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HELP Seasonic x760w hook up

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Last response: in Components
January 9, 2012 5:26:44 PM

Hello toms hardware community, im building my very first gaming rig in my room as we speak, and i conjured up a question putting installing my PSU:
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there are 3 SATA cables that are included with the PCU, 2 of them have 3 sata connectors and the other has 2 connectors, from what i know, ill only be using these to power my CD/ROM, my SSD, and my hard drive.. so my question is:

would i be putting to much load on one socket on my PSU if connect the 3 parts through one SATA cord? or would it be better to use one for my hard drive and seperate one to my SSD and CD ROM

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a b ) Power supply
January 9, 2012 5:46:40 PM

The draw on a single cable is more than adequate to power three SATA devices. You should consider (1) cable management and (2) personal preference. I like to use as few SATA cables as possible, but it is not a real issue as I have a case that has superb cable management and the SATA connectors route outside the motherboard space.

a b ) Power supply
January 9, 2012 5:46:54 PM

One will be enough, it has multiple connections for a reason.
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January 10, 2012 9:18:57 PM

okay thanks for the advice both of you, big ups to toms hardware ;) 

i decided to go with one cable
January 10, 2012 9:31:21 PM

Best answer selected by sayge.