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I bought one of these maybe a week ago and I haven't had time to put it in my computer, (not sig rig), and I just unboxed it and it has a neat band around it saying that the fan doesn't spin until it's under about 50 percent load. I'm installing it in an 800D and I started to wonder if this is ok. I assume that the passive airflow in a case where the PSU airflow is coming from the case itself is supposed to cool this when the fan is off. Is it ok to use this where the airflow is entirely segregated from the case airflow?

edit- this thing weighs 3x what the thermaltake 850w I took out does. That has to be a good thing.
Edited by dave12 - 6/14/11 at 6:17am
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The power supply doesn't produce a lot of heat if not under load. You are fine, and just mount your PSU in a matter that it intakes from under the case. Make sure you put a fan filter if there isn't already one.

Don't sweat it, Seasonics are arguably one of the best PSU's. You shouldn't have any problems.
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Originally Posted by Omega329 View Post
Yes, infact doesn't the 800D have an option to put the PSU on the bottom and have it intake from the bottom?
That is the only option I'm aware of short of modding the front of the bottom bay or the 5.25 bays.

edit- like this

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Edited by dave12 - 6/14/11 at 6:24am
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The weight is mostly from the heatsinks inside the PSU. You'll be fine.
If it heats up too much the fan will start spinning anyway, but it's unlikely that will happen.
    
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I've got an X-650, and the fan has spun maybe 5 times in the 6 months I've owned it. Even then, it was pretty brief and not very loud.
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