Re: New system in the works, OMG THE WORLD IS GONNA END!
I use both IDE and SATA in my system, my os and other programs are on the ATA. All my games are on my sata. As for speed i haven't seen that much of a diff, what really gave my system a big boost was to hack my windows. ie:regedit, service.msc, and msconfig. You can still oc your cpu with the stock heatsink, but make sure you have good air flow through the case. I have the same case for my system and i love it. it dropped my idle temps from 47-39 and my load temps from 86+ - 54. all round cables and alot of zipties. Also make sure to adjust the side duct to as close to the cpu as possible. Sorry off topic unless you buy the 10,000 rpm sata the only real diff is a cleaner cooler case. keep checking around i got my sata off of zipzoomfly for 105.00 total. it was on sale, so good luck you'll have a nice little system.
DT:Custom intel Pent. D 802 2.66 oc to 3.06, asus P5N32-E SLI Plus, 1gb G-Skill DDR2 677, Geforce 7600GToc 256, seagate barracuda 7200.8 sata 250g, XP Pro (custom dt skin) and etc...
LT:Gateway M680XL w/1.8ghz centrino (my workhorse)