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See page 6 of the MB manual http://206.108.48.60...?S_ID=524&tab=3 and for the various connections that you may use http://www.playtool....connectors.html


Have you taken the time to read any manuals?
If not it is very important that you do so and especially before hooking up the PSU.
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Thanks guys :)... Ordered the PSU last night, will update you when it comes and it's installed.
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Thanks for the update :thumbsup:
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This is weird, they still haven't shipped it.. It's been a day or so, I'm going to call Newegg in the morning if they still haven't shipped it.
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Unless you paid for express processing and faster delivery, you are just going to have to have patience. It is a weekend so even if the warehouse is fully manned, it is not likely FedEx or UPS will come by to pick up.
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Didn't even think about that haha, but it just shipped :D
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Ok, it still hasn't shipped haha.. I thought it did, but it is still waiting for UPS to pick it up :blink: .

Ordered a small hard drive just now, until I can afford a 1TB+ one, got a dvd/cd drive as well, now all I need is to wait for delivery :D
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Just got the PSU!

I found where ONE of the plugs go, time to read my motherboard manual and online guides to find out where the rest of this stuff goes :thumbsup: .

Still can't find where the other fan plugs go, though. No place on the motherboard for them :blink:
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Still can't find where the other fan plugs go, though. No place on the motherboard for them

Typically motherboards have a header for the CPU and maybe one other (System) fan. That mean you must power the fan directly from the PSU. The motherboard may have a PSU Fan header. If the PSU has a corresponding connector for the PSU fan, you can connect that but understand that is for fan speed monitoring only - it does not control the fan speed.
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Hooked everything up, including the Dvd/CD drive.

Waiting for my new HD and will finally be able to boot it :D
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Ordering this sometime this weekend: http://www.newegg.co...#scrollFullInfo


Edit: I can't turn on the computer until I get a hard drive right? I was wanting to test the fans and stuff to make sure I had everything plugged in, I pressed power, but nothing happened.. Guessing I have to have the hard drive plugged in and such?

EDIT: tested all the fans, power button and such work now... don't know what was wrong with it at first :P

Edited by C0pyRyte, 12 January 2012 - 04:22 AM.

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No you don't need a hard drive to power on. In fact, that is a good test to see if the "hardware" will boot as the hardware should make it all the way through POST and halt when it cannot find a boot disk. I suggest you take this time to ensure you have connected everything correctly and that all connections are securely fastened.
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All the fans,lights work, but should anything be appearing on my monitor? When I turn on my system, my monitor goes to sleep :blink:. Not sure if the screen should come on or not, but the fans and stuff work (Video Card fan,CPU fan,and all of the case fans). Power button works,etc.... Just nothing on the screen.
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Sorry for the double post, but I still don't know if the monitor should be showing anything if I boot without an HD. I can hear the fans,etc... but I am not sure if anything would appear on the screen with no HD..


Thanks. (Sorry for asking so much here, I have nobody else to ask -_-)
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I guess my monitor is broken, cause I start my PC (Installed Hard Drive, everything is hooked up correctly), then my monitor goes to sleep. Not sure what to do anymore.
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