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December 16, 2013 7:48:33 AM

I made this build

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Intel core i7 920 (1st Gen)
- Motherboard Gigabyte x58 Intel X58A - UD7
- 1 HDD Seagate Barracuda SATA3 1TB 7200 RPM 32 MB Cache
- Power Supply 750TX Corsair
- Case Thermaltake V9
- 3 x 2GB Corsair Dominator DDR3
- ATI HD 5870 Graphic Card
- DVD reader
- Coolermaster v8
- 2 Coolers additional
- Wireless encode network card
- LCD Samsung XL2370


And i want to upgrade it a bit with:

- Corsair Vengeance 3x4gb DDR3 http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Desktop-Memory-...

- Western digital caviar black 1tb http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Cache-Desktop-WD1...

My question is, will my motherboard be able to handle the new Memory RAM? and, will it cause any problem the new HDD?
December 16, 2013 7:54:40 AM

the ram is ok but the new hdd isn't a big improvement over your current one.
December 16, 2013 3:08:38 PM

Thanks for your opinion, but why it isnt a big improvement the hdd?

I want to start recording World of Warcraft gameplay either with Fraps of a Software capturing device, so I was told to buy this hdd
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December 16, 2013 11:19:35 PM

the speed a mechanical hdd-s is mostly a factor of rotation speed. you have already a baracuda 7200rpm. the new wd black is also 7200rpm, yes it will be a bit faster but not by a lot. of course if you need it also for the added capacity it's fine i first thought you want to replace the hdd with the new one and that's just not worth it.
December 17, 2013 5:34:10 AM

Oh thanks! Also sorry if brother you , but its going to be Ok the new RAM with my current motherboard?

Motherboard is gigabyte x58A - ud7 (rev. 1.0)

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December 17, 2013 6:56:29 AM
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sure, ram should work just fine. just be careful when you plug it in the slots that the dim ridge has to match when you plug it in. (they can only be inserted one way or you may damage the slots)
December 17, 2013 7:23:06 AM

Thank you for your help.
December 17, 2013 7:34:48 AM

12GB of RAM will be an overkill, so you could stay with 8GB of RAM, sufficient for gaming an everyday work. And go with 2 x 4 = 8GB.
December 17, 2013 7:49:25 AM

lonewolf7 said:
12GB of RAM will be an overkill, so you could stay with 8GB of RAM, sufficient for gaming an everyday work. And go with 2 x 4 = 8GB.


it's a X58. uses triple channel ram. stick to 12gb
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