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My old HX520W PSU wouldnt quite fit the mounting holes in the Fractal Define XL. I thought my new AX850 would. Turns out they're both the same size and therefore I have an issue here.

Im worried that the PSU will be (very least) be cosmetically damaged the way i have it. I've managed some how to line up 3 holes and sort of screw it to the back of the case, because it doesnt even sit on the rubber mounts, i've had to put folded cardboard to support it so it just doesnt hang off the screws.

I've contacted Fractal. Waiting for a response...("sorry what are we to do, redesign it for you?") is how i imagine it will go. Any ideas? I've had the case a year. Initially though it'd be ok with a newer PSU but the same issue.

Just unscrew it keep it loose? Is there anything I can make Fractal do?
    
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I think it is probably a manufacturing error with you case. Corsair psu's are drilled for pretty much the standard holes in ATX cases.
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I've got a HX620W which fits completely fine and should have exactly the same holes as your HX520W. So should pretty much every single PSU on the market. Your case must has something wrong with it if you cant get either PSU to fit properly.
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NOOOOOB ALERT!

Turns out you have to unscrew the mount and place it the other way round. redface.gif

Damn fractal, no, nice fractal nice fractal biggrin.gif
    
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Indeed, its only because I saw in a review where the dude flipped his around. Wonder why its not that way by default. Especially since the XL has a bottom vent therefore by default you would expect the PSU mounted with fan facing bottom and therefore the mount should be flipped around by default.
    
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Indeed, its only because I saw in a review where the dude flipped his around. Wonder why its not that way by default. Especially since the XL has a bottom vent therefore by default you would expect the PSU mounted with fan facing bottom and therefore the mount should be flipped around by default.

You're supposed to remove the mount and put it on the PSU and THEN insert the PSU, so there's no need to turn it around from factory. You have to disassemble it anyway. At least that's how I understood the instructions.
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You're supposed to remove the mount and put it on the PSU and THEN insert the PSU, so there's no need to turn it around from factory. You have to disassemble it anyway. At least that's how I understood the instructions.

Instructions who reads those..., maybe i should have rolleyes.gif

But im pretty sure it wouldnt have gone in, anyways, seems to be ok now, sitting on the rubber mounts and holes align.
    
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