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Hey there,

I'm building my own wooden case, and i want to hide the PSU inside it.
There will be three compartments in the case: The upper for Mobo etc, small 1 1/2" middle for cables and the lower compartment will be for cooling.

I'm going for a square case, with intake on the front and back and outtake on the sides via radiators. I'm planning on doing a diamond in the middle (See image) to guide the airflow towards the radiators.

My problem is: Can i put the PSU in this position (See image) so that the airflow will carry the exhausted PSU air out of the sides of the case? Or will this setup overheat and damage my PSU?

post #2 of 7
yes but get a quality psu.

I'd recommend a seasonic (the OEM manufactuer for most PSUs today, such as corsair)
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Ok thnx, i was planning on getting either a Silverstone Strider 1500W or a Corsair AX1200i to power everything, including 2 680's, a bunch of lighting, a load of fans and two watercooling pumps.

Both PSUs are great quality, and i'm kinda leaning towards the Corsair right now, because i've seen some crazy builds with this PSU, and the sleeving of the cables that come with it look great. Plus, it also has a switch on the back, where the Strider doesn't have one.
Edited by DutchChilles - 10/27/12 at 2:29am
post #4 of 7
Your diagram does not show where the PSU will be getting it's intake air from. And if it is blowing to the left it will be blowing hot air at your left radiator.

As your diagram is now what is to keep the heated exhaust air from mixing with cool intake air outside the case?

Your case would keep cool intake better separated from heated exhaust if left & bottom were intake with right & top being exhaust.. or similar. wink.gif
post #5 of 7
dont put the PSU in the middle of the case where its exhaust is in the case and has to be removed by your case fans. do what every other case does and put the PSU is a corner or edge where it intakes either from outside the case or inside and exhausts its own heat out.

from the picture it looks like your PSU is in the middle of the case.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Conspiracy View Post

dont put the PSU in the middle of the case where its exhaust is in the case and has to be removed by your case fans. do what every other case does and put the PSU is a corner or edge where it intakes either from outside the case or inside and exhausts its own heat out.
from the picture it looks like your PSU is in the middle of the case.

as long as there is cool air coming from somewhere into the top of the case, it doesn't really matter much where the psu is located tongue.gif.
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post #7 of 7
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Ok thnx for all the comments thumb.gif

Due to the mostly negative feedback i will be changing the design of my case.
As a matter of fact, i'm kinda tempted to do a build inside my desk, but then i need A LOT more money.

This topic can be closed imo.
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