Level 7: Installing the PSU

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A Power Supply Lies Before You!

The number on the box (often in the title) indicates the wattage of the PSU. When upgrading parts in the future, keep note of the amount of power that they consume.

In a dimly lit room lies an ancient source of power: a power supply. Locate and take the PSU out of its packaging (marked H) and take note of the contents in the box.




A. Non-modular

Skip to step M, on page 107.

Non-modular PSUs come with all of the cables pre-attached to the unit. You can skip to step M on page 107.


B. Semi-modular

Semi-modular PSUs come with only some cables pre-attached to the unit. Most often these are the 24-pin and 8-pin power cables.


C. Modular

Modular PSUs come with no pre-attached cables. You’ll need to plug any cables that you intend to use into the unit yourself.


B. Semi-modular


D. Find the GPU Box

If you don’t have a GPU, or have a “Founder’s Edition” GPU, skip steps D-H.

Find the box with the sticker labeled “J”. This box contains your GPU. We will need it temporarily to identify how many cables we will be plugging in for this upcoming section.



E. Unpack the GPU

Open the GPU box and gently remove the GPU, which is wrapped in an anti-static plastic.



F. Identify the Amount of Power Ports

If you have a “Founder’s Edition” GPU, you will need exactly 2 PCI-E cables, as your GPU comes with an adapter that takes 2 PCI-E cables and makes them into one proprietary connector.

Identify the amount of power ports that are on your GPU. This could range from 1-3 ports. Do not plug in any cables at this time.



G. Put the GPU Back into the Anti-Static Packaging

If you removed your GPU from its anti-static packaging, put it back into the anti-static bag before putting it away.




H. Pack the GPU Away

Put your GPU back into its packaging, we will install it at a later stage in the build.



I. Identify the Correct Cable Head

All 3 cables in this section can be found in your PSU box.

If using a modular or semi-modular PSU, note that each of the cables used in this section will have unique sides. For each step, pay attention to which side of the cable you’re being instructed to plug in.



J. Plug in the PCI-E Cable(s)

Semi-Modular PSU: Once this step is done, skip to step M on page 107.

If using a modular or semi-modular PSU, plug in 1-3 cable(s) labeled either “PCI-E” or “VGA” into the PSU slot marked “PCI-E” or “VGA”. Plug in the unsplit side into the PSU. Refer to step F on page 103 if unsure how many to plug in. If you have a Founder’s Edition GPU, plug in two PCI-E / VGA cables.


C. Modular


K. Plug in the 24-Pin Cable

If using a modular PSU, plug in the 24-pin cable (the largest that came with the PSU) into the slot marked “24-Pin ATX” or “16 + 8”. Plug in the side of the cable that matches the pin count of the PSU ports (i.e. 16 + 8 side plugs into the 16 + 8 port).



L. Plug in the CPU Cable

If using a modular PSU, plug in the 8-pin CPU cable into the power supply slot marked “CPU” or “8-Pin CPU”. Plug in the unsplit side of the cable into the PSU.



M. Slide in the PSU with Fan Facing Down

With the fan facing downwards, slide in the power supply from the side opening of your H510 case.



N. Secure the PSU

Press the PSU against the rear of the PC and screw it into the case using four 6-32 Hexagon screws that came with the PSU (also in the white box from the H510 case).



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