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Old 07-06-2009, 04:40 PM   #1
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Default Weird looking ide connectors/cables

Do these ide connectors look normal?
Aida32 says my mobo has the same name as my computer, Dell Optiplex gx280.
Also, the ide cables look way to thin to be anything but proprietary.

I'm buying a new case for this machine soon, and I was thinking maybe if this mobo is proprietery I should just buy a new one.


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Old 07-06-2009, 04:44 PM   #2
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Those look like a different type of IDE ribbon cables


I think that's just what old IDE cables look like....
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Old 07-06-2009, 04:47 PM   #3
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If I buy new (regular) IDE cables and a mobo w/ IDE ports will it still work?
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Yea, but don't let the weird IDE cables make you want to change your whole system


Do you need any recommendations?
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Well I was looking into a new mobo anyway, max ram on mine is a measly 2 gigs. Im not sure what socket type my cpu is, assuming its 775 but I'm doing a quick google to make sure. If you have any mobos in mind, I would like to know.

Edit:No its 478, googled intel p4 3.2 ghz all results had 478 as socket type
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Well you will already need a new Processor and RAM

Probably a newer HDD because it might not be compatible with IDE HDD's

Definitely a new PSU


Basically you are looking into a whole new build
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If you are ok with your processor (and that's not a bad processor at all) then I would say just get a new mobo. But those IDE cables just look like they're really cheap, and made like that to save on cost.
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Old 07-06-2009, 06:33 PM   #8
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OCZ SXS 500w
cm elite case
wd 160gb 7200rpm
corsiar 4 gb
geforce 9600
asrock mobo
AMD pheom quad core agena 2.3 ghz

This any good ?

Edit: Any good478 mobos and compatible ram? Instead of amd
Edit again:EWW I dont liek that one 478 mobo on egg... Nvm I think i'll stick with this build if its an okay build
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DSKT is short for diskette. In other words floppy disk. It's a floppy disk drive connector.
http://search.dell.com/results.aspx?...nector&cat=all
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Old 07-07-2009, 12:35 PM   #10
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The thing is, the other one that is ide is like that just slightly longer.
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