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The fan on top....
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817159031
wouldn't this be useless in a case with no opening at the top??
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post #2 of 5
Turn around. Fan on bottom to exhaust air from case through PSU out.

Personally, I don't like Coolmax. Two of them failed on me, one quite spectacularly.

This is what comes to my mind in the ~$50 price range:
FSP Group (Fortron Source) AX450-PN, 12cm FAN, version 2.0, 2 SATA, PCI Express, 450W Power Supply - Retail
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post #3 of 5
Basically. I always thought that was kind of funny too. It may still show some tiny amount of usage, but probably nothing better then an 80 in the back. I don't get why they don't put it on the bottom.
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Yes! look at the pictures! They take the PSU pics upside down.... weird...

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post #5 of 5
They take the pictures like that so the fan shows. It's just for marketing reasons

It would not look as cool if they take a picture of the other side
    
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