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Hey Guys,

 

Much love to Corsair, they are the majority component in my new build

 

Corsair 600t Graphite White Special Edition Case

Corsair 750HX Modular Power Supply

Asus P8P67 Pro Motherboard

Intel 2600k Sandy Bridge Processor (Oc'd and stable at 4.5mhz)

EVGA Geforce 560ti 1gb graphics card SLI

G Skill Sniper 1600 @ 1.25v (hoping to get some of the white Corsair ram once it becomes more available.)

Corsair H60 Water Cooler p/p

Asus Sata DVD-RW

Intel 320 120gb SSD

Samsung Spinpoint F3

 

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edit: My laptop runs louder than this thing too, it's great.

 

 

 

First build in like 5 years, man I was rusty, but this case made it easy. Will upload more pics tomorrow when it's brighter. I am definitely looking for suggestions on how to handle the USB3.0 header to the board, not a fan of it going across my MOBO like that.

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Hello there! http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j289/antonspics/icons/wave.gif

 

I was very happy to find this thread as there is a good chance someone can help me with my problem.

 

I do build my own systems but I really shouldn't because I have almost zero knowledge when it comes to hardware, :!oops: but if you have a few wishes that you want to fulfil you're forced to even if you shouldn't.

 

If you have look at my PC Specs (which deals with the system I'm about to build, not the one I'm using now) you will find that I have a Corsair Graphite 600T White, albeit not the Special Edition case and an Asus P8P67 Pro B3.

 

The questions I want to ask is mostly about fan and USB cables.

 

I've cropped the motherboard layout picture to highlight the areas I'm interested in.

 

 

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j289/antonspics/big6/P8P67-PRO_Layout-Forum1.jpg

 

From the Corsair frontpanel there are 6 "thick" cables coming out.

 

One is for the System Panel Connector (11). I think I've managed that one already.

 

One is för HD/AC97 (18). I did chose to plug in the HD one.

 

C. One is 1394 (16). Seems to be only one choice here.

 

There are two ones marked USB. I assume they should go into two of the three blue connectors (14), probably not important which ones. Correct? http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j289/antonspics/icons/think.gif That would leave one blue connector unused, is that meant for an optional rear panel bracket that I can buy somewhere, perhaps looking something like this?

 

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j289/antonspics/big6/USBModer2_5.jpg

 

 

There is also one marked USB3 that in fact looks like an ordinary USB at the end. Don't know where that one is supposed to go? http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j289/antonspics/icons/nono.gif

 

Then we have two things from the "goodie bag" that comes with the motherboard.

 

A "rear panel USB 3 connector".The picture of elrui's build suggest connecting it to USB_34 (7) connector just below ATX-24 power connector but paragraph 4 on page 2-25 in the ASUS P8P67 User Guide suggests that there is a another option for the.USB_34 connector too, namely attaching it to the frontpanel USB3, if there is one. That would leave the one in the "goodie bag" redundant.

 

My best guess is this. If you go with elrui's choice you get two USB3 connection in the rear panel bracket with a rather unattractive cable stretching across. If you use it for the frontpanel you only get one USB3 but a nicer cable management. Is this assumption correct? http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j289/antonspics/icons/think.gif

 

There's also a blue little thing, 9 pins and and 9 holes. Don't know what that is for? http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j289/antonspics/icons/nono.gif

 

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j289/antonspics/big6/LitenBla.jpg

 

Now for the fans. From the frontpanel there are 5 "thin" cables coming out.

 

4 of them have 3 "small" but rectangular holes. I assume that they are fan cables but I really don't know. http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j289/antonspics/icons/hides.png

 

The 5th has a much bigger end. I think it's some kind of power cable but have no idea where it would go. http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j289/antonspics/icons/blink.gif

 

The built-in Corsair fan cables

 

Each of the three built-in fans have a cable connection with 3 smaller, not rectangular holes.

 

The motherboard fan connections

 

There are 3 fan connections (1) (excluding the cpu) on the mother board. One with 4 holes and one with three holes.

 

 

I get very confused http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j289/antonspics/icons/anger.gif by this fan business. Not a fan of fans. (Did you know that fan means damn in Swedish? http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j289/antonspics/icons/lol.gif)

 

OK, this was a rather long post but I hope that someone can help me out. http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j289/antonspics/icons/pray.gif

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Hello there! http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j289/antonspics/icons/wave.gif

 

I was very happy to find this thread as there is a good chance someone can help me with my problem.

 

I do build my own systems but I really shouldn't because I have almost zero knowledge when it comes to hardware, :!oops: but if you have a few wishes that you want to fulfil you're forced to even if you shouldn't.

