Is my power supply upside down?

By georgek7 ยท 4 replies
Jul 28, 2010
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  1. I just installed a graphics card and an OCZ 500W modXstream power supply into my computer, and now that I have finished I have a feeling that I installed it the wrong way. The fan is facing down and is located at the top of my case. Can someone tell me if it is facing the wrong way?

    Hopefully the attached picture helps.

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  2. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    Hi georgek7
    That is the correct orientation for the PSU. it draws air into the unit by the fan (facing down) and exits the air out the back of the case.
  3. georgek7

    georgek7 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 19

    Thank you. I just wasn't sure because the power supply fan was directly facing my graphics card fan.
  4. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    You can re-arrange the cards for better flow of the air... or direct the flow of air through changes to the wiring and sheet metal... Use wire or plastic ties to move some of the flat cables out of the way
    Or get a different power supply with a better configuration.
  5. nissanman

    nissanman TS Maniac Posts: 247

    Yeah, your power supply is installed the right way. They can generally only be installed one way anyway. The large fan on the power supply draws air into the unit, it doesnt blow hot air back out into the pc.

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