Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Cosmin

Correctly connected ? Case PowerLED

39 posts in this topic

Hy. I wish to find out if it's ok with + on left and - on right on PowerLED connector for my Antec One Case.. the mobo manual does not specify any more details..thanks for any suggestion!

Case : Antec One

Mobo : Asus H87 Pro

 

post-18459-0-32793100-1375798087.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Have you looked at the board itself? A lot of times it'll be marked on the board right by the connector which is positive and negative. I'm no electronics expert but I've never seen a system damaged by getting it backwards though, got a 50/50 chance, if it doesn't light up, reverse it and move on.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
If it doesn't light up, reverse it and move on.
 

 

This.

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It doesn't have labed on the board..

asus-h87-pro-1.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

reversing it won't wreck the board, it just won't work.   If you put it in backwards.. as said above.. turn it around.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

that connection is identical to mine, positive is always the left pins.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Also..for HD Audio Speaker Connector..it's inserted only on half of it's "body" (the 4pin half)..it's ok ?

post-18459-0-07718200-1375802327.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Also..for HD Audio Speaker Connector..it's inserted only on half of it's "body" (the 4pin half)..it's ok ?

That speaker connection you got listed on the diagram on the right is the PC speaker that's mounted inside the chassis (if it has one), only has two wires with (usually) two "empties" in between. That connection you're showing on the left is for the front panel audio, two rows and keyed, that's a different thing entirely and your board may or may not have that connector.

Edit: This is where that connector goes, if I got the right manual...

z74d.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That speaker connection you got listed on the diagram on the right is the PC speaker that's mounted inside the chassis (if it has one), only has two wires with (usually) two "empties" in between. That connection you're showing on the left is for the front panel audio, two rows and keyed, that's a different thing entirely and your board may or may not have that connector.

 

If it has onboard sound card, it will have it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well..the case has this cable.. and the motherboard the one on my first post.. what can be done ?

 

This is where that connector goes, if I got the right manual...

 

Got it.. but where's the right speaker finally ? :|  Antec One Manual

 

If it has onboard sound card, it will have it.

 

So I should leave HD Audio unconnected?

post-18459-0-70944400-1375803174.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I believe the audio pins are directly under the last PCI slot.  Basically under the bottom left corner.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Got it.. but where's the right speaker finally ? :|

Some Antec's dont come with a speaker. (My 1200 v3 didn't.) I see no mention of one in that manual, might not have one. You can always get a cheap PC speaker and attach it inside somehow, but it's entirely optional. (Great for hearing a POST beep if it bombs out, but otherwise useless 99.9% of the time.) Your primary audio will be coming from the back of the case on the motherboard or through the HD audio connector above, depending on your sound system.

 

So I should leave HD Audio unconnected?

No, go ahead and connect it, even if you don't use it now you may later, just make sure it's plugged into the HD audio jack and not "halfway" on the PC speaker jack. It'll show as disconnected in the Windows audio control panel if that's what it's running. Won't affect the rear jacks.
1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
So I should leave HD Audio unconnected?

 

If you do not need the front audio port, for a headphone or microphone, leave it off, otherwise, attach it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You can always get a cheap PC speaker and attach it inside somehow, but it's entirely optional

 

 

You mean something like..this?

2012-09-11_085535_mbspk.jpeg

 

I have an audigy se on pci..so that HD Audio cable is useless..isn't it ? ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think those PCI cards still have that port, iirc.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You mean something like..this?

Exactly like that.

 

I have an audigy se on pci..so that HD Audio cable is useless..isn't it ? ;)

If you're using that for the audio then yea, I wouldn't bother hooking it up as I'm assuming you're going to disable onboard audio anyway. I'm not 100% positive, but I think some of those Audigy's have that connector too, but check your manual first. If it does you can route the front panel through that instead of the onboard one, again if you even need it. The thing is totally optional, depends on how you're doing your sound system.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The strange thing is on the other system without that "speaker" I hear that beep(verifying ram I quess) on start ;)

 

Here's the Creative Audigy SE (click to zoom) & I quess this is the port..so connecting HD Audio cable from case to it I'll be able to connect a microphone/speaker on front connectors?

post-18459-0-39219400-1375804246.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here's the Creative Audigy SE (click to zoom) & I quess this is the port..so connecting HD Audio cable from case to it I'll be able to connect a microphone/speaker on front connectors?

No, that's definitely not it. Looks like a proprietary connector, don't try and force that cable in there. Just tie that HD audio cable off in the case somewhere so it doesn't bump into any fans or something.

Edit: I did find a "patch cable" that'll hook the two together, for example:

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=83&products_id=21700

Can probably do it yourself too if you're comfortable splicing cables. Obviously if you're not careful you can short something and nuke some of the hardware. Unless you really need it I wouldn't bother. Example:

http://imageshack.us/a/img482/3968/xfifpmodbq5.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So no audio on front case connectors..

No speaker for hardware failure..

 

Antec One Case (2012 model) & Asus H87-Pro (2013 model) = Great! :(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So no audio on front case connectors..

No speaker for hardware failure..

Well, front audio's on you, if you don't even use it, no loss. (I never have but that's just me, my amp has a headphone jack so I never missed it.) You can just use the on-board audio too, they're actually quite good nowadays and you can then use the front audio connector if you want. Used to have an Audigy 2 I think it was a few years back, haven't used sound card since that died. Or get that patch cable to hook the Audigy to the front, you can blame Creative for going against what the rest of the world uses. Again, totally optional, you don't need it usually, speakers still get plugged into the card in the back. But again, if you're not using it, tie it off so it doesn't flop around and stall out a fan or something, it can happen.

As far as the speaker goes, yea, that little piezo dealie you showed earlier, plug that into the speaker connector. I haven't seen an old-style magnetic speaker in a while now except on the occasional budget chassis.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So no audio on front case connectors..

No speaker for hardware failure..

 

Antec One Case (2012 model) & Asus H87-Pro (2013 model) = Great! :(

 

Front audio connector has often lower quality compared to the back port... note, you may as well buy a Creative Z OEM, they are quite cheap and the audio difference is notorious, highly recommended.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
You can just use the on-board audio too, they're actually quite good nowadays and you can then use the front audio connector if you want

 

But not simultaneously with Audigy SE.. could be brilliant if onboard sound card was only responsable for front connectors ;)..also - if I connect to the bottom-left the hd audio cable and onboard won't work simultaneously with Audigy..it won't hurt anything ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Also..for HD Audio Speaker Connector..it's inserted only on half of it's "body" (the 4pin half)..it's ok ?

sorry....I LOL'd at this.   HD Audio is for the audio connectors...as already mentioned, lol not the PC speaker.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

But not simultaneously with Audigy SE.. could be brilliant if onboard sound card was only responsable for front connectors ;)..also - if I connect to the bottom-left the hd audio cable and onboard won't work simultaneously with Audigy..it won't hurt anything ?

I've never tried it myself, never had a need, but pretty sure you can have them both active at the same time sure. Just need to tell the mixer which one you want active and all that. Of course that'll make the speaker setup a bit more complex as well.

If you plug the HD connector to the onboard audio, no, its not going to affect the Audigy at all. It's a different sound output on a different device. It won't "bleed" from one into the other.

sorry....I LOL'd at this. HD Audio is for the audio connectors...as already mentioned, lol not the PC speaker.

Heh we were all first timers at one point. My first build wayyyyyy back, mixed up 5 and 12 volts. Oooo blue smoke. That can't be good.
1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks..definitely my next case will have a speaker cable :D.. any suggestions :p ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.