 

If you have look at my PC Specs (which deals with the system I'm about to build, not the one I'm using now) you will find that I have a Corsair Graphite 600T White, albeit not the Special Edition case and an Asus P8P67 Pro B3.

 

The questions I want to ask is mostly about fan and USB cables.

 

I've cropped the motherboard layout picture to highlight the areas I'm interested in.

 

 

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j289/antonspics/big6/P8P67-PRO_Layout-Forum1.jpg

 

From the Corsair frontpanel there are 6 "thick" cables coming out.

 

One is for the System Panel Connector (11). I think I've managed that one already. (Correct)

 

One is för HD/AC97 (18). I did chose to plug in the HD one. (Correct)

 

C. One is 1394 (16). Seems to be only one choice here. (Yup, that is your firewire connection, only one spot on the mobo)

 

There are two ones marked USB. I assume they should go into two of the three blue connectors (14), probably not important which ones. Correct? http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j289/antonspics/icons/think.gif That would leave one blue connector unused, is that meant for an optional rear panel bracket that I can buy somewhere, perhaps looking something like this? (Correct yet again, you have 3 USB headers 2 of which are needed by the Corsair front panel cluster)

 

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j289/antonspics/big6/USBModer2_5.jpg

 

 

There is also one marked USB3 that in fact looks like an ordinary USB at the end. Don't know where that one is supposed to go? http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j289/antonspics/icons/nono.gif (This is a tricky one, the Corsair 600T has the USB front connection but due to the lack of quality on the cables that have the motherboard header they recommend routing this cable through to the back of your case to plug into the USB 3 on your back I/O panel. My Asus mobo came with an additional usb 3.0 pci slot with a motherboard connection header. I installed that and hooked the front console cable into it as an alternative).

 

Then we have two things from the "goodie bag" that comes with the motherboard.

 

A "rear panel USB 3 connector".The picture of elrui's build suggest connecting it to USB_34 (7) connector just below ATX-24 power connector but paragraph 4 on page 2-25 in the ASUS P8P67 User Guide suggests that there is a another option for the.USB_34 connector too, namely attaching it to the frontpanel USB3, if there is one. That would leave the one in the "goodie bag" redundant.

 

My best guess is this. If you go with elrui's choice you get two USB3 connection in the rear panel bracket with a rather unattractive cable stretching across. If you use it for the frontpanel you only get one USB3 but a nicer cable management. Is this assumption correct? http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j289/antonspics/icons/think.gif (See above)

 

There's also a blue little thing, 9 pins and and 9 holes. Don't know what that is for? http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j289/antonspics/icons/nono.gif( For the other "goodie" this is a bonus that Asus tosses in. It's purpose is for the other stuff on the lower right hand of your motherboard (where case speak, power button, reset button hdd activity light etc) plug in. It is designed for easy removal. You can hook this one adapter to the mobo, attach all of the individual cables to it and if you need to remove it can just pull the whole thing off instead of disconnecting and reconnecting all of the individual cables. There was a white one and a blue one in my box for the 2 different clusters there)

 

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j289/antonspics/big6/LitenBla.jpg

 

Now for the fans. From the frontpanel there are 5 "thin" cables coming out.

 

4 of them have 3 "small" but rectangular holes. I assume that they are fan cables but I really don't know. http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j289/antonspics/icons/hides.png (Here is a great write-up on the fan controller http://www.corsair.com/blog/how-to-identify-your-graphite-series-600t-fan-controller-cables/)

 

The 5th has a much bigger end. I think it's some kind of power cable but have no idea where it would go. http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j289/antonspics/icons/blink.gif

 

The built-in Corsair fan cables

 

Each of the three built-in fans have a cable connection with 3 smaller, not rectangular holes.

 

The motherboard fan connections

 

There are 3 fan connections (1) (excluding the cpu) on the mother board. One with 4 holes and one with three holes.

 

 

I get very confused http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j289/antonspics/icons/anger.gif by this fan business. Not a fan of fans. (Did you know that fan means damn in Swedish? http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j289/antonspics/icons/lol.gif) (Well let's sort out your "damn" connectors! All 4 will support basically any case fan (usually up to 2 using a Y splitter, but it is advise against to go more than 2 per connector). There are small differences though. The PWR_FAN and CHA_FAN1 both have 4 pin connections meaning that their rpm can be controlled by the motherboard based on need (IE: they run faster once your computer gets past a certain temperature). The other 2 fan connections just provide a steady stream of power and the fan will just run at max capacity)

OK, this was a rather long post but I hope that someone can help me out. http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j289/antonspics/icons/pray.gif

 

Hi,

 

I have posted answers to the best of my knowledge next to your questions.

