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Is the power supply support necessary. I plan on drilling a hole for the PSU fan, which will probably remove the support there.
I think they put it there on the idea that over time that PSU weight could fatigue the aluminium and cause it to bend. The probablity of that is not very likely. I would say that if you need to get rid of it you could and be fine unless you are going to run a very heavy PSU like my HX1000 that weighs about 50 pounds.. LOL
    
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I think they put it there on the idea that over time that PSU weight could fatigue the aluminium and cause it to bend. The probablity of that is not very likely. I would say that if you need to get rid of it you could and be fine unless you are going to run a very heavy PSU like my HX1000 that weighs about 50 pounds.. LOL
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I have the Corsair AX850
the support piece helps raise it to allow air to go under it when its facing downwards and makes it level with the bracket

the psu would be quite slanted without it
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the support piece helps raise it to allow air to go under it when its facing downwards and makes it level with the bracket

the psu would be quite slanted without it
Ahh, I was planning on facing the face downwards with or without the support. So since the support gives room for the fan to intake, would drilling a hole be necessary?
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Ahh, I was planning on facing the face downwards with or without the support. So since the support gives room for the fan to intake, would drilling a hole be necessary?
depends on your psu really
if you get something nice with 80+ gold rating they wont get as hot and the fan won't turn on as much like for my x750, judging from the lack of dust

if you do drill a hole, you will need to make new support pieces on the sides
or one at the front of the psu
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The Seasonic X models are equipped with 120mm Sanyo Denki's, the AX850 afaik is a derivative of these models with Corsair's specifications.

With the PSU supports still in place, can't you cut a hole in between the 2 supports? The PSU doesn't need to be touching the base, it can still suck up fresh air.
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The Seasonic X models are equipped with 120mm Sanyo Denki's, the AX850 afaik is a derivative of these models with Corsair's specifications.

With the PSU supports still in place, can't you cut a hole in between the 2 supports? The PSU doesn't need to be touching the base, it can still suck up fresh air.
huh why are you talking about the ax850?

what 2 supports are you talking about, if you cut a hole in the bottom you remove the original support piece which is 1 piece, so you will need to place something on the left and right sides or at the front (near where the cables come out).

you can also so like 2 semi circles or something around the original support piece
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I have the Corsair AX850
Coz he asked, anyways, found the PSU support thingy (see photo below):



You can probably cut a partial hole to fit it.
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Coz he asked, anyways, found the PSU support thingy (see photo below):



You can probably cut a partial hole to fit it.
o i kept looking at his sig rig thats why

yea with the ax850 i doubt you would need a hole really, unless you run it up alot and it gets REALLY hot and you live in somewhere hot

yea a partial hole can work, it might be more at the front of the case area though, not sure

but if you want a hole, you can take out that support piece drill 2 new holes near the mobo tray and then rivet the piece or w/e back on and hopefully it fits
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post #590 of 3785
Well with an 80 plus gold rated PSU it probably wouldn't run that hot so the need for an intake hole is questionable.
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