Originally Posted by Smoblikat;14286910
Is it a big deal that my PSU is upside down but there is no vent there? There is a solid 3/4 to an inch of spce under it to suck in air.
If there's no bottom vent, traditionally you'll face it fan into the case, reason being there's more air for it to grab than gasping for air in 3/4" of room.
I had a PCI Wifi card in my case for ages, just under the GPU, it was about an inch away from the first fan, and they aint that big, but when I bought a PCI-E X1 Wifi card and placed it above the GPU, my temps dropped 2c.
@OP, if your manager's case is bottom-mounted but with no vent on the bottom, he's installed his PSU correctly for his case
It's also already been said, installing it face-down will have the main leads nearest the Mobo tray for better organisation, and the PSU rating sticker visible.
The only reason to install it facing up, is if it's sitting on a carpet, but then customers should be asked where it's gonna be placed, or at least informed about it so they can place it on a thin piece of ply or fittied with extra stick-on feet for added height or something, if on carpet.
Ask your manager and co-woker why the case manufacturers put a vent on the bottom
, and why they changed the orientation from top mount, to bottom mount, to bottom mount with vent on the bottom
, and not forgetting why PSU manufacturers orientate their rating stickers and writing the way they do now, to correlate with that way of fitting
See what answers they give, otherwise point them to this thread where they can enjoy the fish of knowledge:-
Unfortunately like you said, they sound like twats and you don't wanna cost your job. Just know your right.
And enjoy the image of your manager in place of Johnny.Edited by EvoBeardy - 7/20/11 at 5:06pm