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ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX (PATA)

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May 3, 2010 7:28:30 AM

I am currently building a new computer and i had a question if the PATA 1 x ATA133 2 Dev. Max on the ASUS Mobo would be compatible with my WD HDD below and if my PCI Soundcard is useful or useless?

ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131402

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Reusing Items from old Computer

Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600JB 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA100 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822144203

Creative Audigy 2 ZS Soundcard
http://support.creative.com/Products/ProductDetails.aspx?catID=1&subCatID=205&prodID=4915&prodName=Audigy%202%20ZS&subCatName=Audigy&CatName=Sound+Blaster

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May 3, 2010 8:31:01 AM
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That hard drive is fully compatible with your mobo.
On the other hand, you can install your Creative sound card in any of the two PCI slots of your mobo.
There is no problem.
May 3, 2010 8:47:25 AM

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May 3, 2010 7:22:38 PM

If you're using Vista or Win 7 then your sound card is not as useful. That's simply due to somewhat crippled driver support for older creative cards, since they want you to buy the newer ones, so the drivers for the Audigy card have more features under XP than Win7 or Vista. It's not as bad as it was during the whole Daniel K episode, but still.
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