU to this http://www.scan.co.uk/products/550w-psu-xfx-core-edition-p1-550s-xxb9-85-eff-80-plus-bronze-sli-crossfire-eps-12v-quiet-fan-atx No cheaper but better quality.
You could drop the HDD to a 1TB and save £13 http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0088PUEPK/ref=noref?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1&amp;s=computers
I know it's not much saved but it's still some and you're getting a better GPU, better RAM and a better PSU.
You can have my disk when 1TB costs $60, not $600.
its trash, unplug it to prevent it corrupting more data. Heres an affordable replacement
WD 1TB BLUE 49.99
WD Blue 1TB SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 RPM 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch Desktop Hard Drive (WD10EZEX) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0088PUEPK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_mtsQzbA7YGHD0
Well, It doesn't say I can't. Whereas this thing says it has a policy. So external HDDs are allowed to be returned.
If it was me I would probably swap out the HDD for this one, it is about $5 more though WD Blue 1TB
I think it is this one, it has a slightly better average while having 1100 more reviews Western Digital Blue PCPartPicker
Like this for 51.99.... WD Blue 1TB Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD10EZEX https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0088PUEPK/ref=cm_sw_r_other_awd_ht6xwbF8XEMVJ
Or a Seagate 1tb on Amazon for about 48
that's horrible if i'm honest actually
i can easily find a decent 1tb for like, $50
CPU | Intel Core i7-4790K | EUR 349,00 @ Amazon.de
Motherboard | ASRock Z97 Anniversary | EUR 82,90 @ Cyberport
Memory | Kingston HX316 (8 GB) | EUR 42,32 @ Amazon.de
Storage | WD10EZEX Blue (1 TB) | EUR 52,23 @ Amazon.de
SSD | Samsung MZ-75E250B/EU (256 GB) | EUR 75,97 @ Amazon.de
Video Card | GeForce GTX 980 | EUR 499,00 @ Amazon.de
Case | Fractal Design R5 | EUR 109,11 @ Amazon.de
Power Supply | Be quiet! L8-CM (430 W) | EUR 61,80 @ Amazon.de
| Total | €1272.33
| Generated by pc-kombo 10.01.2016 |
This should acceptable i think. Upgraded graphics card and better CPU. I was looking onto getting more new game title since right now im only capable on playing these two low requirement games. I was thinking about games like GTA V or Witcher 3. I also want some higher graphics in WoW even in intensive Raids.
Maybe change the graphics card since i think its kinda overkill ( is it?)
WD Blue's are solid and can frequently be found on sale. I picked up a 1tb at Microcenter for $40 not too long ago. Samsung SSD's are frequently considered the best, but there are plenty of other good ones that can be cheaper. Crucial, PNY, Sandisk come to mind offhand. Again, at Microcenter I think I picked up a 240gb Crucial ssd on sale for around $55. I have a Samsung in my personal rig, but the Crucial was going into an office machine to push spreadsheets, works great for that.
Edit: links for the wd blue and the crucial ssd. Not the prices I paid for them, but if you look around enough I'm sure you can find a better deal.
I can't imagine that the vibrations in your drawer were enough to damage the disk inside. I think you'll be just fine. I'd just get rid of it. Copy your files over to your SSD or a thumb drive, get rid of it and put brand new HDD in. Like I said, they are cheap. Amazon has this 1TB onsale for $50, usually over $100.
This is what I came up with.
took me 40 minutes
Germany is pretty expensive for computers.
Amazon UK and Amazon DE have free shipping to germany on some hardware over £25 / EUR25. Just tick the "free super saver delivery" box.
Completed PCs will usually be pretty expensive. I have just started my own company for that, but I'm not completely done setting up shipping arrangements yet, and since I'm situated in Denmark, shipping to Germany is not yet an option.
You could try using Amazon UK and Amazon DE to get a cheap:
Corsair CX or XFX PSU
B75 (Intel) motherboard or FM2 (AMD) motherboard in Micro ATX size. Get from Asus, MSI, AsRock or Gigabyte (the 4 best brands).
Cheap Pentium 2020 (or higher) CPU (Intel) or an Athlon II 760K from Amazon UK (AMD).
Cheap 4GB DDR3 240-pin RAM module. If you have a motherboard with 4 RAM slots, you can also get 2x2GB (which is often cheaper).
Cheap ATX or mATX case (at least the same size as your motherboard) with at least 1 case fan. Something like this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sharkoon-VS3-V-Chrome-Optical-Drives/dp/B00B1MU6YQ/ref=sr_1_41?s=computers&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1377069838&amp;sr=1-41
or the USB2 version:
Then add a cheap HD7770 (or HD7750 with GDDR5 memory) graphics card:
Go with this 1TB WD Blue HDD:
I'm not sure how cheap this is, but it doesn't get much cheaper in Europe, unfortunately. Remember to add OS if you haven't got Windows.
3- wd blues are great drives, and i've been running one solo for the past 2 years, but about to buy an ssd for my os and important programs. 1tb and 2tb. also note that the 1tb drive is 7200 rpm vs 5400 rpm in the 2tb, but since you aren't running the OS on that and just using it for storage, it's nothing to worry about.
4- stick everything in here. that's there recommended wattage psu to get, but its probably worth it just to get something 50 watts over that.
5- obviously, ethernet is the best choice, but if that's not available you can get something like this. one of my friends has powerline, and its really weird for him. some outlets he gets good speeds, and others are absolute trash. turning off and on the lights repeatedly causes a little lag while gaming, but overall he still likes it and uses it.
6- 27 inches is really huge, and you're not going to find a 1440p, 144hz, 27in, and gsync monitor for less than that.
The PSU should be okay. Thermaltake is a reputable brand.
As for storage, I would go with both, a 120gb SSD for Windows + Vital programs, and a HDD for storage & games. Thats what I use at the moment.
I would stay away from Seagate HDD's though, both of my Seagate drives have died in not too long time sadly, whereas my ancient WD drives are still going strong.
If the one I suggested is too much on amazon, go with this one.
This HDD is nice, can't go wrong with a caviar blue If you only want 1TB of general storage.
Saves you over $150
Amazon or NewEgg.
Some of these things are more than $50, but I have seen them on sale for $50 before.
$4 more and you can get a TB Plus, it's not a seagate drive.
Total Cost: 945.90
Build will run all modern games at 1080p or 1440p. I went with amazon for all parts except for the GPU because there are none in stock on Amazon. 8gb of ram is fine for gaming. 120gb SSD for OS/programs and 1TB HDD for mass storage. Semi modular power supply for easy cable management. Feel free to ask me any questions.
CPU |Intel Core i7-6700K | €325.79 - Amazon.it
CPU Cooler | Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler | €34.99 - Amazon.it
Motherboard | Asus Z170-P ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | €109.61 - Amazon.fr
Memory | Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | €126.04 - Amazon.it
Storage | Sandisk SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | €74.00 - Amazon.es
Storage | Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | €53.44 - Amazon.fr
Video Card | KFA2 GeForce GTX 1080 EXOC 8GB Video Card | €560.00 - French shop
Case | Fractal Design Define S ATX Mid Tower Case | €76.32 - Amazon.de
Power Supply | Corsair CSM 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply | €78.99 - Amazon.es
Wireless Network Adapter | Asus PCE-AC56 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter | €48.00 - Amazon.de
Monitor | Acer XB271HU bmiprz 27.0" 2560x1440 165Hz Monitor | €699.90 - French shop
| Total | €2187.08
The CPU has been edited according to /u/Raffles7683's review and /u/DIK-FUK's build suggest. And updated, because no one knows what is a bottleneck, in real world.
The RAM / SSD has been edited according to /u/Raffles7683's review, again.
* The case has been edited according to /u/golli123's review
I will provide some news in the future with, probably, in build photos :)
I checked out the ifixit page, it still looks intimidating... Yet achievable. Do you know if ya need a specially formatted hdd or will any 3.5" drive work, like this one? https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0088PUEPK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_Z6E6Bb0ZE14AZ
The Western Digital equivalent is $1 more. It's not like you're saving a bundle going with the Seagate option.
Sadly...it needs more than that. You'll need one of these. If it's a desktop or an all-in-one, you'll need one of these. Honestly from what you're telling me I don't think an ISO is going to do anything because it sounds like Hardware failure
If you're looking to store a 720p 60fps video that's 6 hours long you should really look into an HDD. I don't think you having a SSD is that important. If you really want one though that's up to you.
For only about $10 more, you can get a 1 TB drive instead of a 500 GB drive. http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Desktop-Hard-Disk-Drive/dp/B0088PUEPK/
You need a better hard drive. 100% disk usage is what is making the buildings/textures not load in. As far as fps, the only fix to this is getting better specs. The hard drive I recommend is this: https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Cache-Desktop-Drive-WD10EZEX/dp/B0088PUEPK/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?crid=3RTL7HA4RL1M1&keywords=western+digital+-+caviar+blue+1+tb+3.5%22+7200rpm+internal+hard+drive&qid=1549660251&s=Electronics&sprefix=caviar+%2Celectronics%2C162&sr=1-1-fkmrnull. It is cheap and will help fix your issue with 100% disk usage.
I would use 1TB+ Internal HDDs, sort them by date or some other factor and put them in a box. And when I need to work with them I would simply connect HDD to an external HDD interface (dockingstation).
So its basicly like that:
HDD + DockingStation + maybe some cover for hdd = profit
I would take a few to check out solid state if this is for a single drive replacement. They are getting reasonably priced and have very good deals on amazon. If your a data storing hog (like me) you can get 120gb SSD for your OS and a cheep 1+ TB for about 120 esh please note those were picked in about 30s could find better deal ect
I had this issue in BF1 as well, along with GTA 5. If thats the case I guess it wouldnt hurt trying to buy another hard drive, I recommend something like this, but did you ever figure out the brand of your drive?
No problem. I'd recommend getting another hard drive in case this one is failing. Data shouldn't just vanish like that. They tend to be pretty cheap though.
Here's a 1TB one for 50$ from a very reputable company: https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Cache-Desktop-Drive-WD10EZEX/dp/B0088PUEPK
Don't get the "Expert Installation" thing. It's as simple as getting your files on to a flash drive, unscrewing the hard drive from its bay, screwing the new one in, and connecting the 2 cables back in it. Shouldn't take more than 10 minutes. You can even clone your entire hard drive to the new one if you have an extra SATA slot and cable on your motherboard.
If you want to do this, I can make a guide on how to do so with pics.
