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post #8711 of 19373
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It's not upside down, that the ATX form factor standerd guys... Fans twords components! I did try it upsidedown for a few day, and within a week my PSU blew, after getting back from OCZ I just left it the way it's suppose to be..

What 8p are you talking about?
Hmm, you do realize the hole in the bottom of the case is for the PSU fan intake don't you? There are two kinds of mobo CPU power connectors: 4P (4 pins) and 8P (8 pins). I assumed yours was 8P because most intel mobo's are.
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post #8712 of 19373
I understand there is a case vent under the PSU, but the case runs more effecent when the fans are faceing in twords the components, part of the PSU ATX FF design.. My PSU has the dual 4pin cpu connectors, I thought you were talking about a "mini-usb 8p" cable, I was a little confused, I didn't know what you were talking about..

I might take out my dremmle and cut a notch right above my 8pin CPU connector for the cables, I was looking at it last night and I think it will fit...
Edited by scottsee - 10/25/09 at 11:02am
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post #8713 of 19373
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I understand there is a case vent under the PSU, but the case runs more effecent when the fans are faceing in twords the components, part of the PSU ATX FF design.. My PSU has the dual 4pin cpu connectors, I thought you were talking about a "mini-usb 8p" cable, I was a little confused, I didn't know what you were talking about..

I might take out my dremmle and cut a notch right above my 8pin CPU connector for the cables, I was looking at it last night and I think it will fit...
its better for the power supply if its pulling its own cold air in. just like every thing else it runs more efferent and stable if its cooler. the case as plenty of cooling and imho doesn't need 1 more fan pulling the air form the bottom of the case that hasn't cooled any thing out. turn it over, it moves the wires closer to the hole they go in and will help make the power supply last longer and run cooler.
    
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Thats good temps. I have the 2 coolmaster fans mounted up top ventilation, I can hardly tell they work when I'm not benchmarking. 3.43ghz? didn't want the extra heat hu?
i have been bumping it up ever now and then. was 3.2 for 6 months or so about a month ago or so i bumped up to 3.43. running 3 monitors in games i think the cpu i think is holding back the fps a little. i might get back in to it in a month or 2 and look for 3.8 maybe...

its on 24/7 and i want it to last a few years also
    
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yes



nice thing im going to do all the fan slots on my case. Cheers Rep+
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its better for the power supply if its pulling its own cold air in. just like every thing else it runs more efferent and stable if its cooler. the case as plenty of cooling and imho doesn't need 1 more fan pulling the air form the bottom of the case that hasn't cooled any thing out. turn it over, it moves the wires closer to the hole they go in and will help make the power supply last longer and run cooler.
PSU fans are designed to pull the hot air out of your case and out the back as a bottem rear vent to help keep the case cooler. Thats also why I placed my GPU so close to the PSU. I "did" try it the other way for a week, with the fans sucking in from the bottem, but in 7 days of using it that way it blew and I had to RMA it.

I understand by drawing the cooler air in from the bottem keeps the PSU cooler. 6 to 1, half a dozen to the other. Each have a benifit. My argument for the matter is the newer ATX power supply were designed as a standerd to draw air from the case and exit it through the rear, PSU's run as designed like this. "Once I add more components, I might mount it upside down to keep it cooler. But for the time beeing, 1 hd, 1 blu-ray, 7 fans running a 7v, I'm not over powering my PSU enough to need the exta ventilation..

Besides, the 2x 4pin CPU are still to short to fit behind the motherboard even when it's mounted upsidedown.. Tried it when I had it that way for a week. I just need to buy an 8pin CPU extention cable...
Edited by scottsee - 10/25/09 at 11:26am
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post #8717 of 19373
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I understand there is a case vent under the PSU, but the case runs more effecent when the fans are faceing in twords the components, part of the PSU ATX FF design.. My PSU has the dual 4pin cpu connectors, I thought you were talking about a "mini-usb 8p" cable, I was a little confused, I didn't know what you were talking about..

I might take out my dremmle and cut a notch right above my 8pin CPU connector for the cables, I was looking at it last night and I think it will fit...
The case vent as you call it is for the air intake on the PSU to draw cooler air from outside the case and then dump it back outside again. If you flip your PSU over the cables will exit the PSU closer to the mobo tray and will show less than the way you currently have them. Not trying to tell you what to do just trying to explain how the case was designed. Good idea about cutting a small hole for your 8P cable. It will be closer to where it plugs in and you won't need an extension. Here's some photos of my current config. As you can see it's a work in progress.








Edited by MicroMiniMe - 10/25/09 at 11:28am
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post #8718 of 19373
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PSU fans are designed to pull the hot air out of your case and out the back as a bottem rear vent to help keep the case cooler. Thats also why I placed my GPU so close to the PSU. I "did" try it the other way for a week, with the fans sucking in from the bottem, but in 7 days of using it that way it blew and I had to RMA it.

I understand by drawing the cooler air in from the bottem keeps the PSU cooler. 6 to 1, half a dozen to the other. Each have a benifit. My argument for the matter is the newer ATX power supply were designed as a standerd to draw air from the case and exit it through the rear, PSU's run as designed like this. "Once I add more components, I might mount it upside down to keep it cooler. But for the time beeing, 1 hd, 1 blu-ray, 7 fans running a 7v, I'm not over powering my PSU enough to need the exta ventilation..

Besides, the 2x 4pin CPU are still to short to fit behind the motherboard even when it's mounted upsidedown.. Tried it when I had it that way for a week. I just need to buy an 8pin CPU extention cable...
you must have just had a bad power supply. every one else in the thread has theres sucking in from outside the case and thats how the case was designed to work and no one else has had a power supply after years of working like this they have yet to die. i personally have 2 computers i built in the house using cm690 cases with power supply's facing down. one is 2 years old and mine that i built 10 months ago and is fine.
    
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Fact still remains, it draws hot air out of the case..
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post #8720 of 19373
but there is no hot air in the bottom of the case and blowing hot air over your power supply isn't the best idea. a hot psu would die before a cooler one would. look at every pc part, dust = more heat = death to part. so using your $40, $50, $100, or what ever power supply as a $5 fan doesn't make scene, subjecting it to any of the extra heat.
    
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