Go Back   Hardware Canucks > CASES & COOLING > Cases

    
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old December 12, 2008, 12:16 PM
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Toronto
Posts: 115
Default Antec P182 doesn't have enough room for Corsair HX 1000W PSU?

I'm building my computer now and it doesn't look like the PSU will fit in the case.
Has anyone experienced the same problem?
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old December 12, 2008, 12:31 PM
bojangles's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Oakville, ON
Posts: 2,683

My System Specs

Default

Take out the fan in the bottom cage. It's practically useless...
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old December 12, 2008, 12:56 PM
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Toronto
Posts: 115
Default

Thank you.
Ok I managed to have that done.
Is putting the power upside down going to cause any trouble?
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old December 12, 2008, 01:02 PM
bojangles's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Oakville, ON
Posts: 2,683

My System Specs

Default

Nope. The PSU can go any way it wants, especially since it's on the bottom of the case. I personally have the fan facing down.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old December 12, 2008, 01:02 PM
BALISTX's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Ottawa, ON
Posts: 2,005
Default

Nope having the PSU upside will not hurt it.
__________________
"Though I walk through the shadow of the Valley of Death I shall fear no evil as my C8 Carbine is locked and loaded."

Next Build: E5200 @ 3.6GHz (333x11) | Xigmatek HDT-RS1283 HSF | Biostar TP43D2-A7 | Mushkin Redlines DDR2-1000 @ DDR2-999 5-5-5-12
EVGA 9600 GT 512MB - 650MHz - 1800MHz - 1626MHz | Seagate 'Cuda 250GB 7200rpm SATA2 | Corsair VX550 | CM690 - Custom Atomic Orange Pearl


[Heatware]
[eBay]
[Rosetta]
BALISTX.com
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old December 12, 2008, 01:48 PM
Linus's Avatar  
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 716
Default

Just make sure you don't drop a screw in there!

I've heard of this...
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old December 12, 2008, 01:49 PM
enaberif's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Calgahree, AB
Posts: 10,658
Default

And you don't need to turn your psu upside down. Its designed to have the fan down.

You also don't need to use the metal C bracket.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old December 13, 2008, 04:13 PM
rjbarker's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Courtenay, B.C
Posts: 5,932

My System Specs

Default

Quote:
And you don't need to turn your psu upside down. Its designed to have the fan down.
That is correct, the HX 1kW right side up will keep the 140mm Fan down, drawing cool air in through the Bottom of the case and expelling out the back, this orientation will also keep your Hardwired cables on the correct side for easier cable management.
__________________
Introducing me n my OCD to Watercooling, is like taking an Alcoholic to an "all you can drink" Beach Bar in Mexico

.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old December 13, 2008, 06:59 PM
Eagle Eye's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Kleinburg, ON
Posts: 2,069

My System Specs

Default

Yeah my Antec TPQ 850 barely fits, I had to remove the fan bracket to make enough room for a fan and the PSU, some of the cables sit up against parts of the fan so they don't come in contact with the blades. I still suggest getting some some sort of airflow over or under your HDD(s) they'll get nice and toasty without any.

EE
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old December 13, 2008, 07:27 PM
Neolithium_Wpg's Avatar
Allstar
F@H
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Lancaster Park, Alberta
Posts: 732
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Linus@ncix.com View Post
Just make sure you don't drop a screw in there!

I've heard of this...
I've done this LOL. It takes a little extra time fishing a tiny screw out of a power supply :)
__________________
Dell XPS8700 | Asus x101ch | iPhone 5 (iOS7)
A Veteran, whether Regular Force, Reserve or Retired- is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank cheque made payable to the Dominion of Canada for an amount of "Up to and including my life"
-Author Unknown
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
antec p182 mod for watercooling Finch Case Mods, Worklog & Gallery 7 November 26, 2008 07:58 PM
P182 vs. Antec 300 Infiniti Cases 11 May 30, 2008 10:48 AM
WTB: Antec P182 & Corsair 620HX Mike_E Buy/Sell & Trade 3 May 20, 2008 02:16 PM
SLI in antec P182 tom.mullie Cases 4 January 2, 2008 12:52 AM
Antec P182 Fan Removal. Scotch Tape Cases 2 January 1, 2008 04:56 PM