How To: EVGA Power Supply Installation

How To: EVGA Power Supply Installation



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An overview as to how to setup and test your EVGA Power Supply! Need help choosing a Power Supply? Check out the EVGA PSU Meter

hi my name is Matthew with EVGA in today's how-to video we're going to talk about properly installing your power supply which is one of the most important components in any system built most of our VGA power supplies will be fully modular power supplies which means you only need to plug in the cables that are needed for your specific build some of our other power supply models will be semi modular as well as non modular for this specific how-to we will be using the 1600 t2 which is a full modular power supply some of our EVGA power supplies will feature eco mode this feature will allow the fan to turn on only when the power supply reaches 50 percent load or higher this feature can be turned off or on by this switch here the first cable to install on your new power supply will be the motherboard cable this is because we will test the power supply before fully installing it into the system on this specific model the motherboard cable that plugs into the power supply modular port will be two-sided to install the motherboard cable line up the cable with the modular port on the power supply and press in until the locking notch on the power supply meets the modular port with the power switch off which would be circled down we can then use our power supply tester piece that came with the power supply this will connect directly to your 24 pin connector in order to test the power supply before installed all you want to do is line up just like you did with the power supply and then the connection is closed we can then plug in the AC cable to the power supply and turn the power supply on the fans running that's a good sign that means that we do have an operational power supply that is receiving and giving out power we do have the Eco mode off currently that's why the fans running the power supply obviously is not under 50 percent load if I go ahead and turn the Eco mode on now you can see that the fan becomes completely disabled and there's no sound at all the second cable you install after the motherboard cable will be the CPU cable this will be a solid eight pin two to four pins line it up just like you did with the previous cable so it clicks into place into the modular port and you're good to go there's two different VGA connection types one will be your eight pin which is usually a standardized six plus two and then there will be a single six pin for PCI power with most of our EVGA power supplies we do include two different styles of the VGA cables one will be the solid eight ten to the six plus two and this is a single cable the other option would be a solid eight to a six plus two with a supplementary six pin as well this can all be used to power one single card first cable we're going to install will be our motherboard 24 pin may require just a tiny bit of force but once you get it flush with the connector it's definitely installed second connection we're going to make will be the a pin CPU connection this is made by two separate four pin connections on this particular motherboard it does have 2a pin connections however only one 8 pin connection is needed at this time you're going to line that up with the connection and there you have it for your graphics card power we're going to be using this connection type here this is a 6 pin plus 2 to create the a pin as well as the supplementary 6 pin for the power of the card connecting this to pin to the 6 pin to create the a pin is pretty self-explanatory there will be a little notch on the actual connector the base of the connector and it just fits together like that to create the ape-men we're going to first install the 8 pin here into the card then we'll bring around the 6 pin and install that second alternatively you can use two separate cables to power the GPU you would connect again the 2 pin to make the 8 pin and then for the 6 pin connection you can simply pull apart the 2 pin off of this 6 pin connection and plug that into the card as well other connection types that are available on your power supply will be a SATA connection which is a long flat connection with a small notch at the end this is usually used for hard drives SSDs optical drives the other ones you would have would be a female 4 pin which is known as a molex this would be for things like fan controllers or LED lighting again the SATA power connection will be a long flat connection with one notch at one end this will line up only one way with SSDs optical drives and hard drives for power simply line it up a little bit of front pressure and you have power now that you have the basic setup started you will still need to install memory as well as a CPU heatsink I like to set up the system like this outside of the case just to ensure that all components are in working order and receiving proper power traditionally there are two different ways of mounting the power supply inside your case one would be with the fan up the other would be with the fan down mounting your power supply with the fan up will have benefits as well as drawbacks one of the big benefits is that it'll pull warm ambient air from inside your case and out of the exhaust the downside of this would be that the power supply may run a bit hotter than if it was pulling air from outside the case mounting the power supply with the fan down will allow cooler air to cool the components inside the power supply and exhaust out the back you want to make sure when you're mounting fan down in a case that your case does come equipped with either a grill or a filter at the bottom to allow cool air from underneath the case into the power supply with our g2 P 2 and T 2 power supplies we also offer you the option to purchase individually sleeved cable sets these sets come in black red white and blue the benefits of using individually sleeved cables is that it gives you a little bit extra flare in the aesthetic of your build as well as better cable management thank you for watching this EVGA how-to video on proper installation and testing of your power supply if you are in the market for an EVGA power supply but are not sure which model to purchase please visit EVGA comm forward slash power – meter

30 Replies to “How To: EVGA Power Supply Installation”

  1. polyrider81

    Hey guys, after swapping my dead PSU with EVGA 1000 GQ, my system restarts itself in 3-4 seconds after I shut it down.. Can someone point what the issue might be ?

  2. Acel Damia

    Would have loved to have seen how to put them in the back of the PSU. Apparently it must be considered too easy to bother giving any information in the manual, this video or online.

  3. irrelevantasian

    Why are the fans facing upwards? It takes less airflow from your graphics card if you have the fan facing downwards taking in air from outside the case but then the logo and stuff are upside down.

  4. Eric Felipe

    I've been having problems with my PC where it randomly shuts itself off. I've checked all my driver's and hardware and have not found an issue and troubleshooting shows no problems. I checked my PC's health and it says it's in good shape. Im assuming it's my pcu that is dying but I am not totally sure about it tho :/

  5. TheRoyalWe

    Why don't you show when you plug the cables into the power box, but talk a lot about names of cables? Because I care what the cables are called, more than knowing where they need to be plugged into my machine, and when…

  6. notanfningain

    My T2 doesn't align with the screw holes of my Corsair 650d….I only watched this video to see the PSU being installed into the case.

  7. Allan Westergard

    Help, I want to upgrade my power supply, but there is multiple connectors that look the same, would I be able to put any connector into any slot that fits or do I have to find a specific connector?

  8. Nuck Chorris

    Is there something going on with you youngsters today that you need to have a club beat rhythm track constantly playing in the background while you do anything?

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