[SOLVED] Installing new PSU | First time

I Josh I

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Hi all

So I just received my new power supply https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151186 to replace my old one EVGA 500 W1, 80+ WHITE 500W. I have never installed a PSU before and was wondering if there are some do's and don'ts to it and or if you gives have any tips.

My system:
CPU: Intel Core i7-8700 @ 3.20GHz
RAM: 16.0GB Dual-channel https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820232242
MOBO: Gigabyte B360 Arous gaming 3 https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813145061
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
CPU Cooler: CORSAIR HYDRO SERIES H75 AIO Liquid CPU Cooler
SSD: SAMSUNG 860 EVO Series 2.5" 1TB SATA III
PSU: EVGA 500 W1, 80+ WHITE 500W
Case: Thermaltake Core X31 https://www.thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00002786

Thanks!
 

I Josh I

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I would have purchased a quality PSU to run that nice setup.
If your talking about the EVGA 500 W1 power supply, I agree probably should have gotten a better power supply once I started upgrading. I originally a bought my desktop with much much lower powered hardware. Over the years I have upgraded the hardware and kind of forgot that would need a better power supply to go along with it.
 

I Josh I

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It's the most important component in the setup , it should be a better one than that. That PSU doesn't belong in a PC with those components.
Are you talking about the SEASONIC or the EVGA PSU? Because I asked many people about a PSU upgrade and the SEASONIC was a recommend, good solid upgrade. If you are talking about the EVGA PSU, I agree that an upgrade was long overdue.
 
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I Josh I

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No I was talking about the original choice , you made a great choice canging it to a the Seasonic. (y)
Oh ok. I thought you were talking about the seasonic. Yeah, like I said, I originally bought my desktop with much lower powered hardware, and over time I have upgraded my desktop, and have neglected to get a new PSU. I am still fairly novice about computer building and such, so it kind of slipped my mind.
 
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I Josh I

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Power Supplies are easy to install , just take your time. You know where the connections go.
Ok, that's what I was thinking. Question; If I take out my old PSU and install the new one, and say I forgot to plug something in and I try to start up my computer, can the unplugged hardware damage my PC?
 

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