New Solution Series
NSK6500
User’s Manual
Manuel de l’utilisateur
Anwenderhandbuch
Manuale per l’operatore
Manual del usuario
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At Antec, we continually refine and improve our products to ensure the highest
quality. So it’s possible that the new case may differ slightly from the descriptions
in this manual. This isn’t a problem; it’s simply an improvement. As of the date of
publication, all features, descriptions, and illustrations in this manual are correct.
Disclaimer
This manual is intended only as a guide for Antec’s Computer Enclosures.
For more comprehensive instructions on installing the motherboard and peripherals,
please refer to the user’s manuals which come with the components and drives.
New Solution Series User’s Manual
NSK 6500 - Quiet Super Mid Tower Case
This case is designed to meet Intel’s Thermally Advantaged Chassis (TAC) design
guide requirements.
The Power Supply
NSK 6500 comes with a 430Watt universal input, active PFC, single 80mm fan
cooled power supply compatible with the ATX12V version 2.01 specification and
above. This includes dual 12V output rails that delivers safer and more reliable
output to the system’s components, as well as higher energy efficiency, which
reduces power consumption by up to 25% saving you money on your electricity
bill. In addition we’ve included a variety of industrial-grade protective circuitry:
OPP (over power protection), OVP (over voltage protection), UVP (under voltage
protection), and SCP (short circuit protection).
The power supply comes with a main power switch. Make sure you turn the
switch to the ON ( I ) position before you boot up the computer for the first time.
Normally, you won’t need to switch to the OFF (O) position, since the
power supply includes a soft on/off feature. This lets you turn the computer on
and off by using the soft switch on the computer case. If the computer crashes
and you can’t shut it down using the soft switch, you can switch the main power
to the OFF (O) position, to clear the fault, then reboot.
This power supply model features Power Factor Correction (PFC) circuitry in
accordance with European standard regulation code EN61000-3-2. By altering the
input current wave shape, PFC improves the power factor of the power
supply. This results in increased energy efficiency, reduced heat loss, prolonged
life for power distribution and consumption equipment, and improved output
voltage stability. Together with the high efficiency design and the quiet 80mm fan,
the power supply delivers not only a cleaner but also a quieter operating environment.
Setting Up
1. Place the case upright on a flat, stable surface. The power supply fan should
be at the back, facing you.
2. Remove the screws from the right side panel.
3. There are two latches on the side panel. Slide the latches towards the front of
the case and swing open the panel.
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4. Inside the case you should see the power supply, some wiring with marked
connectors (USB, PWR etc.), and installed I/O panel and a power cord.
Installing the Motherboard
This manual does not cover CPU, RAM, or expansion card installation.
Please consult the motherboard manual for specific mounting instructions and
troubleshooting.
1. Lay the case down, with the open side facing up. The drive cages and power
supply should be visible.
2. Make sure you have the correct I/O panel for the motherboard. If the panel
provided with the case isn’t suitable, please contact the motherboard
manufacturer for the correct I/O panel.
3. Line up the motherboard with the standoff holes, and remember which holes
are lined up. Not all motherboards will match with all the provided holes; this is
normal, and won’t affect functionally. Remove the motherboard by lifting it up.
4. Screw the brass standoffs into the threaded holes that line up with the
motherboard. Do not overtighten the standoffs. Some standoffs may be
pre-installed for your convenience.
5. Place the motherboard on the brass standoffs.
6. Screw in the motherboard to the standoffs with the provided Philips-head
screws. The motherboard is now installed.
Connecting the Power and LED
The power supply conforms to the ATX12V Version 2.01 standard.
If the motherboard has a 20-pin power receptacle, detach the 4-pin attachment on
the 24-pin power connector (see pictures 1 and 2). Before you connect the power
supply to any of the devices, please consult the appropriate user manuals for the
motherboard and other peripherals.
Picture 1
Picture 2
1. Connect the 24-pin Main Power Connector and the
4-pin connector to the motherboard as needed. If the
motherboard uses a 20-pin connector, detach the
4-pin attachment on the 24-pin power
For 24-pin
For 20-pin
motherboards
motherboards
connector (see pictures 1 and 2).
2. Connect the Reset switch (labeled RESET SW) to the
motherboard at the RST connector. Make sure the
label always faces the front of the case.
3. Power LED (labeled POWER LED) connector is located behind the Reset
connector.
4. Power Switch (labeled POWER SW) connects to the PWR connector on the
motherboard.
