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What do I connect the clear ones with for pins to?
That sounds like molex connectors - they usually only power fans these days, but it depends if you have any old hard drives or cd drives that want molex power, too (most new ones are sata power - a black connector whose pins look like a long L)
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post #12 of 42
yea nvm those sound like molex cables. Connect them to peripherals if you want. ex. cold cathodes, fan controllers, temp probes etc.

For your first build why in the world did you get such high end parts. You should have practiced on a cheaper build so if you messed anything up you wouldn't be at a huge loss
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youtube cable management 101 please! Linus has a very good 'episode on that one. He also shows you how to build a computer step by step. "Linus tech tips"
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Gahh, I'm still confused here.
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post #15 of 42
Try reading throught this article it may help....http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...ng-pc,511.html
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If it doesn't fit, it doesn't belong
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Originally Posted by Electric View Post
Gahh, I'm still confused here.
http://www.youtube.com/user/NCIXcom#.../1/HIJx6Y3tofg

Watch it. It's long, but it teaches you the basics and some cable management if i recall correctly.

Also some of the cable names:

SATA cable is usually the pink flat one with "L" shaped ends on both sides, this goes from Hard drive/Optical drive/Front panel eSATA (Which you have in the HAF case.)

the SATA power cable is the flat one:

Molex cables are used if your mobo doesnt have enough fan connectors for all your fans, or you need to power a fan controller:


24pin atx cable is hard to miss, it is the largest cable coming from your power supply, and goes to the biggest connector in the motherboard. You can figure this out by just looking at your mobo and power supply.

6/8pin GPU power cable: goes into your graphics card. some need two.

8 pin atx cable, usually around the top left corner of the mobo:

Hope this cleared it a bit.
Edited by pepejovi - 3/26/11 at 3:49pm
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post #18 of 42
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Did i install the rear fan power correctly? I noticed that the white pins where detachable, and I put the brown part on the motherboard.

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post #19 of 42
Man why did you use that crummy Intel board?
post #20 of 42
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It was a gift... So I'm not complaining..

But did I install that fan correctly?
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