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November 25, 2013 9:01:14 PM

Hi I posted a build request the other day and I purchased all the parts except I changed the case. The case I got was on sale and much bigger with more fans, its the Z11 Plus. So I've gotten most of everything done besides. I need to install optical drive, HDD, SSD. I noticed that I didn't get any trays with the case nor did I get any trays with the drives I bought so I'll be buying them tomorrow. I do have a spare HDD tray I'm gonna use though. But at the moment my problem is the wiring. The only wires left are the 2 pin power/reset switches/LEDs/Fans with 4 pins. I've looked through the manual for the case but it literally has no info at all about those. So if anybody has had any experience with this case and board mind helping me out?

The board I'm using is the asrock z87 extreme4 and its the newest model is what I was told today.
a b V Motherboard
November 25, 2013 9:29:01 PM

It shouldn't be in the case manual. It should be in the motherboard handbook.
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a c 462 V Motherboard
November 25, 2013 9:30:21 PM

for the missing tray contact the case vendor they should send you two for free. print out the asrock user manul page 11, and page 25.
the hard drive led goes on the bottom row left. the first pin in the plus pin if it marked. last two pins on bottom row right are for reset button.
top row left power led then power button. on the front case is a 4 pin molxe for power for the fan led and should be two fan 3/4 pin cables to plug the led fans into it.
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a b V Motherboard
November 25, 2013 9:44:49 PM

Actually, the Zalman Z11 case doesn't come with HDD trays for a reason. If you look at the newegg page: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

"TOOL FREE HDD INSTALLATION
The server-type Tool-Free HDD Mount Trays allow easy HDD installation/removal and maintenance, anti-vibration rubber helps dampen vibration and shock for better stability and reliability. Space for 2.5” HDD/SSD is also provided on the back of M/B plate"

I think you're suppose to slide the HDD in. Though I may be wrong, I never worked with this case.
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a c 462 V Motherboard
November 25, 2013 9:54:52 PM

on the case guild the main hard drive and drive trays are the front case. the lower trays that you want to use should have had try or two given from the vendor but is an extra cost.
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November 25, 2013 10:59:15 PM

Alright thanks guys. I managed to get all of that except the fans. I tried turning it on without a moniter and I was wondering if the red light on the graphic card is normal? Because I feel like I need to put some pressure on it to push it down into the socket but I didn't wanna try yet.
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a c 462 V Motherboard
November 25, 2013 11:05:44 PM

on the gpu slot with the power off. there a gpu latch on the video card slot intill it in it wont latch down. and intill it in the slot the gpu wont have the power needed to run and the red led will be on.
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November 25, 2013 11:17:17 PM

Oh, if its because its not having enough power then I know why. I haven't hooked up the power supply yet because I'm still figuring that out
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a c 462 V Motherboard
November 25, 2013 11:23:51 PM

vento on the power supply take a rubber band. the 6 pin cable and there going to be a six plus two cable those are your gpu power cables (snap them together.) there going to be one eight pin cable or two four pin cables with a clip in them (that the cpu power plug for the outside edge of the mb. some of the newer mb atx main power is 24 pin connected in one piece. some it a 20 plus 4 pin cable.
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November 25, 2013 11:27:18 PM

Yeah the green light is on now after I added the power supply. I think there's just one more thing to fix and that's the power button on the case. I can only power the computer with the board power button and not the case for some reason. The case button still has the led lights on when the computer is on.
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a b V Motherboard
November 25, 2013 11:32:56 PM

You probably have the power cord in the wrong spot.
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November 26, 2013 12:07:32 AM

Probably but its getting late so I'ma just finish this up tomorrow since I still need a ssd tray. Thanks for the help guys hopefully I get to play on my new rig tomorrow xD
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a b V Motherboard
November 26, 2013 7:51:20 AM

Have you checked to see if there's a 2.5" SSD slot on the back side of the case, behind the motherboard? On the Newegg page, it says there is a 2.5" SSD/HDD slot behind the motherboard.
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November 26, 2013 9:42:48 AM

Yeah there is but I'm using the bay area for my ssd. So I got everything installed and working just updating windows. But I've still yet to fix the power button problem. I'm going in the order based off smorizio post ealier but its still not working. i'm guessing I may have to switch around the power and reset sides because only the leds work and not the power/reset button.
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a c 462 V Motherboard
November 26, 2013 2:34:50 PM

check the other end of the cables...make sure the case vendor plugged them into the right switch.
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November 28, 2013 1:54:06 AM

Thanks guys I was able to fix the power switch. And after testing the graphics for the past 2 days on max settings for most games I noticed that the gpu my graphic card is getting pretty loud. I gave up on installing the 4 pin fans the other day so I'm thinking about installing them now. The case has 3 4 pin fans and 2 3 pin fans. I managed to install the 2 3 pin fans. I have no clue where the 4 pin fans go though.
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a c 462 V Motherboard
November 28, 2013 7:43:24 AM

the front case has two fan control wires for two fans. after that you have to use the system board fan header or use a fan controller in a front bay to set the speeds of your extra fans.
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