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Is It required to connect Tower Front Panel I/O to Motherboard

I am upgrading my computer and the Tower Front Panel I/O wires don't match the Motherboard pins, I wanted to know if it is required to connect the front panel to the motherboard or can live off of the switch with the power supply.

As you would know this is the first time I am upgrading my computer and have not tried booting my system yet.
My motherboard is ASUS P5QC

Any help is appreciated i need to connect front pins to motherboard

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    pontelemon May 11, 2010

    Front panel I/O, is it a 10/12 pin solid connector or small 2 pins connectors?
    What do you have on the front panel besides power button?


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The power button on the front panel would definitely need to be hooked up to the motherboard so you can power up the computer.

If you have any usb slots or a media card reader on the front panel, or both, then you would need to hook those up as well, otherwise the main one you need to connect would be the power button.


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