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pawn
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Icon 1 posted May 12, 2004 21:24      Profile for pawn     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hey there I was wondering if anyone out there could help me with a little confusion I am having.

I finally started to put together the system I have been planning for over a year. I have the MB in, the CPU insertend, RAM installed, hard drives, cd/dvd drives and all other cards are in and hooked up as per their instructions specify.

Now the problem... the case I purchased is a Thermaltake Xaser II and it has five fans that I need to hook up, but I dont know if I can hook up too many fans in a row with the hard drives and cd roms without causing power problems. There are only two power hookup lines coming from the power supply and I already have one hooked up to the cd and dvd roms plus one fan. The other is hooked up to the two hard drives and one fan. This leaves three fans (one of which has LED lights on it), and I also have a sound acivated neon light that I want to install. Can I install these last four items without problems?

I also am having a problem with hooking up some extra front mounted USB ports that came with the case. The labels on the diagram in the MB instructions does not match up with what is on the cables themselves. I will show you the diagram in the MB instuction book...


USB+5V..USB+5V
USB_P5-..USB_P6-
USB_P5+..USB_P6+
GND..GND
.NC

Where the dots represent the pins. Now the wiring is labeled with...

Data+2
Data+1
Data-1
Data-2
VCC 1
VCC 2
GND 1
GND 2
Shield

So what is supposed to go where, the instructions for the case are no help whatsoever and in fact is composed mostly of engrish. I went into the shop where I bought everything and their help consited of saying "Bring it in and our techs will get it all set up for you." Yeah, right at 75 bucks an hour I think not.
Besides they kinda lost my confidence when I asked how to install the processor, and they told me to push down hard and with even pressure on all sides until it clicks into place. Luckily I read the instructions first or I would have trashed that chip and quite likely my MB.


Thanks in advance and any help is welcomed.

PS....If it helps the MB is an asus X-series A7N8X-X, with an AMD athlon 2800 processor.

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Icon 1 posted May 12, 2004 22:01      Profile for Chesty         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Dude - did you look at the power supply mfgr's website?

just for what-the-heck, I have a cheap no-name powersupply hooked to cd, cdrw and two fans, no probs, but how much power do the fans pull etc...

you might just email the power suply mfgr and ax them.

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Icon 4 posted May 12, 2004 22:43      Profile for -ct-   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by pawn:
... There are only two power hookup lines coming from the power supply and .. Can I install these last four items without problems?

then you have a very shitty psu

%99.9 of all current reliable poswer supply units will have at LEAST 9 molex connectors coming from it, plus 2 for floppy, and another 2 -one would be 4pin and another 6 (i think) for extra power on some boards
many new ones will have a pair of SATA power plugs on it too

and if all you have is TWO?! ok - so you probably mean just the two sets of wires coming out and several molex plugs on it

how many?

what's the wattage of the psu?

a std, quality, 450w psu will handle 2-3 hdd, 1-2 cdrom, several fans and a few lights without a problem

here's more information which would be good to read

quote:

I also am having a problem with hooking up some extra front mounted USB ports that came with the case.
....If it helps the MB is an asus X-series A7N8X-X...

in order they go red-green-black 99% of the time (if i remember corectly)

otherwise, RTFM [Wink]


GND is ground - on both sides
VCC is +5v
P5- and + is Data-1 and +1
P6- and + is Data-2 and +2
sheild isn't typically used unless specified in the manual

cable - board:
GND - GND
GND - GND
Data+2 - USB_P6+
Data-2 - USB_P6-
Data-1 - USB_P5-
Data+1 - USB_P5+
VCC 1 - USB+5V
VCC 2 - USB+5V

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