1 TB Western Digital $58
1 TB Seagate $53
2 TB Seagate $83.50
3 TB Seagate $102.80
Any of those would be good choices. Like others mentioned, WD Blues only go up to 1 TB. WD blacks are pretty much over priced, so Seagate is the better choice above 1 TB. The Seagate 1TB drive actually performs a little better than the WD 1 TB. As for WD being more reliable than Seagate, I don't really know if that's true or not.
Things to consider: Cache size, RPM and platter density. Seems like 64MB cache, 7200 RPM and 1 TB platter size is the best bang for the buck right now. All those drives above share those specs.
AMD 18-6500 $104.99
ASRock FM2A55M-VG3+ Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard
Corsair XMS 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card
Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
Thermaltake Commander MS-I ID VN400A1W2N Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Double-space it so we can read it. What's an 18-6500? Is that supposed to be A8? If so, no, that's not a good option. What's your overall budget? This is essential so I can build you the best build possible. I'll get back to you when you can add these up because I'm on mobile. Also, do you absolutely require* 3 TB? Get this instead.
It's typical to have an SSD just for the OS/common programs and have an HDD for everything else. Even for a budget build I'd say that's doable.
Here's a 120 gig SSD for $50. And here's a 1 TB HDD for $50. Something like that, maybe?
CPU - This is a perfectly fine CPU for gaming and there isn't any reason to change it.
Motherboard - This is a solid board, and it's a plus that it's a Gigabyte board. Make sure to keep in mind that this board doesn't support SLI, so if you ever plan on getting a second GPU you should go a different route.
Memory - You should seriously just get the cheapest RAM you can find since you can't utilize XMP. RAM is the only computer components that is actually created equal, other than manufacturers with high failure rates.
SSD - Don't get that SSD. It's faster than any HDD out there, but at the same time slow for an SSD. I know it's tempting to cheap out on a few parts like the SSD, but it's certainly worth it to spend a bit more. I'd recommend this SSD.
HDD - Do you really need 2TB of storage? I don't hear many bad things about Hitachi, but I still think you'd be better off with a Western Digital HDD. If you really do need/want the 2TB hard drive, it looks like it's quite a nice deal for that price and I wish you luck with it.
GPU - You're gaming at 1080p60 and expecting "high settings". This card is overkill. Do yourself a favor and get an RX 480 or a GTX 1060. On the other hand, if you don't plan to upgrade for 4-5 years, the GTX 1070 is perfectly fine. As far as aftermarket cards go: For AMD, I'd recommend PowerColor/XFX and for NVIDIA I'd recommend EVGA.
Case - Solid case, but I think you could stand to spend a bit more for a Fractal Design Define R5 if you decide to buy a less expensive GPU. I'd recommend it anyways, but the less you spend the better, I assume.
PSU - At this point, I recommend no PSU other than this one. The PSU is a very important PC part that you shouldn't cheap out on, and this PSU in particular is one of the best.
spain, huh?? amazon.es will be your best bet, trust me (I'm also from spain, and the best prices I've seen here are amazon's)
Also, that build is good, very good for a mid-term gaming PC, as long as you are sure you want to stick with intel. I mean, you have pretty good AMD CPU's out there, better than that intel and for less money, say, THIS is one of the best (affordable) CPU's out there... and is cheaper than the intel. sure there are better CPU's but cost at least twice!! (I'm thinking of unlocked i7's, which are the only that can offer 8 threads... ) 4 threads are good for right now, but may be not enough in a FEW years (I'm used to plan ahead and make my rigs useful for at least 4 years... last one lasted like 7 years with minor (GPU) upgrades.)
GPU-wise, the 270X is only like 10€ more, and could be worth it. just take a look at videocardbenchmark.net and compare the performance of both of them. (note: they also have CPU data, so take a look at it!! )
also, you need to think about the HDD. you'll want a big and fast one, probably a 2Tb WD caviar blue would be good enough (I'm using the caviar green and while EVERYBODY will tell you is slow as hell, since it's not even a 7200rpm drive... it works good enough for me). I don't recommend reusing an old HDD, for two reasons:
one, HDD's life is "limited", I wouldn't trust a drive for more tan, say, a few years (5 or so). I myself use them for way longer, but my old seagates are in a raid 1 (mirror). else I wouldn't be trusting them, and they would be gathering dust.
and two, HDD's are cheap enough... and for a gaming PC you'll wat a big one (at least 1 Tb, trust me, it seems much but it will get filled sooner than you think) WD caviar blue 1 Tb even a raid 0 of those would be good (note I can't find the 2 Tb caviar blue right now, not sure why.... a green could do, or else, a raid 0 of blues would be even faster.) Also, a system SSD would be nice, but not essential.
1TB Western Digital Drives go for $49-50, not 66. See here
Yup. India. Blew my mind when I realised that's how cheap it would be.
CPU : Intel i5 6402p
Motherboard : Gigabyte H110M-DS2
PSU : Corsair VS Series VS550
GPU : Zotac GTX 960 4GB DDR5
RAM : 8GB DDR4 Kingston HyperX Fury Black Series 2133 MHz
Hard Disk : WD 1TB Blue
Cabinet : XPro Cabinet Battlefield Black
Mouse : Digiflip GM001
Cheap TP-Link wireless dongle.
Screen : Micromax 20B22HD
Online, the cost goes up to 63k, but if you buy from a retailer, you'll get it about 4k cheaper, especially the graphic card, and they'll even assemble it for you if you pay them.
I think a Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5'' 7200RPM HDD is enough. This is basically the standard 1TB HDD nowadays...
My PCBuild's HDD say's it doesn't come with a 'Sata' cable. Do I need one to connect the HDD and the motherboard?
BUILD : http://pcpartpicker.com/p/14HZ0
PART : http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0088PUEPK/?tag=pcpapi-20
Odd hard drive choice, you could have gone with one of these for $40 less.
No need for after market CPU. Stick with the Stock
$110 for This Z77 mobo, which comes with 8GB 1600mhz Ram, and it's low profile. Better cooling not in the way as much.
That HDD is insane and not necessary. WD Caviar Blue 1TB 7200RPM $65
Save $5 and just pick up the CPU from amazon. 3570
Case is a personal choice. If it's a budget build Im always going to recommend either the HAF 922, Rosewill Challenger, or the Antec 300 though.
I only really use Western Digital...
If it's an external, I recommend THIS
Or, internal, either THIS or TWO OF THESE set up as a RAID0...
But, that might be a little out of your price range.
I just ordered on of these today. I haven't received it yet, but it's pretty fast and is from a trusted company.
CPU | AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor | €104.64
Motherboard | MSI - B350M GAMING PRO Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | €84.00
Storage | Crucial - MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | €90.00
Storage | Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | €45.00
Video Card | MSI - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB GAMING X Video Card | €271.00
Case | Corsair - 100R ATX Mid Tower Case | €54.00
Other | Corsair CP-9020097-UK VS550 ATX/EPS Vs Series 80 Plus Power Supply Unit | €46.00
Other | Crucial 8GB Single DDR4 2400 MT/s (PC4-192000) DIMM 288-Pin Memory - CT8G4DFD824A | €85.63
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | €780.27
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-12 13:00 GMT+0000 |
ALL of these are from Amazon UK, i just simply converted all prices from Pound to Euro. Build was £690 or 780 Euros Total.
RYZEN 1200 - https://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-YD1200BBAEBOX-Wraith-Stealth-Cooler/dp/B0741DN383/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1510491545&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=ryzen+1200
MOBO - https://www.amazon.co.uk/MSI-B350M-GAMING-PRO-Motherboard/dp/B06WXX7FR2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1510490987&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=MSI+-+B350M+GAMING+PRO
1TB HDD - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Blue-Desktop-Hard-Disk-Drive/dp/B0088PUEPK/ref=sr_1_2?s=computers&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1510491127&amp;sr=1-2&amp;keywords=1tb+hdd&amp;dpID=51DmuZNyIGL&amp;preST=_SY300_QL70_&amp;dpSrc=srch
GTX 1060 6GB - https://www.amazon.co.uk/MSI-GTX-1060-GAMING-DisplayPort/dp/B01IEKYD5U/ref=sr_1_2?s=computers&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1510491432&amp;sr=1-2&amp;keywords=gtx+1060+6gb
CASE - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CC-9011075-WW-Windowed-Mid-Tower-Computer/dp/B00RORBQNW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1510491311&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=corsair+100r
PSU - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CP-9020097-UK-PLUS-Power-Supply/dp/B00TE4XSMA/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1510491365&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=500w+psu
RAM - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Crucial-DDR4-2400-PC4-19200-288-Pin/dp/B019FRED60/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1510491809&amp;sr=8-3&amp;keywords=8gb+ddr4&amp;dpID=41TDZYwtkwL&amp;preST=_SX300_QL70_&amp;dpSrc=srch
I like the WD Blue 7200RPM drives
Ok, so this PC build is a little over the $700, coming in about $800-ish after taxes. I did go with a Ryzen 7 due to the benefits of extra cores for graphic design and other workstation tasks that you may be doing in the future. This PC should run the vast majority of 1080p games at Maximum settings and can even handle moderate 1440p gaming. Every component is found on Amazon.
I also went with a more compact, grey design that really makes your build blend in with the desktop environment while still looking beautiful from the outside. The mATX form factor also means that your PC could fit into tight spaces.
Hope you enjoy this build.
CPU | Intel Core i7-6700K | EUR 258,00 @ Amazon.de
Motherboard | Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3P | EUR 111,06 @ Amazon.de
Memory | G.Skill 16GB DDR4 3000 (16 GB) | EUR 80,59 @ Amazon.de
Storage | WD 1TB Blue (1 TB) | EUR 49,26 @ Amazon.de
SSD | OCZ Trion 150 (256 GB) | EUR 61,53 @ Amazon.de
Video Card | GeForce GTX 1070 | EUR 468,00 @ Mindfactory
Case | Nanoxia Deep Silence 3 | EUR 69,90 @ Cyberport
Power Supply | Coolermaster G550M (550 W) | EUR 72,61 @ Amazon.de
CPU Cooler | Dark Rock Pro 3 | EUR 76,55 @ Amazon.de
| Total | €1258.48
| Generated by pc-kombo 20.07.2016 |
There's not a whole lot to hard drives. Here's a popular 1TB hard drive http://www.amazon.com/WD-Blue-Desktop-Hard-Drive/dp/B0088PUEPK/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1408322195&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=hard+drive
Case - Antec ISK110 DC Powered
MB - ASRock FM2A88X-ITX+
APU - AMD A-10 6700 4-Core 3.7GHz 65W
Cooling - Noctua NH-L9A Low Profile
Memory - Crucial DDR3 1866 2 X 4GB
Disks(Internal) - 2 X Crucial M4 64GB SSD
Disks(External) - StarTech e-SATA enclosure w/ 2 X 1TB WD Blue HDD
Optical Disk(External) - Vantec USB2 enclosure w/ Sony Optiarc BluRay Drive
The fact that it can even be done with stock parts (although granted it won't be aesthetically pleasing given the case restrictions), drives the point home, but that also limits profitability by the manufacturers, and like i said also makes them ugly, so it makes sense that companies like Valve are designing integrated-system boxes that can run smaller and trim the fat, thus making room for profit.
