I have some questions which should be very easy for anyone to answer who has ever built a computer.
1. On the motherboard there are two ports for connecting power, ATX and ATX_12_2X. Do I connect both of them to the Power Supply or just the ATX?? ATX_12_2X has 8 pins.
2. Antec case has about 4 fans which I plan to connect directly to the power supply as they already have a speed regulator with them. On my previous system, the fans had 4 pins which could go in the 4 pin molex connector from the power supply.
However, with these fans they pop in the molex connector but on their other sides, there are 4 empty sockets.......I wanted to attach a picture but for some reason, I cannot attach a picture from my local hard drive but can only give a Http link to that picture.....I wonder why is that.
Are the 4 empty sockets on the other side of the connector to power another device like a two way molex or what??
3. There are a lot of cables from the power supply coming out which are labelled PCI 16X, PCI 8X but there is no socket on the motherboard nor the manual where these cables can fit. What is the purpose of these cables.
This motherboard powers all the PCI slots from the main circuit.
4. The motherboard is Revision 1.0. Should I update the BIOS or just leave it as it is.
Thanks a lot,
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First off, what 650w PSU did you choose? You want to connect both ATX power connections. If I am understanding you correctly you are correct about the fan connectors. Use photobucket or imageshack and upload a pic there. Then you can show it here. Check the bios updates and what they are for before you decide to update.
Yea that connector for the fan is so you can link it up with another fan or in a drive that uses the 4 pin connection. PSU should be an antec model and will at least be better than most bundled PSU's. If take it out of the case, the label for it should be on the other side.