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Building $500 gaming rig

By dustin_ds3000
Aug 14, 2008
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  1. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

  2. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,128

    noo its a gaming rig im about to bulid, i was seeing if anybody had any input on the parts i chose
  3. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,128

    will the IDE hdd's be a problem
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    I don't want to comment on Hardware sales, and what to purchase and for how much
    But you really should have Sata, if the Motheboard supports it (Sata is better)
  5. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,128

    i was planing on upgrading the hdd to some sata drives after i save up some more money
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    :grinthumb .
  7. leadpill

    leadpill Newcomer, in training Posts: 20

    Yes I agree to get the SATA, it is what I am going to get when I build mines.
  8. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +41

    Listen, you said you're going to upgrade the HD when you get more money. A little advise from someone who has wasted hundreds of dollars, maybe even more.

    Save your money, by the parts you plan on keeping for a long time all at once.

    Remember as soon as you get this thing build it will already be out dated.
  9. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    Upgrading your IDE HDD to SATA is nearly worthless. Don't won't waste your money as long as you have enough IDE ports on your motherboard, unless you want to invest in something like a Raptor which is significantly faster.
  10. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +41

    Just buy one of those 74GB raptor drives for your gaming. You'll notice a good difference
     
  11. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,128

    faster hdds only speed up loadind times and windows start up, with the hdds i got now both are fast and i got an OLD system.
  12. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +41

    you want to make a gaming machine but dont want to increase load times?
  13. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,128

    i spent alot of money on the hdds i got now and loading times are fine to me. im just really tight on money right now
  14. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +41

    Ahh ok, i understand.
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