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I actually decided to read the manual! (lol?)

if i do not want the SATA conenctor, do i need to plug it in anyways?

which audio is better? (or is one audio and the other a mic jack)
ive got AC'97 and "Azalia" (Intel high definition Audio)

do i need to connect both? or just one?

im pretty confused D:
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kye7;11717615 
I actually decided to read the manual! (lol?)

if i do not want the SATA conenctor, do i need to plug it in anyways?

Nope, if you don't want to plug it in, you don't have to.
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Originally Posted by Kye7;11717615 
which audio is better? (or is one audio and the other a mic jack)
ive got AC'97 and "Azalia" (Intel high definition Audio)

do i need to connect both? or just one?

im pretty confused D:

The question isn't which is better. They are different in how the headphone and microphone jacks are wired. AC'97 is an older spec than HD Audio (Azalia).

Which to plug in is dependant on your motherboard, and what the motherboard supports. If you have an option on the motherboard, (some motherboards allow a selection in the BIOS) use the HD Audio, as the newer standard supports jack retasking, and actually senses what you have plugged in.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xandypx;11718426 
Nope, if you don't want to plug it in, you don't have to.



The question isn't which is better. They are different in how the headphone and microphone jacks are wired. AC'97 is an older spec than HD Audio (Azalia).

Which to plug in is dependant on your motherboard, and what the motherboard supports. If you have an option on the motherboard, (some motherboards allow a selection in the BIOS) use the HD Audio, as the newer standard supports jack retasking, and actually senses what you have plugged in.

Awesome post! ty!
do you know what audio is set on my motherboard? i cant really look at it as im switching cases soon
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The audio on your board will support HD Audio fine- and the HAF932 has front HD Audio inputs so you'll want to attach that to your motherboard. Be careful not to attach the AC92 to HD Audio however.
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great! so the "Azalia" it is? or would it be better if i put the jack form my reciever into the motherboard audio jack? or better if i put it in the front jack?

also... if anyone knows...
how the hell do i install a 120mm fan on the bottom? all the included screws are too short
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I'm not sure what you mean by attaching the receiver..?
For the 120mm fan..see if you can find some rubber fan mounts like these:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=325&products_id=3294&zenid=b0218ffc1222705d63fc3ffa77bf70a2
or perhaps some velcro/zip ties/double sided tape even.
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the audio "connector" from my reciever to my computer's audio jack
I PLUG THE GREEN THING INTO THE GREEN HOLE
as simple as i can put it ^.^
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kye7;11719596 
the audio "connector" from my reciever to my computer's audio jack
I PLUG THE GREEN THING INTO THE GREEN HOLE
as simple as i can put it ^.^

The two green plugs (the one at the front of your case, and the one on the motherboard at the rear) actually carry the same stereo audio signal. So you could actually use either one.

The front panel plug is actually designed for headphones, and when connected to an amplifier can sometimes be a little bit noisier than the plug on the back. This is due to the fact that the signal being carried through the wire from the motherboard to the front jack is an analog signal. Analog audio signals running through a wire are susceptable to RFI (Radio Frequency Interference) that create noise and stactic in the audio signal. Well shielded wire can help to eliminate this. Where you route the actual wire plays a bigger part as RFI in a computer is caused by your other components, and power wires. You don't want to run the front panel audio header wire parallel to a power wire if you can avoid it. Normally this is not too much of an issue with headphones, but when you amplify the signal from the front jack, you can often hear things you don't hear through un-amplified headphones.
Edited by xandypx - 12/20/10 at 7:29pm
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