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post #21 of 47
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Originally Posted by azza1989 View Post
Im a little worried about static though as i had no protection, i did touch the case each time before i handled parts though.

Don't be worried, as long as you don't get a *tick* when you touch the case you're not static-charged and if you are it discharges you.
I did this way too when I built my PC
Edited by adridu59 - 9/28/11 at 1:27pm
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post #22 of 47
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i'll finish it off tmora, not a good idea to do it while im tired

there was a red sata cable coming from case also, what is this for? case LEDs?
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post #23 of 47
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i'll finish it off tmora, not a good idea to do it while im tired

there was a red sata cable coming from case also, what is this for? case LEDs?
Probably a sata extender for your external sata port. This goes into a sata plug in on the motherboard if you use external drives.

Case LED's are one of those squiggly wires.
post #24 of 47
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Originally Posted by Khaotik55 View Post
Don't worry about the static, that almost never happens.

...and as long as the screwdriver didn't knock anything off you're fine.

Protip: Don't put the video card power cables in the 8 pin CPU power. The CPU power will be seperate as video card power cables will likely come out of the PSU right next to each other.

Take a picture of the motherboard top down so we can see EVERYTHING when you're finished.
gtx 570 uses two 6-pin power cable, and there should be labels on the head of each power cable to tell him where to plug it in (seeing that the TX got sleeves like the AX series).
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post #25 of 47
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there are so many cables aswell, especially from PSU. How do people keep these so tidy.
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post #26 of 47
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there are so many cables aswell, especially from PSU. How do people keep these so tidy.
There should be a bag full of plastic straps that comes with your psu. Use those to keep them tidy by tying them together. I just left mine all over the place because my case is too big and the 8-pin 12V power cable could barely reach it. Same as my main mobo power cable.
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post #27 of 47
they use whats called a modular power supply look it up
post #28 of 47
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they use whats called a modular power supply look it up
My bad on that. Didn't check its specs first
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post #29 of 47
You'd be surprised what informations are inside your motherboard's manual.
All of your answers are right inside of it...
post #30 of 47
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I just have to power things up now, but there are so many cables coming from PSU

is it right i just use a sata to connect HDD and DVD drive? as there is 2 slots
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