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post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
Hi All

I am so new to this it is frightening. I wanted a new graphics card on Friday. By today I had bought a new Case, MB, Processor, Ram, SSD and a Graphics card.

I took the PSU from my old PC and added the rest to my new case a iCute ATX model. There are a few wires inside what I dont know what to do with. Any advice really appriciated!


The MB has connectors for

FPanel, PWR LED, PWR BTN, +HD_LED, RESET

The case has

PW > I've conected to PWR BTN - works
RESET > RESET - works
+HDD with a thermometer attacted > unconnected but tried on +HD_LED
+HDD> Unconnected but tried on +HD_LED

There are also some cables with Molex connectors on which I have no idea how to get power to as my PSU has SATA Power conectors.


The LEDs are not lighting up, nor is the power button or the LCD display. The fan at the back somehow connects to the other Molex wires buy I cant get juice there so I just put an old fan in which connects straight to the MB.

Any ideas welcoed. The PC works fine, great fun medleing, Ill not by a prebuild ever again!
post #2 of 22
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Originally Posted by Dogsy View Post

Hi All

I am so new to this it is frightening. I wanted a new graphics card on Friday. By today I had bought a new Case, MB, Processor, Ram, SSD and a Graphics card.

I took the PSU from my old PC and added the rest to my new case a iCute ATX model. There are a few wires inside what I dont know what to do with. Any advice really appriciated!


The MB has connectors for

FPanel, PWR LED, PWR BTN, +HD_LED, RESET

The case has

PW > I've conected to PWR BTN - works
RESET > RESET - works
+HDD with a thermometer attacted > unconnected but tried on +HD_LED
+HDD> Unconnected but tried on +HD_LED

There are also some cables with Molex connectors on which I have no idea how to get power to as my PSU has SATA Power conectors.


The LEDs are not lighting up, nor is the power button or the LCD display. The fan at the back somehow connects to the other Molex wires buy I cant get juice there so I just put an old fan in which connects straight to the MB.

Any ideas welcoed. The PC works fine, great fun medleing, Ill not by a prebuild ever again!

 

Lets start off here: What case you said "iCute ATX" what model and what motherboard?

post #3 of 22
Thread Starter 
Hi Nick

The case was from Maplin and the model number is non existent on Google search. I think I know whats happening after more research.

Im guessing the Case molex connectors want juice from the PSU. The PSU has two spare three pins coming out it, the 3 SATAs are all used. I have seen a 3pin to Molex connector on the web so Im guessing this could be the solution. Buy two of those and get juice into the molex connectors.

The board is an ASUS p8H61-MX. Once I get the power sorted should I just connect one of the HDD connectors from the case?

Thanks for your help!
post #4 of 22
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Originally Posted by Dogsy View Post

Hi Nick

The case was from Maplin and the model number is non existent on Google search. I think I know whats happening after more research.

Im guessing the Case molex connectors want juice from the PSU. The PSU has two spare three pins coming out it, the 3 SATAs are all used. I have seen a 3pin to Molex connector on the web so Im guessing this could be the solution. Buy two of those and get juice into the molex connectors.

The board is an ASUS p8H61-MX. Once I get the power sorted should I just connect one of the HDD connectors from the case?

Thanks for your help!

Are the molex connectors from the case the case fans?

post #5 of 22
Hi. Which graphics card,CPU,and most importantly,which PSU?
   
