I have lately built a few computer's with the newer motherboards that have only 1 IDE connector on the motherboard. I guess the makers think you will be using the SATA hard drives and leave only one IDE connection for the cd and dvd drives.
This limits you to using SATA hard drives unless you install a IDE controller card. A second option here is to use "IDE to SATA" adapters( which i have not tried yet).
Heres a IDE controller card.http://www.newegg.co...N82E16816102007
I prefer the promise chipsets for controller cards simply because i have had problems with other makes of chipsets. I have never had a problem with promise chipsets.
If you think the adapter method would work better heres a couple.http://www.newegg.co...N82E16812206002http://www.geeks.com...X...ADP&cat=CCD