I'm currently in the process of building my new computer:
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And I am stuck with a few remaining wires.
I bought the Antec 300 case which comes with 2 front USB ports and Audio ports.
I already have plugged in the Reset/Power buttons and the USB. There is a cord still there that has "HDA" printed on it, and another wire connected to that one that says "AC'97".
Since this is my first custom job, I am having troubles figuring out where they go.
As I write this I am looking at the Mobo's User Manual page that has the System Board Layout. Does the HDA cable go into the socket on the board that is titled FrontAudioMic_inLine_outLine??
If so, where do the AC'97 cable go?
Ok, now that that is out of the way... another question.
What are these cables used for?
The thick orange ones on the right. I see where on the board they plug into but have no idea what device they are used for.
On the Board Layout the picture describes the slots they go into as IDE and FDD.
Does this heatsink looking device go where the green arrow is pointing?
If so, do I need to apply something like Thermal paste or just attach regularly.
Any and all help would be awesome!