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Getting a psu with a fan blowing down?

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Is this not ideal because it's one less fan you have? There's a mesh at the bottom of my potential new case, the haf 912, leaving it open for a fan to blow downwards, what's the point of this?
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You put the PSU in upside down so that it can suck in fresh air from outside the case.
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post #3 of 11
You can just flip the PSU upside down. It's actually better to flip it upside down because your cables are easier to manage.
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You put the PSU in upside down so that it can suck in fresh air from outside the case.
this, that way it doesn't fight for air with the graphics card and what not. I modded my antec t breathe from the bottom.
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post #5 of 11
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I see, well if the case is on a flat surface does it really get that much air to make a difference?
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I see, well if the case is on a flat surface does it really get that much air to make a difference?
Well, since you're flipping your PSU upside down and it'll be blowing out the bottom of the case you just have to make sure you're elevating the case a bit. Your case should come with feet, however, if you're on a carpet you can just get a piece of plywood and put your case on that.
post #7 of 11
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well here's the psu in question, the picture shows it upside down already so i guesss i flip it again so the fan is on the bottom?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817322004
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I see, well if the case is on a flat surface does it really get that much air to make a difference?
your case doesnt have feet with it?
    
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post #9 of 11
Correct, you'd flip it over so the fan is facing the bottom of the case.

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your case doesnt have feet with it?
Even with feet, carpet REALLY limits airflow if it rides up.
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your case doesnt have feet with it?
generally a computers weight will sink down into the carpet effectively rendering the feet useless.


Back to OP, i purchased 3/4" feet from frozencpu. you might want to consider doing the same.
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