Originally Posted by 45nm
I know this may be a simple question but is it preferred to plug the PCI-E 6/8 pin into the video before or after installing in the motherboard ?. I usually do it after the install but I've been reading in some cases it may deform it after it is installed.
Personally, I like to have the components assembled in the case before
I do the wiring, particularly for the power cables. With this method, I can route the cables more efficiently, rather than having a jumbled mess that could possibly hinder the airflow. Electrically speaking, either way would work as long as the computer is turned on after all the wiring is connected. I can't recall anybody having trouble one way or the other.