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Need help installing P5W DH with Thermaltake Armor

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October 27, 2006 2:18:53 AM

have some small questions in installing P5W DH with Thermaltake Armor.

1. IEEE 1394
Thermaltake: VP, VG, VG, GROUND
Mobo: +12V, +12V, GND, GND

I plug VP--GND, GROUND--GND, VG--+12V, VG--+12V. Any wrong here?

2. Top panel audio connector EAR MIC
Thermaltake: AZALIA, AC'97
Which is right one?

3. Bottom panel, near expansion slots there is 2 pin called Micro SW. I dont know where should I put it?

4.
This is the PSU I am using: http://www.silverstonetek.com/products-50ef.htm

I am wondering which side of fan should put PSU in case? I am going to use hdd there.

Thanks.
Ash
October 28, 2006 3:12:51 AM

No1 has experience in installing p5w in thermaltake armor?
October 28, 2006 5:32:58 AM

I personally don't know the pin configuration for the firewire headers; having said that:

I was actually looking at getting a similar case/mobo combo to you (armor, p5w dh deluxe) and while reading up found that:

1)Thermaltake's manuals can be very hard to understand and contain A LOT of errors. I had a look at their PDF manual online but it doesn't seem that bad. Updated? Maybe the batch of stock in warehouses still contain an older revision?

2)The labeling on the Asus mobo and the manual don't match up. I'd go with the labels on the mobo

Top panel audio connectors-
ear - headphones/speaker
mic- microphone

Micro SW-
If its a little square shaped button near the bottom on the case, it should be the intrusion switch.

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I am wondering which side of fan should put PSU in case? I am going to use hdd there.


I'm not sure quite what you meant but i assume you mean the orientation. On the armor case, the PSU can only go sideways at the the top. Remove the top HDD cage unless your actually using it as it blocks airflow. Having said that, if you don't mind whipping out a dremel, you could mod it yourself. Drill the holes to mount the PSU, then using a hole saw cut out a 14cm hole at the side of the case and fit a grill.
October 28, 2006 8:07:44 AM

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I can assure you, VP-->+12V is ok. I can also assure you that VG--->+12V is NOT ok. Something is wrong in your setup.


From what you wrote then it must be this way isn't it?
Case -->Mobo
VP --> +12V
VG --> GND
VG --> GND
GROUND --> +12V
TPA+ --> TPA+
TPA- --> TPA-
TPB+ --> TPB+
TPB- --> TPB-

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If i'm not mistaking you can only mount the PSU in pne direction on your case. So the fan will be pointed towards the 120mm exahust fan that's in the case.


This is the image when the fan side of PSU points toward case side which the mobo is sticked on (not window side): http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/3999/dsc00001zu1.jpg

Should I leave it like this or change the fan side of PSU points to window case side?

This is image when I put the HDD cage next to PSU and the rear fan: http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/9606/dsc00002hj9.jpg

Should I put HDD there or in front?

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Check your motherboard manuel for proper orentatioon of the firewire and audio plugs. There should be a picture of it so you can orent the cable correctly. If not the black wires on the cable are the ground wires.


I looked at mobo manual it doesn't help much in installing IEEE1394.

I am confuse about audio plugs to. In manual it says about connector on mobo supports HD Audio and AC'97 Audio either. I know where is it. But the case's audio cable splits into 2 connectors: 1 marked as AZALIA, 1 marked as AC'97. Between AZALIA and AC'97 which connector shoud I use?

Micro SW-
You are right! It is a little square shaped button near the bottom on the case. Image: http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/346/dsc00006um7.jpg
What is the connector for it on mobo?
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