I found a case I want, I'm purchasing the Core 2 Duo E6600, a Thermaltake HSF, but I'm stuck when it comes to mobos. I know I need a Socket 775 1066mhz compatible mobo, but when it comes to IDE/SATA HD issues, I get extremely lost.
I have in my Dell a 70 gig Seagate IDE Ultra-ATA 100 and a DVD-burner/ROM. I'd like to buy a new, larger HD (I'm thinking a Maxtor 250gig), but I was interested in SATA HD's. I'd like to install these 2 HD's (the new one my primary and the smaller Dell one my secondary) and my DVD-burner/rom, but I don't know what to look for in a mobo. I get lost with all the IDE ATA SATA junk that floats around on the mobo spec list. =( If someone could be nice enought to explain this, that would be awesome. I tried Googling for answers, but nothing really helped in figuring out the difference, and/or solving my problem. I think once I figure this out, It's go time on the purchase, but I think I'll follow up with another post to get some input on what I'm purchasing.