I have been thinking of upgrading my memory as I feel it may not be sufficient as games are becoming more demanding. I have two 4GB Gskill ripjaw memory sticks (and I'm thinking they may be failing on me due to Bsods).
I was thinking of getting these Gskill Ripjaw 8gb on Newegg. I'm not really sure if these are memory sticks worth getting for my gaming PC or not. These are some things where I would like some clarification on. XD
Also, My motherboard is a Gigabyte z77x UD3H. It can support up to 32GB of memory and has 4 slots. I'm not entirely sure of its exact specifications so if anyone could tell me if the board can actually handle all of this memory I'd appreciate it.
Here's a list of my specs:
Mobo: Gigabyte z77x UD3H.
Memory: 2x 4GB Gskill Ripjaws-X 1600MHZ.
SSD: 256GB OCZ Agility 4 SATA III.
HDD: 1TB SATA III 7200 3.5".
Wi-Fi Adapter: Gigabyte PCI-E 802.11.
GPU: Radeon HD7970 3GB PCIE.
CPU: Intel 3570k (Safe OC via mobo to 4.2Ghz)
PSU: Corsair CMPSU-850TX V2.
Cooling Unit: Corsair Hydro Series H60 120MM Liquid Cooling.
Fans: I have about 3-4 or so fans in my case as well. Maybe 5, I forgot.
Age: Bought and ran since January 2013.
I was thinking of getting at least 2 Noctua NF-F12 fans as well to put onto my radiator since my fans are practically chugging every day like a washing machine (only one of the fans on the rad actually works) where my radiator is and I'm getting about 80C on my CPU during high intense games. I don't know of any better fan that's both powerful and silent so if anyone knows, just tell me what they are or if I should just stick with the Noctuas.
I'm also wondering if I should get these cans of compressed air to clean out the dust. I haven't cleaned my PC out once as I've been too lazy/busy to do so and was afraid I'd do something bad and mess something up. I have no hands on experience with cleaning PCs or installing hardware after all. I'm also planning on getting an anti static bracelet with all this stuff if I do decide to get it.
Two more questions I have is if it's okay to blow air from a can of compressed air into my PSU and if I should turn off the power switch on the PSU before cleaning or just leave it on, since the PC will be unplugged.
Thanks in advance to all who answer!
EDIT: I read a bit online and found that the Noctua NF-F12 was more superior than the NF-P12 in terms of using it for a radiator. Should I get two of these or one NF-P12 for the outside exhaust pushing out and a NF-F12 for the inside exhaust pushing in?
EDIT2: I made a diagram of my PC's airflow of what I think it is or at least should be. Is this the best set up for it?
The top most fan is a 140mm and everything else is 120mm. I only plan on replacing the ones around the radiator though. There's also a fan on the side panel in front of the GPU. From the looks of it, it's an intake fan.
Edited by Ophaq, 12 April 2016 - 03:09 PM.
Moved from System Building to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.