Sata 3 and sata 2 cables?

hi i just wanted to ask im building my own rig and apparently my HDD and SSD dont come with the cables for them. now both of them are sata 3 6Gb/s connectors and i KNOW sata 3 is backwards compatible with sata 2 but the speed wont be as high. now my Mobo comes with 2 sata 3 ports and 4 sata 2 ports. and it comes... show more hi i just wanted to ask im building my own rig and apparently my HDD and SSD dont come with the cables for them. now both of them are sata 3 6Gb/s connectors and i KNOW sata 3 is backwards compatible with sata 2 but the speed wont be as high. now my Mobo comes with 2 sata 3 ports and 4 sata 2 ports. and it comes with 2 sata cables. now i want to know does the cable matter? im not sure if its a sata 2 or a sata 3 cable because it doesnt state. will that matter? or will it be ok so long as i connect my sata 3 HDD to my sata 3 port? thanks guys
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