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post #1 of 42
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Well I do have some of the main parts connected (I think) but it's just so confusing to see all these wires and I don't know what goes with what... This is my first time building a comp, so I'm really uneducated on PSU connections..

I'm building my sig rig, and my case has a lot of case fans and there's just a ton of other peripherals to connect to, like my DVD drive, gpu, audio connections, and my hard drive. But even then, i'm sure there's even a lot more than just that to connect.

Help/suggestions?


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post #2 of 42
24 pin Psu goes into 24pin Motherboard
8pin CPU goes into 8pin motherboard

Graphics card 8pin or 6+2pin goes into 8 pin graphics card
Graphics card 6 pin goes into 6pin on graphics card

^^ all of these are red and yellow
Dont mix up Cpu 8 pin with GPU 8pin < they wont fit probably

Sata power(5 wires orange black red something) goes into hdd and dvd drive
molex(yellow black black red) goes into preheprals
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post #3 of 42
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What about my case fans and all the other peripherals that came with my HAF 922?
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post #4 of 42
Connect your case fans to your motherboard. If memory serves, in the HAF 922, the fans are the only things you connect to the PSU.
post #5 of 42
or you can just connect your fans to a 12v molex connection. Do this if you want them running max at all times. If you don't care about a little noise that is...
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post #6 of 42
You also need to connect the front ports to the headers on the motherboard and don't forget to connect the power switch, hard drive LED, reset button, etc. to the appropriate pins on the motherboard.
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post #8 of 42
You got a non-modular unit, of course there are going to be lots of unused cables. Tuck them away neatly somewhere, you have room for that in the 922.
I really think every wire coming from the case itself goes somewhere on the motherboard (front panel audio, front panel USB, the various little wires for HDD LED, PWR_ON, Reset, etc.), and of course the power for the case fans.
post #9 of 42
First time build and you're using a cpu like that

Generally speaking, though, you can't damage anything by NOT plugging the power into it, and all ATX connectors are shaped such that you don't plug things in the wrong places.
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post #10 of 42
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What do I connect the clear/white ones with for pins to?
Edited by Electric - 3/26/11 at 3:11pm
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