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#1 GENTLEMEN!

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:56 PM

I've got a quick build question for anyone more knowledgeable than myself. I have an Antec 1200 case and the power supply is bottom mounted. For the sake of cable management I would like to mount it fan down. I've always gone fan up before. There are 1/4 inch spacers under the power supply. Would that be a big enough gap for it to keep cool or would I need to stay fan up. It's purely for aesthetic reasons so if it's a no go I won't cry. Thank you, Thank you.
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Posted 07 March 2012 - 06:09 PM

1/4 inch isnt enough for airflow imo. not to say that you won't be fine, but i personally would risk blowing a psu just for aesthetics.
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Posted 07 March 2012 - 10:11 PM

is there ventilation holes under the power supply ?
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 12:32 AM

No, there's no vents right now. But I'm thinking I might take a dremel or a hole saw to the bottom of the case and make a vent. I was just hoping to avoid this, but It's on the bottom of the case so it won't kill me.
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 04:24 AM

just mount it the other way and deal with it, no sense giving a fuck how your case looks when only you will open it once in a while for upgrades.
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Posted 14 March 2012 - 07:38 PM

as others have stated mount it fan up. or cut a hole under it for air. strange the case has no vents but has bottom mount option.
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 02:56 AM

I went ahead and cut some holes in the bottom and put some taller feet on the case. So far the temps have been normal. Here's hoping it doesn't blow up later.
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 06:31 PM

it should be fine. i ran a 850w supply for 2 years after the internal fan died simply by mounting an 80mm fan on the exterior as an exhaust...noisy but at that time i was a jobless hippy and drugs arent cheap.
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Posted 16 March 2012 - 12:07 PM

nice work.. If you want a great look for your case, consider single braided cables from frozen cpu. I got them for mine, it makes your whole case look awesome.
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Posted 16 March 2012 - 07:02 PM

i prefer the bitfenix alchemy line...very nice thick sleaves...cant even see the wiring beneath. they also offer a variety of splitters to accomodate multiple fans if you use a fan controller but have more fans than channels on said controller, not to mention if u plan on doing some lighting but dont have enuf molex/3-pin headers. xoxide and performance-pcs are also great places to buy them and the latter 2 can b much cheaper than frozencpu in some situations. unfortunately newegg is lacking when it comes to mod supplies.

Edited by YoJiMbO, 16 March 2012 - 07:03 PM.

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