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Windows 7: Where do wires from case connect to on my motherboard?

28 Jul 2012   #11
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

The power and reset switch connections aren't polarized. They'll work if connected backwards.

The LEDs won't light if the cables are connected backwards. The LEDs won't be damaged, fortunately.

The HD audio connector is for the FPA (front panel audio). It can only be plugged in in the right orientation (unless you bend the pins). Make sure that the onboard audio is set in the motherboard's BIOS to match the FPA. (Default is usually HD.)


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28 Jul 2012   #12
kodi

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Here is a copy from your Motherboard Manual
They go;HDD Led on the bottom left two pins
Power SW on the center top
Reset switch on the 3rd and 4th pins from left on the bottom
+pwr led and -pwr led go on the 1st and third pins from the right on the bottom leave the second pin empty.
The front panel audio connects to the header just behind the rear panel
It is labelled (12) in the manual
Be careful as there are two types of Audio (AC97 and HD) and the plugs are not interchangeable.
Just a bit of info on the Power led plugs, it appears there was no standard for them and some Manufacturers used a Two pin plug and some used a Three pin plug and by using two single plugs you can use it on both.


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29 Jul 2012   #13
exitPr0gram

Windows 7 Professional Version 6.1 Build 7601 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kodi View Post
Here is a copy from your Motherboard Manual
They go;HDD Led on the bottom left two pins
Power SW on the center top
Reset switch on the 3rd and 4th pins from left on the bottom
+pwr led and -pwr led go on the 1st and third pins from the right on the bottom leave the second pin empty.
The front panel audio connects to the header just behind the rear panel
It is labelled (12) in the manual
Be careful as there are two types of Audio (AC97 and HD) and the plugs are not interchangeable.
Just a bit of info on the Power led plugs, it appears there was no standard for them and some Manufacturers used a Two pin plug and some used a Three pin plug and by using two single plugs you can use it on both.
Thanks a lot for the detailed info man, i really appreciate it. This is my baby, though, and even though i know i got 98 percent of the connections right that 2 percent could fry something then i'd go crazy and hook myself up to a 1000 watt PSU, lol.

FRY's electronics said they will hook everything up for 17 bucks. Better safe than sorry.

Thanks again guys, ya'll are awesome.
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29 Jul 2012   #14
exitPr0gram

Windows 7 Professional Version 6.1 Build 7601 SP1
 
 

Just dropped of my PC at Fry's.

I will post pictures as to where each cables goes so that if anyone gets confused like i did, the answer will be here for them. Maybe i'll even make a youtube video ... in case i gotta do this all over again in the future lol.
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29 Jul 2012   #15
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by exitPr0gram View Post
Just dropped of my PC at Fry's.

I will post pictures as to where each cables goes so that if anyone gets confused like i did, the answer will be here for them. Maybe i'll even make a youtube video ... in case i gotta do this all over again in the future lol.
I make it a point to take pics whenever tearing down and then rebuilding a piece of equipment (computer, appliance, auto, etc). It surprising how often it has come in handy having pics to refer to at a later date. Beats having to reopen just to take a peek at something inside. And as you've found, pics can sometimes help when putting things back together.
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29 Jul 2012   #16
exitPr0gram

Windows 7 Professional Version 6.1 Build 7601 SP1
 
 

I agree. That's exactly what i did when i replaced the old psu. I have no idea why i didnt do it this time
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29 Jul 2012   #17
exitPr0gram

Windows 7 Professional Version 6.1 Build 7601 SP1
 
 

OK Guys.

Frys pretty much did nothing for me. I got home and none of the cables i was having a problem with were connected. At least my fans are working now, which is all they did. At least it was only 20 bucks. I'll be getting that money back soon.

I have extra cabling coming from the top of my case where the fan control, usb 2.0/3.0, audio and mic jacks are. There are a total of six. I do not know where these are plugged in to. I think they plug in to my PSU because there isn't a place on my motherboard for a connection of that type. The guy from frys had to use a Molex adapter to hook a fan up to my PSU. I'm thinking i'll have to do the same with these ones. But what the heck do they do ?

I really wish there was someone reading this that's had experience with this specific case =(

Here is the link to my case and all other relevant info. And yes, i've already submitted 2 trouble tickets.

The Phantom 410 case manual

Link to Phantom 410 Manufacturer page

I just need to know where those six cables go and their purpose. here are pictures of them.


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29 Jul 2012   #18
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

The wires in the left picture appear to be 3 pin fan connectors. They plug into the fans wires. But somewhere there has to be a molex connector to power them. I am not familar with that case, but I am guessing it has a fan controller on it.

See if this will hel you. Newegg Phantom 410.

If you noticed when she is talking about the front panel connectors, she shows thee molex connector to power the fan controller. It plugs into a molex from the PSU. The fan connectors you showed plug into the fan cables and can then be controlled by the fan controller.

EDIT: I know this picture won't help much but it may. There is a decent review of the case. http://www.overclockers.com/nzxt-phantom-410

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29 Jul 2012   #19
exitPr0gram

Windows 7 Professional Version 6.1 Build 7601 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
The wires in the left picture appear to be 3 pin fan connectors. They plug into the fans wires. But somewhere there has to be a molex connector to power them. I am not familar with that case, but I am guessing it has a fan controller on it.

See if this will hel you. Newegg Phantom 410.

If you noticed when she is talking about the front panel connectors, she shows thee molex connector to power the fan controller. It plugs into a molex from the PSU. The fan connectors you showed plug into the fan cables and can then be controlled by the fan controller.

EDIT: I know this picture won't help much but it may. There is a decent review of the case. NZXT Phantom 410 Case Review | Overclockers

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Yes, this case does have fan speed control at the top. The cables are all bundled together so i do not know exactly which one of them is the fan speed cabling... i see a cable with a connector that has red black and yellow wheres. There are two connections on one end, and the other picture shows it connected to another cable. one of the connectors has 4 prongs to connect in to something (male connector? not sure what its called) and another with something plugged in to it. The "male" connect wont connect to any of the cables i have on my PSU, so i'm guessing i will need a molex adapter?

The "Female" connect that you see in the picture was connected to the black cable u see on the table in the background.

Sorry if i'm not making sense. I'm kinda of a noob and i'm doing my best to learn. I didn't know that video existed so i am also in the process of checking it out.


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29 Jul 2012   #20
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

The picture of the molex connectors you are showing is of a male and a female connetor. I can't tell for sure, but if they are on the same wire, plug the male connector into a female from your PSU. Some molex connectors have both male/female on the same cable to allow you to daisy chain them together. A female connector gives power an male connector receives power. In the video watch the part where she is showing the front panel connectors. She shows a molex connector that provides power to the fan controller. Then the 3 fan connections that you plug fan wires into. That should be all you need to do to power and control the fans connected to the controller. I hope this didn't confuse you more.
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