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Okay, so I ordered my first Open Box from NewEgg. It's a P35-DS3L from gigabyte. It didn't arrive with any "extra" stuff, but I expected that. I'm just wondering if someone can link me to some sata cables that would be suitable? I really don't know anything about them.

Also, I'm not going to be able to use this board until I get a processor... Which is probably until the Q6600 dips under 200 again. So I really can't test the motherboard. Probably a stupid idea, but should I be okay? :/
    
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Just take your pick of ones that are long enough and are angled the way you'd like:

http://www.satagear.com/SATA_Internal_Cables.html

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...nd&Order=PRICE

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Also, I'm not going to be able to use this board until I get a processor... Which is probably until the Q6600 dips under 200 again. So I really can't test the motherboard. Probably a stupid idea, but should I be okay? :/
Bad idea.

You want to test the board before you are unable to send it back. Chances are it works, but there are enough failures of newegg open box items that I would worry.

If you have to, fork over 25 bucks for a S775 celeron that will work in that board. A spare CPU is not a bad idea regardless.
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I was just wondering, with those open box motherboards do you get the backplate at all or is that gone too?

Oh and if you want a processor to hold you over while waiting, get a dual core celeron. Those things overclock to AT LEAST 3.0GHz, some of them even higher.

And for SATA cables, you can use any ones you pick. Doesn't matter.
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Okay, so I ordered my first Open Box from NewEgg. It's a P35-DS3L from gigabyte. It didn't arrive with any "extra" stuff, but I expected that. I'm just wondering if someone can link me to some sata cables that would be suitable? I really don't know anything about them.

Also, I'm not going to be able to use this board until I get a processor... Which is probably until the Q6600 dips under 200 again. So I really can't test the motherboard. Probably a stupid idea, but should I be okay? :/

I got the same board and its working great with the q6600.
Open box and all :-p, but i had some sata cables already.
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I have extra satas if you want to buy them, PM me if interested?
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Okay, this is probably a newb question, but I'm just making sure. =_= (first time builder).

Sata cables connect from the motherboard to the hard drives right?
If so, does it matter what type of hard drive you have?
    
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yes it does matter what kind of hd you have you need a sata hd to go with the sata ports on your board. but if you have an ied drive it will work due to the board having a ied port as well
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You have to have a SATA drive and thats about it , SATA I & II are backwards compatible.
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I was just wondering, with those open box motherboards do you get the backplate at all or is that gone too?
I usually assume nothing is included except the bare board. Sometimes you get lucky and get everything, other times you get just the bare board.

As for SATA cables, I usually get them here: http://www.svc.com/clearance.html
They almost always have some on clearance for $0.99 or less.
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