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February 24, 2010 8:59:55 PM

So far so good.. taking it slow to make sure everything is right. Some stupid questions before I get to far.

Where the mobo goes there is a piece of paper like a template showing the holes where the mounting screws go. They are labeled ABCD ect. After I place the standoffs where they go do I leave the template or rip it out?

I have the cooler master case and it has the fancy slip in HD spots. You just insert HD into this bracket then slide it back in and snap the thing shut. Question is silver part of hd up or side with circuit board up?

Stay tuned for more questions. Oh and I'm assuming the fan on the Power supply faces down?

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February 24, 2010 9:08:51 PM

Take the paper out.

circuit board side of HD faces down.
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February 24, 2010 9:13:49 PM

vigvoodoo said:
HD silver part is up, and you rip out the template. Yes power supply fan down.

But, you are asking things already answered here: Step-by-Step Guide to Building a PC


Thats what I'm going by and it didn't say anything about that and couldn't see by the pictures.

Thanks
February 24, 2010 10:16:22 PM

Another stupid question.. The back panel where you slide the mobo into has these little tabs near all the holes . Do I bend those in or out? Its the rear I/O panel. Right now they seem to be in the way from the mobo going all the way over.
February 24, 2010 11:00:24 PM

Wow I'm lost with all these connections. is there any place to look at my mobo and case to get some ideas? MOBO is a gigabyte 790xta-ud4 and the case is a 922 haf cool master. All seem to be label with some sort of marking but the mobo/case instructions are killing me.
February 25, 2010 2:15:50 AM

bmlocal175 said:
Another stupid question.. The back panel where you slide the mobo into has these little tabs near all the holes . Do I bend those in or out? Its the rear I/O panel. Right now they seem to be in the way from the mobo going all the way over.


You do not bend those, they act sort of like springs. I would recommend maybe having someone help you out in person. Or pay really close attention to all the pictures in the guide.
February 25, 2010 2:18:53 AM

I'm stuck with this cable from the haf 922 case I have. Its red and I think it is a serial ata. Where does this hookup to the mobo?
February 25, 2010 2:26:11 AM

It is the E-SATA connector on the front of the case. It hooks into an open SATA port on your motherboard.
February 25, 2010 2:38:04 AM

Yes it is and I think I just figured that out. I have several sata ports on the mobo just checking the manual to see if it matters which one.
February 25, 2010 2:44:00 AM

It shouldn't matter but I would try and make sure it isn't in the first SATA #'d slot, which I use for my hard drive mainly.
February 25, 2010 4:01:27 AM

I have the antec earthwatts 750w and I'm wondering about hooking it to the 5870 GPU. The GPU has 2 6 pin power connections. The PSU has 1 wire that is labeled PCI E and has 2 ends. Do I plug both of these into the video card? Is this considered 2 seperate connectors? ATI says 2 individual connectors, so I'm a little confused.
February 25, 2010 5:03:52 AM

Well I'm pretty much done except finding out about the video card. I see the PSU came with another cable that can hook up to the actual PSU. It has a red 8 pin that goes into the back of the psu and 6 pin on the other end which is what the video card has.

So I'm not sure if the one built into the PSU is a 6/8 pin and I can only use 1 and have to hook the other one up.

If anybody can shed some light on this that would be great. I'm going to bed now and finish up in the morning.

Thanks for the help and hopefully this thing will boot up. Then I might need some bios help.
February 25, 2010 6:07:53 AM

The Antec EA750 has two 6-pin PCI-e and two 6+2-pin PCI-e connectors, along with a 4-pin ATX and 8-pin ETX, which you plugged the 8-pin ETX into the MOBO already by the CPU. You need to use either the 6-pin or 6+2-pin PCI-e connectors for your GPU. If you use the 6+2-pin PCI-e connector, it is okay to have the 2 part hanging loose in the case.
February 25, 2010 11:22:46 AM

I guess I'm still confused. The one cable has a 6 pin and a 6+2 on one end. Do I hook up both 6 pins and leave the 2 hanging?

Or do I hook up the other supplied cable to the the PSU(red 8 pin connector on one end and a 6 and a 6+2 on other) and use one 6 pin on this and one on the other. Then there would be 2 6 pin plugged into the card and 2 6 pin+ 2 just hanging.

Am I confusing everybody else? I guess it would be easier to ask , do I need to plug in the extra cable into the PSU or I have it right?
February 25, 2010 3:13:47 PM

bmlocal175 said:
I guess I'm still confused. The one cable has a 6 pin and a 6+2 on one end. Do I hook up both 6 pins and leave the 2 hanging?

Or do I hook up the other supplied cable to the the PSU(red 8 pin connector on one end and a 6 and a 6+2 on other) and use one 6 pin on this and one on the other. Then there would be 2 6 pin plugged into the card and 2 6 pin+ 2 just hanging.

Am I confusing everybody else? I guess it would be easier to ask , do I need to plug in the extra cable into the PSU or I have it right?


What do you have plugged into your ATX (4 or 8-pin) connector by your CPU? If your motherboard supports the 8-Pin ETX, I would plug that cable in and use the 6-pin on that plug, plus another 6+2 on the other. If you have the 4-pin ATX plugged in, I would just use the 6-pin and 6+2-pin connector.

In the end, it really doesn't matter as long as you have to 6-pin PCI-e connectors plugged into the GPU. :D 
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