Which HDD should I buy?

sandals100

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Hi,

I am having a little bit of trouble deciding which HDD to buy. I have read both bad and good reviews of the HDD's that I am fighting between but cannot find a definitive answer on which one to get. I have no interest in buying an SSD. My system is 64bit with Windows 8.1. I have 8gb ram, i5 4670k, Radeon R9 270X OC 2GB. I also have a 2TB external HDD which I am prepared to keep plugged into the rig 24/7. My minimum amount of HDD space I require is 1TB. I wanted a HDD that is reliable and stable.
The HDD's are as follows, all prices are in AUD:
1) Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM $70
2) Western Digital WD Green 2TB $99
3) WD 1TB Black Series $99
4) Western Digital 1TB Red (WIth something called "NAS") $105
5) Western Digital 2TB Red (WIth something called "NAS") $128
6) Western Digital WD Green 3TB $134
7) Seagate Barracuda 3TB $139
 

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get this hdd http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd1003fzex or this one http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd2002faex depends on if you want the extra space. The first link is a 1tb caviar black and the other one is a 2tb hdd. I would just go with the 1tb wd hdd but its up to you. DO NOT GET SEAGATE. In a recent survey, it showed that seagate hdd's had the most failure hdds and they costed the most or something like that to repair. The caviar black is reliable and is a blazing fast hdd.
 

sandals100

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Thank you for this. I have gone with the Black 1tb.
 

sandals100

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Thanks for the response. Appreciate the simplicity of you answer. :)
 

sandals100

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I have built the computer from scratch (First time). I am getting it assembled from Center Com. All parts are as follows:
- Intel i5 4670K
- ASRock Fatal1ty H87 Performance LGA 1150 Motherboard OR Asus Z87M-PLUS
- G.Skill DDR3 8GB (2x4GB) PC3-14900 1866MHz Ares Desktop RAM
- WD 1TB Black Series 7200 RPM
- Corsair Graphite Series 230T
- Antec HCG-620M 620W PSU
- LG (GH24NSB0) 24x Dual Layer Super Multi DVD Burner OPTICAL DRIVE
- Cooler Master Hyper 212X CPU Cooler
- NETGEAR WNA3100 Wireless-N 300 USB Adapter FOR WIFI
- Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X - 2GB
- Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit FOR DIRECT X 11.2?

 

TheMohammadmo

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No its not compatible. Why that case. Go with the fractal design r4, nzxt phantom, or the rosewill blackhawk. Also the uatx motherboard isnt compatiable with that case. What is your budget for the motherborad
 

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