Building own PC - bit of advice needed

  smy13 19:08 09 Aug 10
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Hi i'm thinking of having a go at building my own PC using this bundle from novatech
click here
Plus a new graphics card

To keep this costs down i intend to use my exsisting optical & hard drives which are IDE (PATA.

So the plan is to use these IDE to SATA converters
click here Will this work.

I've also got my copy of Windows 7 will this run the 64 bit version

if i can use all of the above I can bring the cost in at £210

Which makes this a really worthwhile project

  I am Spartacus 19:26 09 Aug 10

For that price it's worth giving it a go. If it doesn't work you've only lost £1.62.

  smy13 19:42 09 Aug 10

That's what I thought
I've done plenty of upgrading on PC's in the past but this will be the first time i've tried from scratch

I'd still welcome any more advice

  DieSse 20:01 09 Aug 10

Put your existing IDE drive on the IDE port on the motherboard (for minimum problems).

Put the optical drive on the SATA converter.

Would I trust a £1.69 converter (with free postage from China!) - No.

Why not get a new SATA optical drive from Novatech - they're pretty cheap.

click here

  smy13 20:37 09 Aug 10

That seems like a good idea
the drive from novatech seems a bargain
I could then sell the old ones on ebay as they are only 12 mths old,

One last question in my original post would this set-up run 64 bit windows

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