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Old 12-20-2011, 05:09 AM   #1
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Hi there,

probably sounds like a stupid question but........

Ive just bought a OCZ 600W ModXStream Pro and fitted it, works great!.....but should the fan face down toward the inner case or up against the case top??

The PSU fits at the top of my case, not the bottom

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Old 12-20-2011, 05:21 AM   #2
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My thinking is if it fits at the top and there is no vent above the PSU then it should face downwards. If there is a vent on the top of the case then it should face upwards.
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Old 12-20-2011, 05:24 AM   #3
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what jonny1982 said is correct.

The fan should not be blowing against metal so if the fan is at the top and there is no ventilation then the fan wont do its job and the psu will overheat and die
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Old 12-20-2011, 05:48 AM   #4
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Thanks, thats what i thought, seems logical......its just i saw some dude on youtube demonstrating how to fit a psu and he faced the fan against the case!......didnt seem right to me so i fitted it with the fan facing the "open" inner of the case
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Your orientation is the correct. When using that PSU in a top mount case the fan should face down into the case.



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This is a great forum, lots of helpful people unlike some forums!.......have a great xmas everyone.....peace!
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Thanks for the positive feedback Randomboy, we appreciate it. We strive to deliver the best advice for all fellow PC users and the like. Enjoy your Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family.
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