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Phenom ii x4 965 BE GA-MA-790FXT-UD5P Sapphire R9 290 Tri-x OC Kingston Value RAM 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Kingston Value RAM Seagate Barracuda (Died) WD Caviar Black Sony DVD/RW 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Sony DVD/RW Xigmatec Aegir SD128264 Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit LG 2443T 
PowerCase
ThermalTake Toughpower 800 (Non modular) ThermalTake Eureka 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium 4 1.7Ghz Northwood Gigabyte GA-8ITX Creative GeForce3 Ti 500 Some generic Samsung 512Mb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi 80 Gb Plextor CD-DVD RW  What was that again? Windows 98 SE  
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
15'' CRT Broken Yes,it has. Fridge 
MouseMouse PadAudio
In the lab for exeriments  To disect the mouse Audigy 3 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5930k ASUS Rampage V Extreme Sapphire R9 290 Ripjaws V 2400MHz  
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Intel 750 Series 400GB WD Caviar Black 1 Tb H-100i Win 7 64 bit Ultimate 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom ii x4 965 BE GA-MA-790FXT-UD5P Sapphire R9 290 Tri-x OC Kingston Value RAM 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Kingston Value RAM Seagate Barracuda (Died) WD Caviar Black Sony DVD/RW 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Sony DVD/RW Xigmatec Aegir SD128264 Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit LG 2443T 
PowerCase
ThermalTake Toughpower 800 (Non modular) ThermalTake Eureka 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium 4 1.7Ghz Northwood Gigabyte GA-8ITX Creative GeForce3 Ti 500 Some generic Samsung 512Mb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi 80 Gb Plextor CD-DVD RW  What was that again? Windows 98 SE  
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
15'' CRT Broken Yes,it has. Fridge 
MouseMouse PadAudio
In the lab for exeriments  To disect the mouse Audigy 3 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5930k ASUS Rampage V Extreme Sapphire R9 290 Ripjaws V 2400MHz  
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Intel 750 Series 400GB WD Caviar Black 1 Tb H-100i Win 7 64 bit Ultimate 
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post #6 of 22
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Originally Posted by Grmadness View Post

Hi. Which graphics card,CPU,and most importantly,which PSU?

I was going to get to that, didn't want to overwhelm him/her.smile.gif

 

Dogsy: Please list in detail what components are going in your case.

post #7 of 22
Thread Starter 
Nick and Madness, thanks.

I'll start agian!

Mother board P8H61-MX
CPU Intel i5 3470 3.6Ghz
Graphics Asus Geoforce GT630 2GB
Ram 8GB
PSU from my old Pentium Dual Core not sure watt power, i'm guessing not enough!

Wires

From PSU


3x SATA to DVD, SDD and HDD

2 x 3pin not connected

From Case

3 pin from front panel behind LCD display connected to 3 pin running to front fan which also has a Molex Male with 1 x Red and 1 x Blk wires with no connections

Molex Male from front panel with 1x Yellow 1 x Red 1x Blk wires out to Molex Female with 1 x Yellow 1x Red 2 x Blk wire no connections

Molex Female from front panel 1 x White 1 x Red wire no connections

Rear fan 1 x Blk 1 x Red wire to Molex Male out to Molex Female 1x Yellow 1 x Red 1x Blk wires

Not sure wehther the Back fan connects to the corresponding from=nt molex once it gets juice.

Connector wires from front panel to mother board


Labels on wires from Case front panel

H.D.D. LED
H.D.D. LED +-
Power SW
Reset SW

Labels on Mother board
PWR LED PWR BTN
+HD_LED RESET

Plus there are two connectors labled F. Panel

I hope that makes sense. I feel a visit to the PSU shop coming on!
post #8 of 22
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Originally Posted by Dogsy View Post

Nick and Madness, thanks.

I'll start agian!

Mother board P8H61-MX
CPU Intel i5 3470 3.6Ghz
Graphics Asus Geoforce GT630 2GB
Ram 8GB
PSU from my old Pentium Dual Core not sure watt power, i'm guessing not enough!

Wires

From PSU

3x SATA to DVD, SDD and HDD

2 x 3pin not connected

From Case

3 pin from front panel behind LCD display connected to 3 pin running to front fan which also has a Molex Male with 1 x Red and 1 x Blk wires with no connections

Molex Male from front panel with 1x Yellow 1 x Red 1x Blk wires out to Molex Female with 1 x Yellow 1x Red 2 x Blk wire no connections

Molex Female from front panel 1 x White 1 x Red wire no connections

Rear fan 1 x Blk 1 x Red wire to Molex Male out to Molex Female 1x Yellow 1 x Red 1x Blk wires

Not sure wehther the Back fan connects to the corresponding from=nt molex once it gets juice.

