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Ideas about heating and PSU...?

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I have an artic 600W PSU and inside it has a 120mm fan and it points downwards into my case (just above my cpu no less) so what i was thinking of doing it putting it in upside down and cutting a vent into the top of my pc so it vents upwards as my PSU gets VERY hot and ends up heats up my case...any ideas why this would be a bad idea?

Thanks, Cryraxz
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post #2 of 4
Wouldnt the Fan on the PSU be pulling with the 120mm fan?
They usually push out the rear of the PSU and not out the fan which would merely blow hot air in the case..
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If your PSU's fan is blowing air back into your case, it shouldn't be. It's meant to pull air to cool the PSU itself and help exhaust the hot air from the case.
    
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i doubt some idiot engineer would be stupid enough to push hot air into your case. it should be designed to push air out the back.

i did a google search for arctic power 600w and didn't get any luck. what exactly is your psu. post a link please.
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