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Install case fans before or after motherboard

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi, I have a question:

Should you install the casing fans first before you screw in your motherboard, gpu, etc etc, or after?

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I think it's better to install them after installing the motherboard in and doing any cable management.


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for the majority of cases it shouldn't make a huge difference


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Just now, Fasauceome said:

for the majority of cases it shouldn't make a huge difference

There's this, too.

 

Unless you're working on something small which would need things to be installed in a more specific order, it shouldn't make that much of a difference.


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I usually install the fans first, but do their wiring as the last part of the entire build. 

When you're dealing with large air coolers it's often more difficult to install the rear fan after the motherboard.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
10 hours ago, Tegos said:

I think it's better to install them after installing the motherboard in and doing any cable management.

I see.

10 hours ago, Fasauceome said:

for the majority of cases it shouldn't make a huge difference

Hmm, good to know.

10 hours ago, Captain Chaos said:

I usually install the fans first, but do their wiring as the last part of the entire build. 

When you're dealing with large air coolers it's often more difficult to install the rear fan after the motherboard.

Okay, thanks for the info.

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Before only if you are using rubber mounts. Those can be hard to pull tight if mobo is already in. Otherwise doesn't matter as you are screwing fans in from outside the case anyway.


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