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Also, if they still don't believe you even after everything I have said so far, then ask them one simple question:

Which direction does the fan blow on a stock Intel heatsink? I'm talking about the common one, not the newer tower style.
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post #12 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables;14286672 
Also, if they still don't believe you even after everything I have said so far, then ask them one simple question:

Which direction does the fan blow on a stock Intel heatsink? I'm talking about the common one, not the newer tower style.

I think he's talking about which way the PSU should be installed in the case, not which direction the fan in the PSU should be blowing.

As far as that's concerned, ask the customer where they're going to be placing the computer. Like others said, if they're intending to put it on a carpeted floor, install it with the fan pulling air from the case, if not, face it down so it pulls air in from outside.
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Originally Posted by TwoCables;14286584 
lol! I'm not surprised. It seems like every single time I hear about something someone said who is not an OCN member but just some person out in the world somewhere, they always turn out to be wrong.

If they insist that we are wrong, then ask them to tell you which side of a fan is intake: the open side, or the side that has those 4 'bars'. If they don't know, then you can point out to them that the intake side of a fan is always the open side (the side where there's nothing between you and the fan blades).

After that, have them study the fan inside the PSU and ask them to tell you which side is facing up: the open side, or that side with the 4 'bars' (there should be a normal fan in there).

If they still don't believe you, then tell them to just get out of your way and let you do your job.

Lol the first thing I told them was "that's the intake fan...you want it grabbing cold air" then they said no they're both exhaust. My boss also adds "mines facing up and its fine" well yeah cause he has a WC cpu and he keeps the side of his pc open all the time. Facepalm. They'll never believe me because I'm the guy with the least experience. Hard to believe, I know.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KrisBKreeme;14286738 
Lol the first thing I told them was "that's the intake fan...you want it grabbing cold air" then they said no they're both exhaust. My boss also adds "mines facing up and its fine" well yeah cause he has a WC cpu and he keeps the side of his pc open all the time. Facepalm. They'll never believe me because I'm the guy with the least experience. Hard to believe, I know.
lol it sounds like Geek Squad or something.

I hope for the customer's sake that you will be able to give it to them with a correctly-installed power supply. If not, then it shouldn't be a big deal unless the customer decides to stick it in a deskhole.
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post #15 of 39
Ouch, sorry to hear man, don't you hate it when you know they're wrong but you're not in tthe position to say... "/

Anyways, like it's been said already only face it done if you're on hard flooring and have a dust filter on the bottom vent, otherwise face it up.
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Lol I wish it was geek squad. At least then id be making $18 and would be able to laugh off someone telling me I'm wrong on a power supply installation.
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post #17 of 39
Usually you would want it facing down so the power supply is completely cooled via its own fan. Maximum PC did a small segment about it a couple issues back.
post #18 of 39
Hey wait, I have an idea: with the PSU on, light a match and then blow it out. Immediately after that, let it release its smoke right by the fan.

Or find some other extremely-light material or object that will prove which way it's moving the air.

Or if the customer isn't watching, then stop the fan with something. Then slowly let it go so that you can see which way the fan blades are going.
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post #19 of 39
facing down.

it has a place at the bottom, yes. and thats because it sucks in colder air from outside the case.

its better. simply biggrin.gif

in my silverstone its the same thing ,except turned 90 degrees.
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post #20 of 39
It depends on whether the case has a PSU vent at the bottom. I guess the idiot proof way is to install it fan side up on a bottom PSU mounted case regardless if there is a vent on the bottom.

I install my PSU, fan side down, in bottom PSU mounted cases all the time. Now if it was an Antec 900 or 1200, PSU fan has to facing up.
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