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Just got the parts for:

Enthusiast: $1,398.89

* CPU: Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I7860 - Retail
* MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD4P LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard w/ USB 3.0 & SATA 6 Gb/s - Retail
* RAM: G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBECO - Retail
* HSF: COOLER MASTER Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-GP 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU ... - Retail
* HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
* PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
* GPU: XFX HD-587A-ZNF9 Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card ... - Retail
* DVD: SAMSUNG DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223L LightScribe Support - OEM
* Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
* Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM

came across a few questions:

- What do i do with the red SATA cable coming from the case
- The connection cable part of the MOBO guide book has very limited amount of info. Not really sure if i am doing the F panel right.
- There is an unlabeled cable coming from the case. The pin holes looks the same of the USB ones, but I dont want to assume anything

This is the first time for me building a PC. I have gotten pretty far, the ball part is there. TY
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  1. With my ASUS board, the red sata was for the sata 2 and the black one was for the sata 3. Plug the red one into your hard drive / optical drive and find the plug them into those ( down right corner )
    http://www.pcstats.com/articleimages/200609/gbt945gms2_m.jpg

    You have to plug also the sound, the fans, the usb, front panel on/off reset sound, if you have any, the ide cable, the 8 pin and the 24 pin on your motherboard.

    I'm going to bed so if you have any question don't hesitate someone will come to the recue :) !!!


    Very good build by the way !
  2. On my board there is 3 "usb lookalike" slot, those are your front usb , plug them on the motherboard

    Like here
    http://windowsdevcenter.com/windows/2005/02/23/graphics/figure14.jpg
  3. Best answer
    Sigh ... I work in 5 hours haha !

    Take a look here it might help too !
    http://america.giga-byte.com/FileList/Manual/mb_manual_ga-p55a-ud4(p)_e.pdf
  4. abswindows7 said:
    Sigh ... I work in 5 hours haha !

    Take a look here it might help too !
    http://america.giga-byte.com/FileList/Manual/mb_manual_ga-p55a-ud4(p)_e.pdf


    That pdf link has alot great info for this MOBO. I will base my following question on the PDF:

    Page 7 of the pdf offers an useful labeled digarm of the MOBO.
  5. Hooked everything, it seems to be working fine so far. Video card is showing minor Artifact but thats for another post.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/279364-33-5870-artifact
  6. you know what's left ? Select as best anwser xD I havn't went to sleep at 2 am for nothing xD haha
  7. Best answer selected by luketmk.
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