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Last response: in Systems
December 18, 2012 3:23:53 PM

hi guys, this is my new build...
CPU - Intel CPU Core i5 3570K
Motherboard - ASRock Z77 Extreme 4
RAM - Corsair Memory XMS3 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600
SSD - Corsair Force Series GT 120GB
HDD - Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB SATA 6Gb/s
PSU - Corsair Enthusiast TX V2 650 watt PSU
Graphics - EVGA GTX 660TI SC
ODD - Lite-On Blu-Ray Reader
OS - Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit SP1.

heres my questions; 1, what is the best order to connect my sata connectors to the mother board. there seems to be conflicting opinions in the manual and online sites. do i use grey sata or blac sata. what should go where.
2. im getn a A2 error. and again conflicting opinions ie, the graphics card is not seated properly, or there is no keyboard connected.
3. this question matbe should have been first. on bootup i get a message saying...reboot and select proper boot device.
thanks everyone.

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December 18, 2012 4:57:55 PM

ok, just finished watching. i still didnt get the answers i was lookn for. the video did not specify what sata ports to use and in what order and the other issues i was asking about(as above).
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December 18, 2012 5:14:21 PM

Order doesn't matter for SATA cables, you probably want your SSD in a 6gb port. To install windows you need to change your boot device to the optical drive in the BIOS, so it boots off the windows CD so you can install. I don't know where you are getting an A2 error, if you made it all the way to the select proper boot device then it should be working fine.
December 18, 2012 5:48:50 PM

ill go through all the connections again to make sure they are seated properly.