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Need help figuring out case and Mobo eSATA ports

My case is a Lian Li pc-9f http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112304

The case has an eSATA port up front that I would like to use.

I am considering these two ASrock motherboards.

(1) ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157302

This board has 8 SATA ports and no eSATA ports. How do I make use the cases eSATA port with this mobo?

(2) ASRock H77 Pro4-M LGA http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157301

This board also has 8 SATA, and it has an eSATA port out the back (which I think is really one of the 8). How do I make use of the cases front eSATA port INSTEAD of the mobo's back port?


I hop these questions were clear. Thank you very much!
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  1. the first card wont fit in the case it is a atx and case micro atx i use this one and connect the e-sata front panel directly to my motherboard http://coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=2912
  2. scout_03 said:
    the first card wont fit in the case it is a atx and case micro atx i use this one and connect the e-sata front panel directly to my motherboard http://coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=2912


    The Newegg page for the case says "Motherboard Compatibility Micro ATX / ATX". Do you foresee a problem with Micro ATX card?
  3. yes did not look carefully for the case specs no the micro atx are good board just smaller then the atx one,what other parts you gone put in the case psu and graphic card
  4. Corsair 650TX
    i7-3770
    GTX 5 series???

    How do you see the eSATA cable connection working?
  5. people in the case review use the gtx 560 ti on my front panel there is a sata connector inside that i plug to sata port on the motherboard and use a external drive in a case that connect to the front panel e-sata power the external and see the drive work ,you should also see the e sata in your bios
  6. The motherboard SATA ports are all SATA rather than eSATA. Can you connect SATA to eSATA? I thought that caused problems with length of cable.
  7. front panel e-sata from case should go to the board inside the case,mine are also regular sata e means for external
  8. So there are no issues attaching eSATA to internal SATA?
  9. Best answer
    no if you look at my case spec it got e-sata in front and i plug it to a sata port on the board
  10. Best answer selected by ratsa.
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