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Thread: Upside down PSU overheating




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    I just recently bought an Antec True 480 power supply and it has raised the temperature in my case up from 32 degrees to 45 degrees. I really want to drop the heat but the power supply is mounted upside down in the case. Heres a picture of my problem and my thoughts on a solution, if anyone has any thoughts or ideas on how to better improve case ventillation please help!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpetrie
    I just recently bought an Antec True 480 power supply and it has raised the temperature in my case up from 32 degrees to 45 degrees. I really want to drop the heat but the power supply is mounted upside down in the case. Heres a picture of my problem and my thoughts on a solution, if anyone has any thoughts or ideas on how to better improve case ventillation please help!!!
    The fan on the PSU should be facin' the bottom of the case, not the top, and the side panel fan should be an intake fan, not an exhaust.

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    By drilling holes, Im hoping you mean into the case, and not the PSU. You may get shocked if you drill into the PSU (not sure about grounding issues on a drill), or just fry your drill.

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    yeah, i know that much. And right now the side fan is an exhaust. I am probably going to change that once i get this whole thing straightened out. So it would do me better to flip the PSU insted of make a blowhole?

    Is there a way i can make the side fan not blow dust all over the inside of my case? My floor has a rug, and it generates a lot of dust, so after about a month i have about a quarter inch of dust in the case making the fans have to work that much harder to keep things cool not to mention the fire hazard.

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    I would go with Solution 1. seems easier to me, because you are drilling only 1 blowhole, which is a lot easier to do than 4 smalles holes drilled in a pattern. Also when turning PSU upside down there might be additional pieces needed to be trimmed/modified to make it work.
    As well as the PSU will run cooler, because its taking on cooler air.


    As for the dust. use some filters infront of the fan to keep your system clean.

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    Ok thanks. Ill report my findings when im done. :cool:

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    Why is it upsidedown in the first place?
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    Some cases are like that, I had one

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    well!! When i bought this enermax PSU it actually was a struggle to fit into the PC60 case. and compared to standard 300watt other approved psus.. the psu looked upside down to me. cos the labels were facing the other way. but now i know they are just like that because the gold plated fan would be in the way for the heat to exhaust through an out of back. thats all im sayin!!
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    jamie_horwood what are you talking about?

    My case has the PSU mounted upside down. Its a Skyhawk case and i figured this wouldnt be a problem when i bought it. i guessed wrong. oh well. Now i resort to drilling holes.

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