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I bet his manager and his co-worker are still saying "Nope! It's exhaust!"
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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.
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post #23 of 39
Quote:
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.

That's one computer case in which I'd have the PSU fan upwards.

Very familiar with that case as with most Antec cases are like this to date.
post #24 of 39
Quote:
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.
With a load that small, it shouldn't matter. The PSU is probably wondering when you're going to use it. smile.gif
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post #25 of 39
I pointed my original psu upwards because I had no other choice in my antec 300. Don't have the tools to mod a case.
post #26 of 39
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THanks for all the replies guys. I'm just keeping my mouth closed, as I much rather celebrate the victory in my head rather than shove my boss's face in it. lol
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I bet his manager and his co-worker are still saying "Nope! It's exhaust!"

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post #27 of 39
Quote:
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:-

fish-slap.jpg

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.
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post #28 of 39
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Quote:
Originally Posted by EvoBeardy;14287148 
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 this:-

fish-slap.jpg

lmao thanks man. His case does have a vent as well as rather tall feet for a bottom breathing PSU.
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post #29 of 39
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Originally Posted by KrisBKreeme;14287176 
lmao thanks man. His case does have a vent as well as rather tall feet for a bottom breathing PSU.
That's too bad.
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post #30 of 39
I am a member of the UP FACING crowd. My PSU fan won't even turn on unless I am playing a game, it's dusty here, and my computer lives in a desk where air is mainly drawn in from the front of the case. There is a large, easy to clean air filter in the front. Corsair seems to agree with both up, or down. The PSU I.D. stickers are positioned so they are up no matter which way you mount the PSU.
    
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