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Wow some really good suggestions here. Looking forward to seeing your build after these ideas have been implemented!
post #12 of 39
If you flip that PSU so the fan is on the bottom, your cables will be closer to the back of the case, and you might be able to hide a lot of them behind the motherboard tray with the help of zip ties.

I have the PC-K62, and it's pretty much the same case:



True, I have a semi-modular PSU, but it doesn't change the fact that when the cables are closer to the back, they can be more easily hidden behind the motherboard tray.

EDIT: Also, turn the HDD trays around so that the connections are in the back as well. It cleans things up more.

EDIT2: I also have two cold cathodes, and I have the inverter attached with velcro to the other side of the drive bays.
Edited by Demented - 4/3/11 at 12:31am
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Awesome, thanks for the suggestion and the picture! Going to start all of this tomorrow, today was very busy for me.

Just a question... flipping a PSU over on its fan won't do any harm, will it?
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Awesome, thanks for the suggestion and the picture! Going to start all of this tomorrow, today was very busy for me.

Just a question... flipping a PSU over on its fan won't do any harm, will it?
If It can't get air, PSU may go boom.
Your call.
 
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If It can't get air, PSU may go boom.
Your call.
That's what I was thinking.... Doesn't seem too safe. I think I'll just skip the PSU idea and just do everything else everyone has recommended so far.
post #16 of 39
if you do flip the psu make sure it has a vent so it can suck air from, if not looks like you will need to get a handy drill and make some yourself.
First thing though you will needs to get a ruler, pencil and determine where the psu fan will sit and make a grid with how many holes u want (more the better)
also would be best if you can get a filter so its not gonna clog up with dust
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Awesome, thanks for the suggestion and the picture! Going to start all of this tomorrow, today was very busy for me.

Just a question... flipping a PSU over on its fan won't do any harm, will it?
Your case has vents on the bottom where the PSU is, right? It's designed that way so you can flip the PSU with the fan down. That way it's getting outside air in, and then exhausting it out the back.



That case is also designed with risers for the PSU so it's not completely flat against the bottom as well.

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Your case has vents on the bottom where the PSU is, right? It's designed that way so you can flip the PSU with the fan down. That way it's getting outside air in, and then exhausting it out the back.



That case is also designed with risers for the PSU so it's not completely flat against the bottom as well.

Correct, it does have vents but currently my case is on the carpet.. so there would be really no airflow whatsoever going out those vents. So until I move my case to a desk that can support my case I won't be able to flip my PSU over.

I'm not "modding" my PSU either, or putting holes in it as posted above. I'll just leave it and do everything else everyone recommended, besides the PSU flip.
post #19 of 39
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Correct, it does have vents but currently my case is on the carpet.. so there would be really no airflow whatsoever going out those vents. So until I move my case to a desk that can support my case I won't be able to flip my PSU over.

I'm not "modding" my PSU either, or putting holes in it as posted above. I'll just leave it and do everything else everyone recommended, besides the PSU flip.
Why not? Even if it is on carpet, the feet of the case, as well as the risers for the PSU should still allow for proper airflow. Unless you have extremely high-pile carpet.

You do know that the fan on your PSU is intaking air into your PSU, and blowing it out the back, right? I do have mine on the bottom of my desk, but one would think with the feet and risers, there is still plenty of airflow.
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Trust me man, I'm not refusing recommendations or anything because I'm simply too lazy to do them. It just won't work for me right now, the PSU recommendation that is.

Edit: IDEA! Hmmm.... I'll try and find a piece of wood to put my case on! That'll help
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