Bottom mounted PSU? Tags: Power Supplies Cases Computers Components Last response: November 11, 2011 8:59 AM in Components Share NovemberOne November 10, 2011 4:32:43 PM Hi. I'm putting together a new computer and I've suddenly come in doubt if the PSU I want even fits in the case I want! So, I'd really like the NZXT Guardian 921 RB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... And reading through a bunch of reviews I think I've settled on a Corsair GS 600 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Since the case features bottom mounted PSU, I'd like to know if this is going to work? Thanks! More about : bottom mounted psu | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove IH8U November 10, 2011 5:12:40 PM Yes, it will work fine, at most I'd pick up one of these just in case the power won't reach. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $5 Athena Power 8" Extension for the ATX 12v | Report abuse Silvune Power supply Master November 10, 2011 7:07:54 PM The ATX12V cable on the GS600 is 60cm. The NZXT Guardian 921 is 45.9cm tall, so there will be no problem with that connector reaching where it needs to go. This is the better buy as it is more efficient and is cheaper after rebate. It also has four PCIe connectors, so is more suitable for a multi-GPU build. XFX Pro 650W Core Edition 80Plus Bronze $90 ($30 rebate, $6 shipping) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... | Report abuse ilysaml Power supply Expert November 10, 2011 10:50:01 PM Yes it might be no problem at all, but check the steps in the following article http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/cooling-airflow-heatsink,... | Report abuse NovemberOne November 11, 2011 7:00:36 AM That's the one I've been reading - great article. But the PSU I linked has a top mounted fan intake, and the case is bottom mounted. Theres a picture of how not to mount the PSU, upside down. But I've read in aother forum that it dosent matter which way is up. So you can flip the PSU so the air intake faces downward. But they also said that it dosent really matter at all which way the air intake faces, because the case temp will never get high enough to damage the PSU in anyway. | Report abuse ilysaml Power supply Expert November 11, 2011 8:59:57 AM Just make sure that the case has holes for ventilation in the bottom, so if u face the fan downward you get no problem. The PSU fan is important, it takes the fresh air inside the case, cools the capacitors and coils, exhaust it out of the case. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Components>Bottom mounted PSU?> Related ressources: ForumBottom Mounted PSU , fan facing Up or Down? ForumBottom mounted psu blows up twice? ForumBottom mounted PSU - fan facing up or down? ForumDisadvantages of Bottom-Mounted PSU ? ForumPSU mounted face down fan covered on bottom ForumBottom mounted psu , fan covered? Is this a problem? ForumBottom Mounted PSU cables length ForumBottom mounted PSU will it cause problems for the GPU? ForumPossible airflow problems - bottom mounted psu working against gpu? ForumCases w/ Bottom-Mounted PSU 's vs Top- Mounted ? ForumBottom mounted PSU - fan facing up or down, a test ForumTop vs bottom mounted PSU ForumQuestion on Bottom Mounted PSU 's ForumI5 3570k or AMD FX 8350 ? Forum[Solved] Question on Bottom Mounted PSU's Forum[Solved] Bottom mounted PSU advantages and 4Gb vs 8Gb of ram Forum[Solved] Bottom mounted PSU upside-down? ForumAntec 300, bottom mounted PSU? Forum[Solved] Is it okay to install a top mounted PSU in a bottom mounted PSU case? ForumBottom Mounted PSU More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !