Did I just make a big mistake?

I was in the process of building a computer on a tight budget (700$) and I overlooked the hard drive I bought on newegg. It turns out is an IDE HDD.


I'm planning on using this computer to play SWTOR, is it worth it to try to sell the hard drive I just bought and get a used SATA hard drive? Is their a noticeable difference in general performance and gaming between IDE and SATA?


My computer:

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Quad Core Processor AM3 3.4GHZ 8MB Cache 125W 45NM Retail Box

ASUS M5A97 Evo ATX AM3+ DDR3 AMD 970 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI USB3.0 SATA3 GBLAN Motherboard

MSI Radeon HD 6850 Cyclone PE/OC 860MHZ 1GB 4.2GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI DisplayPort HDMI PCI-E Video Card


G.SKILL F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL Ripjaws 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1333 CL9-9-9-24 240PIN DIMM Memory

OCZ ZS Series 750W ATX12V V2.2 24PIN ATX SLI Ready 80PLUS Bronze Performance
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  1. I'd get rid of the IDE drive as they tend to be slower, but also because you don't know how much longer IDE will be available. Most new motherboards only come with 1 IDE port if any at all.
  2. See if Newegg will take it as a return, or exchange for an SATA drive.

    I just popped over to the Asus site and I don't think that your mobo has an IDE port.
  3. your mobo only supports sata
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