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Power supply installation in Antec 300 Illusion

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December 7, 2011 12:56:54 AM

Is the 1/2" of clearance below the PSU sufficient to supply cooling air if the unit is mounted with the fan facing downward?

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a b ) Power supply
December 7, 2011 1:39:36 AM

yep... although you should really mount it facing the inside but ya rolli is correct...
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a c 868 ) Power supply
December 7, 2011 1:44:51 AM

Facing upwards the fan would be fighting the GPU for air!
Many cases with bottom mount have a additional vent at the bottom for the fan, a handy person can easily do that mod to a 300.
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December 7, 2011 1:59:34 AM

rolli59 said:
Facing upwards the fan would be fighting the GPU for air!


not really, ive done several antec 300 and 900 builds. I always installed the PSU fan side up, in fact I run the PSU fan side up in my corsair 400R. The real issue is dust so I always used a fan filter.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

as far as effecting cooling, I've run stress tests using my corsair & antec PSUs in my corsair case with PSU fan side up and down. All temps where identical. Good cooling starts with a good cooler on the chip and proper case airflow.
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December 7, 2011 10:56:25 PM

Thank you all. I will be adding a vent and a filter to the bottom of the case to supply cooling air for the PSU.
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December 7, 2011 10:57:00 PM

Best answer selected by mkennedy_wa.
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