Okay, so I'm almost finished my build. I just have to get the I/O plate in (maybe, would take a lot of work), get the HDD in, and plug the SSD into the SATA port on my motherboard. It's a Gigabyte Z77, this one: http://wccftech.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Z77X-UD3... My question is, where the *** is the SATA port on the motherboard? Thanks in advance
I'm still mad confused. I can't get the SATA cable to fit into the port. It's in the worst possible spot. I have an Antec 900 and there's a fan a couple inches away from where the port is. I've been trying to get it in for ten minutes now -_-
I think I'm getting confused now... If the slot is empty, why are you having difficulty inserting your SATA cable(s)? Alternatively, why can't you pull the mobo out, then insert the cables, then reinstall the mobo?
the only reason why im oddly confused is that no fa should be that close to that portion of the MOBO. fans are usually located at the front of the case(in front of the HDD cage), sliding side panel, back and top. the Sata ports are located behind the HDD cage, which is the opposite side to where the front fans are.
Nobody else mentioned this but the OP says one of the last things, he or she has to do is install the I/O plate, that should be one of the first things.
yes, the i/o play is usually installed first, as it is installed from the inside of the case usually and not the outside. (which means OP isnt reading any of the handy manuals or pictures to aid him/her in installation of the computer)