I've seen some recent post(s) on this, and I also have a question.
Most of you are probably familiar with the Coolermaster 932 HAF case. The case is known for its airflow, and I have no major heat problems. But, if I can get my temps down a few degrees more.....hey, why not?
In another recent post I saw, something came up about PSU placement; it was this thread:
Airflow in my CM ATCS840
As you probably know, the 932 HAF offers mounting of the PSU either in the top or bottom of the case. When I put my build together, I thought I'd opt for the bottom because, at the time, it seemed convenient. Previous builds I've done in the past always seemed to have only one mounting space for PSU's: at the top.
Slaymate......if you're out there......I believe you mentioned in that other thread something very basic which never crossed my "feeble" mind at the time of my build: Heat rises.
I have a Corsair 750TX PSU. If I were to switch the placement of this PSU to the top of the case, I'd also have to swap out the top (roof) mounted 230mm fan that's there and put it at the bottom of the case, correct? And then position/ orient the fan so that it blows out
the bottom of the case, right?
With that thing about "heat rises": I of course knew this all along
But anyway, when I look at my PSU in the bottom of the case now, the 140mm fan is at the bottom. That fan's blowing downward, isn't it?
So if I were to switch the PSU to the top of the case, would I have to turn it up-side-down so that 140mm fan is facing the roof?
As my PSU is at the bottom of my case for the moment, when I look at it through the side window of the HAF case, I just see the "solid black" case. There's the open "grilled" part of the unit, but that's at the back of the HAF case facing out. And of course the 140mm fan is at the bottom of the case.
With the "heat rising" thing.......would there really be much heat escaping the PSU unit to rise up, travel over and across my other components?
Depending on the responses I get here, I want to make sure it's worth it to possibly go for a top-mounted PSU. It would be a bummer if I did this and saw no change in temps in either, say, my CPU or GPU temps. I'd like to see at least a few degrees of a drop if I were to do this. I'd have to rewire and re-route everything (not that that's a bad
Let me know what you think.