I think I need a SATA cable for my hard drives

I have been researching for awhile now on building a PC.
This is my first build and I know that everything is going to function properly.
I posted many questions on this forum and thank everyone for their help.

As I was talking to my friend about my first build he asked if I have the SATA cables for my hard drives. So I went back onto new egg to see if the hard drives come with the cable, but I don't think they do.

I am going to purchase two 500GB Seagate Hard Drives and put them into RAID 1.

What SATA cables should I purchase?

My case is a NZXT Lexa S
I heard that because of some clearance issues a right-angles SATA cable is recommended.

Any suggestions?
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  1. The motherboard comes with SATA cables as long as you didn't buy a Open Box motherboard.

    Also, try ang get 2x Samsung F3s if doing RAID. Also, why not consider a HAF 922 or a Antec 900 for a little more?



    Also, list full specs.
  2. Here are my full specs

    Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor

    Mother Board
    ASUS P7P55D PRO LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard

    Hard Drive
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
    I will be getting 2 of these hard drives and making them RAID 1

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory

    Graphics Card
    SAPPHIRE 100282SR Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16

    Power Supply
    Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3

    DVD ROM and DVD+R


    Internal Card Reader

    NZXT Lexa S case

    Would I need any SATA connectors for my DVD ROM and DVD+R?
    or are all there enough cables on the motherboard? I have a feeling that it does not.
  3. Ah... yes. You'r board only comes with 2x SATA and 1x eSATA cables. Yes, you'll need a SATA cable.

    As far as specs goes, looks good. But still consider the cases I mentioned before. Also, would you live near a Microcenter?
  4. You might also want to consider not getting the DVD-ROM drive unless copying discs directly is going to be a major activity. You could save by not needing another SATA cable, too.
  5. Listed on the ASUS website:http://asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=j02KziJq95KbCQNm&templete=2 in the specifications tab, it says that it will come with 4x SATA cables. You require 3x SATA cables because, 2 for your 500GB SATA hard drives and 1 for your DVD drive. Anymore inquires, please reply
  6. ah thank you very much everyone, but if I did need another SATA cable which brand should I get and how long should it be?
  7. ^ Doesn't matter much about brand. Just get a 20-24" cable and you should be fine.
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