Originally Posted by Clelhead
am i being stupid but isn't the dvd pc gamer recommends have an ide connector and the motherboard only has sata :s i ask cause i've bought these parts and am now confused about how i'm meant to connect the dvd.
Assuming your referring to [url=http://www.pcgamer.com/2012/01/07/new-year-new-rig/]This
[/url] build and not the one in the thread: your right. The motherboard doesn't support IDE and the DVD Drive is IDE.
The MSI motherboard in this thread has 1 IDE below the PCI-E lanes.
If you have the Gigabyte one:
I'd recommend buying a new DVD Drive and sending back the one you've recieved. You could easily pick a new one up at a local hardware store if you don't want to wait.