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Question PC Build custom

Mar 17, 2020
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Hello, this may not be the place to post this, but I have a problem building a desktop pc for a friend built out of a 2003 dell dimension slimline, and the motherboard is a ASUS H110M-A and the mobo has a pin connecter for the power peripherals, the desktop on the otherhand has a IDE port for the power, I'm wondering if anyone would have any ideas,i would be greatful for any info. 😀
 

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I think you are mixing up some terms there.

By IDE power I assume you mean the older, large, style 4-pin molex connector. (12V, GND, GND, 5V) vs the more modern SATA power connectors.

If you have already replaced the motherboard, go ahead and get a new case and power supply. It will make this much, much easier. You'll then have all standard parts.

But, if that isn't an option, plenty of 4-pin to SATA adapters out there.

https://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters-3-Pack-Molex-Power/dp/B00STNUB04/

Or the opposite exists.
 
Mar 17, 2020
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I think you are mixing up some terms there.

By IDE power I assume you mean the older, large, style 4-pin molex connector. (12V, GND, GND, 5V) vs the more modern SATA power connectors.

If you have already replaced the motherboard, go ahead and get a new case and power supply. It will make this much, much easier. You'll then have all standard parts.

But, if that isn't an option, plenty of 4-pin to SATA adapters out there.

https://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters-3-Pack-Molex-Power/dp/B00STNUB04/

Or the opposite exists.
Thank you, it's funky I actually have a picture. Of the IDE unit and the case in particular is for a friend who is adament about the case(Christmas gift), I'll try to post the picture to show, (first time here lol)

https://images.app.goo.gl/1wnpsp1RsUcJxPNRA

This is the IDE unit (turns out it's a I/O Connecter for the power
 
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Eximo

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When not actually used for ATAPI/IDE it is just referred to as a ribbon cable. They just used that because it was cheap and readily available. Pretty much impossible to use that without a lot of poking around with a multimeter.
 

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