ASUS Gaming Machine Chassis Kit VENTO 3600 User's Manual

VENTO 3600
Gaming Machine Chassis Kit
User Guide
15-067008400
E1780
First Edition V1
September 2004
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Contents
Notices ................................................................................................ iv
Safety information ............................................................................... v
About this guide ................................................................................. vi
ASUS contact information ................................................................ viii
Chapter 1:
Product introduction
1.1
Welcome! ................................................................................. 2
1.2
Package contents .................................................................... 2
1.3
System specification ............................................................... 3
1.4
Exploded drawing .................................................................... 4
1.5
Front panel features ................................................................ 5
1.6
Side panel features .................................................................. 6
1.7
Rear panel features ................................................................. 6
1.8
Internal features ...................................................................... 7
Chapter 2:
Basic installation
2.1
Preparation .............................................................................. 2
2.2
Removing the side panel ......................................................... 2
2.3
Installing the power supply unit (PSU) .................................... 4
2.4
Installing the motherboard ...................................................... 5
2.5
Installing a hard disk drive ....................................................... 6
2.6
2.5.1
Installing an IDE hard disk drive ................................. 7
2.5.1
Installing a SATA hard disk drive ............................... 9
Installing 5.25-inch drives ..................................................... 10
2.6.1
Installing an optical drive ......................................... 10
2.6.2
Installing additional 5.25-inch drive(s) .................... 12
2.7
Installing a 3.5-inch floppy disk drive .................................... 14
2.8
Installing expansion cards ...................................................... 17
2.9
Replacing the side cover ....................................................... 19
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Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference, and
• This device must accept any interference received including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
manufacturer’s instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the graphics
card is required to assure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes or
modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate
this equipment.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise
emissions from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference
Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian
ICES-003.
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Safety information
Electrical safety
• To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the
electrical outlet before relocating the system.
• When adding or removing devices to or from the system, ensure that the
power cables for the devices are unplugged before the signal cables are
connected. If possible, disconnect all power cables from the existing
system before you add a device.
• Before connecting or removing signal cables from the motherboard,
ensure that all power cables are unplugged.
• Seek professional assistance before using an adapter or extension cord.
These devices could interrupt the grounding circuit.
• Make sure that your power supply is set to the correct voltage in your
area. If you are not sure about the voltage of the electrical outlet you are
using, contact your local power company.
• If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a
qualified service technician or your retailer.
Operation safety
• Before installing the motherboard and adding devices on it, carefully read
all the manuals that came with the package.
• Before using the product, make sure all cables are correctly connected
and the power cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage,
contact your dealer immediately.
• To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from
connectors, slots, sockets and circuitry.
• Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the
product in any area where it may become wet.
• Place the product on a stable surface.
• If you encounter technical problems with the product, contact a qualified
service technician or your retailer.
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About this guide
This user guide contains the general information and installation
instructions for the ASUS VENTO 3600 chassis kit. This guide is intended
for experienced users and integrators with hardware knowledge of personal
computers.
How this guide is organized
This manual contains the following parts:
•
Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter gives a general description of the ASUS VENTO 3600
chassis kit. The chapter lists the system features and introduces the
front and rear panels, and the internal components.
•
Chapter 2: Basic installation
This chapter provides step-by-step instructions on how to install
devices and components in the ASUS VENTO 3600.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product
and software updates.
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1.
ASUS websites
The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware
and software products. Refer to the ASUS contact information.
2.
Optional documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation, such as
motherboard/optical drive/hard disk drive manuals and warranty flyers
that may have been added by your dealer. These documents are not
part of the standard package.
Conventions
To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the
following symbols used throughout this manual.
W A R N I N G : Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying to
complete a task.
C A U T I O N : Information to prevent damage to the components when
trying to complete a task.
I M P O R T A N T : Information that you MUST follow to complete a task.
N O T E : Tips and information to aid in completing a task.
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ASUS contact information
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. (Asia-Pacific)
Address
Telephone
Web site
15 Li-Te Road, Peitou, Taipei, Taiwan 112
+886-2-2894-3447
www.asus.com.tw
Technical Support
Telephone
(MB/Component)
(Notebook)
(Server/PC)
(Networking)
Support fax
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Address
Fax
E-mail
Web site
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+1-510-608-4555
tmd1@asus.com
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Technical Support
Telephone
(General)
(Notebook)
Support fax
Support e-mail
+1-502-995-0883
+1-510-739-3777
+1-502-933-8713
tsd@asus.com
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Address
Telephone
Fax
Online contact
Harkort Str. 25, D-40880 Ratingen, Germany
+49-2102-95990
+49-2102-959911
www.asuscom.de/sales
Technical Support
Telephone
Fax
Online support
Web site
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+49-2102-95990
+49-2102-959911
www.asuscom.de/support
www.asuscom.de/news
This chapter gives a general
description of the ASUS VENTO
3600 chassis kit. The chapter lists
the system features and introduces
the front and rear panels, and the
internal components.
