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May 24, 2012 1:03:10 AM

Hello, as I am typing this, i am building a new PC from scratch. I have everything in, except for my disk drive and my hard drive. After putting in my 400W Diablotek PSU, I plugged in the 24 pin connector, and then 4 pin connector to my MOBO. Now, I am left with 3 different sets of cables that are zip tied into three groups from my psu. Here, I will break them down. Here is a picture of them. http://www.google.com/imgres?q=cables+coming+from+the+p...

Set 1: 2 SATA power cables with a 4 pin periphrial power cable

Set 2: 2 4 pin periphrial power cables, 1 floppy drive power cable.

Set 3: Same as set 1, with 2 Sata power cables and a 4 pin periphrial power cable.

Again, the disk drive and hard drive are not in yet, everything else is. I have the 24 pin and the 4 pin power cables plugged into the mobo. So any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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May 24, 2012 1:19:11 AM

The SATA ports would go into the Hard Drive and CD/DVD drive, but depending on how old your hardware is, the Molex (fat cables with 4 pins) will be used instead of SATA.

As for any extras, if they aren't used, there is no need for them.
May 24, 2012 1:21:22 AM

So, I just leave the fat 4 pin molex out? This is all newer stuff, so i guess they are obsolete now?
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May 24, 2012 1:24:11 AM

ryanrhino24 said:
So, I just leave the fat 4 pin molex out? This is all newer stuff, so i guess they are obsolete now?

Yup :)  if they don't fit into anything, your hardware doesn't need it.
May 24, 2012 1:24:56 AM

Another question, their is a 4 pin connection on my hard drive what goes there?
May 24, 2012 1:26:04 AM

I have the sata power cable, and the sata cable in the hard drive, but there is a 4 pin slot next to them
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May 24, 2012 1:27:15 AM

ryanrhino24 said:
I have the sata power cable, and the sata cable in the hard drive, but there is a 4 pin slot next to them


Ahh I can't think of the name of that at this moment (long day...) but you don't need it :)  no worries.
May 24, 2012 1:30:56 AM

Lol sounds good haha. So I have all the 4 pin periphrials not in use, 2 sata power cables not in use, and one floppy cable not in use. So im really just using the 2 sata power cables from the psu for my hard drive and disk drive, zip tie the rest and call it a day?
May 24, 2012 1:31:39 AM

ryanrhino24 said:
So, I just leave the fat 4 pin molex out? This is all newer stuff, so i guess they are obsolete now?


Not quite obsolete, they're still required for peripherals such as water cooling systems or if your case has a front fan controller, for example. You can also plug in adapters and run your case fans directly off the PSU.
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May 24, 2012 1:36:11 AM

Yeah you should be good to go. But be sure to go through a checklist. 4/8 Pin CPU power, 24 Pin Motherboard, Sata power and Sata data cables.

@ pdxalex that's true, but I was just stating the bare essentials, haha.
May 24, 2012 1:37:39 AM

ryanrhino24 said:
I have the sata power cable, and the sata cable in the hard drive, but there is a 4 pin slot next to them


Those four pins are only for the drive's jumper, if needed.
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May 24, 2012 1:39:39 AM

pdxalex said:
Those four pins are only for the drive's jumper, if needed.


JUMPERS! THAT'S THE WORD! :bounce:  I couldn't for the life of me remember that...
May 24, 2012 1:41:07 AM

mocchan said:
I was just stating the bare essentials, haha.


Oh, I know... just thought I'd mention it.

Trying to make out what's that in your pic, lol... that a bear with paper hat? Oh nevermind... a frog's head?
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May 24, 2012 1:41:58 AM

pdxalex said:
Oh, I know... just thought I'd mention it.

Trying to make out what's that in your pic, lol... that a bear with paper hat?


It's a little froggy with a paper hat :lol: 

Yes! it's a frog! :D 
May 24, 2012 1:45:20 AM

Cool, frogs rule.

Can't believe I first thought it was a bear... it's so obvious now.
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