The other major sticking point is Windows, which is precisely why we have steamOS. I hope it catches on. Windows is a great general purpose OS, don't get me wrong, but it eats resources that could be used in gaming, and also would devourer $100 of your build unless you uh, have connections.
That being said, allow me to demonstrate:
PC Case & PSU: $50
CPU: i3-4150: $120
MOBO: MSI H81M-E33: $50
4GB Ram: Crucial: $36
WD Blue 1TB HDD: $60
MSI GT 640: $84
Grand total: $400
I'd bet that total it would smoke a ps4 or an xbone, too.
Edit: I can't math, I'm $16 over with the GT650. So here's a GT640 that makes it work. Still beats a console.
Edit 2: regarding lifespan, that's a silly restriction. First, I've gone through FOUR xboxes in 8 years. The last one has only lasted becuase i mainly switched to a PS3 in the last few (edit 3: Three PS3s, but IIRC only one was due to death, the first got sold). Having said that, I have every confidence the build above will last 8 years, provided it doesn't die in the first 3 months. PCs are like that. Either they croak right away because you did something wrong like not provide enough airflow or have a bad part, or they last forever, like the dell desktop I have sitting in my office with a Core 2 Duo from 2007, or the studio-pc my old band used to record our album that I'm SURE the singer never updated, and is running a Pentium 4 and Windows XP (he's of the if it ain't broke variety).
Besides, what someone else down the line said, if you're going to compare apples to apples, add xbox live/psn sub fees for 8 years in, that automatically adds another ~$400 to the cost of the machine. That's a HELL of a lot of headroom for upgrades. And this isn't even taking into account the general cheapness of games on PC vs. consoles. Games usually start $10 cheaper on PC and will tend to drop immediately after launch - if you can wait a day or a week, you can usually get most games for $35 or less, so figure an average of $25/game savings, lets say 4 games a year (hah), and we're talking ANOTHER $800 saved over the lifespan you are suggesting.
TLDR: PC is cheaper, but requires more commitment (duh). There is something to be said about the console's ease-of-use where even my 3-year-old son can figure out how to turn on the PS3 and watch a cartoon on Amazon or play Pacman, or turn on the Wii U and play NSMB or Pikmin 3.
Unless I’m missing something I believe that WD Blue goes for about 45$ new. I don’t want to sound like I’m price policing but wanted to check in.
I really don't understand what the first three words of the tiltle are however here is a parts list.
That should be everything you need to game comfortably with your budget. I did not include a monitor as I will assume that you already have one, if not here is a link.
The drive is full of 1 star reviews on Amazon. Next time check for something of a higher quality, Seagate have been criticized several times for their crappy reliability. WD Blue's have higher reviews and are much more reliable.
Ok. Maybe you missed that I said hybrid.
1TB Hybrid $79.99
1TB SSD $229.49
1TB HDD $49.99
I found these for £657. It is just a little over budget but it will be truly worth it.
CPU: Intel i5 4570
GPU: GeForce GTX 750Ti
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H81M-H
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8gb
Case: Gigabyte GZ-Ma03
Storage: 1TB Western Digital Blue
Monitor: BenQ 21.5 Inch Monitor 1080p
OS: Windows 8.1
Power Supply: EVGA 500w PSU
DVD Drive: Samsung 24x
Keyboard: Logitech K120
Mouse: Logitech B100
There are no external speakers provided in the build so you would have to use the Monitor's speakers through the HDMI. But this is an easy £30 upgrade in the future. The processor is a Haswell i5 and can be upgraded to an i7 Haswell with no compatibility issues. The GPU is also easily upgradable in the future.
The PC should run games much, much better than the prebuilt one you showed me. Again, building a PC is very easy to do if you watch a guide on the internet. It is comparable to LEGO pieces with a bit of wiring thrown in to make it more fun.
This looks awesome, thank you so much.
I think I will go with this build, although I do have one question. How does Seagate compare in general with Western Digital? I've had some other brands die on me (Lacie), but WD has always been solid. Is your opinion of Seagate the same?
If WD is superior, what do you think of this model as a replacement? I understand it exceeds my budget slightly.
Thank you again!
I picked up one of these a few weeks back, works well, and it's pretty cheap!
Kill your console build
CPU - AMD X4 750K: http://amzn.to/19uWmBn $79.99
MSI FM2-A75MA-E35: http://amzn.to/11Tf9lB $59.99
GPU Option One - 7950: http://amzn.to/1gaWlKh $214.99
RAM: http://amzn.to/13f08PS $79.99
1 TB HDD: http://amzn.to/18PClnc $64.95
PSU: http://amzn.to/12XfEhJ $74.23
Case: http://amzn.to/1aLLt3b $42.83
About $620, $700 with OS.
First off, thank you a ton. I asked a friend of mine to look at the build (sorry, but I like to check things :P, I'm paranoid), and he said it looks great. I was curious though if you had the time to verify a few things for me. I couldn't find a few of the things you had suggested so I checked on some other things... Could you verify that they are just as usable for me please?
And sorry for the late reply. I've been trying to ensure that I have the money together so that I can actually pay for it without running into issues haha.
CPU | Intel Core i5 6600K 3.50 GHz | $298.00
CPU Cooler|Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO |$38.88
Motherboard | ASRock Motherboard Micro ATX DDR4 LGA 1151 H110M-HDS | $64.00
Memory | Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory | $64.00
Storage | Sandisk SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $98.00
Storage | WD Blue 1TB SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 RPM | $68.00
Video Card | MSI GAMING Radeon RX 480 GDDR5 4GB | $272.00 (-$27 rebate)
Case | DeepCool TX Mid Tower TESSERACT SW | $61.00
Power Supply | EVGA 500 B1, 80+ BRONZE 500W | $66.72
| Total | $1029
Now, I have a few questions.
How will I know if the cooler is going to fit and not be in the way of anything?
I can't seem to find any small cases that have the features of the larger ones (vents, top and side fans). Should I just stay with a larger case?
I need an s/pdif optical for my speakers. Should I get a pcie card or external usb?
How will I know if the video card hangs over the spare pcie slot?
* WiFi - USB vs Pcie?
There's this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0088PUEPK/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1375331619&amp;sr=8-1&amp;pi=AC_SX110_SY190
If you can manage to go over a little bit (~$90) then get another caviar black 1tb. But a blue will suit you fine.
Yeah, here's everything
And case I guess in case that matters for some reason
And a pic of the inside.
If you have anything else in mind that would help you, let me know. And thanks
Your right. Here is a good one I found:
Such as these:
Personally I would say western digital blue.
EDIT: link here. http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B0088PUEPK/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1451755919&amp;sr=8-1&amp;pi=SY200_QL40&amp;keywords=western+digital&amp;dpPl=1&amp;dpID=51AhP4ZpjuL&amp;ref=plSrch
It is a desktop, custom built. I'll link to you the products to save you some time.
RAM (2 stick, 16GB total)
so these are my pc parts:
can you please tell me if there is room for improvement here because this is my first pc build (that includes if I need to upgrade the psu)
First of all, use a 500-550 watt power supply. Of you use a 750 watt psu for this build, you're just wasting money as more capacity doesn't mean better performance. Generally,you should use the lowest power supply that is higher than the max power draw of your build. 500 watts is fine. Also, get a 120 gb or 250 GB SSD and then a 1tb or 2tb hard drive. If you store your games on an ssd, they will only get a minor decrease in load times. However, your os will improve drastically. This is a very good 1tb hard drive. Get a b150 or a b250 if you don't plan on over clocking your cpu, otherwise you're fine.optical drives are useless. Get an nzxt s340 case. They're cheaper and better.
Get this western digital instead http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0088PUEPK/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1377174800&amp;sr=8-1&amp;pi=AC_SX110_SY165
Little bit cheaper and is 7200 rpm instead.
Thanks for the fast and good answer!
I have no experience with building my own pc and which piece fits which processor etc, so I post you the list for germany with the pieces you said. Can u say me if anything doesnt fit?
Intel BX80637G2020 Pentium Dual Core Prozessor (2,9GHz, Sockel 1155, 3MB Cache, 55 Watt) - Intel EUR 57,32
MSI B75MA-P45, Intel B75, mATX, DDR3 - MHK International Co., Limited EUR 63,13
Corsair XMS3 4GB (1x4GB) DDR3 1333 MHz (PC3 10666) Desktop Arbeitsspeicher (CMX4GX3M1A1333C9) - Corsair EUR 31,35
Western Digital WD10EZEX Blue 1TB interne Festplatte (8,9 cm (3,5 Zoll), SATA 6Gb/s, 64 MB Cache) - WD EUR 61,00
Sapphire HD7750 Grafikkarte (PCI-e, 1GB GDDR5 Speicher, HDMI, DVI-I, DisplayPort aktiv) - SAPPHIRE EUR 86,25
Sharkoon VS3-V PC-Gehäuse (ATX, 3x 5,25/1x 3,5 externe, 2x 2,5/3,5 interne, 2x USB 3.0) chrome - Sharkoon Technologies GmbH EUR 29,89
Corsair CX Series 600Watt 80 PLUS Bronze ATX/EPS Netzteil (CX600) - Corsair Memory EUR 60,98
Total is EUR 389,92 = 332 Pounds
This is the absolute cheapest build that can run games at decent settings at 900p/1080p.I wouldn't recommend going any lower than these specs.
Processor : i3 4160 / i3 4150
Motherboard : (Any lga 1150 mobo will do) [Asus h81m cs]
Ram : (Any 8 GB DDR 3) [Crucial 8gb]
PSU : [Corsair VS450]
(https://www.amazon.in/gp/product/B00X8QBT6M/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1&amp;smid=AWO781LMQ8MJ4) (450 watts atleast , though you may want to upgrade. Buy only from trusted vendors like corsair even though there are cheaper options because they might not be the safest.)
Graphics Card : RX 460 or GTX 1050 (I wouldn't recommend 750 Ti or even anything lower than these two.)
