I recently put together a new gaming PC. The PC runs fine, but I have a few issues. Firstly, the case (NZXT Tempest) has 5 fans, but the motherboard (EVGA nforce 780i SLI FTW) only has 4 "3 pin" fan connectors. How do people end up using all these fans, or do most people just leave them off?
Also, I noticed that I couldn't plug all the cables coming from the front portion of the case. I found an HDAudio cable, and plugged that in, but there were also like 6 individual plugs which I couldn't find a spot for (the manuals offered little assistance) (the plugs are MIC-IN, MIC-POWER, GROUND, L-OUT, R-OUT, L-RET, R-RET). Do I need all those individual plugs in, or will the HDAudio plug make those pointless (they are on 1 cord, as if they were intended to be plugged in together, or intended to be an either/or situation).
Sorta on the same topic, the front panel has 2 USB slots, but I could only find 2 USB connectors for the motherboard (which are being used up by the 4 USB slots from the back of the tower). Is there an adapter, or should I just never use those slots?
I'm fairly new to all of this MOBO stuff, so any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks!
The audio FP headers sound to me like there is a block for a HD audio motherboard, and the loose connectors you describe are for non-HD front panel connections.