SATA /IDE

  dazza39 22:26 23 Feb 06
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I'm thinking of upgrading my motherboard to a Socket 939 model,however i see the device controllers for the hard dive are SATA,my current board has IDE connectors??,will i still be able to connect these to new board?.

Thanks

  007al 22:29 23 Feb 06

The motherboard will still have two IDE connections for optical drives and hard drives.
What motherboard is it and where are you buying from?

  dazza39 22:32 23 Feb 06

buying from ebuyer,don't know which model yet,probablya ASUS AV8.

  dazza39 22:46 23 Feb 06

Another question as well what board would you recommend i go for ?.Nothing to expensive just a good gaming one.

  007al 22:53 23 Feb 06

Do you have a graphics card or are you getting a new one?

  rmcqua 22:54 23 Feb 06

This would be a good middle - to - top of the range model that should do everything you need. There are more expensive ones, of course.

click here

  007al 22:58 23 Feb 06

The Asus board you`ve mentioned is ok,but for gaming you want an nVidia nForce4 or ATI chipset as they are designed for gaming by graphics card manufacturers

  dazza39 16:59 25 Feb 06

007,yes am thinking of Graphics card as well,but not the way expaensive ones probably a 6800gt Geforce.do i need SLI in a motherboard?,only palnning to use one card as such?.

  007al 19:30 25 Feb 06

You dont need SLi,but its an option to add another card later if you wanted.
This is not an expensive board for SLI.
Search Novatech on the link rmcqua gave,they have a large choice for all you want.The Gigabyte SLI boards start at under £70,so it could be worth considering dual cards.nvidia make the 6800GS instead of GT now,although the GT can still be found

  dazza39 15:27 27 Feb 06

One i have seen that has a good review is ASUS A8N-E SOCKET 939,might go for that.

  007al 22:12 27 Feb 06

Thats a good board click here

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