Assuming your MB has atleast two IDE ports.. get a dual device (rounded, maybe 24" just to be safe) for your opticals and a single device for your HD. You'll probably be ok with a 12" single for your HD depending on the distance it is from the IDE port. Don't bother with those flat pieces of crap cables... not worth it.
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