It recently started to making grinding noises. Searched online a bit and decided to buy a new PSU I was wondering if this is a good PSU that would fit into my HP Pavilion Media Center m8200n. I'm new to this so i was wondering does it matter where the PSU Fan is positioned? Also i can't find the dimensions on these PSU i was hoping you can help me find them.
For that price, you definitely should give the HP PSU a miss.. Your selected PSU (Corsair CX 400) is awesome so stick with it.. A quick google search on the m8200n lists the case to be a mid size ATX and thus, most of the PSU's (which definitely includes your selected one) will fit fine.. Nothing to worry about on that aspect..