If your bios allows you to wake up by USB then you can. My board is a little older and wont let me. I can put it in suspend though. I do have a Gigabyte GA-MA785-US2H in another system (not my HTPC) that allows for this option.
If you look on the back of the board you will find a .com printed on it. I tried looking up more info but I can't read Chinese. My LCD crapped out as well within a few days. It does have a battery to store the time and date just like a CMOS, I think it is the same 2032 battery.
The receiver is USB. I'm new to the whole IR reveiver thing myself. You shold have recieved two small boards. One mounts in the front. The other mounts on the back on the cover plate. I believe it is for an IR blaster. The second board isn't really needed. If you need some pics, just...
I stepped out for a week and just now catching up on some of the new posts. The step bit shown earlier in the post was from Harbor Freight. There are three different size bits that came in a cloth pouch with Drill Master on the front. The first step did fit in the hole. I believe someone had...
Thanks for compliment. This is my first hack job.
For those who plan on using a jigsaw to cut holes, don't start and finish where the to holes nearly meet. The metal will be too thin and you'll have a hard time making the last inch or so cut
Took a page from wowcro's book on the KT-400 thread. I prefer the round cut outs and the edging. No offense officermartinez. Budget build and edging is cheaper than mesh. I wasn't lucky enough to find a hole saw so a jigsaw did the trick.
I got a set of three different sizes at Harbor Freight. You can probably find them a Lowes or Home Depot but you'll probably pay for it. I think I got mine for under $ 9.00. These are made for sheet metal.