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December 23, 2011 12:27:48 AM

Well I recently bought this power supply:

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

and I was wondering, which way would I put it in? With the fan facing up towards the motherboard, or facing down towards the little vent in my case (which will end up facing the floor)

My case has little things on the bottom which keeps it about an inch off the ground, but I don't think it has a dust filter.

Does the PSU fan blow IN air or OUT? Cause if it's out, it should be fine putting it with the fan facing down, right?

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December 23, 2011 12:31:44 AM

Hi.

What case do you have? Always install your PSU blowing air out of your case
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December 23, 2011 12:36:19 AM


The psu fan draws air into the psu and exhausts it out the rear grill.
By mounting fan down you remove the psu from doing any system cooling.
Can be done either way, it's your choice.
PS;
Fan down puts the cable bundle closer to the MB tray, makes cable management a little easier.
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December 23, 2011 12:40:56 AM

I have this case:

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

@delluser I don't see any other vent-like things like you said "exhausts air out of rear grill" so I don't see where the air would go out of.

Also, I still don't know which way to put it in because I still don't know whether my fan sucks in air or blows it out ;/.

I understand putting it down makes it easier for cable management but I don't have a dust filter, so if it sucks in air, that'l be a problem.
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December 23, 2011 12:43:53 AM

That case and PSU only have a way to be installed both, so, you have not options to installed wrong.

The case is bottom mount, so, the fan should go looking to the floor.
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December 23, 2011 12:49:32 AM

saint19 said:
That case and PSU only have a way to be installed both, so, you have not options to installed wrong.

The case is bottom mount, so, the fan should go looking to the floor.


But if it takes in air, wouldn't I be looking at a major dust-in-fan problem? ;/
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December 23, 2011 7:36:36 AM

kandon said:
But if it takes in air, wouldn't I be looking at a major dust-in-fan problem? ;/

YEs, it will. But it is not difficult to put your own filter. You can buy it from ACE Hardware or similar stores. Sample in the link:
http://www.filtrete.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/FiltreteUS/...
You can look for similar product too...

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