Mid-Build Crisis!!!

So I am almost done building my first PC, when I started to connect all the cables I realized that my CD drive uses an old ribbon cable (took it out of my old dell PC to save cash) and my new mobo doesn't seem to have a IDE spot, only has sata spots, is there any way for me to use this drive or am I going to have to spend the cash on buying a new optical drive?
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  1. There are SATA to IDE adapters, but I'm uncertain how well they work; it's a kludgy "solution," and costs money anyway, so you may as well get a SATA optical drive.
  2. F**k! And to think I would have had this done this weekend, there is a Best Buy and a Tigerdirect store near me can you send me a link to a cheap one?
  3. garther said:
    F**k! And to think I would have had this done this weekend, there is a Best Buy and a Tigerdirect store near me can you send me a link to a cheap one?


    I have no idea where you live:(

    But, a sata based dvd burner should only be $20 or so.

    It really is a better way to attach a drive.
  4. If you have a USB drive you can use that to install windows (assuming thats why you need one)
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