Solved PSU fan placement Tags: Power Supplies Computer Fan Components Product Last response: April 19, 2010 4:37 AM in Components Share ismosm April 15, 2010 3:54:22 AM I have a question about the placement of the fan on the psu's. My current psu is a no name (none that I can find on it) psu that has its fan on the back of the unit next to the power cord. I was gonna upgrade to a 550W psu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... This one has a fan that would be pointing into the computer case. I'm wondering if I would have much trouble with overheating of the psu or other components? More about : psu fan placement Best solution saaiello a b ) Power supply April 15, 2010 4:02:56 AM That fan is actually sucking air out of the case it doesn't blow into the case it will be fine. Share debianos April 16, 2010 12:08:59 PM Suck or blow? Can you tell from the pic? As mentioned, the fan is pushing air out of the case; it blows the case air over the PSU and out the grid on the back where the plug and switch are. This is the case for all PSUs, unless stated otherwise. Antec makes good power supplies, but check this Corsair out: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... After the mail-in rebate it comes to only $10 more, and is a better supply. It supplies almost 30% more power on the +12V rail, I would recommend it. m 0 l Related resources PSU Fan placement - Forum PSU fan placement - Forum PSU and case fan placement - Forum PSU Fan placement and airflow question - Forum Quick PSU fan placement question - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer JohnnyLucky a c 248 ) Power supply April 19, 2010 1:29:49 AM Modern power supplies have exhaust fans that pull air in and exhaust that air out the rear panel of the pc case. It is part of the atx standard for power supplies. m 0 l ismosm April 19, 2010 4:35:42 AM Understood gentlemen. The psu's I am looking at look totally different than mine in that it has no fan on the bottom. I was just wondering if the fan blew air in or sucked it out. m 0 l ismosm April 19, 2010 4:37:07 AM Best answer selected by ismosm. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Cm690 case and ea650 psu..psu fan placement? Forum SolvedFan placement for HDD bay. Forum Solvedfractal r4 fan placement with 3-6 fans? Forum SolvedFan placement on FD Define R4 Forum SolvedNeed help with corsair fan placement..... Forum SolvedFan Placement / Airflow Forum SolvedClosed loop fan placement Forum SolvedCase fan placement Forum SolvedFan placement help Forum SolvedFan Placement For OC Forum SolvedCooler Master Storm Trooper fan placement Forum SolvedFans and Fan Placement for Corsair Air 540 & 3-Way SLI Forum SolvedPlacement of the Optional CPU Fan? Forum Solvedcase fan placement in coolermaster elite 335u with seidon 120xl watercooling Forum SolvedDecide the case fan placement for me! (4 fans) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !