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Originally Posted by venomblade View Post
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
Yes, fan down is the proper mounting for PSUs like that; fan down is considered right side up. The fan is an intake fan, not exhaust, so if the case has a top mount the fan pulls air out of the case and out the back; with bottom mount cases it pulls air from the bottom of the case and out the back.

Cases have moved to bottom mount PSU for several reasons
1) it makes the case less top heavy
2) it isolates the PSU from the rest of the airflow
3) the PSU is bringing cool air into itself rather than hot air trying to leave the top of the case (which possibly just exited the CPU heatsink); hence lowering operating temps of the PSU and improving its performance

The only problem is some manufactures make bottom mount cases but don't include feet to elevate it to save money which is silly and defeats the purpose of a bottom mount PSU
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