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Posibble problem in PC Case Antec P180 ?

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October 30, 2007 11:55:30 AM

Hello!
I have bought the Antec P180 case, and I will get it in a week. I also have bought the PSU: Thermaltake Toughpower 700. The problem is that if you see the case, it has a specific department for the PSU, and a fan for it. Now if you look at the PSU it has its fan on the top side of the PSU, not on the back side. So...Will it be a cooling problem?
Look at this 2 images:
PSU: http://www.hard-h2o.com/review/fuentes/thermaltake-toug...
CASE: http://www.hard-h2o.com/review/cajas/antec-p180_2.html

So, will the fan inside the case make his work despite the fan of the PSU looks upside or dowside?
Now, think about this: many PSUs have its fan on the top or bottom side...will them fit and make thir good job inside the Antec P180?
Should I buy this other PSU: Antec TruPower Quattro 850 ( http://www.antec.com/ec/productDetails.php?ProdID=07850... )
Please answer. Thanks. Sorry for my english.
October 30, 2007 12:23:17 PM

Seen lots off reviews about the P180/182 case.

They used all sorts off psu's, but i never read anything about bad psu cooling deu to the fan on the upside.

The only problem they complaned about was the fan in front off the psu, which can cause some problems with longer psu's.

I think you should not worry.
October 30, 2007 12:24:34 PM

Does someone has this case and has a PSU which fan is in downside or upside?
What´s your point of view?
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October 30, 2007 12:26:20 PM

ramo said:
Seen lots off reviews about the P180/182 case.

They used all sorts off psu's, but i never read anything about bad psu cooling deu to the fan on the upside.

The only problem they complaned about was the fan in front off the psu, which can cause some problems with longer psu's.

I think you should not worry.


Well, this PSU I chose is a bit longer than normal ones...will it fit?
October 30, 2007 12:26:44 PM

I also have the p180 but with an Enermax noisetakerII psu and it also has its fan on the bottom. To be sure I have good airflow I installed the psu upside down that way the fan is on top. That way the psu gets plenty of air and it stays pretty cool also. If you have other questions about the P180 don't hesitate to ask I had mine for 1 1/2 year I have put 4 different mobos in it since then so I have some experience with that case ;) 
October 30, 2007 12:32:08 PM

The components will be these:
-HDD SATA II 500GB 7200 SEAGATE ....79,11 Euro
-CASE: ATX ANTEC P180 ...103,01 Euro
- RAM DDR2 800 1GBX2 Kinsgton hyperx 5-5-5-15 ...88,63 Euro
- CPU INTEL C2QUAD 775 Q6600 2.4 KENT BO 247,95 € ...184,5 Euro
- GAP35DS3L placa 775 atx intel gigabyte ga-p35-ds3l #i ...72,46 Euro
- VGA PCIE ATI HD2900XT 512MB GDDR3 Club 3D cgaxxt292 ...291,79 Euro
- PSU ATX 700W-24 THERMALTAKE TOUGHPOWER ...99,98 Euro
- DVDRW LG GSA-h54n black bulk ...23,04 Euro
- DVD ide 16x lg goldstar black bulk ...12,11 Euro
- Disk 3 1/2 1,44mb black ...4,51 Euro

will it fit?
October 30, 2007 12:33:24 PM

You can always remove the fan in front off the psu if youre wires hit the fan.

The psu will be strong enough to suck the air in from the front off the case.
October 30, 2007 12:35:26 PM

ramo said:
You can always remove the fan in front off the psu if youre wires hit the fan.

The psu will be strong enough to suck the air in from the front off the case.


If you do that you can add a 92mm fan between the front of the case and the drive bay.
October 30, 2007 12:40:27 PM

Is the case cool enough as it comes from factory? or should I add any fan appart or something else having in account these components I bought?
Thanks for your asnwers !!!
October 30, 2007 12:48:29 PM

If you want I can take a pic of the inside of my case tonite and post it here.
October 30, 2007 12:51:19 PM

I will thank you that pic :) 
October 30, 2007 1:17:04 PM

The panel is used to devide the compartments. (psu/hd's and mobo)
The mobo stays cooler this way, because the heat from the psu wont be able to reach the mob compartment.

The cables from your psu wille come through the hole and you can move the plate to close the gab.


October 30, 2007 1:20:59 PM

Thanx ramo for your answers!!
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