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Alex187

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Hello,

I'm trying to fix my mom's friend's PC and after several tests my PC Repair teacher took we found out that the Hard-drive and motherboard got fried.

He tells me that an IDE controller would do the job since I'm looking for the cheapest way to fixing it. I'm looking at tigerdirect.com and neweggs.com prices and IDE controllers and cant really decide which one is the best/compatible with the PC.

I'll also be buying a new hard drive, but my main concern is the IDE Controller and if it will work out ok.

The PC specs are something like XP, Dell, 128 RAM, 40 gig HD, uhh if theres anything I'm missing out let me know. Hope I didnt forget any other information.

Thanks a bunch fellas. ^^
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Why not ask around at some computer repair or recycling places and see it you can get another mother board. Dells, at least some models have custom boards that don't match ATX, or any other standard, but there are a lot of them around. It won't cost any more than a new IDE controller and it will work better in the long run.
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Yeh don't think I have the time to find out about those places @_@
The IDE controller im looking for should be around 20-30 bucks, I'm up for that.
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I am new to this forum~ how do I know if anyone has replied to my bulletin?~ thanks
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