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ASUS Rampage III Formula LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Int


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jhfeero

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Hello all! I am building my 3rd PC (new to this still) and i bought a ASUS Rampage III Formula LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard for my current build. Now, upon opening the box, i noticed that there isnt a IDE cable slot to go to my optical drive. Is there a different cable that i need to be using? The only thing i can think of is a IDE to SATA cable. This may sound stupid since it is my third build, but i have only used EVGA boards in the past. Any help would be great.

Plans for the build:
ASUS Rampage III Formula LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz
COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series 1200W ATX SLI Ready CrossFire Ready
Western Digital VelociRaptor 150GB 10000 RPM SATA
COOLER MASTER V6 GT 120mm DynaLoop CPU Cooler
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
VisionTek Bigfoot Killer 2100 Gaming Network Card
Undecided for the graphics card and memory.

-Jim

Edited by jhfeero, 06 November 2010 - 12:35 PM.

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rshaffer61

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Nope no IDE so your options would be to get a IDE to SATA data and power converters.
The orther option is to purchase a SATA optical drive and have the system completely setup under SATA as it is meant to be. :D
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Thanks for the swift reply. If you wouldn't mind, giving your opinion on which would be easiest or the best route to go with this. Also, if you really don't mind, showing me where i could find what you suggest via new egg? That would be awesome.

Thanks again,

-Jim

Edit: I get what you are saying now, i need to get a optical drive that uses sata cables. Duh! Thanks again rshaffer.

Edited by jhfeero, 06 November 2010 - 01:14 PM.

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I would replace the optical drive with a SATA based one like these HERE.
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Thanks shaffer. I totally spaced what you were trying to tell me. :D
gonna go with this guy: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827135221 a standard sata cable should do i suppose?

Edited by jhfeero, 06 November 2010 - 01:28 PM.

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One of these will do HERE.
Make sure you get a long enough one to reach.
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