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Windows 7: Power Supply Question

27 May 2014   #61
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Modular tends to be better to reduce clutter within the case, but the more important point for cable management is how easily you can hide the cables you do have to use. Some cases have a lot of free space behind the motherboard for that purpose and others don't. There is also something called "semi-modular" that you have to watch out for. And some PSUs have cables that are very stiff and hard to manipulate, so their modularity isn't a big help.
The one I am getting is Semi-Modular. It has the two Motherboard cables built in but the others are modular. Why do you say I should "watch out for them"?


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27 May 2014   #62
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I mean you just have to know what you are buying. Some PSUs have more cables detachable than others, and you don't want to be surprised.
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27 May 2014   #63
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
I mean you just have to know what you are buying. Some PSUs have more cables detachable than others, and you don't want to be surprised.
OK, thanks
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31 May 2014   #64
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Do you hear that?..............................No, I don't either. That is because the new PSU is installed and running extra quiet. It was not hard at all. Thanks for giving me the help to do it. The only problem I ran into was after I had connected all the cables and it looked ready to go. I flipped the Power Switch and nothing. I made sure all cables were connected and then thought I would check the 24 pin cable to the Motherboard. I just wiggled it and everything lit up and was going. == Here it is.


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31 May 2014   #65
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

It looks good Jim, glad you got it. Yup some of the connectors can be hard to get fully seated. A nice crisp "click" lets you know it's seated.
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31 May 2014   #66
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

A little trick on some of the larger connection that are very tight.
Spray a little silicone on a cloth and wipe down the out side of the male connector.
Not on the wire ends just the black connector. It will help it to slide in.
Those connectors do fit tight and that is good.

It also help with molex connectors which can be very hard to seat the connection.
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31 May 2014   #67
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Good tip Jack, I have more trouble disconnecting things.
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31 May 2014   #68
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I think we all have problems disconnecting; the silicone will help their also.
As long as one use a quality silicone spray like 3M.
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31 May 2014   #69
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Good tip. Thanks,
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31 May 2014   #70
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Great tip.
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