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Basic power supply question regarding fan placement

I was doing some shopping and find that most PSU have a top mounted fan, does that mean i need to buy a new case if i'm currently using a PSU wih a rear mounted fan and want to plug and play a new PSU.

here is an example: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028
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  1. travishill02 said:
    I was doing some shopping and find that most PSU have a top mounted fan, does that mean i need to buy a new case if i'm currently using a PSU wih a rear mounted fan and want to plug and play a new PSU.

    here is an example: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028

    When you see the "top mounted fan", you're looking at the bottom of the psu
    The 120mm fan is a selling point so they highlight
  2. so the rest of the PSU is sealed and the air will flow out the back of the PSU where the cable is connected, I don't have to buy a new case?
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    No, you do not need to buy a new case.

    If your case has the PSU mounted on top, mount the PSU with fan down. If it is going into a bottom mount case, you can choose either up or down. The PSU will mount either way. The large fan on that style PSU is an intake fan, as opposed to the exhaust fans of a rear-fan model.
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