just had a novel idea for a new PSU & case configuration ^^
so as we know so far PSU have 2 orientations possible:
1) PSU fan facing downward & pulling air from beneath the case - this has some drawbacks & potential risks (dust clogging up the filter under the case thus overheating etc. not to mention if there's not enough space under the case for proper airflow, necessary to maintain the filter under the PSU regularly which for many ain't practical cause you've to lift the case)
2) PSU fan facing upward - could solve the above problem but then creates more risks: while working in the case anything (screw etc) can fall into the PSU through the grid & good luck getting it out easily, have to unmount the PSU etc.
so, here's my novel idea: what if the PSU were at the top of the case (with fan facing downward of course) instead of at the bottom as current convention has it? this would solve all aforementioned problems plus the PSU fan would act as another exhaust for the case (since heat rises)
and as a bonus cable management would be a LOT easier: the bulky 24 pin cable & CPU cable would be closer to the connectors on the mobo (other cables tend to be flat nowadays so no biggie)
awesome idea huh? ^^