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SATA cable length to get and type

Last response: in Systems
June 15, 2009 8:41:43 PM


As previously posted, I'll be building an I7-950. The good folks on here have recommend most of the items.

What I'm wondering is what type of SATA cables to get (right angle, straight, combo) and their respective lengths. I'd like the inside of the box to be tidy. The cables are for the HDD and the DVD/CD ROM unit.

I'm not sure whether I should post all the guts of this machine but I'll do so ... I'm hoping more data is a good thing. :p 

If any of the parts don't make sense, please feel free to offer your advice. Or if there's something I'm missing - this is a non-gaming machine. This is a work machine: openSUSE 11.1 + VM's + Oracle. I'm trying to keep this machine quiet. Although I buckled under and picked up the CPU fan which seemed to offer great cooling.

Your help is very much appreciated!

ps: I'm using

Parts list
o Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model and ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

o Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM -

o SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 22X DVD-R 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner -

o COOLER MASTER COSMOS S RC-1100-KKN1-GP Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case -

o ZALMAN CNPS9900LED 120mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler -

o mushkin 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 998691 -

o CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply -

o XFX PVT94GZAH2 GeForce 9400 GT 1GB 128-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Video Card -

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December 10, 2009 12:02:53 AM

The ASUS p6t comes with six sata cables; 3-straight and 3-right angle. Try those first, they man workout fine.