Originally Posted by martian1
Just opened my carbide R500 prior build and i have noticed i may have a couple of problems..i have a corsair power supply with 600mm long cables i don't think the 24pin power lead will go behind the mobo tray without an extender..is that correct and is the 8pin power lead the same i really don't want these cables trailing across the motherboard! I want to order fast if needed so help appreciated.
The other thing is silly really and i feel a berk posting the question but i noticed the motherboard mounting standoffs are pre-fitted can anyone tell me what you do about the top three motherboard standoffs as there is just 3 raised points on the tray without standoffs fitted, do you just screw the board down into them..i tried a couple of motherboard screws but they don't seem to fit the thread seems different they fit fine in the other standoffs whats gives ?
I don't know about the lengths and whether your cables are long enough but the 24 pin usually connects about half way up the motherboard on the right and the 8 pin normally connects to the motherboard at the top near the CPU socket. If you need any extender I bet it will be an 8 pin one as that cables goes all the way to the top of the motherboard behind the tray and through to the connector, I don't think the 24 pin would need to be quite as long unless I've really underestimated how big a 500R is
With the standoffs you don't need to do anything to the raised up ones, just screw straight into them. You only need to screw standoffs into the holes that are not raised up. (I think anyway, I've never seen a 500R in real life)Edited by Scott1541 - 11/9/12 at 12:19pm