Solved M4A87TD EVO - Noob front panel question Tags: Asus Front Panel Evo Motherboards Last response: January 13, 2011 10:41 PM in Motherboards Share rhartzell88 January 13, 2011 9:56:48 PM Hello all, first time builder here and im not doing this for myself, I am doing it for my brother so im extremely nervous and trying to be as cautious as possible. I have an Antec 300 case and an M4A87TD EVO mobo, Im confused as to how I am supposed to connect the front panel audio am I supposed to do use the HDA panel or the AC97 panel? More about : m4a87td evo noob front panel question Best solution tecmo34 a b Ĉ ASUS a c 236 V Motherboard January 13, 2011 10:04:30 PM You want to connect HDA Panel, which is your HD Audio. Share rhartzell88 January 13, 2011 10:05:49 PM Ok thank you, May I ask what the difference between the AC97 and HDA Panel is? I probably shouldnt be trying to put a computer together if I cant answer these questions myself eh? >< lol m 0 l Related resources Front panel connectors noob question - Forum Motherboard (Asus M4A87TD Evo) compatibility question - Forum Question about Asus M4A87TD and M4A87TD EVO motherboards - Forum M4a87td evo ram and crossfire questions - Forum P8P67 Pro/Evo USB 3.0 to case front panel - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer rhartzell88 January 13, 2011 10:10:14 PM I also have one more question, the board is SATA6 and I mistakenly purchased a SATA3 HDD. Are the SATA Cables and ports backwards compatible? m 0 l tecmo34 a b Ĉ ASUS a c 236 V Motherboard January 13, 2011 10:10:38 PM Here is some info... http://www.intel.com/design/chipsets/hdaudio.htm You can refer to these two threads for help, if need be http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/274745-31-step-step-g... http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-read-postin... m 0 l tecmo34 a b Ĉ ASUS a c 236 V Motherboard January 13, 2011 10:15:08 PM Yes... SATA III connectors are backwards compatible with SATA II. m 0 l rhartzell88 January 13, 2011 10:41:39 PM Best answer selected by rhartzell88. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Asus M5A99X EVO static noise through rear i/o port and front panel Forum SolvedFirst time build PC ( airflow & side panel question noob ) Forum SolvedPhantom 410 front/top panel installation question Forum Solved690 II Advanced Front Panel Question Forum SolvedQuestion about front panel accessory Forum SolvedNoob question - Front USB 3 Cables. Forum SolvedFront panel header/power led question Forum SolvedFront panel question Forum Corsair 600T case front panel USB port question Forum Front panel USB 3.0 question Forum Stupid question about front panel case wires Jeantech Nitro Forum Front Panel Question? Forum USB 2.0 headers and front panel question Forum Questions About Front Panel USB Forum Front Panel USB and Audio Connection Question Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !