Power supply manual tell you how to connect it up?

hey, i want to build my own pc and i just want to make sure that when i purchase a power supply, does the instruction manual tell me where all the leads go on the motherboard and etc?

many thanks
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  1. Don't worry, when you build a PC, there won't be too many leads you'll have to connect. You'll know what goes where. Side note though, the plugs that say PCI-E are for your graphics card(s) and the one that says EPS or CPU is for well, obviously your CPU. The big plug, well I don't really need to explain, you can't miss it.
    Hell, I figured out how to build a computer by looking at my first prebuilt :P It's seriously easy.

    Edit: And to answer your question, yeah, the instruction manual will probably tell you, if not, then your motherboard's instruction manual will.
  2. -Jackson said:
    Don't worry, when you build a PC, there won't be too many leads you'll have to connect. You'll know what goes where. Side note though, the plugs that say PCI-E are for your graphics card(s) and the one that says EPS or CPU is for well, obviously your CPU. The big plug, well I don't really need to explain, you can't miss it.
    Hell, I figured out how to build a computer by looking at my first prebuilt :P It's seriously easy.

    Edit: And to answer your question, yeah, the instruction manual will probably tell you, if not, then your motherboard's instruction manual will.


    thank you so much :)
  3. The plugs are usually marked up as to function, some like the 20+4 pin cannot be mistaken for any other cable, but
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/274745-13-step-step-guide-building may help you, and theres a good pic here of the different plugs,
    **Edit, see link below for pictures :)
    Moto
  4. Motopsychojdn said:
    The plugs are usually marked up as to function, some like the 20+4 pin cannot be mistaken for any other cable, but
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/274745-13-step-step-guide-building may help you, and theres a good pic here of the different plugs,
    http://www.****/id/Power-Supply-For-Arduino-power-and-breadboard/step2/The-diagram/
    The 4 pic Cpu shown there may be a splt 2x4 on your Psu, they click together to make it an 8pin which most motherboards use these days,
    You may have 6+2 Pcie plugs as some gfx cards take 8pin blocks as well, and ignore the P6Dell plug,Aux and video power plugs its a Dell/homebuild specific thing and won't be on a retail Psu
    Moto


    thanks, your second link didnt work for some reason though
  5. All you really have to do is just match the plug shapes :D Just make sure you're using the right plugs though..
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