The Connections :
We will go through all the connectors and connections found on the back of the Superior Panel. Before we begin, I like our readers to give me some feedback regarding the use of "thumbnail" pictures, with which you click on the unreadable thumbnail picture to enlarge what you really want to see. So, drop us a line (either to me or to the Editor) and thank you in advance.
From left to right: Two 3-Pin fan connectors: Panel Power input with 4-Pin Molex on the other end: In/Out Audio and Microphone.
From left to right: RCA Jack: Two SATA Sockets: USB2 and Firewire sockets
Here, the 2-pair black leads are attached to 2 temp probes, the socket that marks "UP" is the connection to the on-board USB header driving the GL816E chip for the 8-in-1 flash memory cards.
See the "jumper" pins; they are on/off switches for temp/fan alarm settings.
You will find all these cables and wires inside the package together with a manual, 3-tie wires and PCI plate with thru hole.
Sunbeam has done an excellent job in identifying the connectors. The USB, Firewire, Audio inputs are "marked" with the word "UP" for connections to the rear panel. From left to right –
1) The two 3-pin fan connectors, also has 3 and 2-pin Y cable at the other ends (more on this below)
2) The Panel Power input.
3) In/Out audio
4) Microphone input
5) RCA input
6) Two SATA - stacked on top of each other
7) Firewire input
8) USB 2.0 input
At the center of the photo, the 8-1 flash memory chip from Genesys Logic. Not showing on the photo are the two temp probe (SP-08 thin/flat type) connectors which are pre-installed from the factory.
The photo below shows the Firewire connector on the left and USB 2.0 on the right. Notice the left connector has the last pin "plugged out". This is to prevent accidental plug in of Firewire into USB port, doing so will damage the Firewire circuit immediately. Sunbeam has done a really good job here.
Another feature that Sunbeam pays attention to detail is the provision for a Y cord with 3-pin male/2-pin female connectors on one end while the other end a 3-pin female is connected to the Fan Controller. The 2-pin female allows reading of RPM by the motherboard sensors thus not giving up BIOS shut down feature.
With all the connections from the Panel out of the ways, we now are proceeding to getting the second part of the installation ->