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# 204965 25-Oct-2016 10:30
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Hi let's say I am buying a new Z170 mobo, and I have lying around a Sata 3 2.5" SSD (currently in a USB3 enclosure)

 

What cables to I need to connect said SSD to said mobo? And does the mobo provide the cable(s)? How many such cables come with it? Thanks





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  # 1657274 25-Oct-2016 10:33
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Depends on how primo your motherboard is.

 

I purchased a Z170 Deluxe Asus motherboard and it came with a ton of accessories - approx 5 or so sata cables.

 

I purchased a B150M (a cheaper chipset motherboard i'm using for a server build) and it came with 3.

 

Just any old sata cable will do, there is no difference between cables in Sata 1, 2 or 3.

 

 

 

 




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  # 1657275 25-Oct-2016 10:40
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Ah I just checked "what's in the box" and sure enough 6 Sata cables and CL wants to sell me a Sata cable! Ouch.





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  # 1657276 25-Oct-2016 10:41
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macuser:

 

Depends on how primo your motherboard is.

 

I purchased a Z170 Deluxe Asus motherboard and it came with a ton of accessories - approx 5 or so sata cables.

 

I purchased a B150M (a cheaper chipset motherboard i'm using for a server build) and it came with 3.

 

Just any old sata cable will do, there is no difference between cables in Sata 1, 2 or 3.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks noted.

 

One more dumb question - doesn't need to be powered right?





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  # 1657278 25-Oct-2016 10:44
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The drive needs to be powered.

 

But if you buy a modular PSU then it will come with enough cables to power all the drives. And you can remove the cables you dont want. Since you are getting a Z170 board which is a bit nicer, get a nice PSU. 

 

I got a EVGA 650 G1 its fully modular, loads of cables, Gold Certified, silent when low power draw and comes with 10 year warranty. 




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  # 1657283 25-Oct-2016 10:46
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Thanks I've just asked politely that CL ship all unused cables etc with my build. Hopefully they will, otherwise I'm checking the internet for "what's in the box" for each item I've purchased for the build! (I wonder if they read GZ)





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  # 1657288 25-Oct-2016 10:50
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darylblake:

 

The drive needs to be powered.

 

But if you buy a modular PSU then it will come with enough cables to power all the drives. And you can remove the cables you dont want. Since you are getting a Z170 board which is a bit nicer, get a nice PSU. 

 

I got a EVGA 650 G1 its fully modular, loads of cables, Gold Certified, silent when low power draw and comes with 10 year warranty. 

 

 

 

 

I looked at the G1, but it's a bit of an electrical nightmare.  I ended up going with the 750 G2 because the internal build is really top notch.  I would recommend the G2 over the G1, even though it costs a bit more, internally it';s built much nicer.

 

For my server build I cheaped out and purchased a $44 400W PSU, it's a piece of crap - I really wish there were some good quality 200W-300W PSU's for non GPU machines!


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  # 1657289 25-Oct-2016 10:51
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Yeh the G2 is newer. Have had no issues with the G1 though. 
The G2 has an eco mode as well.


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