I haven't loaded the OS yet (win7) since I am still waiting for my dvd drive to come in but it does fire up fine and can get into bios no problem.
My question is about the Challenger power led light(the small red one up top). When I power on the light will blink a few times at post and then just stays off. Is that suppose to happen or is it suppose to stay on? Also, and yes this is a dumb one, but while I am at it, which front button is the power button, they are not labled so i was curious? I have it set up for the larger button as my power and small as reset.
Another question is about the SATA ports on the board. I have a normal 3gb hdd as my primary drive so should I start the sata hook ups at SATA #1(which is a 6gb port) or SATA #3 (3gb ports) or does it even matter with SATA?
If I add an SSD later when I can afford a big enough one can I change the SATA configuration so the SSD is first?
Does it matter what SATA slot i put the front eSATA wire into as long as I turn on the hot swap for that port?
Let’s answer the SATA questions, on the board that you are using the first 2 ports are SATA III (6Gbit) there is no problem plugging a SATA II drive into those ports and will not cause any problems. It doesn’t matter on add additional drives will as they will be tacked onto the end of the list.