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I have been looking at purchasing a new fan and am a little confused. Here are two PSUs. The one on the bottom is the one I am used to. The fan is on the back shooting air out the back of the case. The PSU on the top appears to have the fan on the top. Wouldn't that mean it would be pressed up against the computer cases top. Maybe I am just looking at it wrong. Any help explaining this to me would be greatly appreciated.

Also I have seen some PSUs boasting modular cable design. What exactly does this mean?
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post #2 of 8
I think the image is of the bottom of the PSU because of the plug orientation

Modular PSU's have removable cables
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I think that the GameXtreme actually uses the fan to PUSH air over the components and then out the back side . I have one in the wife's comp , and I can feel air moving out of the case directly behind the PSU. BTW, I would not buy that PSU again, inasmuch as johnnyguru reports that there are some problems with ripple for that PSU.

Modular PSU's have removable connections, so if you aren't using a connection, it can be removed from the PSU so as to improve airflow. A number of folks believe that modular design in inherently flawed, given that each physical connection in a circuit provides for some drop in current.
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PUSH air over the components????? That seems a little weird. My current PSU is a very efficient cooler of my pc. The air that comes out the back is rather warm. If it pushed air over my components my computer would melt.
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post #5 of 8
The GameXStream has the 120mm fan to push air over it's components. The PSU fan is set to exhaust air from the case. What that picture shows as the top is actually the bottom.

As for Johnnyboy...he is the only person that has a problem with the GameXStream. The so called "ripple" has not affected any one or their computers as far as I know. It's a solid PSU that can deliever it's spec'd wattage. It also looks nice, is quiet and fairly priced.

Don't buy any OCZ's older than the GameXStream. With the GameXStream they switched to a higher quality PSU company, FSP Group (Forton Source, also going by Sparkle on some units). I'm unsure of what company they are using for the new(er) EVOStream.

I know that Australia has a very limited selection in terms of do-it-yourself PC parts. I would suggest buying the 700W GameXStream. Although, what PSU do you have now, why do you need a new one?
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My current PSU a little low on juice and is lacking in the connectors for various components. I am planning to upgrade my pc soon and my current PSU will not be able to handle a real good GPU and state of the art CPU.
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So that big fan is sucking air into the PSU and then being exhausted out of the back as usual.
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So that big fan is sucking air into the PSU and then being exhausted out of the back as usual.
Correct.
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