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Installing PSU in HAF 922 case - Up or down?

post #1 of 8
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So I have a power supply and a HAF 922 case. The PSU is at the bottom. The fan on the PSU is at the bottom.

Should I install the PSU with the fan facing the bottom (which is sitting on a wooden thing I made and not getting basically any airflow) or should I face it up towards all my other componants so the fan can BREATH!

Does it even matter? DOes the PSU need cooling? I dunno this is weird. You know?

Rofl. Pretty dumb question, but whatever.
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post #2 of 8
Use some wooded blocks to raise your tower off the ground. Bam, double win. You get airflow, and your fan faces down.
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Putting it up will increase the PSU's heat but it's better then it getting absolutely NO airflow. Put it facing up.
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post #4 of 8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nbmjhk6;15284862 
Putting it up will increase the PSU's heat but it's better then it getting absolutely NO airflow. Put it facing up.

How exactly does it increase heat when I turn it upside down? Just curious...
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post #5 of 8
i have mine up -- no problems w/ heat.
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post #6 of 8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by spinejam;15287107 
i have mine up -- no problems w/ heat.

Is there a way to check heat on a power supply? Does heat matter in a PSU? How can I tell if mine is too hot?

I'm confused... rofl confused.gif
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post #7 of 8
I was referring to the PS heating up your case. smile.gif
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post #8 of 8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by spinejam;15287149 
I was referring to the PS heating up your case. smile.gif

Oh I get it now! Because the air would be blowing in my case. Hm, alright well I think I'll keep it facing down and raize my case a little so there is some airflow. It has the grill at the bottom for a reason I guess. tongue.gif
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