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VENTO 7700

Gaming Machine Chassis Kit

User Guide

15G067245000

E2539

Revised Edition V2

March 2006

Copyright © 2006 ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. All Rights Reserved.

No part of this manual, including the products and software described in it, may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language in any form or by any means, except documentation kept by the purchaser for backup purposes, without the express written permission of ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. (“ASUS”).

Product warranty or service will not be extended if: (1) the product is repaired, modified or altered, unless such repair, modification of alteration is authorized in writing by ASUS; or (2) the serial number of the product is defaced or missing.

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Contents

Notices ................................................................................................

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Safety information ...............................................................................

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About this guide ..................................................................................

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Chapter 1: Product introduction

1.1

Welcome! ..............................................................................

1-2

1.2

Package contents .................................................................

1-2

1.3

System specifications ..........................................................

1-2

1.4

Exploded drawing .................................................................

1-3

1.5

Internal features ...................................................................

1-4

Chapter 2: Basic installation

2.1

Preparation ...........................................................................

2-2

2.2

Removing the side plate .......................................................

2-2

2.3

Installing the power supply unit (PSU) .................................

2-4

2.4

Installing the motherboard ...................................................

2-5

2.5

Installing a hard disk drive ....................................................

2-6

 

2.5.1 Installing an IDE hard disk drive ..............................

2-7

 

2.5.2 Installing a Serial ATA hard disk drive ....................

2-9

2.6

Installing a 5.25-inchdrive .................................................

2-10

2.7

Installing a 3.5-inchfloppy disk drive .................................

2-13

2.8

Installing expansion cards ...................................................

2-15

2.9

Replacing the side panel .....................................................

2-17

ASUS contact information .............................................................

2-18

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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 7700 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 7700 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-stepinstructions on how to install devices and components in the ASUS VENTO 7700.

Where to find more information

Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and software updates.

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.

WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying to complete a task.

CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components when trying to complete a task.

IMPORTANT: Information that you MUST follow to complete a task.

NOTE: Tips and information to aid in completing a task.

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Chapter 1

This chapter gives a general description of the ASUS VENTO 7700 chassis kit. The chapter lists the system features and introduces the front and rear panels, and the internal components.

ASUS VENTO 7700

Product introduction

1.1Welcome!

Thank you for choosing the ASUS VENTO 7700!

The ASUS VENTO 7700 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-shapedmachines and transport yourself into the virtual future.

The ASUS VENTO 7700 features a screwless design for add-oncards, optical drives, hard disk drives, and floppy disk drives that makes device installation a breeze. Ample fan vent holes on the side plates and bezel ensure cool air to reach the CPU and internal components directly for optimum thermal performance.

Redefine extreme gaming with the ASUS VENTO 7700.

1.2Package contents

Check your ASUS VENTO 7700 for the following items.

System fan

2 x 80 mm system fan for the rear panel

 

1 x 80 mm front fan

 

 

Accessories

Screws

 

 

Documentation

User guide

 

 

Optional item

Power supply unit

 

 

Contact your dealer immediately if any of the items is damaged or missing.

1.3System specifications

Drive bays

4 x External 5.25-inchdrive bays

 

2 x External 3.5-inchdrive bays

 

4 x Internal 3.5-inchdrive bays

 

 

Expansion slots

7 x expansion slots

 

 

U S B

Supports up to 4 USB 2.0 ports on the front panel

 

 

IEEE 1394

1 x IEEE 1394 port on the front panel

 

 

Audio ports

2 x audio ports on the front panel

 

 

Motherboard

ATX form factor: 12” x 9.6” (30.5 cm x 24.4 cm)

support

mATX form factor: 9.6” x 9.6” (24.4 cm x 24.4 cm)

 

 

Dimensions

270 (w) x 521 (h) x 630 (d) mm

 

 

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Chapter 1: Product introduction

1.4Exploded drawing

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Chassis assembly

7.

Rubber pads for chassis feet

2.

Screws for the rear handle

8.

Bezel assembly

3.

Rear handle

9.

Right side panel

4.

Top panel

10.

Screws for the right side panel

5.

Front chassis feet

11.

Left side panel

6.Rear chassis feet

ASUS VENTO 7700

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1.5Internal features

The VENTO 7700 chassis includes the basic components as shown.

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Power supply slot

5.

5.25-inchdrive bays

2.

80 mm system fan vent

6.

3.5-inchFDD bays

3.

Motherboard mounting panel

7.

Internal HDD drive bays

4.Expansion slot covers

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Chapter 1: Product introduction