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So I have wired everything up except this cable that says AC 97, no idea what it's for? I put the HD audio in instead.

Anyway I connected the molex circle connector plugs from my psu to the molex pin plug coming from each fan. However there is another molex plug spare on each fan, is this incase of a different plug, or do I need to connect both white molex plugs to something? Sorry if it sounds confusing.

Also I want to see if my build works, however I have not put any proper heatsink (i do have the stock on) and also I meant there is no proper thermal paste on the cpu yet as it has not arrived. Would I damage it if I booted up for the first time just to see if everything works?
Edited by FGFxGamers - 1/27/12 at 12:43pm
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I suggest you wait for the heatsink. As for the fans, only one plug is needed for power (not both)
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So I have wired everything up except this cable that says AC 97, no idea what it's for? I put the HD audio in instead.
Anyway I connected the molex circle connector plugs from my psu to the molex pin plug coming from each fan. However there is another molex plug spare on each fan, is this incase of a different plug, or do I need to connect both white molex plugs to something? Sorry if it sounds confusing.
Also I want to see if my build works, however I have not put any proper heatsink on the cpu yet as it has not arrived. Would I damage it if I booted up for the first time just to see if everything works?

1. AC97 is audio, so is HDA. Which connection you use depends on the board's audio chipset, whether it's AC97 or HDA.
2. The second plug is a pass-through, for connecting another molex device on the end of it and thus not using an entire molex plug for one fan.

Also, the computer probably won't boot at all without a HS installed.
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I meant to say I have no proper thermal paste on my cpu, there is some on my stock cooler which is on my cpu though. I have ordered a silver arrow which is due soon. So could I boot up to see if it works, with it like that???
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I meant to say I have no proper thermal paste on my cpu, there is some on my stock cooler which is on my cpu though. I have ordered a silver arrow which is due soon. So could I boot up to see if it works, with it like that???

Yep, should be OK.
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Aha it works I tried last night biggrin.gif Now I just need to wait for the thermal paste.
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Thanks everyone!
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