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HEY! Got a new question. What's the best way for airflow for the PSU? Should the fan be pointing up or down towards the bottom? The HAF X manual says it can go either way. Which way should I go?
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HEY! Got a new question. What's the best way for airflow for the PSU? Should the fan be pointing up or down towards the bottom? The HAF X manual says it can go either way. Which way should I go?
You should put it facing down.

That way it will pull fresh air from the bottom, if you put the fan upwards, it will pull hot air from the computer case.

The best option in the HAF X is facing down.
    
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Thanks. Check out this thread. Good read.

Considering that the HAF X's wheels make it high off the ground and it has a dust filter at the bottom, it would be ideal for pulling in fresh air.
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Thanks. Check out this thread. Good read.

Considering that the HAF X's wheels make it high off the ground and it has a dust filter at the bottom, it would be ideal for pulling in fresh air.
Even without the wheels (I don't use wheels in my cases, since I never need to move them), making it face down is still the best option.
    
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Honestly, since you have a corsair AX it won't matter since those units run so cool anyway.

If you mount it down, think of it as its own isolated system apart from the rest of your computer since the PSU just intakes cold air form outside and immediately exhausts it out.

If you mount it up, the fan may help evacuate hot air from your GPU (but if you're using a card that exhausts out it may not matter) as well as add negative pressure to the case.
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Honestly, since you have a corsair AX it won't matter since those units run so cool anyway.

If you mount it down, think of it as its own isolated system apart from the rest of your computer since the PSU just intakes cold air form outside and immediately exhausts it out.

If you mount it up, the fan may help evacuate hot air from your GPU (but if you're using a card that exhausts out it may not matter) as well as add negative pressure to the case.
Sure the PSU would be fine, but there's always a risk of dropping a screw or something inside and blowing up the PSU.

Just put it facing down, it will breath fresh air, and you have 0% risk of dropping something inside.
    
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Sure the PSU would be fine, but there's always a risk of dropping a screw or something inside and blowing up the PSU.

Just put it facing down, it will breath fresh air, and you have 0% risk of dropping something inside.
Ah yes, I forgot that. So yes, mounting it down would be best!
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OK. I just put the motherboard in the case. Careful measurement of the holes which are 9. Put 9 of the gold screws in. I slowly put it in and pushed the slots into the I/O sheild. A little struggle to get it in the holes and onto the screws properly...and it pushed in with a click. Was very careful. I am still wearing my anti-static strap. Was very careful of the screws I put in. 9 Holes/9 Gold Screws.

I am about to put the screws in. The HAF X comes with two sets of screws; Bigger ones that look like they will stop on the board and smaller ones that almost look like they may go through the holes. Which ones should I use?

Also, the ASUS says not to over-tighten the screws. So, is is alright to stop as soon as the screws start resisting?

I'm not gonna lie: I am terribly nervous that something is gonna go wrong. I am taking my sweet-ass time with this.
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OK. I just put the motherboard in the case. Careful measurement of the holes which are 9. Put 9 of the gold screws, and slowly the slots in the I/O sheild. A little struggle...and it pushed in with a click. Was very careful. I am still wear my anti-satic wrap. Was very careful of the screws I put in. 9 Holes/9 Gold Screws.

I am about to put the screws. The HAF X comes with two sets of screws; Bigger one that look like they will stop on the board and smaller ones that almost look like they may go through the holes. Which ones should I use?

Also, the ASUS says not to over-tighten the screws. So, is is alright to stop when the screw start resisting?
You're meant to use these;



It is alright to stop once the screws start resisting, but a bit of pressure won't make any harm either.

By gold screws, I take it you mean the motherboard standoffs?



It's very important to install them to seperate the Case from the Motherboard to prevent a short-circuit.

Hope I could help you out.
    
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Derp, I can't remember which ones I used..no wait.. they are the screws in the first picture. Also, make sure you screw them in a pattern so the mothreboard has room to adjust while you tighten the rest.
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