Originally Posted by wee2john
Im confused with my PSU. Its a corsair 750W TX series PSU and it has a lot of cables. The cables are every where in the case and make it look really messy through the side window on my case. Also I do not know where most of these cables go because the manual tells me to plug a cable into the hdd sata power connection but i thought the cable went to the motherboard.
So my questions are:
How do I neaten up my system?
Where do all the cables connect to?
your psu should have two leads going to the motherboard, that's it, the rest plug straight into your other components (hdds, video card, dvd burners, etc.), almost every component plugs into the motherboard AND the psu, your hard drive should look like this...
of the two connectors circled, the wider one is the power connector and that plugs into the psu, the other one is the data cable connector and plugs into the motherboard...
also, lots of cases have cable management options with places to tuck unused cables, route cables underneath the motherboard tray, etc...