When working with computers you can almost never have enough cables. The main cables in use are
- IEC Power cords (also known as Kettle Cords)
- Power Boards
- SATA drive cables
- Molex to SATA power adaptors
- VGA, DVI, HDMI video leads
- USB cables
It’s rather annoying when starting on a project and you get held up because you don’t have the correct cable for the job. (You new mother board came with 2 SATA, and your trying to install 3 SATA devices). So by investing in a little bit of cash now you can save yourself time, effort and energy down the track.
I recently needed a couple of extra SATA cables for a job and some other upgrades. Instead of going to shop and buying them for $5 each I was able to pick up a bulk pack of 10 for under $7 online, with free shipping. That’s a saving of over $43, plus 1 hour of my time (remember time is worth more than gold these days) because I didn’t have to waste that 1 going to the shop.