15 Case Power Tower Round-Up

The PSU Down Under

Normally, the power-supply unit is located above the motherboard. Not so in the Lian-Li case. In the PC-V1000, the PSU is placed at the bottom, next to the hard drives. The PSU can draw in enough air from the holes at the bottom of the case to stay cool. The advantage of this arrangement is that the PSU does not pull in extra heat from the other hardware. That keeps it from heating up faster. Cabling the motherboard and the drives is only awkward with rigid connecting cables.

The power-supply unit, like this one from Targan, has to be installed headfirst in the V1000.

The cables are run from the PSU to the inside through a plastic-rimmed hole.

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