Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Computer Cases › Where do I put the PSU???
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Where do I put the PSU??? - Page 2

post #11 of 14
If PSU is in bottom and fan is pointed down, then the PSU is safe from spills as the PCB is hanging upside down and water would have get in and up-into PSU most 'spills' will fall on back of PSU and can be wiped of the case. if it seeps under PSU , it will get the fan wet and not the PCB (best to leak test with separate PSU).
X58 Beast
(20 items)
 
Work Beast
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 950 X58A-UD3R NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 
GraphicsRAMRAMRAM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 Team Group Inc. Team Group Inc. Team Group Inc. 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair F120 WD Cavier Green WD Cavier Green Heatkiller GPU 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Cuplex Kryos CPU Mora3 9X 140mm HTF4 3 X 140mm Win 7 
MonitorPowerCaseAudio
Acer GD245HD Corsair 1200 HafX Asus Xonar essence STX 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 950 EVGA X58 3X SLI N560GTX-Ti Hawk N560GTX-Ti Hawk 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Kingston HyperX WD Green WD Green N/A 
CoolingCoolingOSPower
Megashadow Excalibur fan Win7 64x Corsair TX650M 
Case
Cardboard box 
  hide details  
Reply
X58 Beast
(20 items)
 
Work Beast
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 950 X58A-UD3R NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 
GraphicsRAMRAMRAM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 Team Group Inc. Team Group Inc. Team Group Inc. 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair F120 WD Cavier Green WD Cavier Green Heatkiller GPU 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Cuplex Kryos CPU Mora3 9X 140mm HTF4 3 X 140mm Win 7 
MonitorPowerCaseAudio
Acer GD245HD Corsair 1200 HafX Asus Xonar essence STX 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 950 EVGA X58 3X SLI N560GTX-Ti Hawk N560GTX-Ti Hawk 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Kingston HyperX WD Green WD Green N/A 
CoolingCoolingOSPower
Megashadow Excalibur fan Win7 64x Corsair TX650M 
Case
Cardboard box 
  hide details  
Reply
post #12 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vagrant Storm View Post

I know I prefer to have a PSU in the top...especially when a case is water cooled. Then a leak can't get onto the PSU unless you have a gusher going on.
It looks like you shouldn't have a issue putting there...if you don't mind going ghetto, I've also placed some PSUs in empty 5.25" drive bays if you really don't want it in the bottom and it won't work on the top

Honestly, if you have a leak THAT bad, the PSU would be the least of my worries.

PSU on bottom is nice as it draws in cool air and spits it right out, keeping it cooler, meaning it can perform more efficiently.
post #13 of 14
:doh.gif: i feel old..never had a case with bottom-mounted psu sad-smiley-002.gif
 
Thuban Powah!
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon X5650 Asus P6X58D-E Sapphire HD 7950 G.Skill Trident-X 2600 CL10 
Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
Samsung 840 pro Bong cooler / RASA waterblock Rosewill Capstone Gold 750 None 
MouseMouse PadAudio
cheap! Newegg box panel ibeats with onboard. 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1075T w/2 cores locked @ 4.2+ M4a89GTD-Pro XFX Radeon HD 5870 8gb Samsung ddr3 1600 11-11-11-28@ 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Agility2 40gb WD Blue 500GB Lite-On RASA waterblock 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows & Linux Samsung 1080p 2 ms Dell Thermaltake TR2-800 
CaseMouse
Cooler Master Elite 330 (was) cheap 
  hide details  
Reply
 
Thuban Powah!
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon X5650 Asus P6X58D-E Sapphire HD 7950 G.Skill Trident-X 2600 CL10 
Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
Samsung 840 pro Bong cooler / RASA waterblock Rosewill Capstone Gold 750 None 
MouseMouse PadAudio
cheap! Newegg box panel ibeats with onboard. 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1075T w/2 cores locked @ 4.2+ M4a89GTD-Pro XFX Radeon HD 5870 8gb Samsung ddr3 1600 11-11-11-28@ 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Agility2 40gb WD Blue 500GB Lite-On RASA waterblock 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows & Linux Samsung 1080p 2 ms Dell Thermaltake TR2-800 
CaseMouse
Cooler Master Elite 330 (was) cheap 
  hide details  
Reply
post #14 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shrak View Post

Honestly, if you have a leak THAT bad, the PSU would be the least of my worries.
PSU on bottom is nice as it draws in cool air and spits it right out, keeping it cooler, meaning it can perform more efficiently.

In the case of leak...the PSU always my bigest worry...it's the only thing running a dangerous voltage. 120 or 240 volts depending on where you live. (Heh, though I get shocked by house current fairly often it seems...hasn't killed me yet, but sure doesn't feel nice)

I still think the best place for a PSU is in the front of a case. There is nothing else hot there and it will usually fit quite nicely into three empty drive bays. It is amazing what will happen to GPU temps in some bottom PSU mount cases when you have the PSU in the front of the case and have another fan put in the PSU hole. Note that there will space to run the power cord into the case beside it. Like I said, it is kind of ghetto, but the cooling is far better. Not to mention that cable management is also easier as there will be places to hide cables in the front of the case.

I suppose it would not take too much moding to get the case to look nice and not be ghetto. I'd really like to see a case manufactured with this mind. Stick the hard drives in the back and put the PSU in the front
My System
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
2600K @ 4.7GHz Asus P8P67 B3 GTX 580 EVGA Hydro Copper 2 GTX 580 EVGA  
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
4x4GB G.Skill Ripjaws bunch of 'em Blu-Ray For movies Windows 8.1 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
24.4" Hans G HH251 X2 Yamakasi DS270  Blah 1000watt Super Flower 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Built into Desk Microsoft SideWinder X8 Comfy one... Creative Extreme Gamer 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
2600K @ 4.7GHz Asus P8P67 B3 GTX 580 EVGA Hydro Copper 2 GTX 580 EVGA  
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
4x4GB G.Skill Ripjaws bunch of 'em Blu-Ray For movies Windows 8.1 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
24.4" Hans G HH251 X2 Yamakasi DS270  Blah 1000watt Super Flower 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Built into Desk Microsoft SideWinder X8 Comfy one... Creative Extreme Gamer 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Computer Cases
Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Computer Cases › Where do I put the PSU???