A heated debate with no clear answer, the question of whether to keep your power supply fan side up or down is one many new PC builders ask when they build their own machine. Some think it’s an obvious decision while others spend hours researching both sides before simply choosing one option out of three options available.
Do not install (which represents ‘down’), a middle ground where you would need airflow but don’t want any extra noise coming from the inside case which means turning over PSU fans only at times necessary during use by letting them spin faster than usual amounts – especially after performing heavy tasks like encoding videos in HDIFF format using Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018+, finally point raised upwards.
A power supply (PSU) is one of the most important components in a computer because it provides electricity for all internal parts, including processors and hard drives. It gets hot during operation but comes equipped with an exhaust fan to keep itself cool while running at full capacity.
Most ATX PSUs have 120mm fans on their tops or bottoms that act like intake vents so they can breathe fresh air into your system when needed. Mounting your power supply is crucial to ensuring that it can do its job properly.
Mounts should be oriented correctly, and if you mount them upside-down then they could restrict airflow which would lead to not only in damaging the entire system but also some other components like fans or even motherboard connections! So here I’m going over how best to place your PSU so as well as whether the fan side of the cooling plate needs up/down depending on different conditions
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With Bottom Vents
The modern-day computer cases have a bottom-mounted PSU design. Almost all these PCs feature vents at the bottom where their power supply will fit and most of them include dust filters to prevent any dirt or debris from getting inside, so if you’ve got one installed on your case then be sure that it has been designed with enough room for airflow through its fan(s).
This is because we humans need fresh air too! The best way I’ve found is order avoid having those pesky fans running constantly without doing anything constructive like gaming (or whatever else keeps us busy), as well as maintaining some silent operation during low-load periods such as sleeping.
Simply position downpours exhaust away from windows/other interior surfaces by directing them upwards instead. Not only will your power supply accumulate more dust, but if you keep the PSU fan up then it is possible for something to fall through its grill and cause serious damage.
I advise against this in custom water-cooled systems because there are already built-in filters that prevent hot air from entering the case while fans remain stationary at all times
I strongly suggest that when building or purchasing new PC cases with bottom ventilation grates installed on them – do not raise any of these sisi cards: Air Filter ®, which typically lives under an inch above ground level; they suck cool outside breezes before letting some warmer than room temperature inside.
With PSU Shroud To be safe, you should always keep your power supply fan in the down position. The PSU Shroud is designed for extra protection of both sides and can act like armor with no vents or just one vent at its bottom so positioning it up would only cause problems if there were none on this side also given beforehand.
The fan’s job is to cool off components inside computer cases but they become louder when rotating faster than usual due to sound waves carrying through plastic parts which may result in higher electricity consumption rates because some people don’t want them running all day long without any break
Keep it on Flat Surface
The PSU is a vital component of your computer, as it provides power to the other components. Be sure that if you have an elevated deck or use shorter vertical cases then there will be ample airflow for this important device!
In the event you have a bottom-mounted PSU fan, avoid putting your computer case on the carpet. The fibers from this fabric can block airflow and cause permanent damage to both power supplies as well as other internal components in computers that are unfortunate enough not to have a filter installed– which would mean getting clogged up by particles from dry surfaces like carpets all over again.
If possible use wooden planks or plywood instead so these types of materials do not attract static charges when contacting an electric source such as those inside buildings’ electrical outlets; they also won’t catch fire thanks (most) because their non-flammable nature
Top Mounted PSU PC Case
A computer case with a top-mounted PSU is rare, but they do exist. Generally speaking, these types of cases are either mini towers or cheaper models without vents on the panel at all. Instead, you’ll find that many have mounted fans for ventilation purposes which means it’s up to you whether your own personal preference dictates an upwards direction (to keep cooler) or not when positioning them accordingly in this type of.
One example would be if there were large holes above where one could install their power supply unit – then yes, bear downward force into those areas while adjusting fan speed