Installing a computer power supply is an easy task the is
simply just a matter of putting the connections into the right place.
Since they all have different shapes so you can't put them
into the wrong connections, I consider this a really easy job, even for
a beginner. The toughest part honestly, is finding a place to
put the extra wires so they stay out of your fans.
When doing a computer build, this is my very last step. If
you put the power supply in to early, you'll find it very tough to
install any of the other components or coolers. This really
does fill up the case, saving it for the last step really makes it a
Your motherboard will likely have an additional power supply connector
somewhere close the CPU, as well as it's main connector, some also
require a 3rd power connection near the bottom. The great
part of installing the power supply is that all the connectors have
different shapes, so if they fit, you're good to go as the voltages
will all be correct on the corresponding poles.
Installing A Computer
Power Supply Video
Use your extra drive bays to store unused power supply connectors so
they don't effect your air flow, or get caught in any fans.
There are four screws on the back of you computer case that
hold the power supply in place. Just put the power supply in
place and put the screws in.
Connect Power to the
- Find the motherboard power wires from your power supply.
- Locate the main power connectors on the motherboard, and plug the
power wires into them. In this case the bottom 2 connectors
in the picture above snap together, then are plugged into the main
power supply connector on the motherboard.
connection on the motherboard needs to have power supplied to it.
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