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    hi all
    thinking about up grading old pc (it works ok, its a K7) with all ide connections
    and that is the problem, i like to have 2 hard drives a dvd and a writer on my pc
    but on these new boards the is only 1 ide connection, so it means buying 2 sata hard drives pushig the price up of the up grade
    was looking at AMD 2 as cpu don't do any gaming on it, just the bog standard stuff, few letters bit of email, etc
    i have a laptop as my main computer, so don't ant to spend lots, i was origanaly thinks it would cost around £160 for m/b, cpu, memory, now with sata drives it looks more like £250
    any tips please

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    Default Re: thinking about upgrading pc

    Just get a SATA to IDE converter mate if you're happy with the size of your HD's

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    Default Re: thinking about upgrading pc

    thats probably the best suggestion but they do seem expensive for that price (£23 if im looking at the right ones) you might as well replace your dvd drives with sata ones 14.89 each
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    Default Re: thinking about upgrading pc

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    thats probably the best suggestion but they do seem expensive for that price (£23 if im looking at the right ones) you might as well replace your dvd drives with sata ones 14.89 each
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    Maplins is a little expensive. You can get them for less than a tenner. Ring Shop Neo or look around.

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    Default Re: thinking about upgrading pc

    or get a pci ide card - fairly cheap. Do you need 2 hdd though?

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    Default Re: thinking about upgrading pc

    thanks guys
    looks like if i upgade i may as well go all the way and get some sata drives
    but which ones
    i do copy some discs, so i need 2 dvd drives, should 1 be a sata drive so they are on diferent "ribbons" (its always said have 1 dvd on ide 0 the other on ide 1)
    i like to have 2 hdd's so i can back stuff up (just my way)

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    Default Re: thinking about upgrading pc

    If you don't want to throw your ide drives away i got a couple of these many moons ago and they work fine.They'll work on hdd's and optical drives.
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    if you do go for the dvd drives just get two of the ones a showed you sata works by having each drive on a seperate interface so you can have both drives sata no problem. However i would probably go with big's suggestion

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    Default Re: thinking about upgrading pc

    thanks guy, will be looking at BIG suggestion
    that appears to do what need cheaply

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