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Right now I have a junk PSU in my system but my Corsair TX750 arrives at my door today, so I need to swap it out. I have a few questions.

1. Should I remove every component and completely reassemble or just take out the PSU and put the new one in and then manage the cables?

2. Besides the case fans, hard drive, and motherboard power ports what else is hooked up to the PSU that I need to remove before changing?

3. How do you remember where to plug things is? Do you write it down or something? I was thinking to tape my case fan molex connectors to the case so I remember to plug it in but I don't know if I should.

4. How should I ground myself? Usually when I add a case fan or change my graphics card I leave the power cable plugged into the wall to ground myself and then use an anti-static wristband. However, i'll be changing my PSU so I can't really ground myself in that way, and I really don't want to lose any components.
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Well I recently changed out my psu, and all I did was remove all the wires from all the components, pull out the old psu, put the new one in, plug in all the components, and then manage the wires.
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Bump. Need some more advice please!
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All you need to do is unplug everything and swap out the PSU - it's not complicated. I wouldn't worry about grounding yourself. Just touch a few metal things before you begin.

Also, I would probably take the opportunity to redo your cable management if it's not perfect. Pick up some zip ties if you don't have some and try to make a plan before you start hooking everything up.
post #5 of 9
1. Take out old and put new in.

2. Just follow the wires from the source at the psu and you'll see where they go.

3. You can write it down if you want to be sure, but I'm betting you could remember where everything goes.

4. Just periodically touch the metal of your computer case to ground yourself.
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1. Just disconnect everything, remove the old one, install the new one, do your cable management, plug everything back in.

2. Once you unplug everything that the PSU is connected to, that question becomes irrelevant, doesn't it?

3. There's only one way any connector can go, it's really not complicated. A fan won't care what Molex connector it's connected to so long as it's a Molex connector.

4. Read http://www.kitchentablecomputers.com/static.php and don't worry about it too much.
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1. Just disconnect everything, remove the old one, install the new one, do your cable management, plug everything back in.

2. Once you unplug everything that the PSU is connected to, that question becomes irrelevant, doesn't it?

3. There's only one way any connector can go, it's really not complicated. A fan won't care what Molex connector it's connected to so long as it's a Molex connector.

4. Read http://www.kitchentablecomputers.com/static.php and don't worry about it too much.
All the above-

You can also take a few pictures to reference- but its pretty much like a jig saw puzzle- nothing will fit where it isnt suppose to etc.
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Right now I have a junk PSU in my system but my Corsair TX750 arrives at my door today, so I need to swap it out. I have a few questions.

1. Should I remove every component and completely reassemble or just take out the PSU and put the new one in and then manage the cables?

2. Besides the case fans, hard drive, and motherboard power ports what else is hooked up to the PSU that I need to remove before changing?

3. How do you remember where to plug things is? Do you write it down or something? I was thinking to tape my case fan molex connectors to the case so I remember to plug it in but I don't know if I should.

4. How should I ground myself? Usually when I add a case fan or change my graphics card I leave the power cable plugged into the wall to ground myself and then use an anti-static wristband. However, i'll be changing my PSU so I can't really ground myself in that way, and I really don't want to lose any components.
  1. Up to you, I just stick the new one in and work with it.
  2. Everything that is plugged in, well... unplug it
  3. I'm realllly smart... No, you cannot plug something in wrong, cause it just will not fit
  4. Just touch the case. I never ground myself and haven't had a problem ever.






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Originally Posted by Shub View Post
1. Just disconnect everything, remove the old one, install the new one, do your cable management, plug everything back in.

2. Once you unplug everything that the PSU is connected to, that question becomes irrelevant, doesn't it?

3. There's only one way any connector can go, it's really not complicated. A fan won't care what Molex connector it's connected to so long as it's a Molex connector.

4. Read http://www.kitchentablecomputers.com/static.php and don't worry about it too much.

This is the basic answer anyone with computer experience will give. So listen to it and follow it. You're trying to put to much effort into this, when it's one of the easiest components to install.
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please only bump once, per 24 hour period.

doing so more often comes across as rude and isn't necessary as people tend to reply quick here
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