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January 21, 2010 3:23:59 AM

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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January 21, 2010 3:39:41 AM

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 )

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 !
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January 21, 2010 7:03:07 AM

abswindows7 said:
Sigh ... I work in 5 hours haha !

Take a look here it might help too !

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.
January 21, 2010 6:10:28 PM

you know what's left ? Select as best anwser xD I havn't went to sleep at 2 am for nothing xD haha
January 21, 2010 11:02:39 PM

Best answer selected by luketmk.