HDD : (Depends on your usage) [WD Blue 1 TB]
I bought all three of those over the weekend. Sadly the sales ended Saturday. The only one still on sale is the [1Tb HDD] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0088PUEPK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1) for $49.99
The hard drive you selected only has 1 year warranty and you'll be paying shipping on an order less than $100.
Also, I just bought that same drive and have noticed chirping noises. I've read this this is an issue related to Advanced Power Management on some Barracuda drives. There is a firmware fix but my particular model wasn't supported
How about this hard drive:
This has a 2 year warranty.
Hopefully this works :
RAM has black heat spreader, these are the exact ones http://www.ebuyer.com/274035-corsair-8gb-ddr3-1600mhz-low-profile-vengeance-memory-cml8gx3m2a1600c9
The HDD WD 1TB 3.5 inch Caviar Blue - http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0088PUEPK?psc=1&amp;redirect=true&amp;ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00
40 bucks for a WD blue 1TB 7200
That's not bad...
Heard this graphics card can run overwatch with all ultra settings on with 71 fps
Thank you for taking the time to help me with this build. I appreciate the help from someone who is experienced with building PCs. I have a couple of new questions about the parts in the list you provided:
Why did you upgrade it to 16GB of RAM? I'm not planning on doing VR gaming, and I've learned through doing some online research that the most RAM that a large majority of games need is 8GB.
Since this configuration consumes only 230W, could I just downgrade the PSU to this one?
I noticed that none of the vendors in your list are Amazon. My original thinking was that it would be cheaper to ship these parts all at the same time using Amazon Prime. Do these other vendors offer better support/customer service?
Here's a new list that I came up with, based on your recommendations:
Part | Name | Price ($)
Motherboard|MSI Pro Series Intel B250 LGA 1151 DDR4 HDMI USB 3.1 micro-ATX | 79.99
GPU|MSI GTX 1050 TI 4GT OC | 139.99
CPU|Intel Boxed Pentium Processor G4500 FC-LGA14C 3.5 1 LGA 1151 BX80662G4500 | 70.09
RAM|Corsair LPX 8GB DRAM 2666MHz C16 memory kit for Systems 8 DDR4 2666 (PC4 21300) DDR4 2666 | 65.09
HDD|WD Blue 1TB SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 RPM 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch Desktop Hard Drive | 49.99
SSD|WD Blue 250GB PC SSD - SATA 6 Gb/s M.2 2280 Solid State Drive - WDS250G1B0B | 72.65
Case|Rosewill Micro-ATX Mini Tower Computer Case with Dual USB 3.0, Dual Fans and 12.5-Inch Card LINE-M Black | 39.95
PSU|EVGA 430 W1, 80+ WHITE 430W Power Supply | 34.99
Price with Shipping and tax estimate| | 608.10
Amazon, these two in particular.
Both boxes had their seals intact.
HDD is WD 1tb I may open up my computer, blow some canned air in it and reseat some parts.
For HDDs is https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B0088PUEPK/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1495898784&amp;sr=8-2&amp;pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&amp;keywords=7200rpm+64mb+cache+hdd&amp;dpPl=1&amp;dpID=51XhC3svDkL&amp;ref=plSrch acceptable?
My bad forgot about that. Is this good? https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0088PUEPK/ref=s9_top_hm_awbw_b1Muqux_g147_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&amp;pf_rd_s=mobile-hybrid-3&amp;pf_rd_r=DMRY2VXEYYAS1Y3PRXSK&amp;pf_rd_t=30901&amp;pf_rd_p=7b9f6866-663d-5ce0-8268-82e34a8ab00c&amp;pf_rd_i=1254762011
Here you go. Get two or more of these and run them in RAID and you'll be good to go.
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?
Shoot, I misread what you posted slightly and went ahead and have bought these parts so far:
Power Supply: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00K85X2AW/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
Hard Drive: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0088PUEPK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
Everything will still fit in this case right?
You don't need the CPU cooler for your CPU since you cannot overclock it. I would get a mechanical HD for storage like this one
I would advice you should buy a ryzen instead of upgrading to a already dead platform. A ryzen 1200+b350+8gb ddr4 ram will be ideal choice. I would have waited till zen+ (March-April) next year, but since your pc is dying, it's upto you whether you can hold on.Though 8350 with 1050ti will not be a bottleneck,but may affect in your future gpu purchase. I just checked the total price came less than 300 euros. You can wait till Christmas or buy right away since there are great discounts even now. If you want more cpu performance I would advice you go with r5 1400 or r5 1600, still total price is less than 400 euros.
How’s this as end result? (I want to buy everything on amazon) (there are 8) :
this one sadly rose in price
I think this one dropped
is the format good?
What is the difference between the OPs linked HDD and this one (besides the $5 promo).
Yeah I went with this and a 250 GB SSD for my build. Cheap and plenty of storage.
Component | Quantity | Price
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00I9XOSLW/ref=ox_sc_act_title_5?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1&amp;smid=A2OO5Y1QFZ9J90| 1 | 25.85
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0054U7HIO/ref=ox_sc_act_title_7?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1&amp;smid=A17AS5ETPMZ9A1 | 1 | 48.95
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B009O40UJO/ref=ox_sc_act_title_8?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1&amp;smid=A1AUCPBF2P18HS | 1 | 53.02
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004CRSM4I/ref=ox_sc_act_title_6?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1&amp;smid=A1AUCPBF2P18HS| 1 | 80.23
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0088PUEPK/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1&amp;smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE | 1 | 39.99
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00IGQ4UX8/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1&amp;smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE | 1 | 104.98
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B009RMP14M/ref=ox_sc_act_title_9?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1&amp;smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE | 1 | 29.99
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00CC6YN6M/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1&amp;smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE| 1 | 12.34
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00H09BB16/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1&amp;smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE| 1 | 69.99
Total | 9 | 465.34
All prices in Pounds. Sorry I had to do it like this, I don't know why the link didn't work properly.
Edit: don't worry, use this: http://i.imgur.com/K4vMRzh.png
you can get 1tb for like £40
I do have prime, i chose a few things on my account but don't really know how good they are.
SATA cable for hdd
Looked for it but couldnt find the ram for that price :( Bought one for £84 though which is the cheapest one i could find. Also bought this SSD https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01K8A29BE/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1&amp;smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE
And this HDD https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0088PUEPK/ref=ox_sc_act_title_5?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1&amp;smid=A12AZO93WUWC8P
Cheapest and best quality i could find.
For little bit more you can get the Western Digital 1TB @ Amazon UK.
This is a great chair
Have some porn too! :D
Ditch that hard drive and double the storage for the same price:
This is the build i was going for is :
Cpu: AMD Ryzen 5 1500X Processor with Wraith Spire Cooler (YD150XBBAEBOX) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XKVNRSM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_I-L8AbKRAEDT3
Gpu : EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB SC GAMING, ACX 2.0 (Single Fan), 3GB GDDR5, DX12 OSD Support (PXOC), 03G-P4-6162-KR https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KU2CIIY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_7-L8AbNY2BPHC
Motherboard: ASUS Prime B350M-A/CSM AMD Ryzen AM4 DDR4 HDMI DVI VGA M.2 USB 3.1 mATX B350 Motherboard https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06WRWZNJC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_S-L8AbQGRRRYX
Power supply: EVGA 500 W1, 80+ WHITE 500W, 3 Year Warranty, Power Supply 100-W1-0500-KR, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00H33SFJU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_k.L8AbS8A7AT8
Ram/memory: Ballistix Sport LT 8GB Kit (4GBx2) DDR4 2400 MT/s (PC4-19200) DIMM 288-Pin - BLS2K4G4D240FSE (Red) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01F4Z4OPW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_d.L8AbAQ2HVT5
Hard drive :WD Blue 1TB SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 RPM 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch Desktop Hard Drive (WD10EZEX) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0088PUEPK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_9bM8AbWFW0J3H
Case : Cooler Master MCW-L3B3-KANN-01 MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX Case with Dark Mirror Front, Acrylic side panel, Customizable trim colors https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071GYMHKL/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_u.L8Ab48RP6AC
Again this is a 750 ish gaming pc, games i plan on playing is mainly : Rainbow six siege, gta v, pubg, dayz, and anything below those specs . Would this be a good gaming pc for a first time buyer?
should i get this one instead?
here's a metric everyone can understand
I spent like 10 minutes on amazon.co.uk and made this.
i3-8100 - 94.33 pounds - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0759FTRZL/
GIGABYTE H310M S2V - 47.99 pounds - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07BKK4N5M
crucial 8gb ddr4 2400mhz - 70.97 pounds - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B019FRED60/
corsair 550w psu - 39.99 pounds - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00TE4XSMA
western digital 1tb 7200 rpm - 38.21 pounds - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0088PUEPK/
palit 1050ti - 139.99 pounds - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01M2ZC61B/
total 431,48 pounds.
so uh yeah, do Not do this:
>"do you think at this price the best deal is to buy a prebuilt PC with a second gen quad core I5 (2400) and buy a 1050ti to add in?"
its a shitty deal, youre getting a six generations old cpu, with ddr3 ram and a questionable hdd in there. just save like 30 extra pounds or check what u/agentt30 suggested, perhaps that builds section is updated and can offer you someting nicer than what i slapped together lazily. or if you cant save but like this then i saw 1050's that went for 109 pounds, which would get you down to 401 pounds. still no case but im not even gonna look into that because i dont know or care what kind of case you want.
Unfortunately you won't be saving any money by buying these individually
I read that 1tb is the sweet spot for storage and speed balance. A HDD gets slower as it fills so the bigger the drive the slower it gets: http://www.hdtune.com/HDTune_Benchmark.gif
Also getting a dedicated HDD for recording is good advice (1 for recording, one for game installs/OS/everything else).
the higher the rpm will also make a difference, 7200 is your best option (or higher if that's a thing). And partitioning your HDD also helps. As it gets slower, you should partition a section for recording, once you're done move it to the larger part for storage. For example i bought a 1tb WD blue HDD for my fraps recordings, partition the first 300gb, which is plenty for if i want to record for a few hours. Then after i move it to my other partition (600gb) and then i can record more back on the first 300gb (fastest part) or edit and delete those files on the storage part. It takes often up to 30 mins to move the files, but you get better speeds and hard drives are often the bottleneck for recording and you may drop lots of frames or just get bad fps if you get a cheap one.
Here's the HDD i have, i own 3 of them now ^_^ http://www.amazon.co.uk/1TB-inch-Internal-Hard-Drive/dp/B0088PUEPK?tag=gdext-21
I wouldnt get a Seagate HDD. Seagate have the highest fail rate out of the major manufactures. I would go with this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/1TB-inch-Internal-Hard-Drive/dp/B0088PUEPK/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1426430414&amp;sr=8-2&amp;keywords=1tb+western+digital+black
Also get this CPU cooler instead of the TX3. It provides better cooling for only a couple of pounds extra: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-120mm/dp/B0068OI7T8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1426430458&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=evo+212
Reliable and Cheap
10 years of Funny Video content !
