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Old 01-05-2006, 10:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My IDE Cables might be broken (might not have pluged the cables in properly, im not at home so i cant check yet), in which case i need some new ones. Are all IDE Cables the same, or do i need a specific type?

Ive got a MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum Mobo and heres a link for some specs: http://www.msi.com.tw/program/produc...il.php?UID=607
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If you find an IDE cable that isn't the right one, I'm going to say that you have some bad luck. Do you need one with a single connection port, or one with 2 for 2 devices?

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If you have to buy a new one, go for the round ones.

They are better for air circulation in your case.
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I need one for 2 devices.
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definately get a round IDE cable on newegg with 2 connections, plus the one that plugs into the motherboard. Air circulation is going to help your PC stay cool.

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Or you could just mod it yourself if you'd rather get a cheaper 4 buck IDE cable at the local store.
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You need an IDE cable with 80 wires. A 40 will also work but slower. They only sell the one with 80 wires nowadays so you can't go wrong.
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Im gonna get one with blue neon strips .
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party hard with it.

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www.svc.com

they have the best deals on accesories. especially round cables (uv or regular)

http://www.svc.com/cables-ata-100-133-round-cables.html
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