ASUS VENTO 3600
Product introduction
Chapter 1
1.1
Welcome!
Thank you for choosing the ASUS VENTO 3600!
The ASUS VENTO 3600 blends efficient functionality with aesthetic design
to bring your gaming experience to new heights of performance and style!
The colorful and innovative design exclusively by ASUS lets you break away
from the usual cube-shaped machines and transport yourself into the
virtual future.
The ASUS VENTO 3600’s screwless design for add-on cards, optical drives,
hard disk drives, and floppy disk drive makes device installation a breeze.
Side vent holes with an air duct, as well as fans on the rear and front panels
ensure cool air to reach the CPU and internal components directly for
optimum thermal performance. To prevent the hassle of tangled cables, the
ASUS VENTO 3600 comes with a cable management kit.
Redefine extreme gaming with the ASUS VENTO 3600.
1.2
Package contents
Check your ASUS VENTO 3600 for the following items.
System fan
1 x 80 mm fan for the front panel
1 x 120 mm system fan for the rear panel
Accessories
1 x Cable management kit
Screws
Key lock
Documentation
User guide
Optional item
Power supply unit
Contact your dealer immediately if any of the items is damaged or
missing.
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1.3
System specification
Drive bays
4 x External 5.25-inch optical drive bays
1 x External 3.5-inch floppy disk drive bays
3 x Internal 3.5-inch hard disk drive bays
Expansion slots
6 x PCI
1 x AGP
USB
Supports up to 4 USB 2.0 ports
Audio ports
1 x Headphone port
1 x Microphone port
Motherboard
support
ATX form factor: 12” x 9.6” (30.5 cm x 24.4 cm)
Color options
Green, blue, red
Dimensions
308 (w) x 527 (h) x 627 (d) mm
Chassis material
0.8 mm SECC
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1.4
Exploded drawing
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8
1-4
9
10
2
3
4
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
5
18
6
19 20 21
7
22 23
1.
Cable management kit
13. HDD cage lock
2.
120 mm System fan
3.
Top panel
14. Removable HDD cage (drives
not included)
4.
5.25” Drive bay locks
15. Expansion slots
5.
5.25” External drive bays
(drives not included)
16. Chassis feet
6.
Magic Mask®
18. Front I/O ports
7.
5.25” Drive bay covers
8.
Side vent for air duct
19. 3.5” FDD bays (drives not
included)
9.
Side panel
20. Front panel
17. 80 mm Auxiliary fan
10. Side swivel
21. LED
11. Expansion slot locks
22. Power button
12. Expansion slot covers
23. FDD bay cover
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1.5
Front panel features
The VENTO 3600 chassis displays a stylish front panel.
The power button, LEDs, USB ports, and audio ports are located on the
front panel. Flip the Magic Mask® to access the optical drive/s and floppy
disk drive/s.
Front panel (external)
Top panel
Magic Mask®
Power button
Microphone port
USB 2.0 ports
Headphone port
Front panel (internal)
5.25” Drive bay covers
3.5” Floppy disk drive
bay cover
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1.6
Side panel features
The side panel includes the side swivel, which allows access for the
installation of internal components. The side panel also features vent holes
with an air duct to pull cool air directly to the components.
Side vent for air duct
Side swivel
Cool LED
1.7
Rear panel features
The rear panel includes a slot for the motherboard rear I/O ports, seven
full-length expansion slots, chassis cover screw holes, a vent for the
system fan, and a slot for the power supply unit.
Power supply unit slot
Cable management kit
Rear panel I/O slot
System fan vent
Expansion slot covers
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1.8
Internal features
The VENTO 3600 chassis includes the basic components as shown.
1
6
2
3
7
8
4
9
5
1.
Power supply slot
6.
5.25-inch drive bays
2.
120 mm system fan vent
7.
3.5-inch FDD bay
3.
Motherboard mounting panel
8.
Detachable HDD cage
4.
Expansion slot covers
9.
80 mm Auxiliary fan (hidden)
5.
Chassis intrusion sensor
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter provides step-by-step
instructions on how to install
devices and components in the
ASUS VENTO 3600.
