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post #1 of 10
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hey guys ive got all my parts and am now going to start building. should i drop my gamexstream PSU into the case first or the motherboard first? im use to doing towers that come with PSUs so im thinking about installing the mobo first before putting the PSU in to make things easier to work with.. would this be better?

also, i can run everything with stock cooling now and upgrade to aftermarket cooling later correct?
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post #2 of 10
I already do the PSU first so it grounds the case which will become connect to the motherboard after.

Depends what kind of after market cooling you decide on geting. Some require you to remove the motherboard to install a new bracket on the back while other coolers don't.
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post #3 of 10
Unless it is a WEIRD case...

The PSU is a big heavy block. What if it slips and hits the mobo?? THAT would suck... Therefore I say PSU first! lol
post #4 of 10
PSU First. Then, using the anti-static bag that came with your mobo, put your mobo on that and start putting components on(CPU, RAM) and then pop it in. Makes install way eaiser and you get WAY more light and working room than you normally would.
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post #5 of 10
Agreed. Put PSU in the case firs (you dont' want to drop that on the mobo)

Then populate the mobo outside the case (CPU, Cooler, RAM) and put the mobo in.
    
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post #6 of 10
This will allow you to run part of your cabling BEHIND your mobo to keep your temps down ( makes for a tidy case).
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post #7 of 10
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i installed everything and everything went smooth. did the mobo first then PSU.. dont think it wouldve made a difference either way.. just didnt like droppping mobo in with the psu right next to it. wheEEEEe super fast blazing speeds of fury!!!!!
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post #8 of 10
Congrats!
    
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post #9 of 10
I prefer putting PSU in after. It allows me to move most if not every cable orderly according to how I would like the insides of my case.
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post #10 of 10
Doesn't matter for me CPU is in a different compartment of my case
    
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