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Can i mount this psu in my case?

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March 19, 2013 12:02:44 AM

I dont like to re-ask questions but the last answer was "solved" way to fast, and didnt really solve anything. So i want to get a new psu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=17-139-...

and it needs to be mounted from the top, so is the large (circular) fan supposed to be facing down into the case, or is it supposed to be facing up out of the case, or outside of the case?

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March 19, 2013 12:06:57 AM

Your question was answered. Please don't repeat threads.

At the top of your case if there is a vent, so air can pass, then you face it up.

If the top of the case has no vent, face it down.
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March 19, 2013 12:09:41 AM

Just to expand form your last thread, the fan in the psu has to be facing the outside of the case. When cooling your psu, you want the air from outside your computer, not the air from inside, because the outside air is cooler. It doesn't matter if it's at the top of the case or the bottom, either way it should be facing outwards.
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March 19, 2013 12:13:39 AM

Chairman Ray said:
Just to expand form your last thread, the fan in the psu has to be facing the outside of the case. When cooling your psu, you want the air from outside your computer, not the air from inside, because the outside air is cooler. It doesn't matter if it's at the top of the case or the bottom, either way it should be facing outwards.


Better explanation than mine, this should solve your issue.
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March 19, 2013 12:20:57 AM

Chairman Ray said:
Just to expand form your last thread, the fan in the psu has to be facing the outside of the case. When cooling your psu, you want the air from outside your computer, not the air from inside, because the outside air is cooler. It doesn't matter if it's at the top of the case or the bottom, either way it should be facing outwards.


*Under ideal circumstances.

If the case doesn't have an air vent and only allows top mounting, then you can mount it at the top pulling air in, and it's perfectly acceptable to mount it at the bottom facing up, especially if the air intake would be stifled by carpet or something.

That being said, if your case is really bad, you can get a decent one for $40.
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March 19, 2013 12:25:19 AM

Chairman Ray said:
Just to expand form your last thread, the fan in the psu has to be facing the outside of the case. When cooling your psu, you want the air from outside your computer, not the air from inside, because the outside air is cooler. It doesn't matter if it's at the top of the case or the bottom, either way it should be facing outwards.


thanks guys, sorry for the trouble.
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