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    Hi guys,

    I will be "building" a new rig around tax time and I have a question I hope someone can help me with. My budget is about $550. I know...not much to work with...but anyway.

    My situation is this...I've assembled some possible builds on Newegg....If I go socket 939 there is not enough money left to get a new hard drive for the system...The 939 system would include new everything EXCEPT hard drive, sound card and optical drives. I would use my existing hard drive, sound card and optical drives. The thing is the hard drive is a 5400rpm maxtor...Ultra-ATA/100.

    If I build a new socket 754 build I can also include a SATA hard drive in the build. So here's my main question.....can I build a socket 939 system and use that old hard drive??? I would like to go 939...but it's not a deal breaker.

    thanks.

    Chappie

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    Re: Opinions on hard drive and a new build.

    I'd go 939 and upgrade to an SATA hard drive later on. You won't notice a boost in performance from IDE to SATA unless you are using a 10,000 RPM drive anyway. So I would get the nice processor and upgrade to an SATA if you want later. Just make sure that the motherboard you get has SATA on it as I find that onboard is better than a PCI card adapter.

    Make sense?

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    • #3
      Re: Opinions on hard drive and a new build.

      Hey FishRoy,

      Yea, that makes sense..thanks alot...knowing my luck I'll use the old drive, get everything together and the thing will crap out on me!! LOL

      Cya,
      Chappie

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        Re: Opinions on hard drive and a new build.

        I'd agree with FishRoy. Get the 939 and save up for a new hard drive.


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        • #5
          Re: Opinions on hard drive and a new build.

          I noticed a huge difference going from a 5400RPM PATA drive to a 7200RPM SATA drive.. I attribute much of that difference to the 5400RPM vs 7200RPM difference, rather than PATA vs SATA.

          939 should be a deal breaker, IMO.

          Computer upgrades are addictive. You'll end up w/ a new drive no matter what you say now anyways ;)
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            Re: Opinions on hard drive and a new build.

            Im selling a Gigabyte ga-k8ns-939 Motherboard look it up. Great freaking board. I just wanted to get a new system for SLI so now i have the asus a8n-sli deluxe with 2 xfx 7800gt's

            give me a holla about that mobo its great mobo used it for only about 3 months and i have everything that came with it box, manual, cd's, cables, sticker.
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