I am Dbonniwell and I am new to this forum. Thanks for letting me on.
I will be upgading my system here this weekend.
Plan to change out the motherboard, cpu cpu fan,video card and add some card readers. See below
The mother board I am using has only one IDE connector and 8 SATA connectors. I do not want to discard the two IDE HDDs Master and Slave for my own reasons, however I am open to buying a SATA HDD for gaming purposes to take advantage of the higher transfer rates with a SATA HDD.
Would the following configuration work?
1 Buy an IDE PCI controller card and connect that to the IDE HDDs.
2. Connect the DVD and CD drive to the one IDE connection on the motherboard
Now the kicker
3. Buy a SATA HDD and connect that to one of the SATA connections on the motherboard. Put all games on the SATA drive.
Will this give me the faster transfer rate when gaming? or will I be slowed down by the IDE HDDs? I understand there are other ways seeming easier to get to this goal, but but I do not know how to clone or do I know how to set up a dual boot system like it is now. Really need some insight.
Recent Change to
Motherboard: Intel D975XBX2
Memory: 2x1gig Corsair 800mhz
CPU: Intel e6600 2.4ghz
Video card: ATI X1950
OS: Dual boot, Win XP Japanese Pro (Main), and English XP Home version
HDD:Maxtor 40gig Master Original HDD and 250gig Seagate Slave both IDE
Floppy Drive: ???
DVD: Plextor 760A
Sound blaster sound card
Power Supply: Enermax 500W
Monitor: View Sonic 19inch G90f