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AFFECT OF number of SATA CABLES in choice of mobo and psu

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April 14, 2012 9:50:37 AM

does SATA CABLE quantity affect choice of mobo and psu ?
a b ) Power supply
April 14, 2012 9:58:36 AM

not really. you do want a minimum amount (normally 4 or more)of em but other than that there are other better reasons to select a motherboard. things like socket/cpu support memory compatibility and motherboard build quality.
selecting a psu depends on what gfx card or cards i would be using and what upgrade path i may use...
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April 14, 2012 10:23:10 AM

so sata cables dont matter in the selection of mobo?
a c 104 ) Power supply
April 14, 2012 10:24:38 AM

No, not really
Moto
April 14, 2012 10:24:52 AM

whats their use ?
April 14, 2012 10:26:05 AM

what if they come less with the mobo ?
a c 139 ) Power supply
April 14, 2012 10:31:26 AM

You need 2 minimum.
1 for optical drive (DVD burner) and 1 for hard disk drive.

How many SATA devices will you need?

You can also add PCI-cards with extra SATA ports if you run out of them on the motherboard.
April 14, 2012 10:34:58 AM

what other things require sata cables ?
a c 139 ) Power supply
April 14, 2012 10:37:19 AM

Hard disk drives (HDD), solid state drives (SSD) and optical drives (DVD or Blu-Ray)
April 14, 2012 10:39:45 AM

okay... i will hve a gfx card processor psu ram... n maybe a cooling fan.. any of these require a sata ?
a c 139 ) Power supply
April 14, 2012 10:41:08 AM

Nope. GFX card uses PCI-e 6 or 8 pin power leads. CPU uses 4 or 8 pin AUX power connector and RAM gets power from motherboard.
a c 139 ) Power supply
April 14, 2012 10:41:44 AM

Fans are either plugged into the motherboard or a 4pin molex connector on the PSU.
a c 139 ) Power supply
April 14, 2012 10:58:03 AM

6 SATA ports on motherboard. 5 SATA power cables on PSU - but that's not a problem.

You only have 1 stick of RAM - 2x 2GB kit is a better performance option.
That FX4100 is considered 'weak' for a gaming CPU.

This is a gaming build, right?
April 14, 2012 11:05:48 AM

yes it is a gaming build.... bt its fine for me....
a c 139 ) Power supply
April 14, 2012 11:07:45 AM

What case / casing are you using?
a c 139 ) Power supply
April 14, 2012 11:10:04 AM

Corsair CMPSU-430CXV2 Rs Rs. 2536 should be enough power for your system with FX-4100 and MSI HD 6770 graphics card.
April 14, 2012 11:12:31 AM

WR2 said:
What case / casing are you using?



its a micro atx case... its without any cooling..i dont know its name
April 14, 2012 11:16:13 AM

WR2 said:
Corsair CMPSU-430CXV2 Rs Rs. 2536 should be enough power for your system with FX-4100 and MSI HD 6770 graphics card.


can ya tell me the calculation for the power supply needed ? how do u know 430w would be enough ?
a c 139 ) Power supply
April 14, 2012 11:17:02 AM

Not much difference, except in price.
Both are AM3+ and 760G (780L) Chipset.
LE model has 4 external USB ports.. LX has 3 ports.
a c 139 ) Power supply
April 14, 2012 11:18:06 AM

You have to check the case to know if you can use the fan.
I can't tell you about that if I don't know the case.
April 14, 2012 11:21:13 AM

WR2 said:
Not much difference, except in price.
Both are AM3+ and 760G (780L) Chipset.
LE model has 3 external USB ports.. LX has 4 ports.


which is better ?
a c 139 ) Power supply
April 14, 2012 11:24:15 AM



That's with the CPU overclocked to 4.5Ghz, 2 extra hard drives and a SSD, 2 case fans and 4 USB devices added.
a c 139 ) Power supply
April 14, 2012 11:24:53 AM

TBH those motherboards look the same to me.
April 14, 2012 11:30:36 AM

WR2 said:
You have to check the case to know if you can use the fan.
I can't tell you about that if I don't know the case.


can u help if i give u a picture of it ?
a c 139 ) Power supply
April 14, 2012 11:32:52 AM

Can you measure the size and number of fan mounting positions?
I can use that... plus picture (s) would help. 2 fans would be nice - 1 is determinately required.
a c 139 ) Power supply
April 14, 2012 11:34:07 AM

Usually.... you have 1 front fan down low for cool intake and a 2nd rear fan up high for warm exhaust.
April 14, 2012 11:35:23 AM

can u give me guidelines regarding all that ? i dont know how to do that..
a c 139 ) Power supply
April 14, 2012 11:42:10 AM



just measure the size of the fan openings in mm and make a note of where the fan is located.
Left picture: top rear Right picture: you can see the space for a front low fan mounting,
April 14, 2012 11:42:32 AM

which fan ?
a c 139 ) Power supply
April 14, 2012 11:43:25 AM

The place where you mount a fan - the fan grille - the size of the whole the fan fits in.
a c 139 ) Power supply
April 14, 2012 11:43:56 AM

Ahhhhh....it's not the fan where the PSU is located.
April 14, 2012 11:45:17 AM

i dont have the psu inside of the cpu... i detached it as it stopped working...
April 14, 2012 11:47:09 AM

lol chill.....
April 14, 2012 11:50:11 AM

ok i got it...!!! sorry
April 14, 2012 12:00:21 PM

its 91x92 mm... its approx that
a c 139 ) Power supply
April 14, 2012 12:11:02 PM

Ok....... that's the 92mm sized fans. Not bad. Definitely better than 80mm fans.

Where are the fan mounts located?
a c 139 ) Power supply
April 14, 2012 12:14:01 PM

The Cooler Master fan you had linked earlier was a 120mm fan and would not have fit.

And for what ever reason - Flipkart doesn't list any 92mm fans.
It's a common size and should be easy to find some.
April 14, 2012 12:20:16 PM

okay.. cool... but do i need the fan ?
a c 139 ) Power supply
April 14, 2012 12:21:34 PM

with a hot CPU and hot grahics card? Yes.
You might need two.
April 14, 2012 12:40:53 PM

okay... got it...
April 14, 2012 1:04:57 PM

i cant afford it.... is there any other way to cool my processor ?
a c 139 ) Power supply
April 14, 2012 1:07:53 PM

You can't afford one fan?
a c 139 ) Power supply
April 14, 2012 1:08:59 PM

You have to keep your motherboard, RAM, graphics card, hard drive AND CPU reasonably cool.
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