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Old 05-18-2009, 12:38 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Thanks very much!
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Old 05-18-2009, 12:41 PM   #12 (permalink)
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no problem mate! if you have any other questions......to both of you don't hesitate to ask!
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Old 05-18-2009, 01:52 PM   #13 (permalink)
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i don't know of any definative guide out there, it's pretty simple...just follow the instructions for putting the motherboard in the case...then you should know where everything goes ram/gpu/ect.. the only thing you might need help on is the connectors for the front IO pannel on your case....but your motherboard manual will have that information. for the power cords everything is specific..so you can't put the wrong cord in the wrong place
well it sounds pretty simple so I may not need your help but thanks for the advice!
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do you get all the leads with the items as you buy them or do you need to buy all the leads and cables separatly?
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^what do you mean by leads?

If you just mean the cables, then usually they come with the item that you are buying if that item requires it, but only if it is retail, oem sometimes doesn't.
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What does oem mean?

So if i was to buy a hard drive of the web would the drive come with a sata cable?
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The motherboard would come with the SATA cables, the HDD is normally OEM and just a drive.
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OEM, or Original Equipment Manufacturer. is a company that produces hardware to be sold under another company's brand.

like they said you won't have to buy any additional cables, everything should come with either the motherboard, case, or with the devise you purchase. Like hikari said, the only thing that i can think of that is OEM is a hard drive
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^optical drives are as well...usually.
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lol i don't actually think i've ever bought an optical drive before......LOL always found them or had em given to me....but you're completely right that most of them are OEM :P
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