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How should I place the orientation of my power supply in my case? It is a bottom psu mount, so should I have it where the fan is visible on top, or have the fan on the bottom where it's not visible.
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It honestly does not matter as long as your case has proper ventilation at the bottom. Orienting it with the fan so that you can see it, or the other way around will not affect the functionality of the power supply. In my experience however, mounting it so that the fan is visible does reduce some noise.
    
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the case in your sig is not a bottom mount, if that is what you're referring to? if it's a different case and it's bottom mount, there should be a vent on the bottom so you can face the psu fan downward so it's pulling cool air from under the case into the psu. if it's a bottom mount case with no vents, i would put the fan facing upward, so at least it's getting some air flow (although hot air from the case).
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It also depends on the surface the case is sitting on. If it's on a carpeted floor, especially if it has ling pile then you would be better off with the fan facing up. If it's on a hard surface it is normally better off facing down.
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