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Basic installation
Chapter 2
2.1
Preparation
Basic components to install
You need to install the following components to the VENTO 3600 chassis
kit.
1.
Motherboard
2.
Power supply unit (PSU)
3.
Hard disk drive
4.
5.25-inch drive(s)
5.
Floppy disk drive(s)
6.
Expansion card(s)
Tool
You need a Phillips (cross) screw driver to install some system
components.
2.2
Removing the side panel
To remove the side panel:
1.
Remove the cable
management kit by pushing
downward to release the top
tabs.
2.
Pull up the cable management
kit to release the bottom
tabs.
1
2
The cable management kit is not a handle. Do not move or lift the
chassis with the cable management kit.
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3.
Locate and remove three
screws that secure the left
side cover to the chassis.
Keep the screw for later use.
4.
Turn the side swivel to about
45º clockwise to release the
side panel.
5.
Push the side panel to the
direction of the arrow.
6.
4
5
Tilt the side panel, then lift
and set aside.
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2.3
Installing the power supply unit (PSU)
We recommend that you install a standard ATX PSU with at least 350 W
power output.
To install a PSU:
1.
Orient the PSU to the PSU
slot.
2.
Slide the PSU into the slot
until it snugly fits the metal
rail.
3.
Secure the PSU with screws.
Voltage selector
The PSU has a 115 V/230 V
voltage selector switch located
beside the power connector. Use
this switch to select the
appropriate voltage according to
the voltage supply in your area.
If the voltage supply in your area is
100-127 V, set the switch to 115 V.
If the voltage supply in your area is 200-240 V, set the swtich to 230 V.
Setting the switch to 115 V in a 230 V environment will seriously
damage the system!
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2.4
1.
Installing the motherboard
•
The VENTO 3600 supports standard ATX and micro ATX (mATX)
motherboards.
•
Refer to the motherboard user guide for detailed instructions on
installing a CPU, heatsink and fan assembly, memory, and other
components to the motherboard.
Lay the chassis down on a stable surface.
We recommend that you cover the surface with soft cloth to protect the
paint on the side panel.
2.
Locate the mounting plate
holes on the chassis.
3.
Orient the motherboard such
that its screw holes match
with the mounting plate holes
on the chassis.
Make sure that the I/O
shield matches the slot for
rear panel connectors.
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4.
Drive the required number of
screws with a Phillips
screwdriver to secure the
motherboard to the chassis.
The photo shows the
motherboard installed in the
chassis.
2.5
Installing a hard disk drive
The chassis kit supports two IDE/
Serial ATA hard disk drives through
a detachable hard disk drive cage.
Hard disk
drive cage
Configure your hard disk drive as Master/Slave device before installing it
to the chassis. Refer to the HDD documentation on how to set the drive
as a Master/Slave device.
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2.5.1
Installing an IDE hard disk drive
To install an I D E hard disk drive:
1.
Press down the HDD cage
lock.
2.
Carefully pull the cage out of
the chassis in the direction of
the arrow. Place the HDD cage
on a flat surface.
3.
Insert an HDD into the upper
bay of the cage. Make sure
that the HDD screw holes are
aligned with the HDD cage
screw holes.
4.
Secure the HDD to the cage
with two screws on both sides
of the cage.
Screw holes
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5.
Re-install the HDD cage to the
chassis. Slide in the HDD cage
to the bay assembly rails.
6.
Carefully push the HDD cage
in the direction of the arrow
until it snaps to indicate that
it is secured to the chassis.
6.
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6
Connect a 40-pin IDE cable to
the IDE connector at the back
of the drive.
7. Connect a 4-pin power plug
from the power supply unit to
the power connector at the
back of the drive.
Refer to the motherboard user guide before connecting an IDE cable to
the hard disk drive.
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2.5.2
Installing a SATA hard disk drive
To install a S e r i a l A T A hard disk drive:
1.
Follow steps 1 to 5 of the previous section.
2.
Connect one end of the 7-pin
SATA cable to the SATA
connector at the back of the
drive then connect the other
end to a SATA connector on
the motherboard. Refer to
the motherboard
documentation for the
location of the SATA
connectors
3.
For Serial ATA HDDs with a 4pin power connector:
Connect a 4-pin (female)
power plug from the power
supply unit (PSU) to the 4-pin
(male) power connector at the
back of the drive.
For Serial ATA HDDs without a
4-pin power connector:
Use a SATA power cable.
Connect a 4-pin plug (female)
from the PSU to the 4-pin
(male) plug of the SATA
power cable. Connect the
15-pin SATA power plug to
the power connector at the
back of the drive.
