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Do you prefer the PSU on top or bottom of the case?

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I like prefer mine on the top, though most cases do bottom now.
post #2 of 34
i prefer bottom easier to work with, plus in my case a have a went right under it, so it get fresh cold air through the bottom and spits it out the back of the PSU.
Edited by spice003 - 5/24/11 at 10:48am
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post #3 of 34
I prefer the top for water cooling...though this means I have mod a radiator into the side pannel. With the mother board lower it makes bay resaviors would better, plus a leak cannot land on your PSU.

Though it seems tha most cases I find my self liking all have bottom mount PSUs now days...
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post #4 of 34
I prefer bottom mounted also. It stay cooler, cable management seems easier... looks better overall too.

Of course there are advantages to a top mount too. I would assume that it would help suck hot air out of the top of the case if you don't have a fan up there. That's all fine as long as your PSU isn't getting too hot I suppose.
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post #5 of 34
Bottom has been always better for me and as it is mentioned by others most cases have the psu mount at the bottom.
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post #6 of 34
Bottom, just makes cable management easier for me (I don't like paying the premium for modular PSUs)

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post #7 of 34
IMO each has its pros and cons, and it also depends on the case. If the bottom has an open hole for the psu to breath on the bottom then that is a +. However, the bottom while it is easier for cables since you can just lay them there, having the PSU in the top forces me to do better cable management often resulting in looking much cleaner. It just really depends but in general I like it better in the bottom if there is a good amount of room between it and the bottom of the motherboard.
post #8 of 34
Bottom.
I hated the top mounted PSU config when it was standard and I hate it more now that Bottom mounted PSU has proven so much easier to use, and so much cooler.
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post #9 of 34
Bottom because it look cleaner when you don't have cables hanging out of the PC.
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Under the motherboard.
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