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 got This HDD.
Also I think that before installing mods Skyrim loaded twice as fast so I was thinking whether there are any mods in particular which increase load time.
Is this US only? I only ask given that you say it must be prime eligible, and Prime is specific to each Amazon site (ie I don't have Prime on amazon.com or .ca, only .co.uk). It's a very generous contest either way!
Edit: A couple of others seem to have entered from the UK, so I'll post just in case. Despite having a full wishlist of computer upgrades, I only found 3 that are both under £65 and prime elgible. I shall go for the hard drive, which will allow me to move the recording of music from my old laptop to my awesome desktop.
^(My desktop is running Windows 8. My audio interface is a Firewire one. Microsoft rewrote the Firewire drivers for reasons which currently escape me, basically trying to improve them and failing. So they have been including the older driver, which was the only one that worked for many audio interfaces. Windows 8, however, lacks the legacy driver. Therefore, I need a Windows 7 boot for my audio interface to work. I tried a dual boot, but whenever I boot into Windows 7, it messes with the filesystem on 8 for reasons I can't explain, causing every partition of every drive to be marked as "dirty" on one of the OSes but not the other, and making 7 chkdsk on every boot until I go into 7, chkdsk /f every partition, go into 8, chkdsk /f every partition, go into 7, chkdsk /f every partition, go into 8, and finally chkdsk /f every partition. Which is great. Until I try to use 7 again.)
If you're not dead set on an SSD, you could get a traditional Harddrive for much cheaper and it would offer much more storage. The link below is for a 1TB Western Digital that Amazon has for 64.99. This is what I have in my gaming computer computer.
That would shave about $70 off right there.
Plus you could go with a smaller Power Supply, maybe in the 500W range; that should also cut costs.
I replied to you again but here:
Hey man, sorry to be a nag, but can you please let me know if this hard drive is going to work well with everything? The one you suggested is not available despite showing in stock on outletpc.
am i missing something here?
this is 1tb but is only about $10 more than the 500mb one i have on my build. Is there something i'm not seeing? SATA difference or something
Western digital and Seagate are usually solid choices. Reddit loves western digital but idk what the general consensus is for Seagate. Personally I've been using a Seagate 1 tb for the past 3 years with no issues.
Edit. Found this on sale for $63. Great deal, I might pick it up as well.
I don't know if there's an issue with pcpp but...I found that HDD on Amazon UK for £51, here, but it is listed at £104 on your pcpp list. I'd go with the one I linked (I presume this is what you were looking at anyway) and use that to cut costs, or use said funds to buy a better GPU (like the GTX650Ti Boost as /u/Giotar suggested); yours is good but there's always room for improvements ;D.
Especially after the minimum $10 shipping, this becomes a much better deal.
Same Specs as the WD black but labeled differently.
this one good?
EDIT: yea i already checked theyre compatible!
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: http://www.amazon.com/WD-Blue-Desktop-Hard-Drive/dp/B0088PUEPK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1420397775&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=1+tb+hard+drive
The stock Ryzen cooler is surprisingly competent so I'd drop the third party one.
The motherboard is pricey but I assume you want something from it. Otherwise the MSI B450 that was suggested in another comment is a solid option for a lot less money.
Do you need the black series 1TB? The WD Blue EZEX 1TB spins at the same rotation rate and is pretty much neck-and-neck in performance but costs far less.
Not a bad price on the PSU if you actually plan on doing the rebate. If not, drop that down to a 550 or 650 and you'll be fine.
Use the savings above to switch to an RX580 or a GTX 1660 or stronger if you want to splurge a bit. Just keep in mind that going too much further than that will not have as much of an effect while you're using a 1080p 60hz screen, as the two options I posted will cap the framerate easily on max settings. If you plan on picking up a new screen with higher refresh rates or resolution in the near future then disregard.
WD 1TB Blue - $47 on Amazon
WD 8TB Red - $140 on Amazon, but you have to shuck the drive.
Get a bigger bang for your buck.
If you can shell out another 40 bucks, you could get this and this that way you have an ssd for your OS and 1tb for storage.
This is the same hard drive, just chaper at amazon.com
get this ram and save $31. drop the optical as they are not really needed any more to save an additional $17. use that extra $48 and get this hdd which is only $10 more. so now you have an extra $38 dollars off which brings you to $344 and you know have twice the drive space.
Just to make sure, is it [this model?]
7200 RPM, 1TB, 3.5"
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.
You can get 1tb WD blue drives for $50 all day long. https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Cache-Desktop-Drive-WD10EZEX/dp/B0088PUEPK/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1479919978&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=1tb+hdd
If you're getting another platter drive, just about any 7200rpm drive will do. The Western Digital WD10EZEX is cheap, reliable, and benchmarks at around 160MB/s. That would be fine for recording 1080p 60fps.
If you're getting SSDs for your OS/games disk, I've used both the Samsung 850 EVO and the ADATA Premier with great results. Both of those systems have 2 SSDs in RAID 0, for double the read/write speeds. That's not necessary, but it is cool to have over 1GB/s in read/write.
Either option should help with the hard drive bottleneck. I haven't checked benchmarks for your 4590, but that's a relatively new chip. You could always add more RAM, but only if you deem that you need it. H264 likes to eat memory. That will improve your encoding times if you're editing your footage in Adobe Premiere or Sony Vegas. I think you should be fine after recording to a separate drive though. If you're still having issues, it may be aggressive/overly demanding settings in OBS.
Yep it's 7200rpm drive
Given that you've already experienced data corruption / loss, and that a drive with those specs can be had for about 50 bucks these days, I really wouldn't bother with reusing that drive.
Also keep in mind that for double the price you can have four times the storage
Nice build. I would have gone with a 256 GB SSD for the (typically) faster write speeds and space for more games to load quickly. I would have gone with a 1 TB non-caviar blue series drive from WD purely for storage purposes of music, pictures, and video (Got mine for $62 on Amazon -- http://www.amazon.com/WD-Blue-Desktop-Hard-Drive/dp/B0088PUEPK/ref=sr_1_4?s=pc&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1377748640&amp;sr=1-4). I would format the 1 TB with 64k sectors for faster speeds as well.
Good choice on the CPU, i5 is generally best choice for non-professionals in terms of cost/reward.
No case can beat this:
It's the best case I've ever used. Nothing comes close, and it's $100 cheaper now.
Would recommend something like this.
Building your own pc is like following a lego or furniture instruction. Plenty tutorials on the internet and you can achieve a higher quality if you go for trusted brands on the specific parts. Most prebuilt pcs have noname parts which have no quality at all.
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? https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Cache-Desktop-Drive-WD10EZEX/dp/B0088PUEPK/ref=sr_1_9?s=pc&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1503420093&amp;sr=1-9&amp;keywords=internal+hard+drive
Decent Gaming PC under $900 CAD:
Graphics Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 960
Motherboard: ASUS Micro ATX DDR3 1600 LGA 1150 Motherboard http://www.amazon.ca/ASUS-Micro-Motherboard-B85M-G-R2-0/dp/B00KO6F8YI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1429999540&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=Asus+B85M-G+R2.0
RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport
Hard Drive: Western Digital Blue 1 TB
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80 PLUS
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 100R Tower Case
No SSD though :(
AMD 8-core 8350 @4ghz AM3+ - $150
[ASrock 970m Pro3 AM3+ motherboard - $56] (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157582&amp;cm_re=am3%2b_motherboard-_-13-157-582-_-Product)
1TB WD Blue 7200RPM HDD - $45
G.Skill 8gb 4x2 DDR3 memory @1600mhz - $30
this one work?
Don't know about going lower but I do know that you can get more bang for your buck. For instance, you can get One TB HDD bare in mind it isn't as good as its 1TB WD Black, and the 960 is the closest competitor to the 380 for a little cheaper (Like 5 to 10 dollars cheaper)
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: http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Desktop-Hard-Disk-Drive/dp/B0088PUEPK/ref=sr_1_3?s=pc&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1451866426&amp;sr=1-3&amp;keywords=sata+hard+drive 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.
If you don't mind going for a somewhat unique build with a server chipset and two cpu's, I could find a pretty budget build!
edit: here it is anyway,
GPU: r7 370 nitro 4gb $150
CPU: 2x 5560 Xeons $45
CPU Fans: 2x Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO $60
MOBO: Foxconn Duel Socket Server Motherboard $36
RAM: 24 gb ddr3-1333 40$
Hard drive: 1tb 7200rpm $55
PSU: EVGA B2 850 watt $90
Case: fun challenge! You gotta find something or build one!(always a fun experience if you have the time/tools)
Total cost: $476-$15 rebate= $461
Yes, but 3.5" will be cheaper and faster.
Can't beat a WD 1TB Blue for the price, and I don't find 'em noisy.
It looks good to me. I'm uncertain on the power supply as I have no experience with the brand. Also I prefer this hard drive but its personal preference. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0088PUEPK/ref=psdc_1254762011_t1_B005T3GRNW
This one is one sale right now and only $1 more then the 500GB model. If you have the money ascend your storage while the sale last. Good luck brother.
Looks good, some of the prices seem high. I got that same ssd about two weeks ago for $65 (it was a good sale) but it seems to drop to around $70 or so fairly often. The ram is a bit expensive also, could go with a cheaper option and save at least $10 here.
Would also get this hdd instead, I'm a big fan of WD and I have that same drive.
In the Corsair website http://www.corsair.com/en-us/carbide-series-spec-01-red-led-mid-tower-gaming-case it says that your case has space for a Graphics card 414mm long. The Sapphire R9 390 is 308mm loong so it will fit.
I would get both if possible. The 250GB SSD for your operative system/programs and games that have many loading screens (like Skyrim). And an 1TB HDD for mass storage (other games, movies, fotos, etc).
I would go with the ssd i said above (850 evo) and this hdd: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-WD10EZEX-3-5-Inch-Internal/dp/B0088PUEPK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1453383308&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=wd+blue+1tb
Feel free to ask any questions.
I would personally use the extra £10 and upgrade the HDD to a WD Blue. Double the size, spins at 7200RPM instead of 5900.
It could be in "perfect condition" but that doesn't make up for it being horribly outdated.
Less than $50 man:
WD Blue 1TB Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD10EZEX https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0088PUEPK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_2ExMwbRE28V8G
Will the following external HDD enclosure and drive work or have I wasted time?
