Hard Drive and other advise

  Fatbelly 15:01 30 May 2005

I am having a new desktop built by my local PC shop. They have given me a component price list and advised to have a look at the different HD's Graphic Cards and processors they sell and go back to them to finalise my computers spec.

My questions are this.
Which is best IDE or Serial ATA H/Drives.
Should I get 512mb pc2100 DDR266mhz of memory or
512mb pc2700 DDR333mhz (thepc2700 DDR 333mhz is cheaper by £5).
I don't play many games so do i need a graphics card or shall i get a motherboard with an inbuilt graphics card?
Thanks in advance for the advice.

  Yoda Knight 15:10 30 May 2005

Serial ATA is better. The 333mHz RAM is faster. On-board graphics (normally) use your system RAM, whereas a graphics card has its own. If your happy with onboard capabilities, the extra cash would be better used to increase your RAM

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:19 30 May 2005

Alot of boards are now moving to SATA with only one IDE plug fo CD and DVD so sata dives could be transferd to your next upgrade a cheap graphics card is better than onboard to save ram for CPU use gofor the faster memory 2700

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