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PSU: Which way should the fan face?

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I have an NZXT HALE82 850w Modular psu inside my NZXT Source 210 White case. My case does have a fan slot on the bottom directly underneath the psu, but the psu itself almost looks as if it should be fan facing up into the case. Should I put the fan facing up into the case or down facing the fan slot?
post #2 of 6
It can be placed either way without much difference.I have my psu facing down drawing cool outside air into the psu.
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Is the temperature difference worth caring about? I imagine drawing cool air from the bottom would be pretty helpful for temperatures on the psu.
post #4 of 6
It can go either way but there are a couple things to consider...

The type of surface the computer is on and which way looks better.

If your computer is on carpet I would not suggest facing the fan down.

I have my fan facing down because it put the cable closer to the motherboard tray making everything look cleaner.
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Originally Posted by marmx View Post

Is the temperature difference worth caring about? I imagine drawing cool air from the bottom would be pretty helpful for temperatures on the psu.

I don't believe it makes enough of a difference to trump aesthetics.
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My computer is elevated off of the carpet via two pieces of hardwood. I actually don't really care for aesthetics since my case doesn't have a see-through side panel and the only way I'd see the inside of is if I open the pc for whatever reason. If the psu would run cooler from a simple flip then I'd probably go for that.
post #6 of 6
If you dont have a filter below and/or you have it on carpet as you say then it sould face up not down
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