Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Hard Drives & Storage › which to get?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

which to get?

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Should i buy 2 more 1tb barracuda drives and raid 0 those 2 for my games and my current 1tb for files, music, etc. And my add for the os

Or buy 2x4gb RAM to replace my 4gbs now.

What will I notice more? Or is there another upgrade, for my sig. Fairly cheap- I have a 25$ giftcard to newegg

Sorry for posting in the wrong section if it is.
Mini worker
(7 items)
 
Blaue Liebe
(17 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A8 5600K ASRock FM2A88X-ITX  SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6570 Corsair Dominator Platinum 
Hard DriveOSCase
OCZ Vertex 450 128gb w7 64bit Rosewill Legacy U2-B 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3570k P67 Extreme4 Gen3 Asus GTX 570 direct cuII Ripjaws 8gb 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOS
1TB Seagate Barracude 7200rpm 120gb OCZ Vertex 3  60gb OCZ Agility 3 windows 7 pro X64 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
HannsG 23" + AOC 24" Corsair HX850w Lian Li PC A70-F Razar Naga 
Audio
Sound Blaster X 
  hide details  
Reply
Mini worker
(7 items)
 
Blaue Liebe
(17 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A8 5600K ASRock FM2A88X-ITX  SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6570 Corsair Dominator Platinum 
Hard DriveOSCase
OCZ Vertex 450 128gb w7 64bit Rosewill Legacy U2-B 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3570k P67 Extreme4 Gen3 Asus GTX 570 direct cuII Ripjaws 8gb 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOS
1TB Seagate Barracude 7200rpm 120gb OCZ Vertex 3  60gb OCZ Agility 3 windows 7 pro X64 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
HannsG 23" + AOC 24" Corsair HX850w Lian Li PC A70-F Razar Naga 
Audio
Sound Blaster X 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 5
It is very difficult to understand what are you saying.

Since you got your current 1tb drive, if you want to buy barracuda drives, make sure it is identical with identical storage.

For ram. 2x4GB of ram is overkill for gaming and basic task. Provided you are doing heavy multitasking purposes like Maya, heavy video editing and photoshop, a 2x4gb ram is a better solution.
Gaming rig
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 760 Gigabyte P55-UD3P AMD Radeon HD6870 (Sapphire) Kingston Hyper-X 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB LG GH-22 Coolermaster Hyper 212 plus Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Philips 230E(Main screen) Acer AL1916W(Secondary) Rosewill RK9100 Mechanical CherryMX Blue Keyboard Aerocool E85M-700W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Ikonik EN2-WB Logitech MX518 Razer Goliathus AKG GHS 1 
  hide details  
Reply
Gaming rig
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 760 Gigabyte P55-UD3P AMD Radeon HD6870 (Sapphire) Kingston Hyper-X 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB LG GH-22 Coolermaster Hyper 212 plus Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Philips 230E(Main screen) Acer AL1916W(Secondary) Rosewill RK9100 Mechanical CherryMX Blue Keyboard Aerocool E85M-700W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Ikonik EN2-WB Logitech MX518 Razer Goliathus AKG GHS 1 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
Sorry, for hard drives...

2 1tb drives and raid 0- these will be for my games
1 1tb drive for my files other programs, etc
My ssd has my OS on it.

Is that easier?

I actually don't do PhotoShop, or heavy programs like that. But i may soon as I'm starting CADD and maybe other engineering program classes.
But I'm gonna be gaming at high resolutions in the near future, using 3monitors
Mini worker
(7 items)
 
Blaue Liebe
(17 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A8 5600K ASRock FM2A88X-ITX  SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6570 Corsair Dominator Platinum 
Hard DriveOSCase
OCZ Vertex 450 128gb w7 64bit Rosewill Legacy U2-B 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3570k P67 Extreme4 Gen3 Asus GTX 570 direct cuII Ripjaws 8gb 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOS
1TB Seagate Barracude 7200rpm 120gb OCZ Vertex 3  60gb OCZ Agility 3 windows 7 pro X64 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
HannsG 23" + AOC 24" Corsair HX850w Lian Li PC A70-F Razar Naga 
Audio
Sound Blaster X 
  hide details  
Reply
Mini worker
(7 items)
 
Blaue Liebe
(17 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A8 5600K ASRock FM2A88X-ITX  SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6570 Corsair Dominator Platinum 
Hard DriveOSCase
OCZ Vertex 450 128gb w7 64bit Rosewill Legacy U2-B 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3570k P67 Extreme4 Gen3 Asus GTX 570 direct cuII Ripjaws 8gb 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOS
1TB Seagate Barracude 7200rpm 120gb OCZ Vertex 3  60gb OCZ Agility 3 windows 7 pro X64 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
HannsG 23" + AOC 24" Corsair HX850w Lian Li PC A70-F Razar Naga 
Audio
Sound Blaster X 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 5
Believe it or not but i saw a nice difference going from 4gb too 8gb and that's with gaming and running programs in the background.

When i had 4gb of ram couple of games would run really sluggish mainly the ones that eats lots of ram and have a memory leak which i saw my total ram get close too 4gbs and that's when i got bad performance, Which because it was using page file, But when i went too 8gbs i saw my total used ram going way over 4gbs and sometimes 6gbs! and performance was alot better, Heck even the desktop feels snappier.

I also used eyefinity too which does eat alot of ram.


Never can have too much ram if the price is right
gigaryzen
(10 items)
 
saberex
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen 1700 @ 3.9 AX370-Gaming K7 Nvidia 1080 founders corsair lpx 3200@3200 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
corsair lpx 3200@3200 ssd 120gb H100 windows 10 
PowerCase
tagan 900watts thermaltake core x9 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
amd fx 8370e 5ghz SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 msi 390 gskill sniper 8gb 1866 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
gskill sniper 8gb 1866 ssd 120gb xspc rasa 750 with tons of fans!! windows 8.1 
PowerCase
power and cooling 750watt thermaltake core x9 
  hide details  
Reply
gigaryzen
(10 items)
 
saberex
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen 1700 @ 3.9 AX370-Gaming K7 Nvidia 1080 founders corsair lpx 3200@3200 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
corsair lpx 3200@3200 ssd 120gb H100 windows 10 
PowerCase
tagan 900watts thermaltake core x9 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
amd fx 8370e 5ghz SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 msi 390 gskill sniper 8gb 1866 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
gskill sniper 8gb 1866 ssd 120gb xspc rasa 750 with tons of fans!! windows 8.1 
PowerCase
power and cooling 750watt thermaltake core x9 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 5
sorry~~~~
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Hard Drives & Storage
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Hard Drives & Storage › which to get?