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What about screws? How about an OEM card reader? My MOBO only comes with two SATA cables.
as long as you have enough cables to attach the hdd and optical drive you should be gold.
post #12 of 17
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What about screws? How about an OEM card reader? My MOBO only comes with two SATA cables.
Yes you will need screws unless your case is tool less. The drive will probably come with some.
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It just means that you will not get the box. or any of the paper work. You just get the DVD player in bubble wrap. I have never had a problem with them.
    
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Most, if not all current cases have some sort of quick connect or drive holder so you shouldn't need any screws. If you need more SATA cable the egg has them supper cheap, under $5 for a couple.
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The CM 60 II Adv. is a tool less case , all SATA cables are basically the same right?

Edit: My board comes with two 90 degree SATA cables and two regular ones, so I will only need to buy one cable.
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post #16 of 17
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The CM 60 II Adv. is a tool less case , all SATA cables are basically the same right?

Edit: My board comes with two 90 degree SATA cables and two regular ones, so I will only need to buy one cable.
Sometimes screws are included, but screws are definitely and absolutely unnecessary in the CM 690 II when it comes to optical drives, hard drives, and solid state drives.

Anyway, so are you saying that you are already using all 4 of those SATA cables? I mean if so, then a SATA data cable definitely needs to be purchased.

Also, when it comes to optical drives, all SATA cables are basically the same.

Unfortunately, I can't comment on OEM card readers because I've never bought one, nor have I ever bought a retail card reader.
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post #17 of 17
OEM card readers are just USB Mass Storage Devices. Any Windows operating system past XP SP2 will recognize those as well automatically . Same goes for hard drives, and optical drives alike.

And OEM means its JUST the drive itself. No box, no screws, no cables, no accessories.

So you will need handy:
Screws (if needed for your case)
Data cable (unless its a card reader, those are usually hard wired in, and USB)
Power cable (supplied by your PSU)
Operating System of choice (Linux, and Windows alike will support any drive just about natively)
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