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Old 08-31-2004, 04:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, it is my first time building a computer. I just have a question. I am about to buy a OEM hard drive. But, OEM drives are usually bare drives. They don't come with ribbon cables and te other stuff. So does that mean I have to buy my own? Or is there something else i can do? Thank you, any replies will be appreciated
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Usually you'll get some cables with your motherboard, but you can also go out and buy these cables. I wouldnt expect to pay more than 2 bucks a cable. Or if you wanna get fancy i'd suggest checking out ebay and getting some nice round cables to match your case.
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yes, buy your own or use cables from your old comp
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The majority of hard drives come as OEM due to the fact it makes shipping much easier.
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Yeah they won't come with cables and also usually means they don't offer any warranty either =) so keep that in mind. Like bob said get some round cables, will make it easier to keep your case clean and promote better airflow.
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