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2012 Build Your Own PC Installation: Data Cables


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  • Type: Video Tutorial
  • Length: 2:18
  • Media: Video/mp4
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  • Access Period: 360 Days
  • Download: MP4 (iPod compatible)
  • Size: 9 MB
  • Posted: 03/02/2009

This lesson is part of the following series:

2012 Build Your Own PC: Components, Install, Setup (27 lessons, $29.70)
2012 Build Your Own PC: Component Installation (10 lessons, $13.86)

In this lesson we'll continue our steps to build a PC by connecting the data cables to the hard drives, CD/DVD drives and floppy drive.
We're going to install 3 Serial ATA data cables, 2 for the SATA hard drives and 1 for the SATA DVD recordable drive. Whether your are building your first gaming PC yourself, a budget computer, or just interested in learning what goes into a computer these lessons will help you get there.

This lesson is part of a comprehensive series of lessons created by Home PC Builder that will guide you through the process of building your computer (from the selection internal and external components through installation and setup).

You can purchase all 27 lessons in the course and save 46%.

For a DVD of this full series, please refer to

The other lessons in this Installation series are:
Pt 1/10: Parts Overview -
Pt 2/10: RAM and CPU Installation -
Pt 3/10: Motherboard Installation -
Pt 4/10: Adding Case Fans -
Pt 5/10: Hard Drive Installation -
Pt 6/10: DVD/CD/Blu-Ray Drive Installation -
Pt 7/10: Connecting Data Cables - This Lesson
Pt 8/10: Installing Add-On Cards -
Pt 9/10: Connecting Power Cables -
Pt 10/10: Powering On -

You can buy all 10 installation lessons as a series and save 30%

This data cable installation lesson covers

*Selecting the data cables to install
*Locating the SATA ports on the motherboard
*Connecting the data cables between the drives and the SATA port on the motherboard

In lesson 9 we’ll install the power supply into the case and connect the power cables to all of the components .(

In the next lesson we'll install the add-on cards into the motherboard. (

The supplemental file below contains the complete written instructions from the video and is available to download after you buy.

Supplementary Files

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  • 09_data_cables_install.rtf 09_data_cables_install.rtf

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Michael Cooper
Michael Cooper
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Hello everyone my name is Michael Cooper & I have been in the computer industry for over 15 years. For the past 8 years I have been making instructional videos showing the average computer user how to build their own computer. I am A+ Certified and a member of the Better Business Bureau.


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