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Is the PSU at the bottom of the case supposed to be isolated?


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#1 bludshot

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Posted 11 October 2014 - 12:16 AM

I'm used to cases where the power supply goes at the top, but I just got one where it goes at the bottom. The big psu fan faces down, and then there is a grate at the back of the computer (the psu). So that means the PSU is completely isolated from the computer, no air going to or from it; just straight into the psu and out the back.

 

Is that how it's supposed to be or is my psu upside down or something? Seems correct how it is, but it also seems odd to me so I figured I would ask. Thanks



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#2 Ezzah

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Posted 11 October 2014 - 06:16 AM

It is correct, the fan is supposed to draw from the bottom and is designed to be isolated from other computer components. My computer is exactly the same, do not fret.

 

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Posted 11 October 2014 - 07:18 AM

i remember a topic like this a while back. when the PSU is down low like that , it is drawing in air that is cooler than at the top, which ultimately keeps the higher heat away from the interior of the PSU and keeps the PSU from mismatching interior air pressure inside the case. when the PSU is at the top, it is drawing hot air  in from right on top of the cpu, decreasing airflow efficiency. so, the bottom mount PSU does have a few advantages..


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Posted 11 October 2014 - 11:57 PM

thanks for the confirmation :)






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