sata is it very fast?

  dfghjkl 19:47 05 Dec 2007
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hi,after advice from here i have just bought a bundle,amd x2 5200 and mobo and 2gig of ram.i have only got an ide hard drive it is a good one but not sata,is it going to be a real bottleneck or will i not be able to notice the differance,my next purchase was to be a graphics card but do i need to get a sata drive first? my current spec is 2500+ with a gig of ram running xp i will re register my xp on the new pc.any advice please.thanks,peter.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:00 05 Dec 2007

you won't notice the difference

  dfghjkl 20:20 05 Dec 2007

so i should go for the graphics card then?thanks,

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:24 05 Dec 2007

A better G card or more ram is far more noticable than chnging from IDE to SATA drive unless you are doing some serious computing.

  dfghjkl 21:20 05 Dec 2007

hi,i will not be doing serious computing,i will be burning the odd dvd and playing the odd game but maybe only a couple of times a month.that is why i need a decent graphics card,my agp one is a 6800 but that is now on ebay.any one else care to comment or is that the thoughts of everyone?

  Totally-braindead 21:38 05 Dec 2007

It depends what games you play really. The concerted opinion at the moment is that the Nvidia 8800GT is one of the best for the money.

It also of course depends how much you are willing to spend.

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  dfghjkl 21:53 05 Dec 2007

i think that is out of my price range i will have £80 to £100 i might pick up a bargain on ebay,a 8600 top banana maybe,i dont know enough about the ati chips to comment.

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