Ok first hi and thanks for all the people that has help me here directly or indirectly through this forums, this place is a gold mine of knowledge.
Anyway me and my brother got a plan of buying an nividia gtx 260 plus in the near future but to do that we needed a new psu for the dell xps 400/dimension 9150 computer that we currently have(yeah I know DELL but well its my first pc and with it I learned not to buy DELL again, next time Ill build it completely)so we went a do some research on what psu was affordable with good quality in mind and we ended up buying the ANTEC EW 650.Now my "problem" is that I don't know if its mounted correctly or not(my brother keeps telling me that it is, that it doesn't really matter but I am not 100% sure) this is what its bothering me:
Everywhere I see that the psu shows the fan in the upper part and thats how I supposed it should be mounted
but we couldn't do that because then the fan wouldn't be able to expulse the heat correctly(no room for it) or absorb air to it(don't really know if its bringing air inside the psu or if its expulsing it....thats another question) anyway I followed my brothers advice and a friend that has a lot of experience on building pcs and we went and put it anyway, like this:
My question is, is this alright? wont the psu fail or something? and what do you suggest?
Anyway whatever real knowledge you decide to share with me would be highly appreciated.
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I like what you did with your dell xps 400, I had a question regarding your mod. I have a dell xps 400 too, and I want to put to 80mm case fans in the back like you did for exhaust. What else would I need to buy to connect the fans to the psu? Basically, can you tell me what you did to mount and connect those 2 80mm case fans. I will buy the same 2 cooler master 80mm case fans like you did, so what else would I need? Can I connect to the 4pin molex connector's on the power supply directly? or do I need some kind of adapter? Btw, I'm not going to mod my comp case like you did to show the fans, so I just need to know how to mounted and connected the case fans. Thank you so much.