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post #11 of 91 (permalink) Old 02-19-2019, 12:48 PM
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Hah, the first thing I thought when seeing this was "Now I know ive been doing this to long, these guys don't even know..."
This year marks the 30 year anniversary of me getting my first PC so yeah i have been around for a while
The only cases i had that had the PSU in the bottom was the NZXT Phantom the Cooler Master HAF X and the first version of the Phanteks Luxe

Everything else have had it in the top before everyone moving it to the bottom

Edit: the oldest case i can remember buying was Thermaltake Xaser III and that was 15 years ago
Had a Thermaltake Tai-Chi after that and that was the worst case i have ever owned
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This year marks the 30 year anniversary of me getting my first PC so yeah i have been around for a while
The only cases i had that had the PSU in the bottom was the NZXT Phantom the Cooler Master HAF X and the first version of the Phanteks Luxe

Everything else have had it in the top before everyone moving it to the bottom
I think the first case owned with the PSU in the bottom for me was maybe 2005-2009 or so, I am pretty sure it was a Lian Li. I cannot recall what model, I just remember moving components from my windowed off brand case and thinking wow this is so weird. There wasn't any cable management either back then, so you basically covered wires in corrugated split tube to make it look interesting. And finding parts to water cool back then was such a *****.

If you want a real blast from the past in the early days of water cooling, have a read. I seen this article the other day and laughed about all the effort put into it on my first attempts using about anything you could think of for small plumbing. https://www.overclockers.com/the-evo...ng-waterblock/

I owned many computers before then, but my first real overclocking wasn't until around 2005 when I got sick of updating parts so frequently.
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It does kind of make you wonder why most motherboards are still designed like the PS is at the top of the case requiring long power supply cable runs on larger cases.
Because it is based on recommendations in the ATX specification and since parts in the industry revolve around that, it is hard to change.
Also, they are minimizing the distance from the power connector to the VRM.

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I actually prefer it on the top. Very few cases today have that, but it makes the wiring runs for the 24 pin and 8 pin CPU cables easier.

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Quote: Originally Posted by Hydroplane View Post
I actually prefer it on the top. Very few cases today have that, but it makes the wiring runs for the 24 pin and 8 pin CPU cables easier.
EXACTLY

especially since those 2 cables are always the bulky type (not flat unlike Sata & pcie cables)

yet another reason why top-PSU cases would be a revolutionary concept!
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If I remember correctly it was mainly cpu cooler clearance, heat and weight of bigger and bigger psu's that pushed the moved to the bottom. In most cases moving to the top would seriously limit exhaust and rad space. Could be designed correctly to work though..... likely need a fairly wide case to be effective.

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but the PSU itself acts like an exhaust (with its own fan) so problem solved

and a PSU weighs what, 3 lbs tops? a lot less then even the lightest all-aluminium ATX or uATX cases (why make aluminium cases btw? aluminium is a dangerous metal and STEEL is much stronger & more durable good design would be to make all-steel cases)
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Aluminum is dangerous? Jesus effing Christ now I've heard it all.
I'd be very annoyed if I had to run the massive 24 pin around a twin tower cooler.

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but the PSU itself acts like an exhaust (with its own fan) so problem solved



and a PSU weighs what, 3 lbs tops? a lot less then even the lightest all-aluminium ATX or uATX cases (why make aluminium cases btw? aluminium is a dangerous metal and STEEL is much stronger & more durable good design would be to make all-steel cases)


Not all of us want 100+ pound cases.

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Not all of us want 100+ pound cases.
many of us want a case they feel safe with (something stable that won't blow over & topple at the slightest breeze damaging $ components inside)
mine's over 20lbs it's a good weight for an ATX though tbh could use more



criteria for notebooks & smartphones of course are different :|
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