Been over 3.5 years since I built my last PC and it finally broke down. So, I will be building my new one soon and I'm considering the basic configuration below.
- What connection is needed on the Mobo for Firewire? Simply use a USB port?
- Any comments, criticisms, or suggestions on this configuration?
Case = Wave Master TAC-T01
CPU = AMD Athlon 64 3500+
Power Supply = Antec 480W NeoPower
Motherboard = MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum
RAM = 2 X 512-MB Corsair TwinX XMS DDR400/PC3200LL
Harddrive = 2 X Seagate ST3200822AS 200GB 7200 RPM SATA 8MB Cache in Raid 1 array (just experienced my first hard drive crash and complete data loss )
Video card = eVGA GeForce 6800 GT
OS = Windows XP Pro
Purpose = Gaming
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Normally using firewire means buying a board with firewire on it. The board you picked has Firewire on it. The Firewire ports are not related to USB ports, their treated by windows as a Network connection, and the things you connect are treated as network devices.
You can actually network two computers using the Firewire controller, but your board also has a genuine Network controller built in.
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