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Do I need a SATA to IDE converter for new motherboard ??

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November 17, 2011 12:45:09 PM

and do I need to buy a wire to go with it ??

what ones ??

a b B Homebuilt system
a b V Motherboard
November 17, 2011 2:01:19 PM

I'd just buy a new HDD or optical drive whichever is IDE. The SATA to IDE converter costs as much as a new optical drive anyway.
a b B Homebuilt system
a b V Motherboard
November 17, 2011 2:04:10 PM

A new ASUS SATA DVD drive is like $17, so skip the converter there and just get a new DVD drive.

Hard drives are going up in price now because the factories are flooded in Thailand so if a new HDD cannot be in your budget, you can get a convertor like this.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
You will need one for each drive you want to hook up.
SATA cables are most usually included with your new motherboard.
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November 17, 2011 4:30:58 PM

is a ''radeon 4850'' for 40 british pounds

40 British pounds = 63.16400 U.S. dollars

better value than those nvidia cards I listed ??

And when did the dollar get so low ?? I was always told 1 pounds is 2 dollars, anyway.

November 17, 2011 5:08:07 PM

confused, saw no mention of a 4850.

Also, the dollar hasn't been that low for a while, it was probably that a few years into George Bush Jnr's first bout of idiocy
a b B Homebuilt system
November 17, 2011 5:16:34 PM

What Nvidia cards did you list? So far the post you have made have been kind of confusing. It would help us out a lot if you filled out the link in my signature.
November 17, 2011 11:48:45 PM

sorry wrong topic
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