AMX AVB-DA-RGBHV-0104 Network Card User Manual

TX1050B / 1088AMG
User's Manual
At Antec, we continually refine and improve our products to ensure the highest quality. So it's
possible that your 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.
This manual is intended only as a guide for Antec's Computer Enclosures. For
more comprehensive instructions on installing your motherboard and peripherals,
please refer to the user's manuals which come with your components and drives.
This case is designed to meet Intel's Thermally Advantaged Chassis (TAC) design guide requirements.
Your new case also features a quiet ATX12V version 2.0 compliant power supply, with a main
power switch. Make sure you turn the switch to the ON ( I ) position before you boot up your
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 your computer on and off by using
the soft switch on your computer case. If your 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
[Applies only to models designed for sale in the European Union:
SmartPower 2.0 series and TruePower 2.0 series power supply models designed for the EU include
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.]
1. Place the case upright on a flat, stable surface. The power supply fan should be at the back,
facing you.
2. (Not applicable to models designed for the European Union): Before installation, check
the red voltage switch setting on the power supply. It should match your local voltage
(115V for North America, Japan, etc. and 230V for Europe and many other countries).
If it doesn't match, please change the setting. If you don't you could damage your equipment
and void your warranty.
3. Remove the thumbscrews from the right side panel. Unlatch the panel and remove it by
swinging it out. Note: Don't use your fingernail to pry or lift the panels.
4. Inside the case you should see the power supply, some wiring with marked connectors
(USB, PWR etc.), and installed I/O panel, a power cord and a plastic bag containing more
hardware (screws, brass standoffs, plastic stands, etc.), and eight drive rails.
This manual does not cover CPU, RAM, or expansion card installation. Please consult your 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 your motherboard. If the panel provided
with the case isn't suitable, please contact your motherboard manufacturer for the correct
I/O panel.
3. Line up your 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. (In other words, there will likely be extra holes.)
4. Remove your motherboard by lifting it up.
5. Screw the brass standoffs into the threaded holes that line up with your motherboard. Do
not overtighten the standoffs. Some standoffs may be pre-installed for your convenience.
6. Place your motherboard on the brass standoffs.
7. Screw in your motherboard to the standoffs with the provided Philips-head screws. Your
motherboard is now installed.
The power supply conforms to the latest ATX12V Version 2.0 standard. It is also backwards-compatible
with previous ATX form factor power supplies. Before you connect the power supply to any of your
devices, please consult the appropriate user manuals for your motherboard and other peripherals.
The power supply is also equipped with a 3-pin fan signal connector. Connect it to one of the fan
connectors on your motherboard. You may monitor the speed of the rear power supply fan
through your motherboard BIOS or through the monitoring software that's supplied with your
motherboard. Note: At low temperatures, the fan may run as slow as 950RPM. At these speeds,
some motherboards may not properly detect the fan speed and may generate false warnings of fan
failure. To ensure proper monitoring of the fan, please check your motherboard manual.
Picture 2
Picture 1
1. Connect the 24-pin Main Power Connector and
the 4-pin or +12V connector to your motherboard
as needed. If your motherboard uses a 20-pin
connector, detach the 4-pin attachment on the
power connector (see pictures 1 and 2).
2. Connect the Reset switch (labeled RESET SW) to
For 24-pin
For 20-pin
your 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. Speaker (labeled SPEAKER) connector is behind the PWR connector.
6. Hard Drive LED (labeled H.D.D. LED) connects to the IDE connector.
7. LED I, LED II connectors: This case comes with two extra LEDs, marked LED I, LED
II. You may use these LED for various purchases such as SCSI LED, Message LED, etc.
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 your motherboard
headers so that the blocked pin fits over the missing header pin.
Note: Please check your motherboard manual for your 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 your motherboard on a pin-by-pin.
Intel Standard USB Header Pin Layout
Signal Names
Signal Names
USB Power 1
USB Power 2
Negative Signal 1
Negative Signal 2
Positive Signal 1
Positive Signal 2
Ground 1
Ground 2
Key (No Pin)
Empty Pin
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 your motherboard header so that the blocked pin fits over the missing header pin.
Note: Please check your motherboard manual for your 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 IEEE1394 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.
Standard Pin Assignment for IEEE 1394 Connector
Signal Names
Signal Names
+12V (Fused)
+12V (Fused)
Key (No Pin)
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 your 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:
Locate the internal audio connectors from your motherboard or sound card. Consult your
motherboard or sound card manual for the pin-out positions.
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 Right Speaker Out Pin: Connect the FPOUT-L connector to this pin.
6. Rear Right Speaker Out Pin: Connect the RET-R connector to this pin.
7. Rear Left Speaker Out Pin: Connect RET-L connector to this pin.
With the front bezel facing you, swing the front door out. You can see there are four 5.25" and
two 3.5" external drive bays. Inside the case there are four 3.5" drive cages.
1. Pull the quick release lever towards the rear of the case and release the top cage first.
Looking from the rear of the case you can see some metal grills over the exposed (external)
drive bays. Carefully put a screwdriver through the metal grill and gently push the plastic
drive bay cover until it comes off. Carefully use your hands to twist the metal plate back
and forth until it breaks off.
Note: Don't take off the covers and plates for the drive bays that you are not using now.
Be careful of the newly exposed metal where the grills were attached, as these areas are
likely to be sharp.
2. Install your floppy drive into the top drive bay.
3. Mount your other 3.5" device into the drive cage.
4. Slide and lock the drive cage back into the case.
5. Release the second cage.
Note: Inside the cage you will find a fan bracket. If you want to have a cooling fan in the
drive cage, you should install the fan before installing the drives. For fan installation please
see the Fan installation section of this manual.
