Ok. I just want to say I am more confused than I thought I would be before I started building this thing. I hope that someone can answer these questions for me, for the most part it is the cables that are giving me trouble:
1) Will I need to use all the power supply
2) How do I connect the fans? My Raidmax Case
came with two fans on the side panel and I also bought one 80 mm. Artic Cooling fan
. My motherboard
manual only shows one fan connector and it has 3 pins. I can not even find a cable with 3 pins! The fans have 4 pin connectors coming out from them and my PSU does not have 3 pin cables either. What am I to do?
3) I read some guides (including the cyrax one on this site) that said you need to connect the 20 pin cable and TWO 4 pin cables to your motherboard. On my motherboard though I only see the 20 pin plug and a 4 pin plug far off on the edge. Is there a problem here or do I just only connect one 20 pin and on 4 pin?
4) What do I do with some of the wires that came with my case? The ones that are labeled Reset SW, Power SW, USB, etc..? Do I have to plug them all in because I do not see that many slots on my motherboard? And towards the front of my case there are the HDD LED and Power LED wires which seem to be stuck. I'm not sure if it was just poor packaging of the wires or what but am I suppose to deal with them? I know they only enable the lights but that would be nice.
That is all I can think of now. I am sure I will run into more problems. I really want this first build to be successful and I realize most of these questions are pretty newb. Any help is appreciated! Thank you in advance!