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Old 10-08-2012, 12:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What are the advantages / disadvantages of top vs. bottom mounted power supplies?
Or is it more or less irrelevant.
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Doesn't matter besides for cable management and type of air your PSU gets.
If you want to get technical, IMO bottom mounted is best when the port isn't covered. Reason being, the PSU never sees the warm air coming from the inside of your PC. Not only that, but most of the time cable management is easier due to being able to stretch that large 24pin cable and most of your connections are at the bottom.
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Also a lot of bottom mount cases have the psu face down and draw air from under the case. This creates their own little cooling cycle.
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also bottom mounted have the cables at the bottom; less leverage to trip; lower center of gravity for a tower to tip over.
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