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FYI Newegg just dropped the price on the new R4 w/ window. I paid retail and can't be refunded the difference since I already opened the box...the $15 could have been one fan, oh well. Just wanted to save my fellow members some money. wink.gif

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352021
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Just got my R4 and I have a quick question...

Would I be completely bonkers to install the psu fan facing up? Aesthetically it is much more pleasing that way, but I am worried about how much it will affect the overall performance of my rig. Has anybody tested out both configurations to see if there is a significant temperature difference?
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No difference from my experience.
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Just got my R4 and I have a quick question...
Would I be completely bonkers to install the psu fan facing up? Aesthetically it is much more pleasing that way, but I am worried about how much it will affect the overall performance of my rig. Has anybody tested out both configurations to see if there is a significant temperature difference?
do it. there's no difference, I currently have the PSU facing up.
post #3775 of 15837
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No difference from my experience.
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Originally Posted by lurker2501 View Post

do it. there's no difference, I currently have the PSU facing up.

Thanks guys, face up it is! thumb.gif
post #3776 of 15837
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Thanks guys, face up it is! thumb.gif
I would love some pictures of this, just curious =) Actually, I'm sure quite a bit of people wouldn't mind seeing a few pics, just an idea thumb.gif
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My X650 fan is facing up. seemed cooler that way... Lets heat naturally rise up out of the fan grill
    
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My X650 fan is facing up. seemed cooler that way... Lets heat naturally rise up out of the fan grill

The fan pulls air into the PSU then spits it out of the back, hence filtering them on the bottom.



And the whole heat rises thing is irrelevant when fans are involved. Heat then goes where you tell it to.
post #3779 of 15837
I'll probably have my PSU facing up, it has no sticker showing that way. I found it's a bit cooler upside down, but doesn't make any difference really because it's a silent PSU. Fan has to work a bit harder if you have it fan up in my experience.

Trying to remove all thoughts from my head about Corsair 650D's 200mm intake and roof fans, case has far too many 5'' bays for my liking though. Also I think corsair are swapping my 120's for 140's on my AF series fans!! ^^
post #3780 of 15837
the newer PSU will be a null point as the fans are not a player until 20%+ load..
so the fan isn't even spining. so calculating it to increase/decrease pressure or
temperature in the case is a mute point. it is mainly a looks point.

the thermal sensors determine when the fan will over-ride the profile or not..

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