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PSU Screws (Types, Sizes & 6 Important Things Explained)

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Beginner PC builders always have several questions in their minds, and one of the most common questions they ask is about the Power Supply screws.

I have been building PC for the last couple of years, and after researching everything about Power Supply screws, I am here to give you a detailed explanation about the PSU Screws. So, keep reading this article till the end to learn everything about PSU screws.

Does PSU Come With Screws?

Yes! The Power Supplies come with the screws, but if you are not getting the PSU screws, you should check all the accessory boxes because sometimes the PSU screws are included inside the case. 

However, if somehow you have lost your Power Supply screws, then you can buy these necessary screws from your nearest computer hardware store.

If you are wondering what type of screw you require, then keep reading this article till the end because below, I have explained what kind & size of screws you need for your Power Supply.

What Screws To Use in PSU?

The screws you have to use inside the case are the 6-32 hexagonal screws, and these screws come with your Power Supply. Usually, you require four pics of 6-32 hexagonal screws, and if you lose any of these screws, you have to buy them from the market. You can buy the screws from Amazon.

Moreover, if you want to buy the screws offline, then you can also do that by just going to your nearest computer hardware store.

PSU Screws Size

As I already explained to you, you would require four 6-32 hexagonal screws, and here the 6 actually indicates the diameter of the screws, which is around 0.1380 inches (3.51mm). Here the number 32 is actually the number of threads per inch. Know about the Different PSU sizes?

Power Supply Screws Missing: Here’s What To Do?

After purchasing any new Power Supply or new PSU case, many users don’t find any screws inside the packing, and therefore they worry a lot about how they should get those screws to attach the Power Supply with the case.

I have also faced this issue at once, and after some research, I know that my PSU screw is almost similar to my motherboard, and they are available in the same package.

Later, I screwed my PSU by using the screw as the motherboard uses. So, I want to suggest that check carefully the PSU screws that would be available in the packing.

But, if you don’t get the screws, then two things could be done in this situation. You can first buy the 6-32 screws online or by visiting the local computer hardware shop.

If you don’t want to do this, then replacing the Power Supply would be your best possible solution.

Does PSU Need To Be Screwed In?

It entirely depends on your utility and on your convenience. If you place your Power Supply into a particular place, then there is no need to screw it in. 

But for safety, it’s always better to screw in all the PSU screws because if your PSU gets touched, your computer can shut off immediately. That’s why it’s always better to screw in all the PSU screws.

PSU Screws Not Going In

If your PSU is not going all the way to the PC case, then there can be different reasons behind it, and here we are going to explore all the reasons why it is not going fully inside the case.

The thread is the first thing that protects your screws from being perfectly inserted into the case. If the thread is fine, then it should smoothly enter the case, and you should try to insert the screws by using your hands. If it doesn’t go to the case, then the thread is badly made or slightly damaged by your workings.

The second thing you have to check is whether you are inserting the screws in the right alignment; if you insert them into the right alignment, then it will smoothly go into the case; otherwise, it doesn’t go.

If, by doing both things, your screw doesn’t insert into the case, then you should check whether you are using the correct screws or not.

You must check these important factors before inserting the PSU screws inside the PC case. If the screw is not going into the case, then the best possible solution to this problem is replacing the screw with other screws.

Screws Too Loose on PSU

One of my friends has been building his PC, but while building the PC system, he told me that due to some reason, his case mounting screw holes became larger than usual, and therefore, he was unable to screw his PSU with the case.

After understanding his condition, I suggest to him that he should check whether he is using the correct screws or not. But, he was telling me that he was using the right screw. After that, I suggest he use a different screw; luckily, this works.

So, if you are facing a similar issue, you should check whether you are using the right PSU screw or not, and if it still does not work, you should use a different screw. Hopefully, this method will also work for you.

Which Screws For PSU nzxt h510?

As I already told you, PSUs generally require 6-32 hexagonal screws, and any type of 6-32 screws will be worked for the next h510 Power Supply. 

You can buy these types of screws from online sites like Amazon, or otherwise, you can also purchase these screws from offline computer hardware stores.

Final Verdict

At last, I want to summarize everything for you that the Power Supplies always come with the 6-32 screws, and it is the standard PSU screw size; if the screw is missing in your PSU, then you can purchase these screws from online stores like Amazon or from the local computer hardware stores.

I hope this article is helpful for you and if you want to know more about the PSU screws, Motherboards, and other PC components, then keep following this blog regularly.