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Why do people mount PSU the opposite?

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Can someone shred some lights for me that almost every video I watch and strucked me wonder why they install or mount the PSU fan on top side even there is an ventilation at the bottom of the case? It is not like the cable is closer to anything...

 

Example @ 10:00 mark...

 

 
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"I do it for aesthetics..."
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Because sometimes cases dont give enough space from the bottom of the case, to the floor. No air for the PSU. sometimes its just best to mount it fan up.
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Some do it for looks, Some think you get better air flow, ect ect. It is all really up to the user.

I like mine with the fan facing down for three reasons,
1. less chance for screws to fall in the psu
2. I have a nice fan filter at the bottom of my case
3. when I drain my loop I don't have to worry about any bits of water dropping directly onto the PCB board or anything else.
post #5 of 8
I did it for aesthetics, there was no vent at bottom of my case, and yes, becatse the cables are closer to the wire storage bay.
Edited by TheGrayDon10 - 2/28/12 at 5:09pm
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I do it so carpet crap doesn't get sucked into the PSU or clog up a "filter" on the bottom that I have to worry about. This may change when I get "wood" floors.
 
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My psu has an LED fan. Pure looks, nothing more.
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Less dust perhaps as well?
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