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I am building a system and ordering it right now, im just wondering if i use an old IDE hard drive, will it make my PC slow, e7200 overclocked to 3.6Ghz, 8800GT? The choices are either a 8800gs and a 160GB SATA hard drive, or a 8800GT and reuse the old hard drive.
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If you have the spare cash, might as well "upgrade" to a SATA drive while you're at it.
    
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i really dont have the cash, my concern is will the slow IDE hardrive kill my gaming?
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post #4 of 10
Go with the 8800GS with SATA HDD, you be thankful for the faster loading times with the SATA. The only way I'd reuse the IDE only if it was ATA133 with at least a 8mb buffer, if the HDD doesn't have that get the SATA for the faster transfer rate.
Edited by XAslanX - 6/10/08 at 4:57pm
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An old IDE harddrive... Upgrade to SATA. I've been using a 80GB IDE drive for forever, and to be honest, it ****ing sucks.

Takes forever to load anything, and though the pagefile isn't too slow because I have it spread over all my drives (except the C:/).

Drop the money on a SATA.
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post #6 of 10
an ide hdd wont make your system slow. Get the 8800gt,and upgrade the hdd later. You can also try to get an 8800gt and a sata hdd off the for sale section. lets say you buy a 8800gs,later when you want to upgrade you,ll spend 200+ but if you get the 8800gt then you'll spend less on a hard drive later on..
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post #7 of 10
SATA drives aren't really that much faster than IDE drives. You'll likely never notice the difference. Don't worry about it for now and upgrade to a better drive later when you can afford it.
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post #8 of 10
Get the 8800gt and the IDE drive, IDE just looks ugly...wait the extra 10 seconds for your map to load and get another 15fps in games
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thanks for the responses. I only asked because my brother was insisting that because newer games use the hard drive way more then they used to, that a slow hard drive would actually slow game play down, and dramatically lower the FPS
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Originally Posted by Infinitegrim View Post
thanks for the responses. I only asked because my brother was insisting that because newer games use the hard drive way more then they used to, that a slow hard drive would actually slow game play down, and dramatically lower the FPS
well even if it did...it wouldnt make that much of a difference and a 8800gt over a 8800gs is pretty big difference. so i would go with the 8800gt and the ide hdd.
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