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Can anyone recommend any power supplies

By lanceberry
Oct 16, 2010
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  1. All i know my pc is 2.66ghz , 2 hard drives , asus motherboard , 256 creative sound card ,

    the thing is i use two hard drives , and i need to use my dvd drive but i can't due to not having enough sata connections , is there anyway where i can use my two hard drives, dvd drive and my cd-rom rom drive...

    Also i need a power supply can anyone recommend any..?
     
  2. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    Are you unable to use your DVD because of a lack of power connectors, or SATA data connectors?

    If your power supply still works, you could just purchase a molex to 2x sata adapter, to create two more SATA power connectors.
     
  3. lanceberry

    lanceberry TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Lack of sata date connectors on my motherboard...

    I got two at the moment both are connected to the hard-drives

    i want one connected to the dvd-rom drive atm im using a external dvd drive i want to use the internal dvd drive..
     
  4. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,370   +125

    Just use a molex as said above...far cheaper.

    EDIT:
    Wait hold on, you ran out of slots on your motherboard? That's a typo right?
     
  5. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    For what its worth, I'd just use an external drive, or get a EIDE (PATA) DVD drive instead. SATA to PATA converters are available, but I can't comment on them unfortunately.
     
  6. lanceberry

    lanceberry TS Rookie Topic Starter

    sata slots on the motherboard

    also what is a molex..?
     
  7. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,370   +125

    Oh, then you're screwed pretty much.
    USB drive or using a PATA is the only solution short of buying a new motherboard.
     
  8. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    This is a molex plug (used to power IDE(PATA) devices, and accessories inside a case.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,815   +922

    Just for clarity's sake could you please post the model # of your motherboard?
     
  10. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,392   +16

    If you only have two SATA ports that you can use on your motherboard both being used by your HDDs I'd recommend getting an IDE DVD drive. That should solve your problem and give you more space since you're dropping the CD drive. Newegg has a few ranging from 20 - 30 bucks which should work fine.
     
  11. lanceberry

    lanceberry TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i already got a sata dvd drive hold on on the motherboard how many sata ports do i get and how many ide points do i get.. the thing is im from london and newegg prob don't ship to the uk

    another question does any motherboard fit it any case ?
     
     
  12. lanceberry

    lanceberry TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i don't know all i know its a mini asus
     
  13. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    @lanceberry...

    A few places online I use, and highly recommend:

    www.overclockers.co.uk
    www.ebuyer.com
    www.yoyotech.co.uk
    www.scan.co.uk

    I've used all of these, and I highly recommend them.

    As for your computer, I think your confusing the issue further.

    Can you tell us the following please:

    1. How many SATA ports you have on your motherboard (the small L shaped ports)
    2. How many IDE (PATA) ports you have on your motherboard (two long rows of pins)
    3. Please confirm both of your hard disks are SATA. If not, what is each one?
    4. Please confirm whether your CD drive is SATA or IDE.
    5. Please confirm whether your DVD is SATA or IDE.

    If your CD drive, and your DVD drive use the same connectors, just remove your CD drive, and use your DVD instead. The information above will remove the confusion your various posts in this thread might have caused to those trying to help.
     
  14. lanceberry

    lanceberry TS Rookie Topic Starter

    atm im not using the dvd drive or the cd drive im using a external one have i cleared the confusion ?
     
  15. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    No, not really. :haha:

    I strongly advise you please answer the above questions, if only so those looking at this thread know exactly what connectors you have available, and can then provide you with the help you've asked for. :)
     
  16. lanceberry

    lanceberry TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have answered those questions the answer is next to the question you asked when i quoted you...
     
  17. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    My appologies, I didn't think to look in the quote box! :haha:

    So you can use the CD drive, but your crap out of luck using the SATA DVD drive, unless you wish to try a IDE to SATA converter.

    I can't comment on whether they're any good though, but it might be of use to you.
     
  18. lanceberry

    lanceberry TS Rookie Topic Starter

    its ok buddy..

    Im looking for a 500w powersupply my budget is £50 and for the case anything below £45
     
  19. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,392   +16

    The solution is right there Lance, get yourself an IDE DVD drive something along these lines would work fine then get rid of your other two drives and you're good to go!

    Regarding your PSU needs something like this Corsair 500W CX should work well, unless you plan on adding a high-end GPU as its only 34 amps on +12v rail.

    For a new case, what exactly do you want? You looking for a more gaming/enthusiast case? Or just a basic case with nothing fancy?
     
  20. lanceberry

    lanceberry TS Rookie Topic Starter

    kool...

    i've ordered this .. http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/powersupplies/OCZ500SXS2-UK.html

    and

    this http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/cases/cases/0761345-08300-3.html


    nothing fancy i just wan't to surf the net , play games such as sims 3 and football manager...
     
  21. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,815   +922

    I just glanced over this thread again, but I'm certain that your motherboard is getting on. The 2 IDE sockets are an indication of this.

    As has been pointed out, to maximize your connectivity possibilities, you should purchase IDE optical drives in the future. (Or perhaps return the one you bought for an IDE unit, if this is possible).

    The third possibility is to use a PCI to SATA add-in card. This would give you additional SATA ports.

    I understand you're in the UK, but here's a search page from Newegg, just to show you what's available: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...TMATCH&Description=pci to sata card&x=15&y=25

    At this point, It might be easier to buy another motherboard. When you start adding up the cost of adapters, different drives and whatnot, a new board is not a great leap in price. Even a lowly G-31 Intel mobo, has 4 four SATA ports on it.

    I don't know what standard your memory is, if it's still DDR, that's a problem, if it's DDR2, you're good to go. Just a thought.
     
  22. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,370   +125

    So why a new powersupply?
    It's not like you wouldn't have enough power, and if you're out of pins, just use a molex as stated above.
     
  23. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,815   +922

    This thread has two topics that are the same, or one topic that is split into two, I'm not sure which.
     
  24. lanceberry

    lanceberry TS Rookie Topic Starter

  25. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,370   +125

    Yep, your doing something wrong.
     


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