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First let me apologize. I know little about what im doing, which is why I went ahead and bought a prebuilt. I haven't built a PC in 15yrs and didn't have a desire to because I cant remember much.

 

Anyway, I love this PC how it came, other than the shattered door, which they have informed me they sent another.

 

I do want to add a couple of my storage drives from my previous PC. 1 is an SSD drive and one is a 3.5". Im attaching pics here because although I see where they should go, I can't for the life of me figure out which cables to use to power them!! I haven't unstrapped these yet because I don't want to mess up their tidy cabling.

 

Where to begin?

 

pics here

 

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I am on like ticket #4 now to correct an issue on a $2800 PC and thusfar, its not going well.

 

I spent 45 mins on the phone today to be told a new ticket was being created and escalated to a manager. It would come in my email. An hour has passed and no ticket.

 

I understand Covid and all but its been almost 2 weeks now, this is a gift for Xmas morning and I STILL have not gotten what I need.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Hi, I had the same question but was fortunate to get a quick reply from support. There are no spare power connectors that come with the system. This one will work with your i7200's RM750 PSU:

 

https://www.corsair.com/ca/en/Categories/Products/Accessories-%7C-Parts/PC-Components/Power-Supplies/Ribbon-Style-SATA-Cable-with-4-Connectors%2C-Type-3-%28700mm%29/p/CP-8920116

 

You have to be careful to order the correct type of cable, if you use the wrong one it can fry the drive. Support confirmed to me that that cable is safe.

 

Good luck!

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I was also a little apprehensive about installing the hard drive from my previous pc in 2nd drive bay as the cable management was pretty intimidating and I didn't want to mess it up. I tried calling support and was on hold for an hour before it hung up on me. I tried once more but gave up after holding for another 20 minutes. Very frustrating!
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It's actually super easy.

You get a SATA power cable (like this one: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07SXDXPFL/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) and you connect it to one of the empty connectors in the "big bundle" that will be easily found when you loosen the straps.

Then, run a straight SATA data cable (like this one: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B018Y2LCEI/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) from the SATA port #5 or #6 on the motherboard. The only "trick" there is that you need to take out your graphics card because the ports are behind it.

And that's it. All done!

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To help out anyone who may also be adding new storage drives to their i7200 pc, here is what I discovered after installing a 2nd m.2 drive and a 2nd 3.5 hdd. First, when you add an ssd to the 2nd m.2 slot, this will disable the sata ports 5 & 6. I discovered this the hard way after having both the hd that came with the pc along with the 2nd one I added connected to those ports. Those drives disappeared in Windows after connecting the ssd, so I ended up having to remove the 3080 card and stretching the sata cables as far as they would go to get them connected to sata ports 3 & 4. Not sure why Corsair didn't have the hdd that came with pc plugged into 1, 3 or 4 knowing that a lot of people would probably want to add a 2nd m.2 to that slot. Anyway, lesson learned and now everything is working.
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To help out anyone who may also be adding new storage drives to their i7200 pc, here is what I discovered after installing a 2nd m.2 drive and a 2nd 3.5 hdd. First, when you add an ssd to the 2nd m.2 slot, this will disable the sata ports 5 & 6. I discovered this the hard way after having both the hd that came with the pc along with the 2nd one I added connected to those ports. Those drives disappeared in Windows after connecting the ssd, so I ended up having to remove the 3080 card and stretching the sata cables as far as they would go to get them connected to sata ports 3 & 4. Not sure why Corsair didn't have the hdd that came with pc plugged into 1, 3 or 4 knowing that a lot of people would probably want to add a 2nd m.2 to that slot. Anyway, lesson learned and now everything is working.

 

Very true: page 31 of the motherboard manual (https://download.msi.com/archive/mnu_exe/mb/E7C75v1.1.pdf) shows the relationship between available SATA ports and M.2 memory.

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