The idiots I bought my computer from (back when I knew nothing of what a CPU was and stuff...) actually had the PSU fan facing to the top of my case..it had about a 1" gap between the fan and the top of my case... the PSU under a lot of stress ran fairly warm to the touch but it didn't hurt anything.. and when I started learning about things I bought a GPU and when I installed that I flipped the PSU and now my computer runs about 10C cooler..
I also took the PSU apart and cleaned the literal MOUNDS of dust out of it... that helped alot.
Also.. yea.. you take a lot of different PSU's and apply a small amount of pressure to them and they will rattle... most of them are poorly made like this.. bend the tabs and you shall be set free.
The PSU is 450W
Originally Posted by Trotter
cut it a blowhole for intake. It will run cooler and more efficiently.
Havn't tried it.. guess that would work.. But I wonder if it will be more dangerous especially if you get small metal shards in the PSU... and what about dust? Unless you have the right materials you may end up creating a home-made mosquito zapper.
And look at the date of this thread... sheesh... guess there will be no reply to this...