PC Setup

Connecting your monitor

Most packages come with a dedicated video card. It is important to connect your monitor to the connections on your video card. Failing to do so might result in no picture on your screen and poor performance while playing games. See images below that illustrate connecting either to a dedicated graphics card or directly to the motherboard. Please note that you only need a single connection for each monitor (you will experience minor issues if you use multiple cables to the same monitor).





USB 2.0 & USB 3.0

All of our systems come with USB 2.0 & USB 3.0 ports. You can easily identify the ports as they are colour coordinated. USB 2.0 are usually black and USB 3.0 are usually blue. It is recommended that you connect your keyboard and mouse to USB 2.0 ports and external hard drives to USB 3.0 ports. For more information please check your motherboard manual.





Speakers and Microphones

All our systems support external speakers (including speakers built into your monitor). Your motherboard has multiple outputs for sound. By default you should be using the green port for connecting your speakers and the pink port for connecting your microphone. If you are using a monitor with inbuilt speakers, it is recommended you use a HDMI cable for the connection as this will also provide sound to the monitor.






Within the motherboard box that came with the PC there should be a power cable, make sure to flip the power switch to the correct position after it has been inserted. (Note: not all power supplies have a power toggle)





Wireless Card

If you purchased a wireless card then the antenna(s) will not have been attached (due to spacing within the packaging), simply screw them to the back of the PC.