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FlyingFish April 26, 2010 11:25 AM

Bottom mounted psu and carpet
 
I'm thinking of getting a new case, with a bottom mounted psu, my one concern is that my room has carpeting everywhere. Has anyone ever run into problems with having a bottom mounted sucking air in from the carpet?

zoob April 26, 2010 11:43 AM

Nope. Just blow it out with a can of compressed gas every once in a while.

lowfat April 26, 2010 12:23 PM

What case are we referring to here? There is no way I would have my PSU on my FT01BW facing down until I put wheels on it so it has more clearance.

Soultribunal April 26, 2010 12:35 PM

Yeah it all really depends on the Case, I second lowfat's suggestion.

I wouldn't be doing it for any of the 3 cases I have with bottom mounted PSU's. There is just not enough clearance.

ST

MpG April 26, 2010 01:18 PM

Some bottom-mounts still have their fans facing upwards, so it may not be an issue. But yeah, if it is pulling from the very bottom, you definitely want it to have some under-clearance before you drop in carpet.

encorp April 26, 2010 02:38 PM

I always try and keep cases off carpet anyways; due to static electricity. Generally it's not an issue but if you can get some wheels or rubber risers to lift it 2-3 inches up that would make a big different; maybe make sure you have a fan filter on the bottom.

xilocient April 26, 2010 02:48 PM

Another alternative would be to put your case on top of a sheet of wood, plastic, or really sturdy cardboard. The legs should give enough clearance for good air flow into the PSU while keeping the dust down.

antiacid April 26, 2010 05:13 PM

technically, most psu's are exhausting through the fan therefore blowing air on your carpet with the intake being either at the back or inside your computer. That's how mine works anyway. But yeah, clean it once in a while like everything else in your house ;)

jcmaz April 26, 2010 05:18 PM

Flip the PSU so that the fan draws air from the case.

Soultribunal April 26, 2010 09:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by antiacid (Post 369224)
technically, most psu's are exhausting through the fan therefore blowing air on your carpet with the intake being either at the back or inside your computer. That's how mine works anyway. But yeah, clean it once in a while like everything else in your house ;)


What PSU are you using that does that?! Unless you got one with the Fan reversed.

Every PSU I've ever Owned the Fan is the Intake and back is the Exaust.

ST


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