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So my PSU is making this REALLY REALLY annoying rattling noise , i've already send an email to XFX for an arma two days ago and still haven't got a response , that thing is really driving me nuts , i've noticed that when i tilt my tower to the side the noise stops , so i've figured that if i set the PSU with the fan facing upwards that would provide a temporary solution to my problem until i get an answer from XFX , would that be a viable option? ( PS : anyone has got any experience with xfx RMA rolleyes.gif )
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You can orient the psu any way you want, so long as intake and vent aren't blocked.
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You can orient the psu any way you want, so long as intake and vent aren't blocked.

Would that affect the temps of the PSU?
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Originally Posted by Justhavocman View Post

Would that affect the temps of the PSU?
Not really. I have mine facing up just because the fan grill looks better than an ugly sticker.
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post #5 of 19
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Not really. I have mine facing up just because the fan grill looks better than an ugly sticker.
Same here
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post #6 of 19
maybe the easter holidays.....no one at xfx to take the email lol
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I try to orient the fan so that it vents the warm air OUT of the case. Usually that means fan down ... except in my Switched Switch and The Betty builds, where the PSU is up top, in which case I put the fans on the top.

Quote:
Originally Posted by AndyM95 View Post

Not really. I have mine facing up just because the fan grill looks better than an ugly sticker.

Well, you could always bend and paint a piece of aluminum and make a PSU cover. biggrin.gif


Edited by 47 Knucklehead - 3/29/13 at 3:08pm
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maybe the easter holidays.....no one at xfx to take the email lol

So now i'm stuck with a faulty PSU for another month thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif gonna try that top fan orientation thing and pray to god it provides a temporary solution , still , easter is couple of weeks away jealoussmiley.gif
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post #9 of 19
Wouldn't having an SSD sit on your PSU heat up the card? Would be so much better if you had it on the case or somewhere where airflow can regulate and cool your SSD.

Nice modding however.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Justhavocman View Post

So now i'm stuck with a faulty PSU for another month thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif gonna try that top fan orientation thing and pray to god it provides a temporary solution , still , easter is couple of weeks away jealoussmiley.gif
Easter is two days away wink.gif
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