5. Hard Drive LED (labeled H.D.D. LED) connects to the IDE connector.
Connecting the USB Ports
You will find a single 10-pin connector on a cable attached to the front USB ports.
This is an Intel standard connector, which is keyed so that it can’t be accidentally
reversed as long as it is connected to a proper Intel standard motherboard header.
Connect the 10-pin connector to the motherboard headers so that the blocked pin
fits over the missing header pin.
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Note: Please check the motherboard manual for the USB header pin layout and
make sure it matches the attached table. If it does not match this Intel standard,
please call Antec customer support at (800) 22ANTEC (North America) or at
+31 (0) 10 462-2060 (Europe) to buy a USB adapter. This adapter will allow you
to connect the front USB to the motherboard on a pin-by-pin basis.
Motherboard Pin Layout
1
2
9 10
Pin
Signal Names
Pin
Signal Names
1
USB Power 1
2
USB Power 2
3
Negative Signal 1
4
Negative Signal 2
5
Positive Signal 1
6
Positive Signal 2
7
Ground 1
8
Ground 2
9
Key (No Connection)
10
Empty Pin
Connecting the IEEE 1394 (FireWire®, i.Link®) Port
You will find a single 10-pin connector on a cable attached to the front IEEE 1394
connection. This is an Intel standard connector, which is keyed so that it can’t be
accidentally reversed as long as it is connected to a proper Intel standard
motherboard header. Connect the 10-pin connector to the motherboard header so
that the blocked pin fits over the missing header pin.
Note: Please check the motherboard manual for the IEEE 1394 header pin layout
and make sure it matches the attached table. If you intend to connect the front
FireWire® port to an IEEE 1394 add-on card that comes with an external-type
IEEE 1394 connector, please call Antec customer service at (800) 22ANTEC
(North America) or +31 (0) 10 462-2060 (Europe) to buy an adapter. This adapter
will allow you to connect the front IEEE 1394 port to the external-type connector.
Pin Assignment for Front Panel IEEE 1394 Connector
1
2
9 10
Pin
Signal Names
Pin
2
Signal Names
1
TPA+
3
Ground
4
Ground
5
TPB+
6
TPB–
7
+12V (Fused)
8
+12V (Fused)
9
Key (No Pin)
10
TPA–
Ground
Connecting the Audio Ports
There is an Intel standard 10-pin connector (with 7 individual wires with
connectors) coming out from the front panel speaker and microphone connection.
If the motherboard supports Intel’s standard onboard audio connector, you can
plug in the 10-pin connector directly onto the board. For non-Intel standard audio
connection, you need to plug the 7 individual connectors to the motherboard.
See instruction below:
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Locate the internal audio connectors from the motherboard or sound card.
Consult the motherboard or sound card manual for the pin-out positions.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Microphone Signal Pin: Connect the MIC connector to this pin.
Microphone Power: Connect the MIC-BIAS connector to this pin.
Ground Pin: Connect the AUD GND connector to this pin.
Front Right Speaker Out Pin: Connect the FPOUT-R connector to this pin.
Front Left Speaker Out Pin: Connect the FPOUT-L connector to this pin.
Rear Right Speaker Out Pin: Connect the RET-R connector to this pin.
Rear Left Speaker Out Pin: Connect RET-L connector to this pin.
3.5” Device Installation
There is a 5.25” to 3.5” drive bay adapter installed inside the lowest 5.25” drive
bay. Use this for the floppy drive or other external 3.5” device.
1. Remove the lowest 5.25” drive bay cover that has a 3.5” drive bay cover in it
from the bezel.
2. Remove the 3.5” cover from it.
3. Loose the two screws that fasten the adapter to the drive bay and slide the
adapter out through the front of the case.
4. Mount the floppy drive or other external device into the adapter.
5. Slide and fasten the adapter back into the case.
6. Find a small 4-pin power connector on the power supply and connect it to the
male 4-pin connector on the device.
7. Reinstall the drive bay cover back to the bezel.
There is a HDD cage under the external 5.25” drive bays for hard drives. Inside the
cage there are five HDD bays. Each comes with an individual drive tray with soft
silicone grommets to absorb and isolate the HDD noise.
1. Loose the two thumb screws from the HDD cage.
2. Slide the HDD cage out from the case.
3. Squeeze the metal clips on each side of the tray and slide the tray out.
4. Mount the hard drive into the drive tray through the bottom silicone grommets
with the special screws provided. Note: Don’t over-tighten the screws.
