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Is this enough clearance for a fan intake on a TPN-650?

Its about 17mm from the floor of the case.


The power supply is mounted at the bottom of my case, with the fan facing down. There is no vent for the PSU to being air in from under the case, so thats the room it has to intake air. What I want to know is if its enough room.
Edited by Dirtyworks - 5/5/11 at 8:12pm
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Explain then please
Edited by Yumyums - 5/5/11 at 7:57pm
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I don't think you get it lol

The power supply is mounted at the bottom of my case, with the fan facing down. There is no vent for the PSU to being air in from under the case, so thats the room it has to intake air. What I want to know is if its enough room.
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I don't think you get it lol
Ah, you mean inside the PSU? you showed a picture of floor of your case, I assumed you were going to cut a hole for another fan intake
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I edited my post
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post #6 of 12
why not just face the psu up so the fan is facing the inside of the case?
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The cables don't like the partition in my full tower - if its facing the other way, the CPU 12v is 4mm shy of its port.. Kinda like in Back To The Future.
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post #8 of 12
if the case doesnt have a vent / honeycomb, it may be enough but idk.
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post #9 of 12
I'm going to say that is not enough space. For example, something else with a bottom intake fan: my laptop. When elevated half an inch above the table surface, becomes much more efficient at cooling.
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post #10 of 12
You'll be fine.




I've had PSU's with that much airflow, its fine no overheating ever.
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