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anyone here mounted their psu externally ? it seems that with the design of my rad placement i dont have anywhere internally to put my psu...anyone here have pics of theirs or others that have done this ?
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There's nothing wrong with it at all. Depends on your case.
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well...its the Gigabyte Aurora 3D case...i mounted a 120.3 rad in the top of the case and made a duct that pulls fresh air in from the front drive bays and the rear slot where the psu was thus sealing off the rad compartment from the rest of the pc......but with this configuration , i really dont have room to put the psu anywhere logical except the outside...i have seen rear-externally mounted rads and i was thinking i could maybe mount the psu like that....
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Yeah you could rig something like that up just make sure your cables are long enough...You might want to ground it out to the case to...
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I think it would be easier to mount the PSU on the inside and mount the rad on the outside. If you mounted the PSU on the outside you would have lots of cables going everywhere.
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I like the idea of mounting it on the outside, just make sure you ground it properly. That case has a lot of room, do you think you could squeeze a power supply between the top of the motherboard tray and those support rails, if you took out one of the 120mm fans?
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post #7 of 15
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well...the holes for the rad fans are already cut so theres no turning back now...i originally planned to have everything inside...but now im not sure.....rad is definitely inside for sure...but aside from just sticking my psu somewhere it wont fit...i think i have to leave it out...kinda sucks...
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I like the idea of mounting it on the outside, just make sure you ground it properly. That case has a lot of room, do you think you could squeeze a power supply between the top of the motherboard tray and those support rails, if you took out one of the 120mm fans?
i thought of that too...i just dont know if i want to give up the top fan...think it would hurt case cooling to remove one of them ?
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ok...i was able to keep the psu inside the case after all... i mounted it where the top 120mm fan was....wasnt easy , but it will work perfectly!!
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Hey thats good you got it stuffed in there...
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