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  1. I recently bought a new motherboard but it doesn't have an idea interface. So I can't connect my HDD or DVDs, I can't afford any more money to invest on this build. Can you help?.
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  2. Originally Posted by marcuslane View Post
    ...it doesn't have an idea interface.
    Do you mean IDE connectors?

    A PCI or PCI-E add-on card would be relatively inexpensive.
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    or you can get one of these adapters - http://www.amazon.com/IDE-SATA-Adapter/dp/B000RK89M4
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    marcuslane, in the future please use a more descriptive subject title in your posts to allow others to search for similar topics. I will change yours this time. From our rules:
    Try to choose a subject that describes your topic. Please do not use topic subjects like Help me!!! or Problems.
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    EDIT: I am also guessing you mean IDE/PATA connectors. Few newer motherboards do.
    And welcome to our forums.
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    Originally Posted by october262 View Post
    or you can get one of these adapters - http://www.amazon.com/IDE-SATA-Adapter/dp/B000RK89M4


    That's what I did and it eventually worked for me. Cheap enough solution if it works. Just be sure to follow the advice in the top review under Most Helpful Customer Reviews.
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    I haven't seen an IDE connector on a motherboard for at least 5 years now.

    Where have you been?
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  7. Yes I must of got it wrong, its got no IDE connectors, only sata.
    Last edited by marcuslane; 18th Jan 2015 at 05:42. Reason: spelling
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    Originally Posted by lordsmurf View Post
    I haven't seen an IDE connector on a motherboard for at least 5 years now.

    Where have you been?
    Yes. Five to six years ago it was relatively easy to find a motherboard with one IDE connector and a floppy connector as well as SATA. I bought one in the third quarter of 2009. In 2011 it was more difficult to find one, but I remember doing that for someone. There are still a few consumer motherboards with IDE available for AMD Socket AM3, AMD Socket AM3+ and Intel Socket LGA 775, but not newer CPUs.
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  9. Get a IDE-to-SATA adapter, they sell for just a couple dollars online.
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