Antec New Solution Series NSK 1480 User Manual
New Solution Series
Manuel de l’utilisateur
Manuale per l’operatore
Manual del usuario
At Antec, we continually refine and improve our products to ensure the highest quality. As such, your new case may differ slightly from the description 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 the motherboard and peripherals, please refer to the user’s manuals that come with those components.
New Solution Series User’s Manual
Quiet Desktop Slim Case The Power Supply
The NSK 1480 comes with a
The Rubber Pads/Stands
There are four rubber pads inside the tool bag. If you want to place the case horizontally on a desktop, stick the rubber pads to the bottom of the case. There are also two stands so the case can stand up vertically. Place the case onto the stands with the optical drive bay at its top position. Make sure the stands do not block the two air intakes on the bottom.
1.Place the case upright on a flat, stable surface.
2.Remove the thumbscrews from the back of the top panel. Slide the panel towards the rear to remove it from the case.
3.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.
The Dual Chamber structure
Upon opening the top panel, you will find that the case is divided into two separate
Installing the Motherboard
This manual is not designed to cover CPU, RAM, or expansion card installation. Please consult the motherboard manual for specific mounting instructions and troubleshooting.
The motherboard is located inside the main chamber with two 80 mm TriCool TM fans preinstalled right next to the CPU.
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 appropriate I/O panel for the motherboard. If the panel provided is not suitable for the motherboard, please contact the motherboard manufacturer for the correct I/O panel.
3.Remove the cross bar on the motherboard chamber.
4.Line up the motherboard with the mounting holes. There are three special brass standoffs
5.Remove the motherboard by lifting it up.
6.Remove any of the
7.Place the motherboard back on the standoffs. Attach the motherboard to the threaded brass standoffs with the special nuts that comes with your tool bag. Note: You do not need to fasten the unthreaded brass standoff.
8.Fasten the rest of the standoffs with the provided
Connecting the Power and LED
If the motherboard has a
1. Connect the
motherboard uses a
(see pictures 1 and 2).
Note: the detachable
place of a
2.Connect the Reset switch (labeled RESET SW) to the motherboard at the RST connector. Polarity (positive and negative) does not matter for switches.
3.The Power Switch (labeled POWER SW) connects to the PWR connector on the motherboard.
4.The Power LED (labeled POWER LED) connector is located behind the Reset connector. For LEDs, colored wires are positive (+). White or black wires are negative
5.The Hard Drive LED (labeled HDD LED) connects to the hard drive activity header.
Connecting the USB Ports
You will find a single
Note: Please check the motherboard manual for the USB header pin layout and make sure it matches the table below. If it does not match this Intel® standard, please visit Antec’s web store at http://www.antec.com/StoreFront.bok and search for part number 30095 to order a USB Internal Adapter Cable. This adapter will allow you to connect the front USB to your motherboard on a
Motherboard Pin Layout
USB Power 1
USB Power 2
Negative Signal 1
Negative Signal 2
Positive Signal 1
Positive Signal 2
Key (No Connection)
Connecting the Audio Ports (AC’ 97 and HDA)
There is an Intel standard
10 6 4 2
9 7 5 3 1
Pin Assignment for Audio Ports (HDA and AC’97)
Line Out (R)
Line Out (R)
Key (no pin)
Key (no pin)
Line Out (L)
Line Out (L)
Locate the internal audio connectors from your motherboard or sound card. Consult your motherboard or sound card manual for the
Connecting the eSATA Port
You will find a SATA connector on a cable attached to the front ports. This internal SATA connector is designed to connect to a standard SATA connector on your motherboard.
Hard disk Drive Installation
There are two hard disk drive brackets with soft silicone grommets inside the HDD chamber. Each comes with a handle and is fasten by a thumbscrew onto the side of the chamber. One is atop of the other.
1.Remove the thumbscrew holding the HDD bracket. Lift the bracket from the chamber by the handle.
2.Mount your hard drive into the bracket through the bottom silicone grommets with the special screws provided. Don’t
4.Connect the data cable to the hard disk drive.
5.Place the HDD/bracket assembly back into the chamber.
6.Fasten the bracket using the screw provided.
5.25” Device Installation
NSK 1480 incorporates a
To install an external 5.25” device:
2.Remove the corresponding drive bay cover to which you intend to install the device.
3.Insert the 5.25” device into the cage. Make sure to use the front set of screw holes on the cage to mount the device. Fasten the drive with the screws included.
The 80 mm TriCool™ fans
The NSK 1480 comes with three 80mm TriCool fans preinstalled.
The 80 mm TriCool Exhaust Fans:
There are two fans right next to the CPU so that the air is blowing out of the case. Please leave at least 1” (2.5cm) between the right side of the case and anything that would block the exhaust from these fans. Failure to do so may cause the chamber or CPU to overheat.
The 80 mm TriCool Intake Fan:
There is one fan in the HDD chamber to bring fresh air into the chamber to cool the hard disk drives.
These fans have a
Note: The default setting of the fans is Low. We recommend this speed to maximize quiet computing.
Note regarding using fan speed controllers with TriCool fans:
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
80 x 80 x 25.4mm
10.2V ~ 13.8V
2.24 m³ / min
1.59 m³ / min
1.1 m³ / min
The Upper Air Intake
There are vents on the top panel above the PCI expansion slots and CPU area. Fresh air will flow through them into the motherboard chamber to cool the VGA card and the CPU.
Note: Do not place anything on top of the NSK1480 that will block the top air vents
The Rear Air Intake
There are vents right above the rear I/O panel and on the PCI expansion slot covers to bring in fresh air to help cool the CPU and VGA card.
CPU Air Guide
The CPU Air Guide and rear air intake work together to provide fresh air to the CPU cooler to enhance the CPU cooling. The CPU Air Guide consists of several sections that can be adjusted to best suit each individual motherboard CPU position.
The Power Supply Air Intake
There are vents on the left side of the case to bring fresh air into the power supply. Note: Please leave at least 1” (2.5cm) between the left side of the case and anything that could block airflow to the power supply. This is required so that the power supply will have sufficient cooling.
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