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Windows 7: Question about case cables


26 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
Question about case cables

When you but a case, it comes with cables linking from the ports & the startup/shutdown button, but I don't know whether it will connect to my motherboard.

Are all the cables the same type?

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26 Aug 2010   #2

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by saroy94 View Post
When you but a case, it comes with cables linking from the ports & the startup/shutdown button, but I don't know whether it will connect to my motherboard.

Are all the cables the same type?
http://www.playtool.com/pages/psucon...onnectors.html
**EDIT**
http://www.pcguide.com/ref/power/sup...erboard-c.html
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26 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Ok, but what types of cables are there? I just want to make sure it will fit in my motherboard.
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26 Aug 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes they will. All the USB, front panel audio (AC'97 or HD Audio, some cases will have both for compatibility of older board, etc all conform to the ATX standard. The power, reset, hard drive indicator, etc can be different in layout from different board manufacturer's but will still all connect in the same way,

Front Panel Connections : Building Your Own PC, Part 2: Assembly Step by Step

Just check the manual to see which is which (should be labeled on the board, but may not be the easiest to read), and match them up with the connectors from the front.
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26 Aug 2010   #5

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Agree with Stormy. Sometimes you might need cable extensions or adapter cables, but these are accessories.
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26 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by saroy94 View Post
Ok, but what types of cables are there? I just want to make sure it will fit in my motherboard.
As said before, they will fit.

Typically, those cables include:
Power Button
Power LED
Hard Drive LED
Reset Button
Speaker
USB Front Ports
Audio Front Ports
ESATA Front Port
FireWire Front Port

~Lordbob
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26 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

The link shows some 2-pin ports. By the looks of it, most of mine are 4-pin. I'll just look on my motherboard and see what it says

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Sorry, maybe there are 2-pin ports, just that the cables are stuck together
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26 Aug 2010   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Is the motherboard the one in your specs or a different one. If different, what is the make and full model number of it?

As has been stated, motherboard connectors are standard, but their physical location may vary.
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26 Aug 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Yes it's the motherboard in my system specs
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29 Aug 2010   #10

Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

the cables habe been the same standard for YEARS the only differance now is instyead of having all the cables on seperate single wires with wee tiny plugs on em (what a pain in the rear they were) they are now mostly grouped to gether in the form of a plug , so now for example you dont have to study your mobo manual for three hours trying to figure out where the + _ 5v etc need to go , just to connect a front USB header
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