So I built a computer...

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  1. kevan
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    kevan Imagination rules the world

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    In the end I got...
    i5 3750k
    ATI 7850 OC Edition
    8GB Ram
    2TB Caviar Black
    And some motherboard I can't remember >_>

    Edit: I'll post pics and my motherboard when I get home in 6 hours or so.
    Anyway my question is I can't work out where I plug in the cable for my front USB and Audio ports... Also my USB 3.0 ports don't seem to work :unsure: (I only tried USB 2.0 devices).
     
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    The motherboard manual?
     
  3. kevan
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    kevan Imagination rules the world

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    I hate manuals D: But I can't see any ports which fit anyway...

    Edit: I really should have checked the manual...
     
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    You know what they say: When all else fails, RTFM.
     
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    To get the USB3's to work you're going to need the drivers from the manufactures website, because Windows does not come with them. Or make sure you aren't plugging them into the TPM port.
     
  6. kevan
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    :unsure:

    Edit: Oh don't worry I get it now.
     
  7. LockeCole_101629

    LockeCole_101629 GBAtemp Regular

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    the most obvious is did you plug your cable usb for front usb/audio to the port on motherboard?
    and .... yeah just read the manual.
     
  8. kevan
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    kevan Imagination rules the world

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    Thats the thing, I see the cable I think but I cant find a port.
     
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    ...so you haven't found it yet?

    USB 2 headers are always at the bottom or right sides of the MoBo. Look for black rectangular header guides with 4+5 pins, one missing in the top right corner.
    USB 3 headers are located at the same place and have long rectangular blue header guides with something like 20 pins (I forget how many). They're so blue it's hard to miss.

    However if for some reason you didn't get a series 6 or 7 motherboard (e.g. Z77 MoBo), there might not be a USB 3 header.

    The manual itself details exactly where to find these headers. All you have to do is find the cables and plug them in, taking care to put them in the right way round.
     
  10. LockeCole_101629

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    this is just an example
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  11. kevan
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    kevan Imagination rules the world

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    Dude dude dude... that pic above... that's it :D But I can't see that port anywhere :cry:
     
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    Originality Chibi-neko

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    Pics help so much. Take some of your motherboard.

    If you can't find it, your motherboard may not support extra usb 3 ports.
     
  13. kevan
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    kevan Imagination rules the world

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    Yeah I found them :D it was in an unexpected place... Thanks ^_^
     
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    Out of curiosity, was it in the manual? If not, I should make note that the manufacturer of whatever MoBo you got (if you'll post it) makes bad manuals.
     
  15. kevan
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    kevan Imagination rules the world

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    I never actually checked the manual. I'll have a look for you but Gigabyte usually makes good Mobo's