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How to connect front panel of 800D to Asus Sabertooth Z77 1155?

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June 13, 2013 5:47:35 AM

Finally got all my parts yesterday and proceeded to build my first computer. There are three front panel connectors (Corsair 800D) that aren't attached to the motherboard (Asus Sabertooth Z77 LGA 1155) because I can't find where to put them. One of them is AC 97, other is HD Audio, and I remember the last one (I am at work). I looked over both the manuals a couple times and looked all over the motherboard, but can't seem to find where to put them. If someone couple either show me visually or tell me exactly where the motherboard they go, I'd appreciate it.

Besides that, it boots up fine and everything seems to be going well for my first build!
June 13, 2013 6:04:17 AM

Page 2-23 of your manual. The AC97 and the HD audio use the same connector located below the last PCIe slot near the rear of the board. Choose which type of audio connection you will use, and use that connector. The other connector will not be used.
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June 13, 2013 6:07:51 AM

markwp said:
Page 2-23 of your manual. The AC97 and the HD audio use the same connector located below the last PCIe slot near the rear of the board. Choose which type of audio connection you will use, and use that connector. The other connector will not be used.


When you say rear, do you mean the part that closest to the SATA PCB or the bottom, near the PSU?
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June 13, 2013 6:15:04 AM

You want to plug the HD Audio from the case into the AAFP connector on the motherboard. It's located under the bottom PCIe port toward the back of your case. It's labeled 'AAFP' on the bottom edge of the motherboard. You won't use the AC'97 connector from the case at all as it is there for people with older motherboards.

The 'last one' could be the USB connector. If it says USB on it, you can remove one of the beige caps along the bottom of your motherboard and attach it to one of those.

You also have a front firewire connection on that case. I don't see a firewire connection available on that motherboard (though I may have overlooked something). If that's the case, just tie the case's firewire connector to an out-of-the-way location as you won't have use for it with this motherboard anyhow. Firewire isn't used so much anymore since USB speeds have drastically improved so it's not a big deal.
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June 13, 2013 6:18:56 AM

ubercake said:
You want to plug the HD Audio from the case into the AAFP connector on the motherboard. It's located under the bottom PCIe port toward the back of your case. It's labeled 'AAFP' on the bottom edge of the motherboard. You won't use the AC'97 connector from the case at all as it is there for people with older motherboards.

The 'last one' could be the USB connector. If it says USB on it, you can remove one of the beige caps along the bottom of your motherboard and attach it to one of those.

You also have a front firewire connection on that case. I don't see a firewire connection available on that motherboard (though I may have overlooked something). If that's the case, just tie the case's firewire connector to an out-of-the-way location as you won't have use for it with this motherboard anyhow. Firewire isn't used so much anymore since USB speeds have drastically improved so it's not a big deal.


Awesome thanks for that! I'll check it out when I get home.

As far as the 'last one', I think it's the firewire one. I was able to figure out the USB connectors. At least I think I did.
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June 13, 2013 6:19:08 AM

The rear of the board is the edge that has the i/o connectors. The sata connectors and the 24 pin are on the front of the board.
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June 13, 2013 6:20:15 AM

markwp said:
The rear of the board is the edge that has the i/o connectors. The sata connectors and the 24 pin are on the front of the board.


Well... This is embarrassing.
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