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December 30, 2012 12:28:29 AM

hey im completely new to pc building but im kinda stuck in the process of wiring everything up,so im alittle confused on where some wires are suppose to go,im also using my manual and past posts about wiring on this forum and youtube videos but the more i look at them the more confused i get so my 1st question is this cable here

http://s777.beta.photobucket.com/user/leifo/media/20121...
im not quiet sure where it suppose to go since there is plenty of slots it can go to and i used 2 sata6g cables for my hard drive and my ssd,hope you guys can help with my build
December 30, 2012 1:22:53 AM

Hi. That looks like a SATA cable. I'm guessing you've already connected your hard drive and SSD to your motherboard. If you have an optical drive with a SATA interface, make sure you connect it to your motherboard with the SATA cable. If you have connected all your storage and optical drives, then store the extra SATA cables for future use. Here's a guide to help you:

http://techreport.com/review/23624/how-to-build-a-pc-th...
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December 30, 2012 1:31:38 AM

Well its not an extra sata cable its actually connected to my atx case and I'm not sure what to do with it.thx for the advice
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December 30, 2012 1:37:48 AM

It sounds like your case might have a docking station. If you don't plan to use it, you can just ignore it.
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December 30, 2012 1:45:29 AM

oh ok thx,you mind helpin me with a couple more questions?
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December 30, 2012 1:48:19 AM

Sure. And if I can't answer them, someone else here probably can. :) 
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December 30, 2012 1:57:21 AM

That plug is for the SATA power cables from your power supply to provide power to the hard drive and SSD drive.

Here's a picture from the guide I linked to:
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December 30, 2012 2:00:24 AM

Here's a better picture of the plug. It's the 2nd one from the right.
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December 30, 2012 2:20:53 AM

I saw your power cables and got a little suspicious. I think this is the PSU you have?

APEVIA ATX-AS520W-BK 520W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you can, I strongly urge you to return it and get a new one. It's not worth the risk of having it fail and take your rig with it. Here's a much better one for only $30 after promo code and rebate:

CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 500W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 30, 2012 2:25:07 AM

wow,yea thats exactly it,so i wasnt really paying attention but i found the cable and plugged them in,the reason i purchased this one is because i really liked the green but you seem to have WAY more experience than me so i guess ill return it
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December 30, 2012 2:27:16 AM

I had a feeling it must be the color but trust me it's worth the hassle of returning it and ordering a new one.
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December 30, 2012 2:30:57 AM

Also I think that Apevia PSU only has a 4-pin CPU power connector when your motherboard has an 8-pin. It doesn't have an PCI-E power cables and your graphics card requires 2 and it doesn't come with any adapters.
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December 30, 2012 2:43:56 AM

Yes it looks like have those cables connected correctly. I guess the description on Newegg must be wrong but I still urge you to replace the power supply.
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December 30, 2012 2:54:15 AM

ah sweet well heres another one of my dumb questions

http://s777.beta.photobucket.com/user/leifo/media/20121...

the 2 black connections on the left is for 1 of my fans and only one of those fits on the green connections to my right,so what do i do with the other black connection is it jus an alternative or an extra one jus incase the psu has a different type of connection? really appreciate your time thank you
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December 30, 2012 3:01:16 AM

Are the 2 black connectors connected to each other down the line somewhere? If so, then it could be a splitter so you can connect the black connector on the right to something else that may need that connector or just leave it alone if you don't need it.
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December 30, 2012 3:04:03 AM

oh ok,yes its connected to one cable,so i should be able to jump from one fan to the next? let me try it real quick
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December 30, 2012 3:06:07 AM

Yes you should be able to. Also I found out what the first SATA you asked about was for. Your motherboard has an eSATA port in front the case according to the manual. You can just ignore it.
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December 30, 2012 3:11:07 AM

sweet,yes i can jump from one to another,is that possible? like can i do that?
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December 30, 2012 3:13:27 AM

Yes you should or just use the extra molex cables that I see you have left.
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December 30, 2012 3:15:04 AM

If I have helped you with anything today, I hope it's to replace the power supply. You must be annoyed with that by now but it's important. Good luck and enjoy your new build (and I hope a new PSU).
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December 30, 2012 3:24:28 AM

yes you most definetly help me out today i jus got one more question but if you gotta go im pretty sure some else will come along,so i have this little connector here thats attached to those other connectors that hooked up to the fan http://s777.beta.photobucket.com/user/leifo/media/20121...

and it looks like it might fit in these 2 spots
http://s777.beta.photobucket.com/user/leifo/media/20121...
and another spot thats next to where i plugged up the cpu fan i not quiet sure where this connection might go
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December 30, 2012 3:27:51 AM

I think that's the connector for a floppy drive at the far right of the image below:
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December 30, 2012 3:31:17 AM

Dammit.you are right again I'm an idiot so I don't need this connected to anything right?
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December 30, 2012 3:32:24 AM

From the picture on Newegg that connector on the motherboard is for the chassis fan. You motherboard manual should tell you what each connector on the board is for. You don't have to worry about that connector since your case fans just need to be powered by molex connectors.
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December 30, 2012 3:33:15 AM

leifo said:
Dammit.you are right again I'm an idiot so I don't need this connected to anything right?

No you do not.
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December 30, 2012 3:52:46 AM

Well good sir I I really appreciate your help and. I think I'm good to go I jus need buy a cd/DVD drive and windows 7 and I should be good to go I hope
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December 30, 2012 3:55:36 AM

Yes you are (welcome). You can get a good, cheap DVD burner from Newegg for $18 and with Windows 7 64bit you're good to go.
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January 9, 2013 2:54:34 PM

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