6. Mount your other 3.5" devices into the drive cage.
7. Slide and lock the drive cage back into the case.
8. Find a small 4-pin connector on the power supply and connect it to the male 4-pin
connector on the floppy drive.
9. Connect the appropriate power connector from the power supply to each device.
1. Take off the plastic drive bay covers and metal plates as described above.
2. Take two of the drive rails and mount them to the sides of the 5.25" device. Make sure
the metal portion is angled away from the device and facing forward.
3. Slide the device into the drive bay until you hear a click.
4. Mount the other devices accordingly. Connect a large 4-pin connector from the power
supply to the male 4-pin connector on each of the devices.
The TriCool fan
The case includes one 120mm TriCool fan installed in the rear. 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 minimum voltage to start the fan is 5V. We recommend our users to set the fan speed
to High if you choose to connect the fan to a fan control device or to the Fan-Only connector
found on some of Antec's power supplies. A fan-controlled-device regulates the fan speed by varying
the voltage to it. The voltage may start as low as 4.5 V 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.
Rated Voltage:
120 x 120 x 25.4 mm
DC 12V
Air Flow
2000 RPM
2.24 m³/min.
(79 CFM)
2.54 mm-H2O
(0.10 inch-H2O)
30 dBA
2.9 W
1600 RPM
1.59 m³/min.
(56 CFM)
1.53 mm-H2O
(0.06 inch-H2O)
28 dBA
2.4 W
1200 RPM
1.1 m³/min.
(39 CFM)
0.92 mm-H2O
(0.04 inch-H2O)
25 dBA
1.6 W
This case comes with two 80mm front fan mounts, one 80mm side panel fan mount for the VGA
card and one 92mm fan mount in the lower chassis air guide for the CPU. These are optional fan
locations, to install fans please read the following directions.
Front 80mm fan mounts
There are two plastic fan cages. One of them is located inside the 3.5" drive cage to cool
your hard drives directly. You should install this fan before you mount your HDD
drives into the cage. The 2nd fan mount is located underneath the internal 3.5"
drive cage. Install both fans by dropping the fan into the cage and push it until it snaps in.
These fans must be installed so that the air is blowing into the case. Connect a large 4-pin
connector from the power supply to the male 4-pin connector on each of the fans. We
recommend using Antec 80mm TriCool fans to balance quiet performance with maximum
cooling. Note: Please choose your fan speed wisely. In most cases, a medium or even low
speed setting will be enough to supply adequate cooling.
VGA Card Cooling
There is an 80mm fan mount with vents on the side panel right above the VGA card. The
vents can supply fresh air to the card without a fan (passive cooling), or with a fan (active
cooling) if you are using a high performance VGA card that needs extra cooling. Install the
fan so that the air is blowing into the case. We recommend using Antec 80mm TriCool fan.
CPU Cooling – Chassis Air Guide
Your case includes a special chassis air guide and vents for improved cooling of your CPU. The
air guide consists of two parts: an upper duct with flange and a lower duct with a 92mm fan
hood. The air guide is designed to work with different CPU configurations.
Air Guide Adjustment
There is a square vent area on the side panel corresponding to the CPU area. The air guide
comes pre-installed according to Intel's recommended CPU location. However since not all
motherboards follow the exact recommendation, you may need to adjust the air guide to match
your CPU position.
Normal Mode
1. Remove the four mounting screws that fasten the upper air guide flange to the side panel.
2. Move the upper guide flange within the square vents area so that the lower duct hood will
cover the entire CPU cooler.
3. Fasten the upper air guide to the side panel once you have aligned the hood with the CPU.
4. Loosen the thumb-screw that fastens the lower air guide to the upper air guide and lower
the fan duct down to the CPU.
Note: Lower the guide down as low as possible without touching the CPU cooler. This
is the most common way to cool a CPU that comes with a stock cooler.
Performance Mode
If you are a high performance user and you need extra cooling for your CPU.
1. Remove the side panel from the case.
2. Install a 92mm fan to the fan hood so that the air is blowing down to the CPU cooler.
3. Lower the lower air guide with fan down to the CPU cooler. This will bring extra fresh,
cool air to the CPU cooler and enhancing CPU cooling efficiency.
4. Connect the fan to the power supply or to the motherboard fan connector as instructed
by the manufacturer.
Note: We recommend lowering the air guide down so the separation distance between the
92mm fan and the CPU cooler to 20mm to get the best cooling effect.
Quiet Mode
If you are a quiet computing user and you prefer to install a passive CPU cooler (heat sink without
a fan) to get the most possible quiet operation.
1. Install a 92mm fan to the lower air guide as instructed above.
2. Lower the lower air guide down as low as possible without touching the passive heat sink.
Note: Please consult the manufacturer's recommendation for the minimum airflow to
work with the passive heat sink. You may be able to lower the fan speed beyond the man
ufacturer's recommendation, as the air guide will supply fresh cool air to the heat sink
directly. This will reduce the fan noise even further.
Maintaining the Washable Air Filter
From time to time it will be necessary to wash the installed air filter. Not washing the air filter will
result in higher system temperatures and possible stability problems. We recommend checking the
air filter at least once a month initially. The frequency will change depending on system usage
(users whose systems run 24/7 will likely have to check/wash more often than those who don't
use their systems every day) and on environmental conditions.
To remove the front door
In case you need to remove the double hinge door, open the door to 90º, and gently press the small
plastic tab on the upper hinge. Tilt the door away from the upper hinge pin, then lift the door off
the lower hinge pin. Set the door aside in a safe place.
To replace the door
Place the lower hinge slot over the lower hinge pin and press or rotate the top of the door in so
that the tab fully engages with the upper hinge pin.
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Version 1.0.5 3/11/2005