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June 10, 2011 12:23:15 PM

Hello, I recently posted about my very limited space and got some very helpful answers. I found a great card that will actually fit in my system. Purchased a Galaxy gtx 550ti. I am going to have to upgrade my power supply as well. My father has a corsair cx500 psu that I can have but there is a problem that scares me. If I put these 2 new pieces of hardware in, the fans will be facing each other. My current 300w power supply has its fan pointed out the back of the computer while mounted at the top horizontally. The cx500s fan would be pointed down with only vents out the back side. Even though they are a decent distance from each other...this worries me. My question is will this be a problem for me? I apologize if this is a silly question but I know next to nothing about computers and their hardware. I also have almost no budget to purchase another psu but I would rather wait before I destroy a new video card (or worse). Thank you to anyone that can help.
June 10, 2011 12:41:53 PM

EricVG said:
Hello, I recently posted about my very limited space and got some very helpful answers. I found a great card that will actually fit in my system. Purchased a Galaxy gtx 550ti. I am going to have to upgrade my power supply as well. My father has a corsair cx500 psu that I can have but there is a problem that scares me. If I put these 2 new pieces of hardware in, the fans will be facing each other. My current 300w power supply has its fan pointed out the back of the computer while mounted at the top horizontally. The cx500s fan would be pointed down with only vents out the back side. Even though they are a decent distance from each other...this worries me. My question is will this be a problem for me? I apologize if this is a silly question but I know next to nothing about computers and their hardware. I also have almost no budget to purchase another psu but I would rather wait before I destroy a new video card (or worse). Thank you to anyone that can help.




if i rember right psu fans suck the air in and puch it out at the back near the power switch....
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June 10, 2011 1:10:20 PM

You should have no problem.
All Power Supplys exhaust out of the case.The fan that will be on the inside of the case is just for an intake that will push air out,not in.
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June 10, 2011 11:01:39 PM

Thank you guys very much. I feel much better. Im going to install them both now =) Witcher 2 here I come.
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June 10, 2011 11:03:41 PM

What type of CPU do you have?
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