Doing so will reduce the vibration and noise-dampening ability of the rubber
grommets.
5. Slide and lock the tray back into the case.
6. Repeat the same procedure for the other devices as necessary. Note: If you
choose to install the optional front 92mm fans to the case, please do it now.
See the instructions under “Cooling System” for more information.
7. Slide the HDD cage back to the case and fasten the two thumbscrews.
8. Find the appropriate power connector on the power supply and connect it to
the connector on the device.
5.25” Device Installation
There are four external 5.25” drive bays (one with 5.25” to 3.5” Adapter).
1. Remove the left side panel of the case.
2. Remove the plastic cover for the drive bay you want to use.
3. Slide the drive into the bay from the front of the case.
4. Fasten the drive using the screws provided in the tool bag.
Note: you need only to fasten the drive through the open side of the drive bay.
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5. Mount the other devices accordingly.
6. Connect a large 4-pin connector from the power supply to the male 4-pin
connector on each of the devices.
7. Replace the left side panel of the case.
Chassis Air Guide
The new case includes a chassis air guide, to provide cooling air directly to the
CPU. The air guide consists of three parts: an upper duct, flange, and lower duct.
If you prefer, you can adjust the distance between the lower duct and the CPU, for
maximum cooling efficiency.
You may also install a 80mm intake fan between the air guide and the case’s side
panel to further improve the system’s cooling airflow. To install the optional fan:
1. Remove Chassis Air Guide from the side panel
2. Attach the fan to the side panel (see picture 3).
3. Using the fan screws, attach the flange of the air guide
to the fan (see picture 4).
4. Connect a large 4-pin peripheral connector from the
power supply to the make 4-pin connector on the fan.
Cooling System
Picture 3
The Rear Exhaust TriCool™ fan:
The NSK 6500 comes with one 120mm TriCool™ fan
preinstalled. This fan has a three-speed switch that lets
you choose between quiet, performance, or maximum
cooling. (See specifications below.) The fan is installed
so that the air is blowing out of the case. Connect a
large 4-pin connector from the power supply to the male
4-pin connector on the fan. Note: The default setting of
the fan is Low. We recommend this speed to maximize
quiet computing.
Picture 4
Note: The minimum voltage to start the fan is 5V.
We recommend setting the fan speed to High if the fan will be connected to a fan
control device or to the Fan-Only connector found on some of Antec’s power
supplies. A fan-control device regulates the fan speed by varying the voltage to it.
The voltage may start as low as 4.5V to 5V. Connecting a TriCool™ set on
Medium or Low to a fan-control device may result in the fan not being able to
start. The already lowered voltage from the fan control device will be further
reduced by the TriCool™ circuitry below 5V.
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Specifications:
Size:
Rated Voltage:
Operating Voltage:
Speed
Input
Current
120 x 120 x 25.4mm
DC 12V
10.2V ~ 13.8V
Air Flow
Static
Pressure
Acoustical
Noise
Input
Power
High
2000 RPM
0.24A
(Max.)
2.24 m³ / min
(79 CFM)
2.54 mm-H2O
(0.10 inch-H2O)
30 dBA
2.9 W
Medium
1600 RPM
0.2A
1.59 m³ / min
(56 CFM)
1.53 mm-H2O
(0.06 inch-H2O)
28 dBA
2.4 W
Low
1200 RPM
0.13A
1.1 m³ / min
(39 CFM)
0.92 mm-H2O
(0.04 inch-H2O)
25 dBA
1.6 W
The Front 92mm Fans
This case comes with two optional 92mm fan mounts in the front of the HDD
cage. The front fan should be installed so that the air is blowing into the case from
the front. We recommend using Antec TriCool™ 92mm fans and set the speed to
LOW.
1. Remove the HDD cage from the case. Note: there is no need to remove the
front bezel in order to install the fan.
2. Find four special fan screws inside the tool bag and mount the fan to the front
panel from inside of the case.
3. Replace the HDD cage.
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Antec, Inc.
47900 Fremont Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94538
USA
tel: 510-770-1200
fax: 510-770-1288
Antec Europe B.V.
Sydneystraat 33
3047 BP Rotterdam
The Netherlands
tel: +31 (0) 10 462-2060
fax: +31 (0) 10 437-1752
Customer Support:
US & Canada
1-800-22ANTEC
customersupport@antec.com
Europe
+31 (0) 10 462-2060
europe.techsupport@antec.com
www.antec.com
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Version 1.0.1 02/23/2006
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