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March 17, 2011 2:34:56 AM

Hello, I have a problem with my computer I'm currently using.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... with all default stuff
and I want to switch cases to http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... also I want to add this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... .
I'm having problem switching cases because my power supply is giving me problems, I can't figure out where all the cords go. I'm a standard computer user and doing this is a big task for me and I hope you can figure this out for me.
Also, I'm having problems connecting my HDD to my Motherboard the cord is too short if you could please point me where to where I can buy some longer cords.

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a c 139 ) Power supply
March 17, 2011 3:30:39 PM

Your Pavilion p6520f H-RS880-uATX (Aloe) motherboard
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a c 139 ) Power supply
March 17, 2011 3:37:16 PM

You can see where the 20+4 pin main power connector is on the right middle of the board.

The 4 pin aux CPU power connector is to the left side of the CPU socket. Halfway between the socket and the left edge of the motherboard.
You should have a 4+4pin plug that looks something like this:


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March 17, 2011 3:40:49 PM

So I plug that cord into that tan colored 4 pin socket?
Yes, my dvd connector is also too short.
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a c 139 ) Power supply
March 17, 2011 3:48:55 PM

Just check to make sure that 18" is enough. It's hard for me to estimate when you'll need in that big case.
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a c 139 ) Power supply
March 17, 2011 3:52:34 PM

Your PSU cables. It's hard for me to make out which one is the 4+4 cable that plugs in that tan 4 pin socket. But there should only be one way to plug it in.
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March 18, 2011 12:15:00 AM

Will absolutely all cords from the psu be used?
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March 18, 2011 12:15:18 AM

Also I need to know where the cords for the fans from my case go too
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a c 139 ) Power supply
March 18, 2011 12:25:09 AM

No, not all power connectors need to be used. They will be extras.
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a c 139 ) Power supply
March 18, 2011 12:26:28 AM

fxdoggy said:
Also I need to know where the cords for the fans from my case go too
What type of connectors do your fans have?
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a c 139 ) Power supply
March 18, 2011 12:29:57 AM

The could look like this small 3 or 4 pin connector:


Or a larger 4pin connector like this:
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a c 139 ) Power supply
March 19, 2011 10:18:20 AM

That looks like a 3pin 'daisy chain' connection. To let you hook more than one fan together in line.
MB -> FAN -> FAN
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March 19, 2011 10:57:19 AM

So I can randomly choose some lline of pins on my mb and put them all together their?
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a c 139 ) Power supply
March 19, 2011 11:05:23 AM

It should not be random. There should be a plan and a reason for what you're doing
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a c 139 ) Power supply
March 19, 2011 11:15:20 AM

Did you get your CPU power and SATA cables all squared away?
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a c 139 ) Power supply
March 19, 2011 11:18:14 AM

To make things easy on yourself just get that top fan hooked up to a molex connector from the PSU.
Leave the side fans for another day. You really don't need them.

A molex connector is the big four pin connector. You can hook your fans up directly to the PSU using those.
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March 19, 2011 11:21:18 AM

I looked at every cord and placed them in a spot according to name label and pin pattern the computer wont start still I just want to get to the point where it wll start then I van start worrying about fans, ifrom my computer case I have a few cords of which are named power reset sw and power sw
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March 19, 2011 11:23:37 AM

Also does it matter if I connect my hdd to any number labeled sata dock? Its time for me to go to bed now I will continue this tommorrow
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a c 139 ) Power supply
March 19, 2011 11:27:19 AM

The case front panel USB connectors get hooked up in this part of motherboard.



It's probably best to hook up your HDD to SATA port 0 (zero). It's usually the first port.
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a c 139 ) Power supply
March 19, 2011 11:29:52 AM

A bright light and a magnifying glass might help you make out which pins are used for the:
power - power led?
reset sw - reset switch
power sw - power switch



Another forum post on roughly the same topic.

Need H-RS880-uATX MB user information
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March 19, 2011 9:16:37 PM

Well im now awake reply if you/are here please
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March 19, 2011 9:33:29 PM

Ok im going to assume the only things I need to star up this computer up are the power switvh the reset switch and the psu cables could u look from the pic of my psu cables and from left to right tell me where they go
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a c 139 ) Power supply
March 19, 2011 9:45:32 PM

Front panel switch connectors go to the motherboard and not the PSU.
We already talked about the PSU power cables to the board.
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May 3, 2011 1:09:46 AM

Ok, after two month sof nothing because I gave up I decided to come back to this as I cannot return the case. I have gotten EVERYTHING placed except for where the LED - LED+ H.D.D LED PWR SW and RST SW go
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