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Area-51 R5, So I was changing the case and and fans

I already mounted the fans and connected them to the lighting node pro. The manual then told me I needed to connect my lighting node pro to a 9 pin usb 2.0 header, although I can't seem to find it.This is my first time I ever swapping cases, I usually just stick to prebuilt PCs, so this makes me frustrated... Any help?
(I'm very new to computer parts)

Fans are LL140 RGB (2x) and LL120 RGB (4x) and the case is a Corsair Crystal Series 680X RGB (ATX SMART CASE)

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Re: So I was changing the case and and fans of my Alienware area 51

I am assuming you are using the Alienware motherboard. You did not state which version of the Area 51 you have but this page shows the USB 2.0 connector slightly below the middle screw hole on the right edge of the board.




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Re: So I was changing the case and and fans of my Alienware area 51

Whoops, I forgot to mention the IO shield (At least i think its the IO shield.) states that it is the alienware area51 R5. You can see my Mother Board and IO shield in the pictures. I am ok with getting a new motherboard if there really isn't a slot, but I don't know which one is compatible with the parts...image0.jpgimage0.jpg

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Re: So I was changing the case and and fans of my Alienware area 51

there are a number of white USB or Panel connectors at bottom of A51 R5 motherboard.

https://topics-cdn.dell.com/AlienwareArea51R5_ServiceManual/images/GUID-D086194C-BBE3-43D8-9452-810B...

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Re: So I was changing the case and and fans of my Alienware area 51

All the ports are 10 pin USB connectors, I'm looking for a 9 pin :(.

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Re: So I was changing the case and and fans of my Alienware area 51

I could be totally wrong. I though Dell standard usb header is 9 pin or 10 pin w 1 pin missing. You have the actual board to look at closely.  If you see all those white usb headers have 10 pins (no missing 1 pin), then I am wrong.

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