Antec II User Manual
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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.
PLUSVIEW II SOHO SERVER CASE WITH CLEAR SIDE WINDOW
This case comes with a clear side window. There is an 80mm fan mount with vents on the window to cool the hottest graphics cards on the market. Your new case comes without a power supply. We recommend installing Antec's TruePower 2.0 or NEO 480 power supply for best performance.
1.Place the case upright on a flat, stable surface. The 120mm exhaust fan should be at the back, facing you.
3.Inside the case you should see some wiring with marked connectors (USB, PWR etc.), an installed I/O panel, a tool box containing more hardware (screws, brass standoffs, plastic stands, etc.), and eight drive rails.
INSTALLING THE POWER SUPPLY
1.With the case upright, place the power supply on the support beam that runs from the 5.25" drive bays to the back of the case. Note: most
2.Push the power supply to the back of the case and align the mounting holes.
3.Attach the power supply to the case, with the screws provided.
INSTALLING THE MOTHERBOARD
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 functionality (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
6.Place your motherboard on the brass standoffs.
7.Screw in your motherboard to the standoffs with the provided
CONNECTING THE POWER AND LED
2.Connect the Reset switch (labeled RESET SW) to 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 HDD) connects to the IDE connector.
7.LED I, LED II connectors: This case comes with two extra LEDs, marked I, II. You may use these LED for various purposes such as SC SI LED, Message LED, etc.
CONNECTING THE USB PORTS
You will find a single
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 service at (800) 22ANTEC (North America) or +31 (0) 10
Motherboard Pin Layout
Pin Signal Names
Pin Signal Names
USB Power 1
USB Power 2
Negative Signal 1
Negative Signal 2
Positive Signal 1
Positive Signal 2
Key (No Pin)
CONNECTING THE IEEE 1394 (FIREWIRE®, I.LINK®) PORT
You will find a single
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
Motherboard Pin Layout for Front Panel IEEE 1394 Connector
Pin Signal Names
Pin Signal Names
Key (No Pin)
CONNECTING THE AUDIO PORTS
There is an Intel standard
Locate the internal audio connectors from your motherboard or sound card. Consult your motherboard or sound card manual for the
1.Microphone Signal Pin: Connect the MIC connector to this pin.
2.Microphone Power: Connect the
3.Ground Pin: Connect the GND connector to this pin.
4.Front Right Speaker Out Pin: Connect the
5.Front Left Speaker Out Pin: Connect to the
6.Rear Right Speaker Out Pin: Connect to the
7.Rear Left Speaker Out Pin: Connect the
Note: Your motherboard may not support rear speaker output. In this case, you do not need to connect
3.5" DEVICE INSTALLATION
With the front bezel facing you, swing the plastic door out. It can open 270 degrees to rest against the side of the case. You can see there are four 5.25" and two 3.5" external drive bays. Inside the case there are two 3.5" drive cages that house six 3.5" drive bays of which two are for external 3.5" devices and four are for internal 3.5" devices.
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 remove 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 3.5" 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 the proper connector on the power supply (SATA, floppy, or standard
5.25" DEVICE INSTALLATION
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 the rails click.
4.Mount the other devices accordingly. Connect the proper connector (SATA or standard
THE COOLING SYSTEM
The TriCool Fan
The case includes one 120mm Blue LED TriCool fan installed in the rear. This fan comes with a
(See specifications below). The fan is installed so that the air is blowing out of the case. Connect a large
Note: The minimum voltage to start the fan is 5V. We recommend setting the fan speed to High if you choose to connect the fan to a fan control device or to the
120 x 120 x 25.4 mm
This case comes with two 80mm front fan mounts and one 80mm side fan mount should you choose to install additional cooling fans.
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. Install both
VGA Card Cooling
There is an 80mm fan mount with vents on the clear side window 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 an Antec 80mm TriCool fan.
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.
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Version 1.0.1 6/01/2005