15-pin
4-pin (male)
Serial ATA power cable
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2.6
Installing 5.25-inch drives
Make sure to unplug the power cable before installing or removing any
system components. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to the
motherboard and other system components!
The system comes with four
5.25-inch drive bays located on the
upper front part of the chassis.
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2
3
4
2.6.1
Installing an optical drive
You may install an optical drive on the uppermost bay.
To install an optical drive:
1.
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Gently push the marked portion of the
Magic Mask® to release the lock.
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2.
The Magic Mask® lifts to
reveal the face plates of the
drive bays.
3.
Slide the drive bay lock to the
sign, to
left, towards the
unlock the drive bay.
4.
Carefully insert the optical
drive into the bay, then push
it inward until it is completely
flushed to the chassis front
panel.
5.
Align the screw holes as
shown.
6.
Slide the drive bay lock to the
right, towards the sign to
lock the drive bay and to
secure the drive in place.
The drive bay lock has a screwless design that allows you to secure the
optical drive without screws. However, we recommend that you still
drive screws into the bay to ensure a firm fit.
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2.6.2
Installing additional 5.25-inch drive(s)
You may install additional 5.25-inch optical drives, zip, or floppy disk drives
in the three remaining bays.
Configure your optical drive as Master/Slave device before installing it to
the drive bay. Refer to the optical drive documentation for details.
To install an additional optical drive(s):
1.
Select the drive bay you
intend to use.
2.
Remove the face plate
covering the drive bay by
releasing the protruding tabs.
3.
Using a screwdriver, push the
knock down metal cover in
and out of the chassis until it
is removed.
4.
Slide the drive bay lock to the
left, towards the
sign, to
unlock the drive bay.
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5.
Carefully insert the optical
drive into the bay, then push
it inward until it is completely
flushed to the chassis front
panel.
6.
Align the screw holes as
shown.
7.
Slide the drive bay lock to the
right, towards the sign to
lock the drive bay and to
secure the drive in place.
The drive bay lock has a screwless design that allows you to secure the
optical drive without screws. However, we recommend that you still
drive screws into the bay to ensure a firm fit.
8.
Connect a 40-pin IDE cable
(from the first optical drive)
to the IDE connector on the
drive.
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9.
Connect a 4-pin power plug
from the power supply unit to
the drive power connector.
2.7
Installing a 3.5-inch floppy disk drive
You may install up to two floppy disk drives in the 3.5-inch drive bay under
the 5.25-inch drive bays.
Configure your optical drive as Master/Slave device before installing it to
the drive bay. Refer to the optical drive documentation for details.
To install a floppy disk drive(s):
1.
Select the drive bay you
intend to use.
2.
Remove the face plate
covering the drive bay by
releasing the protruding tabs.
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3.
Using a screwdriver, push the
knock down metal cover in
and out of the chassis until it
is removed.
3.
Slide the drive bay lock to the
right, towards the
sign to
unlock the drive bay.
4.
Carefully insert the floppy disk
drive into the bay, then push
it inward until it is completely
flushed to the chassis front
panel.
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5.
Slide the drive bay lock to the
left, towards the sign to
lock the drive bay and to
secure the drive in place.
The drive bay lock has a screwless design that allows you to secure the
floppy disk drive without screws. However, we recommend that you still
drive screws into the bay to ensure a firm fit.
6.
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Attach the FDD power and
signal cables to the
connectors on the rear of the
drive.
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2.8
Installing expansion cards
The VENTO 3600 chassis kit comes with six PCI slots and one AGP slot for
installation of expansion cards.
Make sure to unplug the power supply before installing or removing an
expansion card(s). Failure to do so may cause severe damage to both
the motherboard and the components.
To install an expansion card:
1.
Before installing the expansion card, read the documentation that
came with it and make the necessary hardware settings for the card.
2.
Choose the slot that you want to use.
3.
Push out the green lock tab.
4.
Remove the metal cover
opposite the slot that you
want to use.
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5.
Align the card connector with
the slot, then press firmly until
the card is completely seated
on the slot.
6.
Secure the card with the lock
tab you removed earlier.
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2.9
Replacing the side cover
After installing all components and connecting the necessary cables,
replace the side cover by following these instructions.
To replace the side cover:
1.
Match the side panel hooks to
the chassis rail edge.
2.
Fit the side panel toward the
chassis until it fits.
Chassis side rail
Side panel hooks
3.
Slide the cover toward the
front until it snaps in place.
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4.
Replace the cable
management kit.
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C
A
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