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Old 03-21-2004, 01:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What exactly is onboard SATA/RAID? What's the purpose of having it? Is it something important to have? I'm looking at the following two motherboards, and I've heard they're both good. However, the less expensive motherboard has the onboard SATA/RAID, more USB ports, and a different chipset. So, which of these motherboards would be the best one to get if I'm going to build a gaming computer using an athlon xp 2500+, seagate 80gb hdd, and 512mb of pc3200 mushkin ram? Here are the links to the mobos:

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...131-486&depa=1

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...131-468&depa=1

Any input is appreciated, thanks.
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I'd go with A7N8X-X. It's a very good board.
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SATA or serial ATA is faster than the normal ata133... the sata is ata150 which is supposedly the up and coming new way of connection.... also i believe the cord is alot smaller....

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