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anyone here actually build their own computer from scratch?

#1MuintirPosted 2/15/2014 12:49:49 PM
I'm a complete noob at the inner workings of a computer and just trying to add 2 hdd and 1 ssd. My computer has enough sata ports for all of them but only has 1 sata power connector which is already in use. It does however have quite a few wires tucked away that I'm thinking can be used if there is a sata power converter. So my questions are

Is there a such thing as a converter wire and if so what's it called? Also these additional wires are all connected to 1 main wire so would hooking multiple drives to it even work? Below is a pic of the wires I'm talking about.

http://imgur.com/dJmOKea
#2SnadadosPosted 2/15/2014 12:51:55 PM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812200061
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#3SlaynPosted 2/15/2014 12:52:50 PM
Yeah I build it from scratch, with my own transistors and everything.

You probably have more SATA ports hidden somewhere. If not. you are looking for a MOLEX to SATA adapter.
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#4Master_BassPosted 2/15/2014 12:53:21 PM
This is a silly topic title. Of course people here build their PCs from scratch.
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#5MasterDonGeroPosted 2/15/2014 12:57:57 PM
What's a computer?
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#6Muintir(Topic Creator)Posted 2/15/2014 1:06:37 PM
Snadados posted...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812200061


Thanks thats exactly what I was looking for. Can I put one of these on each of of the wires in the pictures even though they are all running off 1 main big wire?

Slayn posted...
Yeah I build it from scratch, with my own transistors and everything.

You probably have more SATA ports hidden somewhere. If not. you are looking for a MOLEX to SATA adapter.


I have plenty of SATA ports just not enough SATA power connectors
#7johnny_payPosted 2/15/2014 1:07:14 PM
Master_Bass posted...
This is a silly topic title. Of course people here build their PCs from scratch.


Really? I thought everyone bought prebuilt parts and then put them in a prebuilt case
#8Muintir(Topic Creator)Posted 2/15/2014 1:11:24 PM
anyone know if I can just buy one of these and run 2 hdd's off 1 molex wire?

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/molex-to-2x-sata-power-cable/1309722150.p?id=mp1309722150&skuId=1309722150&st=4 Pin Molex to SATA Power&cp=1&lp=3
#9MaxCHEATER64Posted 2/15/2014 1:16:16 PM
Yes. I went out, mined my own raw materials, machined my own plastics, smelted my own iron, fabricated my own transistors on my own self-built machinery, and then painstakingly assembled the entire system piece by aching piece.
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#10WyzeGyePosted 2/15/2014 1:19:02 PM
Imagine just how long it would take to build something from scratch... That would be nuts.

For reference... here's a guy who built a toaster from scratch

http://www.thetoasterproject.org/page2.htm
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