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Thank you so much for the response. http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j289/antonspics/icons/thumb.gif

 

(Here is a great write-up on the fan controller http://www.corsair.com/blog/how-to-i...roller-cables/)

 

That link was very useful indeed. http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j289/antonspics/icons/yes.gif I wonder why they didn't give that information in the Quickstart guide?

 

I have now connected 3 of the fan cables from the front panel to the 3 case-included fans and attached the power-cable to the peripheral connector on the PSU.

 

(This is a tricky one, the Corsair 600T has the USB front connection but due to the lack of quality on the cables that have the motherboard header they recommend routing this cable through to the back of your case to plug into the USB 3 on your back I/O panel. My Asus mobo came with an additional usb 3.0 pci slot with a motherboard connection header. I installed that and hooked the front console cable into it as an alternative).

 

I now have installed the USB3 bracket that came with ASUS P8P67. What didn't work 100% is the fitting of the metal plate. The non-screw side that I've marked with a red arrow, fits only loosely. It can be moved back and forth, up and down a bit. Did your fit perfectly, steady as a rock? http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j289/antonspics/icons/think.gif

 

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j289/antonspics/big6/USB3Bracket.jpg

 

The Deluxe variant of ASUS P8P67 seems to have Front Panel USB 3.0 Box included that looks nice and would make cable management look tidier than the included back panel solution. I wonder if that can be bought separately or if a third party solution would fit? http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j289/antonspics/icons/think.gif

 

( For the other "goodie" this is a bonus that Asus tosses in. It's purpose is for the other stuff on the lower right hand of your motherboard (where case speak, power button, reset button hdd activity light etc) plug in. It is designed for easy removal. You can hook this one adapter to the mobo, attach all of the individual cables to it and if you need to remove it can just pull the whole thing off instead of disconnecting and reconnecting all of the individual cables. There was a white one and a blue one in my box for the 2 different clusters there)

 

 

The white one is the Q-Connector and I understand the purpose of it, but the blue one seems to be a USB2-Connector and I don't understand the purpose there, at least not for "our" combination of case and motherboard. The blue one just acts like prolongation and doesn't really makes things easier like the white Q-connector does, or have I missed something?

 

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j289/antonspics/big6/USB2Connector.jpg

 

The USB2-bracket I will buy should that be a 2*5 pin? There seems to be 1*8 pins too but it just doesn't look right. http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j289/antonspics/icons/nono.gif

 

Once again thank you so much for taking the time to answer my questions. http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j289/antonspics/icons/biggrin.gif

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Hi,

 

It definitely doesn't fit rock solid, but it's stable enough for my needs.

 

For the blue extender I don't believe it is USB. I could be wrong however. It is for another cluster on the lower right hand, can't remember off the top of my head what it is though.

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If you look at the To install USB 2.0 Connector illustration above it does look like the cable end has an extra thing attached to it making it quite high or tall.

 

I did some research. This screen-cap is taken from a youtube video, ASUS P8P67 Pro P67 LGA1155 Core i7 SLI Motherboard Unboxing & First Look Linus Tech Tips. If you click the pic it will take you 2 minutes into the video. At about 2:11 he says "We have front Q-connectors for the front panel case plugs as well as one front USB 2.0".

 

 

If this is correct I still don't understand the purpose. Why add and extra connector that seemingly does nothing but adding height, and why only one when the front panel has two USB 2.0 cables? http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j289/antonspics/icons/think.gif

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Why add and extra connector that seemingly does nothing but adding height, and why only one when the front panel has two USB 2.0 cables?

 

A slight error on my side. The motherboard doesn't know what case and front panel you have but as the motherboard itself has three USB plugs why only one USB Connector?

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Hello Elrui,nice rig you got there,one question though,we have the same exact case and i want to replace the front fan,did you took off the plastic front panel before you were able to install the new 200mm fan?been trying to figure this out before i buy a new fan,thanks..
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is it me or is your psu up side down?? i can obviously see that the logo is not but i cant help but notice you blowing out the hot air from the psu directly on to your gfx card??

 

other than that beautiful build! love the white sleeves on the cabling :)

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is it me or is your psu up side down?? i can obviously see that the logo is not but i cant help but notice you blowing out the hot air from the psu directly on to your gfx card??

 

other than that beautiful build! love the white sleeves on the cabling :)

 

 

I did'nt notice that in the first look but the psu fan is pointed directly to the gfx card,is this intentional?

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Hi,

 

You have to pop the front panel off to get to the screws for the front 200mm.

 

My psu fan is flowing directly into my bottom vid card because my case sits on the floor currently and I didn't want the fan blowing into nothing but case and carpet. It doesn't really put out much heat honestly, the Corsair PSU isn't even stressed by my set-up.

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