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    Why is it that mobo manufacturers only give u 1 IDE cable these days and when u buy a retail dvd/rw or cd or whatever u dont get an IDE cable....

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    As a rule, they give them all to Asus who will give you anything between 2 and 10 cables per motherboard. Buying an Asus board is like buying a copy of PC Pro and having to throw away all the inserts, free CDs and leaflets before you to get to what you want; throw out the cables, gameport and the extra headers and you find a motherboard lurking under all that. Out of curiousity, which brand are you referring to? I thought only Intel gave away the single grudging cable these days...

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    Abit for the board with 4 SATA cables, 1 floppy and 1 IDE

    LiteOn for the DVD/RW, 4 screws, 1 audio cable.

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    That's very poor from abit. A mobo should come with all the bits and bobs to make it work.

    I suppose optical drive manu's assume that your mobo manufacturer gave you all the ide cables! OEM optical drives usually come with nowt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [GSV]Trig
    Why is it that mobo manufacturers only give u 1 IDE cable these days and when u buy a retail dvd/rw or cd or whatever u dont get an IDE cable....

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    Agreed, they must cost them pennies and us pounds and hassle.

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    IMHO all boards should come with 2x IDE cables, take this abit one (AX8 btw) it has 3 IDE headers, 4 sata, and 1 floppy, they give u 4 sata, fair enuf 4 headers, 1 floppy, fair enuf, 1 header, 1 IDE, hang on, what about the other 2 headers...

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    I've yet to find out from asus why I'm supposed to do with 73 USB headers

    What REALLY annoys me is when bundled cables are 2" long.

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    lol, for some there's too many. DFI for example, bundle with any lanparty is a bios extractor, how many time a u use that anyway ?
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    I agree - you can never have enough ide cables, not everyone has moved to sata.

    2" long cable now that would be funny - shots please.
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    But aren't IDE cables one of the things that often get ripped from old computers anyway?

    I agree it'd be nice to have more complete bundles and things like CD-drives etc should come with all they need, but out of anything that's progressed through my series of computers I think the IDE cables have been with me the longest (and I've got several left in shells of computers I'm sure).

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