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Old 01-26-2007, 02:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Just ordered a OEM part. Am I screwed?

Im building my first computer and ordered a Samsung 320 GB 3.0/s hard drive. I heard since it was OEM that I wont recieve any connection cables with it? Where do I find the necessary cables?

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Old 01-26-2007, 02:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Harddrives are OEM by default. Your motherboard should come with the necessary SATA cables.

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Old 01-26-2007, 02:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm shure anyplace would sell the cables.
Even though the mother boards come with the cables, I still buy the cables I want to use for the case.
Like the IDE cables and stuff I don't like the ribbon.

But yeah anyplace like Newegg would sell what you need, An most of the time a choice between colored cable, Glowing cable just bout anything you can think of. :P
Only often time's the 5$ shipping tend's to be more then the cable itself. LOL
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The oem version is just the HDD warped in bubble wrap with nothing else. It should be fine, and the necessary sata cable should come with your mobo.
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Originally posted by augest
Like the IDE cables and stuff I don't like the ribbon.
Que? IDE cables are ribbon cables, unless they are ROUNDED IDE cables.... SATA cables are CONSIDERABLY smaller than IDE cables.... ribbon or rounded.

Samsung 320 GB 3.0/s is likely a SATA drive. I hope you made sure that you PC supports SATA devices. If it DOES, and you need all the cables, you will need 2 cables. One to connect the HDD to the motherboard, and the other to convert a standard 4 pin moxel power connecter to SATA power connecter (unless the PSU has SATA power connecters).
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Old 01-26-2007, 08:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Umm it IS a SATA Drive.

Here are my PC specs: (Remember, the only thing I have ordered is the Case and the Hardware)

Is everything good to go?

ASUS P5N32-SLI SE Deluxe LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI x 16 ATX Intel Motherboard
Model #: P5N32-SLI SE Deluxe

eVGA 256-P2-N636-AR GeForce 7950GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card
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SAMSUNG SpinPoint T Series HD321KJ 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 675 (PC2 5400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-5400c4 - Retail
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You're fine then, your motherboard came with sata cables and your PSU has sata support.


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