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Best way to install PSU on Cooler Master Centurion 5 II

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As you know the PSU in my chassis is installed at the bottom, my question is: which side to install the PSU :intake fan down+fan filter, or intake fan up?
is there any difference in temps between the two settings?
I'm asking that question because I'm worried that if the fan will be pointed down, a lot of dust will be sucked in (I also have a cat whose fur is a fan killer)?
post #2 of 9
mines setup with intake up. I dont like taking the psu out to clean it.
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Ok, but that means that the PSU is sucking vital cold air from the area of the GPU?
post #4 of 9
im thinking of having my psu face down to have its own cold air, make use of the filter i already have at the bottom
   
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post #5 of 9
If you're environment is dusty and have pets nearby, point the PSU fan down and put fan filters on the front intakes.
post #6 of 9
I have a 590, a little different but the PSU is at the bottom.

I have the fan facing down, utilizing the fan opening at the bottom.
Edited by Biscuits_N_Gravy - 5/29/11 at 2:57pm
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post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by Medvednic View Post
Ok, but that means that the PSU is sucking vital cold air from the area of the GPU?
I have a 120 w/shroud attached to the HDD cage pulling air from the 200 in front, thats hitting the GPU. 35 degrees at idle temp, its gettin plenty of cool air
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post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by gymenii View Post
If you're environment is dusty and have pets nearby, point the PSU fan down and put fan filters on the front intakes.
the fan filter is enough to prevent the fan from being clogged with dust?
post #9 of 9
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Originally Posted by Medvednic View Post
the fan filter is enough to prevent the fan from being clogged with dust?
The fans will still be exposed to some dust, so just clean the filters about once a month (or more if really dusty).
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