Connector wires from front panel to mother board


Labels on wires from Case front panel

H.D.D. LED
H.D.D. LED +-
Power SW
Reset SW

Labels on Mother board
PWR LED PWR BTN
+HD_LED RESET

Plus there are two connectors labled F. Panel

I hope that makes sense. I feel a visit to the PSU shop coming on!

We're going to help get you going but we'll do it slowly.

 

Can you identify your case from any of the photos here and if so click on it and furnish us with the link: https://www.google.com/search?q=iCute+ATX&hl=en&tbo=u&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ei=avchUdiKBKa10AH6h4DgAQ&ved=0CDMQsAQ&biw=980&bih=527

 

Also your PSU has a label on its side that identifies the model and wattage as most PSU's do, please read it and at least try to find the model number and furnish us with it here.

 

Be patient and hopefully we'll get you going. 

 

Your motherboard comes with a manual and in it will tell you where to hook up the: HDD LED + and -, Power SW, Reset SW.  If you don't a manual go to the ASUS website and download the manual.

post #9 of 22
Thread Starter 
Hi Nick

Found it, this one

http://au.shopping.com/iCute-iCute-0701SL-Middle-Tower-Case-SECC-Material-5-25-3-5-Drive-Bays-USB-Audio-ATX-0701SL-4GA-BB/info

At work now so will check the PSU later, it ios about 2 years old I think a new one will make sense. No point buuyng all the nice stuff and having a poor PSU. Any recommendations on what to get would be great.

The manual only says what you can see in the pic below which doesn't match up with the labels on the case wires.



Thanks for your help, I'm rubbish at patience :-)

I was going to nip out later and get a new psu.
post #10 of 22
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Originally Posted by Dogsy View Post

Hi Nick

Found it, this one

http://au.shopping.com/iCute-iCute-0701SL-Middle-Tower-Case-SECC-Material-5-25-3-5-Drive-Bays-USB-Audio-ATX-0701SL-4GA-BB/info

At work now so will check the PSU later, it ios about 2 years old I think a new one will make sense. No point buuyng all the nice stuff and having a poor PSU. Any recommendations on what to get would be great.

The manual only says what you can see in the pic below which doesn't match up with the labels on the case wires.



Thanks for your help, I'm rubbish at patience :-)

I was going to nip out later and get a new psu.

Good we're starting to get someplace. LOL!

 

Your manual page makes plenty of sense to me and it does have what you need.  See each of those plugs that are labeled from the case for the HDD, Power and Reset have 2 wires each with one is positive and the other negative.

 

Also the case, if I can locate a manual online it would help a bit, but those temperature sensors I never cared for them.  You have to get those wires "close to" whatever source it's supposed to be reading.  I'd rather use software to get temperature reading for my tastes.

 

And as far as a PSU, we need to figure out what capacity is going to be needed now (I'll see what your GPU's power requirements are later) and you need to figure out what is needed in the future if you do upgrades for instance to your GPU x 1 or 2 or 3 with a different motherboard of course so to get the correct one now.  Being that I don't know what PSU is available in your country I'm going to post a link from OCN that is for the recommended PSU's and I would look into those with at least a GOLD rating and a long warranty if feasible as it pays to buy good and not to cheap out on a PSU - this is a phrase you'll hear a lot which is true.  Please read that first page and the listings, here's the link: http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies/0_100

 

 

EDIT: Your current GPU requires a 450 watt minimum PSU - this is for now then add in whatever else hardware and calculate for possible future upgrades.

 

Lets please discuss the PSU wattage capacity you should look for before you purchase a PSU.

 

Also "un-rubbish" yourself about not having patience tongue.gif as rushing it may have not so great results especially that you're doing this for the first time.  Slow is good! smile.gif


Edited by nickt1862 - 2/18/13 at 7:27am
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