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A few questions about a computer build

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Here are the specs.

ASUS P4P800-E Deluxe i865PE w/ATX 400 power supply
Rosewill R114A
Pentium 4 3.0E HT
GeForce 6800GT
2 Maxtor 160g SATA drives
1 gig DDR PC-3200

Do I need to hook up my power supply to both the motherboard ATX power connector and the ATX12V1 connector?

My case has two USB ports on the front, and a PCI card with two additional USB ports, can I hook up all 4 to the motherboard?

My case also has audio ports on the front of the case and I am confused on where to hook them up.

My last question, would you recommend that I use the onboard RAID0 with the 2 SATA drives or use them indepentantly with the OS installed on one and the 2nd used for storage/data?



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Yes, you do need to hook both connectors.

Yes you can hook both front USB and rear USB. There are 2 connections on the MB next to the 3rd PCI slot.

For th front audio port there is a connector next to the 4th PCI slot for front panel audio.

I would use  RAID 0 if you need apps or games that need quick access. But note there is NO fault tollorence to RAID 0. If something happens to the RAID array you loose every thing. If space is what you want set them up as separate drives. If you need redundancy use a RAID 1(mirroring). this way if one drive fails the other will retain you data. But the disk space will only be half of total amount of both drives.
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BTW very nice MB. I use the same one for my File Server because of the Gigibit LAN
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