So I have all the hardware things put in my case , everything is on the motherboard, it is all good to go... except for the cables. I have no idea what to put where, it is sooo confusing. do I even need to use all my cables that are there? my manuals are of little help. it is telling me to use cables that came with my optical and harddrive, except those came with no cables...
my videocard has a 12 pin slot kinda thing, and my powersupply cables have 2 6 pin ones labeled pci-e1 and pci-e2. do I need to plug both in or just 1? same goes for my main power thing. motherboard is 24 slots, but I got a 20 slot and a 4 slot from my power supply. also got a cable that the connectors are labeled cpu - 1 and cpu - 2. they are 4 slot connectors each.
I also got like 4 or 5 cables that look similar. pretty sure they are this "4 pin molex connector" in the pic here. There are quite a few of these cables, each with 2 or 3 of these 4 pin molex things, and at the end they have a little 4 slot connector kinda thing that say P7 or P11 or something like that on them.
idk where to plug in all those cables for my fans on my case too. they look like double sided connectors, with 4 holes in the front to plug into something, and 4 pins in the back to have something connect into them. They are like the "4 pin molex connectors" like above, but have the 4 pins in the back as well.
also I got my cases h.d.d led , and all these other mini cables... I am totally messed up. All I know is that my cpu fan is right, and MAYBE my sata ones. I have the orange cable going from the sata in my optical/hard drives into the orange things on the side of the motherboard, then the power supply sata cables going into those too. I dunno if I even need more for those things.
Here are some pics I got of my cables I took.. half are what I thought would work when I plugged em in.
also here is my final build:
motherboard... gigabyte ga-ma790x ud4p
videocard... saphire 100259L radeon hd 4870 512 mb
power supply... ocz stealthxstream ocz700sxs 700W
memory... corsair dominator 4g 2x2gb 240 pin ddr2
processor... amd phenom II x4 940 deneb 3.0
hdd... seagate barracuda
operating system... vista ultimate 64 bit
(these 2 came in a bundle pack)
samsung black 22x