It's a USB 3.0 enclosure w/a 1Tb drive.
I keep getting drive "cannot be formatted" message once I go to format this.
I've tried w/MBR or GPT, unallocated space, NTFS drive, FAT32 drive. Any combination thereof. I've tried the USB in all of the ports. The drive is externally powered so I don't think that is an issue.
Before I waste any more time, is there anything else I should be doing or am I missing a step?
WD Blue, pretty much just plug and play. You'll probably have to go to disk management and initialize/format it, but it should be pretty easy.
The WD Blue is pretty cheap on amazon atm. I've used them in multiple builds.
Something like this?
WD Blue 1TB SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 RPM 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch Desktop Hard Drive (WD10EZEX) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0088PUEPK/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_c_api_FQfQAbGYZ2VEQ
Bad harddrive, you want like this or any other sata 3.0 HDD. The one you picked can only support half as fast as sata 3.0.
Can drop the CPU cooler, don't think you need it. But this is more of an opinion.
A standard 24 inch 1080p monitor is worth the 10-20$.
Building a new pc! Just a couple questions.
I plan to include an optical drive , a 1 TB hard drive , and a 240 GB SSD in this case.
What cables/brackets/other-ish will I need for installation that aren’t included?
Can get a 1TB Blue for the same price http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Desktop-Hard-Disk-Drive/dp/B0088PUEPK/ref=pd_bxgy_147_2?ie=UTF8&amp;refRID=17BQHP1VCJV5T8Q13SAX
> IDK why it's cheaper.It even has decent reviews so I wouldn't think it's bad RAM.
Alright I think I'll go with that RAM then. The mobo seems to support it, with 1600 being the maximum.
>Don't where you heard that my fellow redditor but I myself had a Seagate Barracuda HDD for 5 months now and it is still working so I wouldn't think it's crap.
Hmm I just read it around on reddit and /g/ that Seagate was a bit iffy, as well as on the amazon pages. The Seagate one is less popular and has worst reviews than the WD one, so I'm not too sure.
> Crossfire support and 4 RAM slots.Plain and simple.
Right so this mobo only has two slots. So it can only fit a 2x4GB in there? Bit of a stupid question but a 2x4gb does covers two slots, right? Would you say this motherboard is better? Or should I perhaps get a 1x8gb ram? And I'm not exactly sure what crossfire is, but I've looked it up and apparently it's to do with having more GPUs I believe? If so, I'm not sure I will have more than one, as it seems more expensive and I'm not sure the case will be big enough. It's a possibility though.
>It's okay but I recommend going with my build instead as it has free shipping on all parts while also having a better mobo.
Right yeah. The mobo definitely is better, but I'm not sure if it's worth nearly £30 more. I might consider the other motherboard though, as a potential upgrade for RAM seems like a good idea. You changed the GPU to a different vendor, but Novatech does delivery for free as well I believe. And I forgot to change the case to the same vendor as yours, as yours did have the free delivery.
1TB Hard drives: 1 2
Any reason not to get the cheaper one?
R9 270X 98 pounds, Webuy
i5 4460 105 pounds, Webuy
Asrock H97M 64 pounds, Amazon
WD Blue 1tb 7200RPM 36 pounds, Amazon
303 pounds total. If you order a used drive from Webuy you're about as likely to get a 5400rpm drive from a crappy brand with 100,000 spin hours on it as a good desktop drive. A brand new 7200rpm drive from a reputable manufacturer is 36 pounds, a used one is silly.
dont get an msi a55-p33 fm1 mobo... you cant controll the fan speeds
I have a rock solid(besudes the gpu) linux gaming rig Specs below:
-Motherboard : MSI 970A-G46
-Processor : AMD FX-8350 Black Edition Vishera 8-Core 4 ghz
-Cooling : Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
-Memory : 16GB PNY-XLR8 DDR3 1600Mhz 9-9-9-27
-Operating System : Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa
-Display : Asus 24in Lcd 1920x1080
-Video Card : XFX-DD AMD Radeon R9 270 Series
-Graphics Driver : Latest FGLRX Crimson 15.300
-Keyboard : Noppoo Lolita Spyder 104
-Mouse : Mad Catz R.A.T.7 Gaming Mouse
-Webcam :Logitech UVC Camera 720p
-HDD : WD Blue 1TB
-SSD : OCZ-VERTEX3
-PSU : Rosewill Photon 750
That model is only ~ $2 more right now on Amazon:
Amazon.ca has it at $59.99 comparable if you have to ship from ME.
It's certainly 1tb, 7200rpm, and warrantied. I think your price is a bit high for a one-year old drive, but GLWS
There is only one standard for SATA cables.
And that is a really poor price for a tiny harddisk. Get this instead.
Okey I picked out these parts:
Are these the right parts? They cost about 310€ togheter
Gimme some Tech Daddi!
The cheapest item on my list that I need is probably this solar power bank so I can charge emergency comm stuffs.
Otherwise a $50 item that I want (but don't urgently need) is this 1TB hard drive.
Thanks for holding these contests!
$55 1TB reasonably good 7200rpm
I suggest getting a 1TB HDD for 64 dollars
You can get a H77 motherboard for 80~ dollars.
I suggest one of These Though, i don't know what the prices are going to be, so i highly suggest waiting untill tomorrow with deciding GPU.
They matched it over on Amazon as well, so for all you with prime, get it over there!
Found a 1tb WD Blue on Amazon Prime
WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache - WD10EZEX https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0088PUEPK/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_gXZPub0AZCZ3W
RAM: Corsair Vengenace 2x4GB (8GB)
Motherboard: Asus H97-PLUS ATX
Storage: MX100 256GB SSD and WD Caviar Blue 1TB
Video Card: MSI GTX 970
Case: Corsair 500R
Couldn't quite navigate properly since search results only allowed Japanese characters, so I couldn't find appropriate choices for a monitor or a good WiFi adapter (which is necessary if you want to use WiFi). I'm also not familiar with Japanese PSUs, so I didn't recommend one. I wouldn't want to suggest something low quality, since bad PSUs can ruin your entire system.
Also, the 'English' version of the website always reverted back to the Japanese version after you left that specific link, so I couldn't quite use the sorting function so there can be some components I chose that are overpriced. I would really recommend double checking the parts I chose on Amazon to see if there are cheaper alternatives.
If the build is way over budget, I would suggest you get a cheaper R9 290 instead.
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?
Well that one you linked in green is about as military as it gets; actually, it seems like a really nice case, especially with those handles on top. This is a really nice case that focuses on sound dampening and doesn't have a window. It does have a blue LED power light when on, but that's it.
Get this drive.
Buy the 7200rpm 1TB HDD.
Then buy a 256gb SSD.
Put your OS and your most used programs/games/etc on your SSD, and then use the HDD for your pictures, videos, less used programs, etc.
The SSD will outperform any 10k HDD
EDIT: This motherboard doesn't support 1866 memory. When you're looking for RAM please stick to 2x4GB DDR3 1600
I bought this case last year for $10 (currently 17) and I got an old hdd from a dead comp I had (a 250 gb). but heres an inexpensive 1tb hdd thats great.
1 TB HDD for $67 Click here.
yeah, for an extra $10 you can get a full TB. here, https://www.amazon.co.uk/Blue-Desktop-Hard-Disk-Drive/dp/B0088PUEPK
The caviar blue (1tb) hard drive is great, especially for this price!
No problem! It sounds like you have a tower PC? Take advantage of your extra bays. This drive gets up to 150mBps!
I would definately go with the VX models, that's a decent price too.
For HDDs, it kind of depends what you want to do with them. You can't go wrong with good ol' WD blues. I would go with one of these or 1-2 of these personally.
HDD | WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache
SSD (OS) | Samsung 840 Series 2.5 inch 120GB SATA III internal Solid State Drive
CPU | Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155
RAM | Corsair Vengeance 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3 1600 MHz PC3 12800 240-Pin DDR3 Dual Channel Memory Kit
PSU | Corsair CX750 Builder Series ATX 80 PLUS Bronze Certified Power Supply
MOBO | Gigabyte LGA 1155 Intel B75 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX DDR3 1600
Case | Cooler Master HAF 912 - Mid Tower Computer Case with High Airflow
GFX Card | powercolor ati radeon hd 5850 (I don't know exactly which one because it was a gift, but this should be enough information.)
You'd have to reinstall windows onto the SSD.
Its a pretty good deal IMO not as good as the black friday/Cyber monday deals, but its a worthwhile investment being that you'll have significantly quicker boot times and games load relatively quicker.
A suggestion on a HDD, its double the size for only 2 dollars more.
Which of these Hard Drives are better? I heard RPM didn't matter all that much. But I'm unfamiliar with most of the other specs they list.
Found one, is this good?
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? https://www.amazon.co.uk/Blue-Desktop-Hard-Disk-Drive/dp/B0088PUEPK 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.
Processor: AMD RYZEN 7 SERIES OCTA CORE PROCESSOR 1600 Rs.18,199
MB: There is two to choose from This one is cheaper RS.8200 and MSI B350 TOMAHAWK Rs.13,500
RAM: Corsair-Vengeance 8GB DDR Rs.4,500 and Corsair Vengeance 16 GB DDR4 Rs9,300.
PSU: Corsair CP-9020098-UK VS Series VS650 Rs.4,678
GPU: GTX 1060 Rs.19200 and or less expensive GTX 1050 Ti RS.13,200
Monitor: Get any(Dell,LG,Samsung) 22in cost around Rs.9000. Example
PC Case:Get any which looks good. Around Rs.3500 Example
Storage:1TB HDD Rs.3600
Check your nearest shop before ordering online because you might get parts cheaper
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There's a few things, first of all Intel K series cpu's don't come with a cooler in the box, so you will need one. A good (but pricey) cpu cooler is the Noctua NH-D15. If you would like something more affordable the Cryorig H7 will work, although the temps will be higher than the former.
Yes, all desktop ram will fit into all desktop motherboards (sodimm or laptop ram will not).
The hard drive you selected doesen't have great reviews, for $8 more you can get a [WD Blue](https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Cache-Desktop-Drive-WD10EZEX/dp/B0088PUEPK
/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1537074431&sr=1-1&keywords=western+digital+-+caviar+blue+1tb+3.5%22+7200rpm+internal+hard+drive) or a Seagate Barracudda, both more reputable.
The cases you linked are good for their price, but you will most likely need 1-2 more case fans as they only come with 1. If you would like some cheap fans these will do, but they wont be as good as something like the Noctua NF-F12
Dont worry about asking questions! It's what we are here for :) I'm sure I missed something, so if you have any other questions make sure to ask!
