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July 20, 2012 5:36:58 PM

Hey, so i have a cooler master storm enforcer case (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...) which uses a bottom mounted power supply. I want to use an antec 620w modular power supply (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...) that i own in it, but im not sure which way to set it. when it is right side up (the word antec is the right way) the fan is on the top, but im pretty sure the fan is supposed to face the bottom of the case. can someone clarify this for me please?

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July 20, 2012 5:48:31 PM

It doesn't actually matter, you will notice that the screw holes on the case permit it to be oriented in either direction, the vent on the bottom of the case permits you to mount it with the fan down and intaking air from below the case, you also have the option of having the fan face up and drawing air in from inside the case. Most PSU fans aren't running very fast so they won't affect the airflow in the case much regardless of which side is up.
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July 20, 2012 7:57:26 PM

If there is an opening in the bottom of the case with a screen and filter in it then have the fan so that it's drawing the air in from the bottom outside. If the fan is pointing up which is ok then you are useing the air from the inside o the case which may not be as cool as the outside air which it can draw in through the bottom of the case.
If you have a side window and you don't want to see the word Antec upside down the that would be your choice.
When I put mine in I got some diamond plate vinyl film and covered the side and top so you couldn't see it was upside down.
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July 20, 2012 8:42:01 PM

hunter315 said:
It doesn't actually matter, you will notice that the screw holes on the case permit it to be oriented in either direction, the vent on the bottom of the case permits you to mount it with the fan down and intaking air from below the case, you also have the option of having the fan face up and drawing air in from inside the case. Most PSU fans aren't running very fast so they won't affect the airflow in the case much regardless of which side is up.


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July 21, 2012 3:50:24 AM

i do have a side window, but i realized it starts high enough up that you cant see the antec sticker anyway if its upside down, so i guess ill just mount it fan down to get some better cooling, thanks guys :D 
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