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Computer Assembly - How To Assemble A PC

Connect the Speakers

The Gigabyte P55A-UD4P motherboard comes with sound built-into the motherboard that is quite good, certainly good enough that an add-on sound card is not required. Now is a good time to connect the speakers, even though you won't hear anything out of them until the motherboard chipset drivers are installed. I'm using Logitech S220 speakers which consists of a boxy, rectangular-shaped sub-woofer and two desktop speakers. The sub-woofer should be up against the wall, as flush as possible. The desktop speakers should be placed equidistant from the listener.

The picture on the left shows the sub-woofer, two color-coded plugs and the desktop control base. The pink plug is for the microphone and the green plug is for the speakers. They plug into ports in the Input/Output shield on the back of the computer as shown in the picture on the right. The sound ports are the six round ports arranged in two columns of three ports each. The sound ports are color-coded to match the plug and include a small picture icon to indicate the purpose of each port. Connect the microphone plug to the "mic" port, color coded pink. Connect the speaker plug to the "out" port, color coded green. The desktop control base controls volume and provides desktop connections for headphones and microphone.
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Connect the speaker plug, circled in the first picture, into the speaker jack in the back of the sub-woofer, circled in the second picture. Connect the power cord coming out of the sub-woofer into a power outlet.
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Here's how the back of the computer case looks with the speaker and microphone connections added to the connections already made for the monitor, keyboard, mouse, and power cord.
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  Parts List
  Computer Case and Power Supply
  Processor, CPU Cooler and Thermal Compound
  RAM - System Memory
  Video Card
  Keyboard and Mouse
  Hard Drive
  Install the Processor onto the Motherboard
  Install the CPU Cooler
  Install the RAM - System Memory
  Install the Motherboard into the Computer Case
  Install the Video Card
  Connect the Power Supply to the Motherboard
  Connect the System Panel Cables
  Ready the Monitor
  Ready the Keyboard and Mouse
  First Boot
  First Boot Common Problems
  Install the SATA Hard Drive
  Install the DVD RW Drive
  Connect the Speakers
  Second Boot
  Configure the BIOS Parameter Settings
  Test The Hard Drive
  Install the Operating System - Windows 7
  Driver Installation
  Speed Test - Windows Experience Index

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