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#1 Sledder

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 11:15 AM

There is a asus P4S8X-X board in my desk unit with XP pro. I want to adapt (?) a 160 GB SSD

to this board for about 6 months while i accumulate the components for a Z77 (thereabouts) board.

I want the experience of the SSD now to see what happens to boot and overall speed due just to

the SSD if possible. At the end of this 6 month era the SSD would be formatted and loaded

with Windows 7 for use with the new board, case, pwr supp, memory, DVD drive and an external

ide drive (Maxtor). And so i hope. I still think I need direction on this.

Decisions: crucial SSD, Corsair case and supply. Some kind of memory and an Intel processor that

I have yet to discover. Can I ask for opinions and or help.

 

 



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 12:23 PM

If it was me, I would hold off and save buying an SSD until I got the rest of the system lined up.

 

If you are determined to run an SSD now, my first choice would be an expansion SATA card  http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100006519%2040000073%20600022015&IsNodeId=1&Description=sata%20card&name=PCI%20to%20SATA%20Card&Order=BESTMATCH

 

 

A distant second would be some sort of PATA IDE/SATA adapter, but that would be a distant second choice due to reliability/speed/throughput concerns.


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Posted 26 March 2013 - 02:52 PM

I'm not a gamer, just looking for reasonable speed overall. What intel processor would you pick for the Z77 Asus.



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 03:10 PM

That would depend on your uses.


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Posted 26 March 2013 - 07:04 PM

Since you aren't going to be gaming, I would also consider an AMD FX or A-series CPU as they may be more cost effective.


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Posted 27 March 2013 - 08:29 PM

dpunisher has given you excellent advice. I would be willing to bet that your power supply also lacks the correct plug for the SSD. You could use an adapter, something like this: Aprevia 4P to SATA Cable # CVT45. Newegg has them for 5 bucks. But, you will be throwing this stuff out when you update the motherboard.

 

Hmmm...I don't want to hijack this thread but I couldn't copy and paste a link from Newegg into this forum. I wonder how dpunisher did it? I'll look around for a better place to ask this question.



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 08:39 PM

I had to paste first, then fill in the text above. Weird!

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812201002&Tpk=apevia%20cvt45&IsVirtualParent=1



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 10:32 AM

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their experiences and knowledge. Thank you to all!!



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Posted 29 March 2013 - 11:08 AM

  • I've decided to take the good advice from those here in the forum. That means using the ssd with my current motherboard will have to wait for the Asus Z77 when all the components are here and ready. However. what i
  • would like is some input on a conventional 7200 rpm ide (bout 250GB) that would be compatible with the asus
  • board. I do feel the Z77 is good for what i imagine i need but which processor would be right, Is it capable of both
  • amd and intel. Is dual core usable? Which ide drive? By the way the power supply will be a Corsair
  • 850.

Edited by Sledder, 29 March 2013 - 12:55 PM.


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Posted 29 March 2013 - 05:12 PM

The Asus Z77 motherboard does not have have a IDE connector, so you will not be able to use the IDE hard drive. The motherboard is only compatible with Intel processors and 850W is an overkill, something like 600W would be plenty.


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