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Old 01-23-2009, 06:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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do you prefer the PSU on top or on the bottom of a case?

I prefer mine on the bottom, move more air in the bottom area

in most cases, the top side already have a exhaust fan
plus when mounted on top, it just sucks warm air from your cpu. and as you know, heat = bad for any electronics
(unless you have one of those PC&P, that have fans on the ends)
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I would rather have mine on the bottom than the top, havent really got a reason why but it feels an looks more natural to me.
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I would prefer it on the top but one of threads on my psu screws is knackered so there is more pressure on the remaining three and I hope to stick a thermo chill 120.3 rad in the top
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bottom means less dangling wires
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honestly don't care.
i'll manage my wires accordingly.
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Since PSUs generate so much heat and heat rises I like mine up top. Newer units aren't nearly as bad, but still how it works. Cable management is better with them on bottom though.
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Since PSUs generate so much heat and heat rises I like mine up top.
doesn't most PSU's have the fan sucking IN air? and exhaust out the case?

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Some cases have vent holes in the bottom, so you can mount the psu face down just like you would up top and it draws cool air only.
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Since i got my new CM 690 i have to say bottom for sure.

When down there its just so much better for wiring it and cooling
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Some cases have vent holes in the bottom, so you can mount the psu face down just like you would up top and it draws cool air only.
yeah! I remember someone on the forums had a case like that, and he/she asked whether it should be mounted with the fan facing up or fan facing down.

I said it was personal preference, and he/she replied "there must a be right way"
I didn't argue though, someone else came along and just told him/her to mount it with fan inside case
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