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what are these parts in this picture?

By awsskater892
Dec 3, 2006
  1. Hi, I feel really dumb asking this, but will someone tell me what these parts are in this picture (link is below), and tell me where they go, and what they do. thanks so much! -Nick


    In the second from last pic:
    part 1- what is the part labled "case speaker"
    part 2- what is the part in "screws and installation tools" that is on the right?
    LINK:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowI...ck Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,929   +167

    The case speaker connects to the speaker header connector for the front panel on the motherboard.


    What is the part in "screws and installation tools" that is on the right?

    A tool for tightening the brass motherboard spacers to the case chassis
     
  3. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,083

    Actually, i think The case speaker plugs into the motherboards led pins (if thats not what you meant) and is for error beeps, for example if you leave you start your computer without memory in it it will beep a certain code to signify that.
     
  4. awsskater892

    awsskater892 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 212

    is it neccessary to install that when I build my new computer (on wensday!!!!!!!) becasue I just bought a sweet soundsystem. also for "A tool for tightening the brass motherboard spacers to the case chassis" Will i need to use that? or can I jsut use tools from my pc tool kit?

    and heres the specs (I just cant resist posting them!):
    Parts:

    Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ Windsor 2.4GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor

    Power Supply: APEVIA (ASPIRE) ICEBERG ATX-IB680W-BL ATX12V/ EPS12V 680W Power Supply

    HD1: Western Digital Raptor WD740ADFD 74GB 10,000 RPM 16MB Cache

    HD2: Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache

    Video card: XFX PVT71JYHE9 GeForce 7950GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP ExTreme Edition Video Card

    RAM: G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

    Motherboard: ECS KA3 MVP (V1.0A) Socket AM2 ATI CrossFire Radeon Xpress 3200 ATX AMD Motherboard

    DVD Burner: SONY Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 5X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 40X CD-ROM IDE DVD Burner

    Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Pro SP2b 1pk w/Upgrade Coupon for Vista - OEM

    Case: APEVIA (ASPIRE) X-Plorer ATXB8KLW-BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower
     
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,929   +167

    This is a solid state speaker to indicate motherboard "beep" codes. It connects to a motherboard pin array called Front Panel. There is a marked position on this header called SPKR or SPEAKER, where this solid state speaker connects
     
  6. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    The case speaker should be connected to spk on the mobo and NOT the led pins as that could damage the mobo!!!!
     
  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,929   +167

    This speaker is just for condition codes in case of a system problem. It has nothing to do with your sweet sound system. What ever tool you use to install the brass standoffs with work fine. I use my fingers
     
  8. awsskater892

    awsskater892 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 212

    thanks alot guys! and by the way take a look at my computer parts, hows it look? I cant wait to build it

    Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ Windsor 2.4GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor

    Power Supply: APEVIA (ASPIRE) ICEBERG ATX-IB680W-BL ATX12V/ EPS12V 680W Power Supply

    HD1: Western Digital Raptor WD740ADFD 74GB 10,000 RPM 16MB Cache

    HD2: Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache

    Video card: XFX PVT71JYHE9 GeForce 7950GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP ExTreme Edition Video Card

    RAM: G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

    Motherboard: ECS KA3 MVP (V1.0A) Socket AM2 ATI CrossFire Radeon Xpress 3200 ATX AMD Motherboard

    DVD Burner: SONY Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 5X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 40X CD-ROM IDE DVD Burner

    Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Pro SP2b 1pk w/Upgrade Coupon for Vista - OEM

    Case: APEVIA (ASPIRE) X-Plorer ATXB8KLW-BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower
     
  9. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,083

    Looks great! Although i would recommend an Intel e6400 setup instead of that 4600x2. That cpu is still a very good cpu, but the e6400 outperforms it greatly, and its actually a few bucks less on newegg.
     
  10. awsskater892

    awsskater892 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 212

    lol well a little late for that!! but o well, Im not a extreme gamer, just hope to play battlefield2 and 2142 on high settings, and edit my videos useing premiere pro 2.0 (which i know works, because im useing it on my 2800+...non dualcore!
     
  11. danimur

    danimur TS Rookie Posts: 66

    congratulation

    Hello,

    Congratulation for your system. Good luck in using him
     
     
  12. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,929   +167

    Yes awsskater892,
    Congratulations! Good Luck with using it!
     
  13. awsskater892

    awsskater892 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 212

    actually I believe its a girl, and her name is sally! lol
     
  14. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,909

    Lol, don't you mean "good luck in using it"?
     
  15. awsskater892

    awsskater892 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 212

    lol!

    So, I got the first half of my order from newegg today, and i was looking at my sata drive, and noticed it had two types of power inputs:
    type 1: the type thats on normal ata-100 drives
    type 2: the sata type
    So, just to be sure before doing anything..... I only have to use one of those right?

    another question
    whats the best soundcard to get for around $75.00? or should I just stick with my onboard sound (ECS KA3 MVP (V1.0A) Socket AM2 ATI CrossFire Radeon Xpress 3200 ATX AMD Motherboard)
     
  16. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    Yup, one or the other, not both!! Unless you like sparks n smoke hehe !!!!:)
     
  17. awsskater892

    awsskater892 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 212

    lol thanks for that, I probably would have tried both!!!

    another question
    whats the best soundcard to get for around $75.00? or should I just stick with my onboard sound (ECS KA3 MVP (V1.0A) Socket AM2 ATI CrossFire Radeon Xpress 3200 ATX AMD Motherboard)
     
  18. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,929   +167

    For gaming, separate sound is best... Search Newegg for a sound card that meets your budget
     
  19. awsskater892

    awsskater892 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 212

    +

    is there a cable to convert a ata100 drive to a sata drive?
     
  20. awsskater892

    awsskater892 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 212

    my motherboard instruction manual says to plug the first hard disk into IDE 1, and connect the CD-ROM to IDE 2. but im not useing ide harddrives, im useing 2 sata, so should I plug the disk drives into ide 1 or ide 2?
     
  21. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,929   +167

    You will plug the SATA drives into SATA1 and the other drive into SATA2. Make sure the motherboards bios are set to use SATA as the boot source NOT IDE!
     
  22. sghiznaneck

    sghiznaneck TS Maniac Posts: 544

    NO!NO!NO! If you are connecting SATA drives, you must use the SATA sockets on the motherboard. The connectors are different. The SATA connectors look like this (not too good of a picture, but you should get the idea)
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=694960&CatId=84
    That crossfire board should have SATA sockets. Check your mobo instruction manual. There should be a diagram of the board with a description of each connection/socket on that board. This is usually in the first few pages of any mobo manual.
     
  23. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,929   +167

    What did i just say before you sghiznaneck? Don't you read English?
     
  24. Teaser261

    Teaser261 TS Rookie Posts: 177

    What is the sweet sound system? that wiil determine soundcard specs.
     
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