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I think I need a SATA cable for my hard drives

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December 21, 2009 3:37:26 PM

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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December 21, 2009 4:13:14 PM

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


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.
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December 21, 2009 7:02:09 PM

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?
December 21, 2009 10:51:13 PM

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.
December 21, 2009 11:53:46 PM

Listed on the ASUS website: 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
December 22, 2009 2:08:59 AM

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?
December 22, 2009 12:37:12 PM

^ Doesn't matter much about brand. Just get a 20-24" cable and you should be fine.