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Hey, I'm new to the forums... well, new in the sense that I've never started a thread before, I've managed to have my questions answered by just searching among the existing ones, but at a lack of anyone asking my question, here goes lol
My case is an NZXT Tempest 410 Elite and I was looking to upgrade my PSU to a Corsair HX750. The problem is, this particular PSU has a 140mm fan to cool it, while the PSU housing on the Tempest 410 has a 120mm slot on the bottom. I know there's always the option of just inverting the PSU and have it draw air in from the case, but I'd prefer not to do that for several reasons: it defeats the purpose of having a filtered PSU intake on the bottom of the case, I'm not very fond of the idea of my PSU and GPU sharing air considering my GPU alone is a monster, I'm aiming for a positive airflow scheme in my case, and to be honest, in my opinion I just don't like the way it looks... So my question is, considering the PSU will not recieve the airflow it was design to pull in if I do, will putting this PSU into my case affect performance in any way? Or worse, will it damage the PSU? frown.gif On a side-note, I don't think I will be taking the PSU 100% load realistically. If I max out my system, theoretically it should only reach 85% load on the PSU as far as I know.
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First off do you need a 750 watts PSU to begin with?

Second you can flip the PSU around with no problems at all i have had mine that way for years with two video cards and i have not had a problem yet
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Well Ive got a 3770k oc to 4.7ghz along with an asus matrix 7970 platinum also oc to 1300mhz, Ive been finding that under gaming situations my rig has been taking my current PSU (CX600) a little bit too high and it gets pretty loud, and I feel it puts unnecessary stress on the PSU. Plus, Im going to be seeling my current PSU to a friend of mine who it seems more adequate for. As for flipping the PSU around I found that having my cx600 fan pointed up for some reason increased the temps on my matrix by 5 degrees, I have no clue why considering I've got three fans aimed straight at it lol Another option I found is to go straight up the food chain and get an ax760, its got a 120mm fan thanks to the platinum rating, so i guess thats a win, but that's as a last resort if the hx750 would be a bad idea...
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Originally Posted by hallmorales View Post

Well Ive got a 3770k oc to 4.7ghz along with an asus matrix 7970 platinum also oc to 1300mhz, Ive been finding that under gaming situations my rig has been taking my current PSU (CX600) a little bit too high and it gets pretty loud, and I feel it puts unnecessary stress on the PSU. Plus, Im going to be seeling my current PSU to a friend of mine who it seems more adequate for. As for flipping the PSU around I found that having my cx600 fan pointed up for some reason increased the temps on my matrix by 5 degrees, I have no clue why considering I've got three fans aimed straight at it lol Another option I found is to go straight up the food chain and get an ax760, its got a 120mm fan thanks to the platinum rating, so i guess thats a win, but that's as a last resort if the hx750 would be a bad idea...

Dont get the AX760 the Cooler Master V is the same PSU but much cheaper so why pay more

And yes the V is only 700/850/1000 watts but 700 watts is way more then you need

Or you could get a Rosewill Capstone

In fact watch this video
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post #5 of 9
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Hmm I never saw the Cooler Master V, seems pretty solid and definitely cheaper than an ax760 lol I guess I should mention I was planning on getting a second matrix for my rig pretty soon, so I guess the 700 watt version might be enough?
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Hmm I never saw the Cooler Master V, seems pretty solid and definitely cheaper than an ax760 lol I guess I should mention I was planning on getting a second matrix for my rig pretty soon, so I guess the 700 watt version might be enough?

Dont think your power draw from the wall will get above 600 watts

If it makes you feel better there is a V850 as well

Both the Corsair AX760/860 and the Cooler Master V are based on the same Seasonic KM3 platform

So why pay more when its the same thing you get in the end?
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post #7 of 9
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Good point, well I guess the Cooler Master V for me it is! Thanks for the help thumb.gif
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Good point, well I guess the Cooler Master V for me it is! Thanks for the help thumb.gif

There is a few reviews

If you want more info that is?

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=344
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/CoolerMaster/V1000/
http://www.kitguru.net/components/power-supplies/zardon/cooler-master-v-series-1000w-psu-review/
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post #9 of 9
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Thanks I was just looking for some jejeje just making sure it will fit nicely into my case and everything, so far everything is good smile.gif
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