How would I place in my PSU?

Well I recently bought this power supply:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151095

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?

Help D:
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  1. Hi.

    What case do you have? Always install your PSU blowing air out of your case
  2. 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.
  3. I have this case:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147120

    @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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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? ;/
  6. 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/Filtrete/Products/Catalog-Air/?PC_7_RJH9U52308MGD0ICA24GES1011000000_nid=LV1LCGKJBKbeG7SZ0DJWG3gl
    You can look for similar product too...
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