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PSU How do you install your PSU cables

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Kovoet, 12 May 2015.

  1. Kovoet

    Kovoet New Member

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    Was thinking how do you guys connect your PSU cables. From the actual PSU first or from the PC parts first then work backwards taking the cables example connect to your GFX card then threading the cable through to your PSU
     
  2. Krazeh

    Krazeh Well-Known Member

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    I go from parts to psu usually.
     
  3. Strudul

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    PSU to components.

    But I'm used to having a non-modular PSU, so it's how I always used to have to do it.
     
  4. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Normally from the PSU to the component, but some of the cases I use tend to be a bit large, so its a case of get them on the components first then thread them through round the back and meet in the middle. For me its really the easiest and tidiest solution. Once its behind the side panel and hidden, it doesn't have to be perfect.
    The build I done at the week end being an example.. tidy but functional.
     
  5. Digerati

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    PSU to components to start. But once done, it is common for me to go back and re-cable for the best cable management.

    The goal is to minimize impacting air flow through the case and that requires careful routing and tying back cables to make a "tidy" appearance.

    And for me, I can never do that on the first attempt with a new motherboard in a new case.
     
  6. mansueto

    mansueto Too broke to mod

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    My last two builds have both used modular power supplies but I still go from the PSU to the components. Normally put the cables through the bottom hole slots first so they're behind the motherboard tray and ready to be routed / tidied up.
     
  7. Noob?

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    Either way depending on how I see it best for cable management/ease of connection of connectors to parts, for example, once you've installed an AIO, its sometimes difficult to install the 8-pin CPU connector due to protuding said fans of the AIO.
     
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  8. mansueto

    mansueto Too broke to mod

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    I completely forgot about that, but Noob? speaks the truth. I do recall having to put in the motherboards 8 pin prior to my h80.
     
  9. Digerati

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    There can be no set way to do this. There are 1000s of different cases and 1000s of different motherboards. Some PSUs are semi-modular, some fully modular, and some are fully hard-wired. Some have longer cables than others. Some have multiple connectors per cable, some only one.

    Unless you are assembling the exact same components over and over again, I highly doubt, and frankly, would not believe that anyone has ever cabled their computer with the best cable management and tidiness on the first attempt.

    It does not matter how you get there as long as the end result ensures maximum cooling efficiency first, and then a tidy appearance.
     
  10. Kronos

    Kronos Well-Known Member

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    Parts to PSU then find I could have routed one better so disconnect either end and redo. Then discover that I have forgotten to connect some part and it is now blocked by something else.

    what I am trying to say is most of the time I have great plans on how I am going connect each component and route it's cables but in reality it usually turns out to be a marathon effort before I am happy.
     

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