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Will I Have Memory or other Compatibility Issues?

MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128423

RAM: G.SKILL PI Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7T-6GBPI - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231335

GPU: SAPPHIRE 100291L Radeon HD 5450 (Cedar) 512MB 64-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102877

Heatsink: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

PSU: Antec TruePower New TP-750 Blue 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371022

Case: Antec 1200

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Green Drives

Intended Use: HTPC and VOB editing/encoding

I am a first-time builder and I've ordered these parts from newegg. After tons of help from members here I was able to narrow it down to put this build together, but Im nervous about the memory being compatible with the MOBO. The ram is DDR3 1600, but the MOBO lists a Memory Standard DDR3 2200/1333/1066/800

Will I have any problems with this memory being compatible with my board?

Are there any other components that I should have here?
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  1. Im sorry........The CPU will be an i7-930
  2. Best answer
    No, there won't be any trouble with the memory. The memory will downclock itself to 1333 MHz in all likelihood if you don't manually set it. If you do manually set it, you'll still be fine.
  3. That's a very nice looking build aside from the slow green hard drives. Is there a reason you went with those? They're nice for strictly storage drives, but will slow down the whole systems responsiveness when used as the main system drive.
  4. The drives will be used for storage for my backed up dvd collection. I wont be accessing them much so I went for the green drives that power down when they're not in use. I dont game on the the computer at all......mostly due to the fact I've never had a computer that could handle anything more that tetris! lol (My last rig was a store-bought Compaq Presario SR2039X that died 6 months ago.)

    But now that you mention it, I will be doing alot of format converting so will the drives affect the performance and speed there?

    I wasnt sure about getting the Hyper 212 either, but it was suggested since I like to do a ton of VOB encoding I could possibly put a good amount of heat on the CPU. I wanted to make sure the CPU was as protected as possible and I figured the extra $35 was worth the investment even if it wasnt really a necessary component to have; and since I saved $100 on the i7 (thanx to this site for pointing me towards Micro Center!!)

    Being that this is my first time building my own PC.....what are some potential pitfalls I might encounter? Is there anything I should be prepared for?
  5. So I can go into the BIOS and clock the memory back up to 1600 MHz if it decides to down-clock itself?

    All the parts should be here by saturday so I expect to be doing alot more posting to get things set up and fine tune the system.
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