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Ok, trying to install my DVD and I cant seem to figure out how to get the mesh face plate off where the DVD will go. Any ideas?

NEVER MIND....i got it (I am a moron)
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post #52 of 103
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Originally Posted by chaos40 View Post
Oh, I think you meant the case connectors. Yeah, HDD activity LED, power LED, reset, power, speaker. If you don't care, you can actually make do with just one connector - the power button connector. It doesn't have any orientation (it is a momentary switch, just like the reset button), so you don't have to worry about the + and - posts. You also don't need to worry about orientation on the speaker connector, if you decide to use it.

The others, the LED ones, DO matter which way you plug them in. Check your manual - it should tell you which post, or pin, is positive and which is ground/negative.

If you plug them in the wrong way, everything will be backwards (the HDD light will be on all the time and blink off only during HDD access, etc.).

Obviously that stuff isn't too important for the functioning of your rig, but its up to you.

DO actually be careful, however, you could potentially damage your mobo if you mistakenly connect two positive pins (I speak from experience with that!).


I have not hooked up any wires yet. Have put in mobo, ps, vid and snd card. will hook up wires i guess after i get everythign in.

Also Chaos, you have no idea how much i appreciate this help. All my trust is in you, haha.
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No worries man. I won't steer you wrong. I think I've built about 100 computers... no joking.

If it is a simple build, I can have the entire thing built in less than 10 minutes (which isn't saying to much, 'cause I think some folks are so good they can build much faster than that).
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If you really want nice wire management, it would have been optimal to plan out where you wanted the wires before placing all the hardware in.
That way if you wanted any of the wires behind the motherboard, you could have placed them in before installing the motherboard.
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First time build. Usually first time builders end up pulling stuff out at least once.
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If you really want nice wire management, it would have been optimal to plan out where you wanted the wires before placing all the hardware in.
That way if you wanted any of the wires behind the motherboard, you could have placed them in before installing the motherboard.
Ahh, didnt even know I could place them behind the motherboard. Next time i will think about that...
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If it is a simple build, I can have the entire thing built in less than 10 minutes (which isn't saying to much, 'cause I think some folks are so good they can build much faster than that).

haha, and i have been going at for 2.5 hrs. all i have left though is putting in HD and then hooking up these 4 billion wires.
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post #58 of 103
Ha, good luck with that.

Even getting the wiring to look no where similar to SladeSurfer's rigs may or may not take as long as Windows will to install.
post #59 of 103
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Ok, not sure where to put the HD. up top (under the DVD) or down towards the bottom in front of the front fan?

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post #60 of 103
The hard drive is installed at the bottom cage in front of the intake fan.

You may try to install it with the wires on the inside (towards intake fan) so that it looks nicer.
Also, place it so that it is located at the middle of the intake fan so that fresh air can flow right over and cool it.
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