Edit 1: Do you already have windows? If not make sure to but it, as you wont have an Operation System without it (Unless you want to run linux).
> J'aimerais me racheter un SSD + un HDD pour mon PC fixe. Mon SSD actuel est vraiment trop petit et tout le temps saturé, j'aimerais un truc autour de 250Go pour mettre système + data qui doivent tourner vite vite (musique en temps réel par exemple). Est-ce une taille correcte ou me fourré-je le doigt dans l'oeil ?
Non c'est parfait pour windows + qq jeux. Moi j'ai pris ça sur mon nouveau pc et je suis très content. Perso j'ai pris :
this WD will celebrate its 5th birthday in November
totally just jumped, but on the AMAZON LINK!!!!
(if you are wondering why i am so happy, it's because i recently bought a crucial 128GB mx SSD from amazon and their price dropped a week later, and they gave me the difference to my credit card. new egg would never do that and is a total hassle to deal with)
+1 credit to /u/haremon
I need this hdd because my computer only has a small drive and it's almost full. I have an external, but it's old and I'm afraid it will die and I'll lose everything. I'll happily gift someone else. Sharing is caring.
Those stats are for commodity Seagate Barracuda and WD Blue drives.
WD Blue 1TB, $50 Amazon
Seagate Barracuda 2TB, $60, Amazon
Good luck finding a cheaper hard drive over a terabyte.
Your hard drive is pretty insignificant when it comes to competitive gaming performance. Most hard drives are perfectly fine.
CPU : Intel Core i5-7600K @ 3.80GHz (If you prefer performance than threads.)
RAM: [HyperX FURY Black 16GB Kit (2x8GB) 2133MHz DDR4] (https://www.amazon.com/HyperX-2133MHz-PC42133-HX421C14FB2K2-16/dp/B01HI14AZ4/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1500374482&amp;sr=8-3&amp;keywords=ram+2133+ddr4)
Hard Drive (1TB): [WD Blue 1TB SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 RPM 64MB Cache] (https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Cache-Desktop-Drive-WD10EZEX/dp/B0088PUEPK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1500374583&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=1tb+hard+drive)
[Samsung SF350 Series 22-Inch Slim Design Monitor] (https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-19-Inch-Design-Monitor-S19F350/dp/B01CX26WCW/ref=sr_1_3?s=pc&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1500374633&amp;sr=1-3&amp;keywords=pc%2Bmonitor&amp;th=1)
Operative System: Search it by yourself, I'd recommend buying Windows 10, or using pirate programs like KMSpico that can save you a hundred bux.
[UGREEN Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express PCI-E Network Controller Card 10/100/1000Mbps] (https://www.amazon.com/UGREEN-Ethernet-Controller-1000Mbps-Converter/dp/B01MSWQMYY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1500374907&amp;sr=8-1-spons&amp;keywords=network+card&amp;psc=1)
Internet Explorer: It comes with every windows for free.
Power Supply: Corsair RMx Series, RM1000x, 1000W, Fully Modular Power Supply, 80+ Gold Certified
Antivirus Program: Buy Avast!, Recommended.
DVD-ROM: Any Should Work.
Upvote if this helped !
Well, like I said- the differences in speed aren't going to be life changing.
A 2.5" 250GB SSD for your OS and random stuff for ~$100, plus a 1TB HDD for games and media for~$50 will probably be the best bang for your buck. If you ever get tired of the 10 second load screens, you can pick up a 500GB SSD for your games library for ~$175
Its this one: https://www.amazon.de/Blue-WD10EZEX-Interne-Festplatte-Zoll/dp/B0088PUEPK
sto cercando di mettere insieme un pc da gaming economico intorno ai 400-500 euro.
Ho fatto una lista su amazon dei componenti che vorrei prendere:
E' una buona build? Al momento il totale e' intorno ai 480 euro. Vorrei cercare di avvicinarmi il piu' possibile ai 400. Cosa mi suggerite? Meglio altri componenti? Conoscete trucchi per ottenere i pezzi a prezzo piu' basso?
This is a bit more than my current budget, but is it worth it?
Here it is:
CPU: Intel BX80677I57600: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MYTYSMK (219.99$)
Motherboard: MSI B250 PC MATE: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N4LCX2D (89.99$)
Video Card: GTX 1070 (brand depends on availability maybe ~420$).
Storage: WD Blue 1TB SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 RPM: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0088PUEPK (49.99$)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OAJ412U (104.43$)
Memory: Ballistix Sport LT 8GB Kit (4GBx2) DDR4 2400 MT/s: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01AG9F0G8 (65.99$)
PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 550 G3: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LWTS2UL (79.99$)
You'd probably want one of these. But, it's only 5400 RPM.
Alternatively, you get one of these with one of these which would cost a bit more, but would have better speeds(and smaller load times.)
Best bet is to just buy a larger hard drive. Can get a 1tb for very little money.
Either clone their drive to the new one (so you don't lose current data) or add the 1 TB as a secondary drive for mass storage.
Getting an external hard drive is helpful as well. It actually can help people stop saving so much stuff. They don't want to transfer everything, so they start to learn to delete things.
Here's the blue version with the same specs for cheaper. What's the difference between the two? It can't be performance if the specs are the same.
Yeah I actually noticed a minute ago that there was no HD there so I was looking around. They would potentially be okay with an SSD if the performance boost was noticeable. I've never actually used a computer with one that I know of (unfortunately), but would it be something that would help a lot? I know it would boot faster and whatnot, which to someone who doesn't know a ton about computers would probably look like proof that it runs well. Alternatively, I was thinking something along the lines of this to keep it basic if I didn't get an SSD
Also, is this a good Hard Drive?: http://www.amazon.co.uk/1TB-inch-Internal-Hard-Drive/dp/B0088PUEPK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1412183831&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=1tb+internal+hard+drive
That'll run LOL, CS:GO, and Overwatch quite well. I wouldn't go with an SSD alone, but that's your choice. Personally, I would get a standard 1TB HDD, these can be found for $50 (Seagate and Western Digital are the recommended) and then get an SSD for booting and basic programs. Then put all of your games on the HDD.
This (which your motherboard should support based off of what I'm seeing)
is what I would recommend.
Uhhh, I don't know where you are buying your hard drives from, but they are about half as much now.
That is just one example. The first listing on the German Amazon when I searched for "HDD".
My Internal HDD (Seagate 1TB) I have for storage that runs secondarily to my SSD that has my OS on has just died and I've been unable to recover anything. Is there anything I need to be aware of when replacing it? I'm currently looking at: WD Blue 1TB
Yes! I'll edit the post. I have a 1 TB WD Blue.
Hello! I've run out of space on my current laptop 256gb ssd, and I was wondering how viable it is to just have all my games on a separate hard drive? I'm looking at a WD Blue 1TB 7200 RPM 3.5'' + HDD enclosure and I was planning on just downloading the steam games to a steam library on the hard drive. I can't really afford any of the more expensive solutions like upgrading the storage on my ssd, so I was looking at other solutions. Would this work? What are the downsides to this? Are there better solutions? I currently plan on playing anything from smaller less intensive titles like hollow knight all the way to things like dark souls iii. Thank you!
Here is a 3.5" WD Blue on Amazon, am I missing something?
Closest I could find on Amazon. New Egg seems to be about the same in price.
first of all the difference in startup is more like 4 minutes once you factor in all your programs starting. windows itself takes ~1.5 mins to startup on a spinning disk.
second of all,
this + this is the same price as this.
it’s better to go with 2 if you have a desktop where you have pretty much unlimited drive space.
in a laptop, you either have only m.2 slots, so you can only go for ssds, or you have m.2 and sata, so the same advice rings true (m.2 ssds are an extra $5-10 at most).
you can put windows, chrome, steam, discord, any adobe products if you use them, and 1-3 games on it.
keep in mind 2tb hdd’s go for $45 sometimes, so you can get double the storage as an sshd, with an ssd, for the same price. no reason not to imo.
Hi, So I built my current rig back in April 2017 and thought I'd upgrade this black friday but I dont know what to upgrade. I'm running:
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 Case
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-H110M-A LGA1151 Intel H110 Micro ATX DDR4 Motherboard
Processor: Intel 3.70 GHz Core i3-6100 3M
Graphics card: GIGABYTE Geforce GTX 1050 2GB
RAM: 1 stick of Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB DDR4 Dram
Power Supply: EVGA 430 W1
Storage: WD Blue 1TB Sata Hard Drive
This is the only PC I've ever built and I've never upgraded before. I would like to upgrade my CPU because its an i3 and I know its getting outdated but I dont know if thats the only thing needing an upgrade. I usually get 150+ frames on Counter-Strike and around 120fps on Overwatch but these are all on low settings. However I just recently bought BO4 and can barely run at 60 fps at low. Any advice as to what processor I need to upgrade to?
I was planning to build a pc with a similar budget but ended up getting an older pc to upgrade from a relative.
Here's my partlist tho, it's about $800 without a monitor, keyboard and mouse, etc.
According to benchmarks on youtube this kind of build should be able to run AAA games at 1080p, maxed, 60fps+.
I listed an SSD (like a hard drive but a lot faster) that has 250GB, but you could switch it out for (or just add) this 1TB hard drive that is pretty popular: https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Cache-Desktop-Drive-WD10EZEX/dp/B0088PUEPK
Alternatively you could a more expensive but better value HDD: https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Desktop-3-5Inch-Internal-ST3000DM001/dp/B006KCX0UE
Feel free to ask any questions (I haven't actually built a pc yet, but I've been looking online about it for a several months now). Oh yeah, and a great place to pick your parts is pcpartpicker.com.
Edit: Oh, I also chose a mini tower mini-ATX motherboard and case, which is smaller but may be harder to work with and offers some expansion but not as much as a mid or full tower with ATX. PCpartpicker has a compatibility checker that only shows you compatible parts when picking them, so that should help if you wanted to change some parts in my list.
I would recommend getting this ssd and adding on a hard drive. If he is playing games like GTA V he needs more than that.
SSD: SanDisk SSD PLUS 240GB Solid State Drive (SDSSDA-240G-G26) [Newest Version] https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01F9G43WU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_gcIozbC7MWS6G
Hard Drive: WD Blue 1TB SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 RPM 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch Desktop Hard Drive (WD10EZEX) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0088PUEPK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_7cIozbGZ91Z38
Only $10 for a far better space situation.
