This guide will explain how to connect your monitor, mouse, keyboard, headset and WiFi / Bluetooth adapters to your new PC.
We will begin with an overview of the ports on the back of the PC, then explain what goes where.
1 - USB 2.0 ports
2 - HDMI / DisplayPort connections. These are used when you don't have a dedicated graphics card.
3 - USB 3.2 GEN 1 5Gbps ports
4 - USB 3.2 GEN 2 10Gbps ports
5 - Ethernet port for cabled internet connections
6 - WiFi Antenna ports for WiFi enabled motherboards
7 - Audio ports (blue - line in, green - line out, pink - microphone)
8 - Graphics card video ports. There is a mix of HDMI / DisplayPort connections and support for multiple monitors
9 - Power supply kettle plug port
10 - Power supply power switch, do not turn this on until you have connected all your devices / peripherals
Monitor - The HDMI / DisplayPort cable will run from the monitor to (8) if you have a graphics card and (2) if you don't have a graphics card
Keyboard / Mouse - will connect to (1), (3) or (4)
Headset - will connect to (1), (3) or (4). Or, (7)
Internet - will connect to (5) for cable, (6) included WiFi antenna or (1), (3) or (4) for a USB wireless receiver or bluetooth receiver.
Note: Which USB ports you use for your devices will depend on the requirements of your device. If in doubt, check your manual / hardware requirements. If still in doubt, use (3) or (4) which are the newest ports and deliver more power / have higher transfer speeds