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Hi i recently purchased a sony nec dvd burner from newegg and im actually a newb building a computer. :rolleyes:

i have an asus p5kc motherboard and i was wondering if you can use the same cable you use for your harddrive for your cd-rom drive or if there is a spot to attach the big cable just for your cd-rom drive, because i can't seem to find one. I have 2 harddrives and one of them is the old school fat cable one.

since the hardrive cable connects to the motherboard and has 2 connectors, i was wondering if you can use the other connector for the cd-rom drive.

please help!! :heartlove
 

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You can do it, but it will slow the harddrive way down. It will run
at ata33 just like the cdrom drive. If it is just a storage drive this
may not be a problem for you. But expect the hdd not to be as
fast as it was. You will have to make one drive master and the other
slave. Or you may try cable select, Ive never been a fan of doing it
that way but it works most of the time. If the ide harddrive is your
c: drive I would not recommend it.
 

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haha thank you manic. you are MY HERO! :grin:

i read your comment on the psw too.

it's just a hassle to return to newegg, but i am going to do it anyway.

i have two harddrives one is a 500 gb and that is going to be my master.

so it's ok if my other harddrive that is a slave is on the fat cable?

How about my cd-rom? I don't know if it's supposed to do this, but when i first turned on the pc with all my stuff, the cd-rom drive would load constantly and i coouldn't eject anything.

:D thanks !
 

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Yes its ok if the harddrive is on the "fat" cable, ide. Make sure your
jumpers are correct for the cdrom drive and the hdd. Only one can
be master and the other slave.
 

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hey thanks alot! i just returned my psw.

i have a question for you, what's a good quality power supply that you recommend?

im still planning on getting that 8800 gts, but with the power supply, i want to get a good quality one after what you said.
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And, when you install the psw into the computer, do you just put the plugs wherever it connects to? Or does it have to be specific wattage? Like for the fans and rom drive and sata cables.

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The thermaltake psu looks pretty good. I like antec myself, newegg
has a 650watt antec on the front page of there power supply page.
If you have the money try to stick with something above 600watts.
You will thank yourself. Connecting the power supply is pretty straight
forward. Just take your time and make sure everything is plugged in.
When you take out the psu you have now pay attention to where
and how everything plugged in. Its pretty simple...
 
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