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SATA 6gb

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April 18, 2010 7:00:26 AM

Hey guys, just ordered a M4a79XTD EVO motherboard for my Phenom II x4 965.

NOW, it has sata 3gb/s but I noticed some boards have SATA 6gb/s.

Is this important? Should I return my board and get the 6gb?

I use my computer mostly for gaming, but please share your wisdom with me.

Thank you,
-Alberto Pizano

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April 18, 2010 7:06:12 AM

SATA 6 Gbps should only be important to you if your install any of these hard drives: the new Velociraptors, Crucial SSDs, and the Seagate Barracuda XT. Other than those drives, the mass majority of consumer drives are at SATA 3 Gbps. Unless you really want to be able to upgrade to SATA 6 Gbps drives in the future, just stick with the SATA 3 Gbps. However, you should note that most of the motherboards that come with SATA 6 Gbps also usually come with USB 3.0, which is becoming the new standard. So, choose wisely.
April 18, 2010 7:29:54 AM

Ah, I hate how there are so many discrete details about hardware, like 8x/8x crossfire as oppossed to 16x/16x or the SATA 6gb vs 3gb, or USB 3.0 vs reg USB, or you have a motherboard and want to upgrade CPU, but now it's on a DIFFERENT socket...

Jeez, it's easy to get caught in this and spend all your money trying to have the lastest gear...

I think I'm just going to teach myself to be satisfied with what I have :) 
April 18, 2010 3:26:52 PM

I feel you, man.