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April 13, 2007 1:58:28 AM

I’m building my first pc atm and have a few questions about the wiring:

1. How do I know exactly where to put the ground wire from the power supply?
2. I’m not seeing an exact layout of what wires go where, do I just line up the shapes and numbers?

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April 13, 2007 2:14:54 AM

I'm unfamilliar with question 1. I've never seen a grounding wire on a modern PSU. I would imagine to look into the instructions and see where to stick it.

For question 2, yes, pretty much. The connectors are all keyed so will give you resistance if inserted incorrectly. You DO have to be mindful of a few though. All motherboards need the ATX connector, most need the 4pin CPU connector, and if your video card needs it, the 6 pin PCI-e connectors.
April 13, 2007 2:27:58 AM

Read your MB manual... or go to your MB manufactures site and ck the forumz if they have one. Peace :twisted:
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April 13, 2007 3:17:45 AM

It says the ground needs to be hooked to the main board. Its a similar looking ground wire, just like normal electric work or car audio wiring - a wire with an open eye circle on the end.

Any thoughts??
April 13, 2007 3:43:49 AM

When you put the motherboard in, put one of the motherboard screws through the ground wire.

That's what it sounds like it's trying to tell you to do.

REMEMBER TO INSTALL THE MOTHERBOARD STANDOFFS THOUGH!!!
April 13, 2007 12:08:09 PM

Follow this chart:

Connector--------Where it connects to
AGP Card------------>PCI-e x1 Slot
SATA Cable--------->USB Port
Square Peg--------->Round Hole
April 14, 2007 2:30:45 AM

For the newbies, the above post is a *joke*.
April 14, 2007 2:32:22 AM

Quote:
I’m building my first pc atm and have a few questions about the wiring:

1. How do I know exactly where to put the ground wire from the power supply?

I've also never seen a "ground wire" from a recent computer PS. Please list the model numbers of *all* the components of your system (especially the PS) to give us a better idea of what's really going on here.
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