My motherboard wasn't delivered today! Halting progress for a day
I did however manage to fit the PSU and case fans to the case. And i have four new questions:
Q1: My mobo has 2 IDE slots, i have 1 HDD, 1 main CD-ROM and 1 CD-RW (used infrequently), how should i attatch them? i'm thinking (end of ribbon cable left to mobo right)
CD-RW -> HDD -> IDE1
CD-Rom -> IDE2
Q2: One of my system fans and my graphics card (Ati Radeon 9800Pro) tap into the power supply, they do this by being attatched to a cable with both male and female 4-pin power connectors.
Am i right in thinking i plug the male power connector from the PSU into the female connector attatched to the fan's or graphic card's cable and then plug the fan or graphics card cable's male connector into whatever i was going to plug the original psu's male connector into?
Q3: Would standing on a metal PC case side-plate whilst working on my PC ground me? as i dont want to be restricted to one handed work whilst holding onto something (i haven't been able to source a wristband)
Q4: My case has two front usb ports, from which 8 cables are coming, labelled:
I beleive the USB header on my mobo (looking on an online manual) looks like this:
USB+5v / USB+6v
USB_p5- / USB_p6-
USB_p5+ / USB_p6+-
GND / GND
(nothing) / NC
Where do i put all them wires?
Also there is a green and black wire labelled "mb sw", having located places for all the other wires to go i am assuming this is for the power switch, is that correct?