Everything has been put together now. I'm just wanting guidance on what cables go where on the MOBO as i'm not really wanting to fry anything at the prices i've shelled out for this. This is going to be long, and because of this i'll try and lay this post out as easy as possible, so many many thanks to anyone who can help, even if not with it all.
So let's crack on....
The optical drives
Now i'm guessing the connection here is... SATA cable [ http://s151.photobucket.com/albums/s...icturea021.jpg
] plugs into the right hand side connector of both drives (separate cable obviously) and on the left hand connectors, is a SATA connector which comes from the PSU [
The SSD & HDD
Top one being the SSD - same connection setup as the optical drives above?
Bottom one being HDD - same as above except there seems a 3rd connector for the 8 pins on the far right. This must come from the PSU i guess? But which connector?
Now manual instructions say "connect two 6-pin PCI Express auxillary power connectors coming from the computer power supply to the connectors on the top edge of the GeForce GTX 460 graphics card".
The 2 supplied cables are:
One end of these cables clearly plugs into the GPU, but the end, which is shown in the above pic, plugs......? (& as said, there's 2 of them) The one that caught my eye was:
However as you can see, that says HDD on it. Yet there's no connector on the actual HDD for this, so i wonder if the lead supplied with the GPU goes to this??
The fan/exhaust at the rear of the case
The lead which comes from this fan has 2 connectors:
Where do they plug?
The front panel connectors
Are the following:
Now i'm not sure where the USB connector connects
I'm thinking maybe the AC97 connector is rendered useless, with...
...the HD Audio connector, does this connect to #19 on the MOBO???
Power, reset & LED connectors
That white thing on the left came with the MOBO. The white thing confuses me & i must be wrong in thinking...
"Reset SW" (for 2 pins) goes to reset (this leaves ground without anything connected to it)
"Power SW" (for 2 pins) goes to power (which is only 1 pin, yet the ground is 2)
"HDD LED" (for 2 pins) goes to HDD LED at the top of the white block (which has 4 strangely spaced out pins)
leaving "Power LED" to go somewhere i can't see.
On the rear of that white block, it says
So umm, i'm clueless.
The front fan, 200mm i think
Only 1 connector for this really, but this connector has 2 ends:
Contents of MOBO i'm not sure are going to be useful
2x SATA 6.0Gb/s cables
2x SATA 3.0 GB/s cables <----- they look different to the red ones that i've seen, so am not sure if they can be used for the optical or storage drives???
1x UDMA 133/100/66 cable in the bottom right
1x Buzzer - top right. This actually came with the case??
Connecting PSU to MOBO
I'm guessing must surely be this cable:
labelled "ATX Main Connector -->" but am not sure where it connects...
* it has 20 connectors on it, 1 of which is blanked"
* I "did" think it connected to #1 on the MOBO, however this has 24 pins
* As it says ATX Main Connector & followed by an arrow marker, there's another connector with an arrow marker which has been cabled tied to it. Does this connect next to it (if so, then which end) making the 24 slots? Or does it go at the top of the MOBO which is also labelled #1 which is for 8 pins, yet 4 have been covered with a cap on my MOBO??
Connectors on the PSU
There were 2 loads of cabling that'd been velcro-tied. Within the velctro ties were other sections that'd been cable tied..
First lot of velctro-tie:
* 20 pin ATX Main Connector --> which has a 4pin --> cable tied to it
* 4pin CPU1 - P4 & a 4pin CPU2 - P8
* 6pin PCI-E2, which was cable tied to a 2 pin connector. Same applied for a 6pin PCI-E1
Second lot of Velctr-tie:
* 4 of those HDD connectors shown earlier
* 5 SATA connectors shown earlier
* 1 4pin FDD connector
& that ladies & gentlemen, is it. Really appreciate any help thrown my way here.