The Ryzen 5 1600 comes with a built in cooler, so you can remove the aftermarket cooler. This DDR4 is a little bit cheaper. Also, if you're patient, you can find a cheaper GTX 1070 from this page. I recommend making an account and turning on email alerts as well as email notifications on your phone. I managed to find a Asus GTX 1070 Strix for $399 USD this way. As for the monitor, watch r/buildapcsales, I've seen similar monitors less than $200. This hard drive is a bit cheaper. I don't know how shipping these parts to the Philippines would fare, sorry.
this one unless you have a suggestion since I'm not in the know of HDD's
brand new that drive is 50
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?
The HDD is a tad bit sketch, you can get a straight up blue for $10 more and it is 1TB.
As far as the power supply, get this one instead, it is a bit higher quality (neither are great, but the N1 is the worst one EVGA sells). I believe it is cheaper as it is on sale.
I don't really know much about wireless network adapters to make a recommendation.
Your budget build is actually great. But what CPU are you using? The 8350? 8120? For your HDD/PSU I recommend this HDD and this PSU. Have fun!
You'll probably be better of a small SSD - https://www.amazon.com/Kingston-120GB-Solid-SA400S37-120G/dp/B01N6JQS8C/ref=sr_1_4?s=pc&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1538585300&amp;sr=1-4&amp;keywords=SSD, and a large HDD - https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Cache-Desktop-Drive-WD10EZEX/dp/B0088PUEPK/ref=sr_1_3?s=pc&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1538585372&amp;sr=1-3&amp;keywords=Hard+drive. This will not only give you more storage but it will also decrease the cost of your storage setup a little bit.
i personally use this sata 850 evo and this hdd which is very good and very cheap, amazing combo imo.
[$787] https://www.amazon.com/HP-Pavilion-Desktop-Computer-790-0020/dp/B07BV43DTM/ref=sr_1_9?s=pc&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1539740895&amp;sr=1-9&amp;keywords=gaming+pc&amp;refinements=p_n_feature_seven_browse-bin%3A3012497011%2Cp_n_graphics_type_browse-bin%3A14292273011%2Cp_36%3A2421883011 - Found this one, it has a 256 gb ssd only as the storage but along with [https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Cache-Desktop-Drive-WD10EZEX/dp/B0088PUEPK] it's relatively complete. With the 1tb hdd it is unfortunately $20 over budget.
That's honestly one of the best I can find, I found a couple with AMD CPUs and honestly they can't compare to the 8th gen i5 at all. Couldn't find any GTX 1060 6gbs versions either. Honestly, just wait for black friday.
Looks alright. Also on reddit its double enter to get a new line.
Graphics Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Processor: Intel i5 6500
Motherboard: Gigabyte LGA1151 Intel H110 Micro ATX DDR4
Power Supply: EVGA 500 W1, 80+ WHITE 500W Power Supply
RAM: Ballistix 8GB Single DDR4 288 Pin
Hard Disk Drive: WD Blue 1TB SATA 6Gb/s
Optical Drive: LG Super Multi Optical Drives
Case: Thermaltake H15 Micro ATX tower
Monitor: Dell VESA Mountable 23" LED
Mouse: Logitech MX ANYWHERE 2
Keyboard: Logitech Wireless Keyboard K360
Edit: Formating and Links for more information!
Most modern 7200 rpm 1 TB drives have 64mb's of cache. Such as this one: https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Cache-Desktop-Drive-WD10EZEX/dp/B0088PUEPK/ref=lp_2248325011_1_1?s=pc&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1486454810&amp;sr=1-1 . 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.
I'm need more storage space after building my pc. I have:
and it's been working great on boot up. However, I feel like my games are taking while to launch but its manageable. But anyways i'm running low on storage and I'm looking for 1tb hard drive (ssd's are to expensive for me at the moment) My question is should I get the same SSHD as above or
WD blue seems to get a lot of praise but idk if it is better than the sshd?
Thanks for the help
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?
For $10 less you can get this PNY 120gb SSD which has a 550MB/s read and 520Mb/s write speed. I would also swap out that Seagate HDD for this Western Digital HDD because Seagate drives are known to be unreliable, however the WD drive is a few bucks more, but I'd say it's worth it.
I hope this is the right place to post this. I dropped my laptop recently and I need to get a new hard drive.
This is the laptop: http://www.amazon.com/Asus-15-Inch-Laptiop-i7-4720HQ-Processor/dp/B00T7XRGGC
This is the hard drive I'm thinking of getting: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0088PUEPK?ref=olp_product_details
If anyone can speak for that one or recommend any around that price range, I'd really appreciate it. Also, I'm pretty new to all this, so if anyone can point me to an installation tutorial, that would be cool too. Thanks!
In all seriousness, I (plus many other people here) would just recommend installing a big HDD and using that to play games.
Here's what I've used:
HDD / SSD
You could get two of these. And use one as storage and other as boot disk. Or put them in Raid 0.
Not OP, but I think we can make a good guess
cat6 patch panel (24 ports, 20 used) -- $49.99
HP V1910-48G switch -- $439.00
Two Dell Poweredge T110 servers, 16Gb ram each, running VMware vSphere ESXi 5.5 -- $469.00 x 2 = $938.00
Qnap TS-459 Pro II NAS for VM storage -- $793.50
Qnap TS-509 Pro NAS for VM storage (templates and ISO) and backup -- $500^([safe estimate, no longer for sale])
Two 2000VA UPS's -- $197.24 X 2 = $394.48
9 hard disks, likely 1 TB each at least^([safe estimate]) -- $54.99 x 9 = $494.91
Brand new, to make a setup as similar as this as possible, it would cost you approximately
^([I have not counted the rack, or additional disks and memory for servers, or cabling, or licensing.])
I think a safe estimate, for a setup like this, brand new, would be...
I'm assuming you're asking for the list of parts I purchased?
If so, here you go.
WD color codes their HDDs for certain tasks. Blue is for everyday tasks, and green is for storage. There are more such as red for RAID setups, black for max performance, or even purple for surveillance systems.
WD Blue: http://www.amazon.com/WD-Blue-Desktop-Hard-Drive/dp/B0088PUEPK
WD Green: http://www.amazon.com/WD-Green-Desktop-Hard-Drive/dp/B006GDVREI
I am not too familiar with AMD components, but here are two (SSD,HDD) alternative storage devices that are similar or cheaper price and should work just as well or better (258GB SSD as compared to 128GB). I cut down 1TB on the hard drive simply because 1.25TB should be plenty, but if you feel you need more than that, the hard drive you have should be good. There are some slightly cheaper cases that would work out just as well if you're going for a budget, if you're choose it for the looks, it looks like a fine case.
As for your GPU, I found this one that should work out well, however, I would consider looking into a 770 or something similar for AMD. I choose the EVGA card simply because they have absolutely fantastic consumer support and I've had no problems with them so far, you can always look into other brands.
For gaming you are over-spending on the CPU. Those monster i7X chips are great for server applications or high end workstations.
A 200 dollar i5 would be more than enough. This also lets you spend less on a motherboard. ASUS is the gold standard there. MSI is fine. Not amazing. Fine.
The cheaper CPU and board save you around 200 bucks easily combined.
RAM is fine, but look I just saved you 60 bucks.
Going to brand critique you now on drives.
Go with this from Crucial.
Diese Teile sollten gut zusammen laufen.
Bemerkungswert ist das Ryzen mit schnelleren RAM schneller lauft!
Leider wohne ich in England, also kenne ich keine Supermarkte usw die PC's verkaufen!
It's not that the Ryzen won't give you better performance than the i5 without OC. It's just that it won't give you its best performance.
But even without overclocking, I think the 6 core Ryzen will be more VFM for you than the i5 considering they're both about the same price bracket. I would suggest you get the Ryzen with a B350 board and not OC right now if you don't want to. But the board will allow you to do so, if you feel the need later.
EDIT: Here's a similar budget build to your current one. I've used some of the same parts as well but dropped the optical drive.
Ryzen 5 1600 - 16,529/-
Gigabyte GA-AB350M-D3H - 8,065/-
Corsair Vengeance 8 GB 2400 MHz RAM - 4,430/-
WD Blue 1 TB HDD - 3,590/-
Zotac 1050 Ti - 11,725/-
Cooler Master Elite 310 Case (comes with 1 fan) - 2,340/-
Extra 120 mm case fan - 320/-
Deepcool Aurora DA500 80+ Bronze PSU - 3,255/-
BenQ GW22740 6,757/-
APC 600VA UPS - 2,300/-
Dragonwar Storm Gaming Keyboard & LED Mouse Combo - 1,254/-
Total - 60,565/-
That sled will work IF you are upgrading to an SSD or laptop sized HDD.
If you are going to use a desktop HDD, (like this: https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Cache-Desktop-Drive-WD10EZEX/dp/B0088PUEPK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1494017401&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=1tb+desktop+hard+drive) you will need the sled for larger drives (like this: https://www.amazon.com/Mac-Pro-2009-2012-Sled-Drives/dp/B00AN54Z6W/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1494017474&amp;sr=8-3&amp;keywords=mac+pro+2012+sled).
Does this WD Blue 1TB Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0088PUEPK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_hdt3mIoMVvuQH require any kind of prep? I installed it into my first PC and the bios won't detect it.
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.
Alright. Here's the build. It will be around 470 after tax. Its pretty decent, especially for the 500 dollar range. It will play whatever you throw at it without much of an issue. Its quite upgradeable. Its on the AM4 platform so in years to come when you need an upgrade you could find a faster used AMD AM4 CPU without an issue. Could buy one of the latest GPU's during the time as this PSU has 6 and 8 pin power connectors.
IDK how you want to build it. I could find some video explaining it. We could video call or whatever they call it when you're ready to build. Or any other ideas.
CPU - https://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Core-2-Quad-Q6600-2-4GHz-Quad-Core-LAG775-CPU-Processor/352734984887
Motherboard - https://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-DQ35JOE-D82085-807-LGA775-DDR3-Motherboard-w-IO-Plate-DQ35JOE/233339749860
RAM - https://www.ebay.com/itm/4gb-2x2gb-PC3-10600-DDR3-1333-Desktop-Memory-for-Dell-HP-Lenovo-etc/202775770785
Storage - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0088PUEPK/
Case - Any ATX Midtower
Power supply - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B014W3EM2W/
Video card - https://www.ebay.com/itm/MSI-TWIN-FROZR-III-GTX-660-N660-TF-2GD5OC/233165044919#viTabs_0
Monitor - https://www.ebay.com/itm/20-Dell-LCD-Monitor-1600-x-1200-800-1-16ms-VGA-DVI-Silver-Black/123532105639?epid=2254481645
OS - https://www.ebay.com/itm/Full-Retail-Microsoft-Windows-XP-Professional-Version-2002-Brand-new/323890742801