Corsair AX850 PSU + Silverstone FT02 case

Hello,

I bought Corsair AX850 PSU and FT02 Silverstone case and i'm not sure how to place my PSU.

in the Silverstone manual it says to place it in the way that air is blown outside the case through it's roof. Not possible, because this PSU is shaped differently. it can either blow the air inside (helping to cool motherboard) or through the back (if it will be very hot then i guess this way is better)

The problem with placing it so the air is blown thorugh the back is that it is partly (1/3) covered by the case, and only in 2/3 there are small holes.

on pic1 i placed it that it is blown inside, on pic2 it's the other way

on pic1 you can see that PSU fan will be partly blocked by the case if you turn it around

what do you advise? how should i place it?

http://img41.imageshack.us/i/pic11sp.jpg/
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  1. Nice, I like that case, not sure about the problem though.

    The psu fan will suck air from inside the case and blow it out the top where the power cord plugs in??

    Is that not possible?
  2. i guess i misunderstood the way this PSU fan works maybe ?

    is this is what you mean ?

    http://img687.imageshack.us/i/85151711.jpg/

    will this work ?

    i thought this fan is actually blowing the air into direction we see, the same way as for example CPU fan. if it's sucking it, then that is very good.

    is this is what you mean?
  3. are you sure thats the way the corsair psu fans work???

    Generally in a PSU the fan will suck in the air and blow out towards the grill where the AC plug is present... see this video for illustration on how the psu is positioned in a normal tower case... the fan is facing down (intaking air through the vent there) and blowing through the back of the case...

    In FT-02 the PSU fan has to face the mesh grill on the side and the AC plug side facing the top... the psu fan will suck in air from the outside (through the dust filter) and blow towards the top... see this pic

    you will have to push the psu a little down so that the fan comes nicely on top of the vent...
  4. Quote:
    i guess i misunderstood the way this PSU fan works maybe ?

    is this is what you mean ?

    http://img687.imageshack.us/i/85151711.jpg/

    will this work ?

    i thought this fan is actually blowing the air into direction we see, the same way as for example CPU fan. if it's sucking it, then that is very good.

    is this is what you mean?


    Yeah, normally the psu fan will also act as an extraction fan within the case.

    I'm sure it wouldn't do it any harm like that although it may effect the bottom to top airflow of the case.

    As Abully says probably better to mount it so the fan suck air in from the outside through the grill.

    I'd try it both ways round and see if it makes any differance to your temps, just out of interest.
  5. Hey beanoslim... the airflow of the case as well as the positive pressure inside the case will decrease (albeit slightly) if the psu also exhausts...
  6. Yeah I guessed it would have an effect.
    Just thinking it might actually keep the psu cooler if it was using the air from inside the fridge.
  7. abully said:

    you will have to push the psu a little down so that the fan comes nicely on top of the vent...


    then there is another problem:

    http://img836.imageshack.us/i/44877513.jpg/

    this thing is making my PSU unstable (it's not in the middle of it if i push it back)

    and also, if i push it back i cannot really see any place to put screws anywere.

    i see 4 holes for screws that fit the PSU but only when it is pushed to the roof of the case, and then of course it's fan will not be able to suck the air from outside completely as it is partly blocked....

    what would be the best solution ?
  8. why dont you snap a picture like this but with the the dust filter removed so that i can see how much of the fan is visible over the vent...

    Alternatively you can screw in one side and fasten the psu with the Velcro belt like how it is done in this pic...

    EDIT - Ignore that last part... just send in the first pic...
  9. http://img535.imageshack.us/i/34333869.jpg/

    thank you for helping me by the way.
  10. Oh yeah... its more than enough... just keep it in that orientation and fasten the psu using the tape they have given like below

    http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/9172/42432225.th.png

    in case you want an installation manual download it from here...

    good luck with your build...
  11. Quote:
    http://img535.imageshack.us/i/34333869.jpg/

    thank you for helping me by the way.


    Thats ok, better to have it screwed in properly.
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