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PSU mounting above CPU issues.

post #1 of 4
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Hi

I have seen a lot of chassis with PSU mounting infront of CPU.

Will that cause PSU overheating issue or reduce its life-spend?
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post #2 of 4

No as long as the PSU has proper airflow in the top and out the back it will be perfectly fine.

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RPI Compy
(14 items)
 
Sister's rig
(11 items)
 
Family HTPC
(10 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5820k MSI X99S MPOWER GTX 980 Ti 8x4gb 3000 MHz Crucial DDR4 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 950 Pro Custom WC loop 480mm & 560mm Windows 10 ROG SWIFT 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Quickfire TK Greens Corsair RM1000w Custom 3d-printed case Steelseries Rival 
Mouse PadAudio
CSGO Steelseries Creative Aurvana Live! 2 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Amd FX 8320 Asus sabertooth 990FX Nvidia GTX 760 4GB g.skill ares 12GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB HP thingy Phanteks TC12DX Windows 7 
PowerCaseMouse
Raidmax 530w White FD R4 Logitech G400 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A10 5800k Asrock pro-4 m His 6770 1GB G.skill 2133 8GB 
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post #3 of 4
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but won't hot air be flowing into the PSU and out ?

wont the hot air damage the PSU components over time on load?
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post #4 of 4
I wouldn't think so, Silverstone have a CPU cooler which is specifically designed for the SG05 to blow into the PSU (NT06 Pro), Lian Li have quite a few ITX/MATX cases which have the PSU infront of the CPU too. If it were an issue, they wouldn't have designed the case as such.
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