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Old December 15, 2009, 01:15 PM
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No just mount it upside down. It will be fine. Have a secondary rig with the 900 and a hx620 running for 3 years non-stop still going strong.
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Old December 15, 2009, 01:19 PM
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Sorry, I am not too familiar with these things, but how does the PSU get any air if it is upside down? Would it not be pressed against the bottom of the case trying to suck up sheet metal?
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Old December 15, 2009, 01:19 PM
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The thing is, with my Antec 900 case the PSU is on the bottom so I thought you were supposed to have rear fan style PSUs so dust doesn't fall in.
All of Corsair's PSUs use top-mounted fans. Although it's fine to have the fan facing upwards in your case, as long as you don't drop anything into it.
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Old December 15, 2009, 01:26 PM
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All of Corsair's PSUs use top-mounted fans. Although it's fine to have the fan facing upwards in your case, as long as you don't drop anything into it.
Corsair TX 750W Power Supply w/ 140mm Fan at Memory Express Computers

Looks different to me.

By the way guys, I really appreciate all the input. There is a ton to learn with PC components and I am doing my best to wrap my mind around all the different situations.
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Old December 15, 2009, 01:26 PM
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No the fan would be facing up!
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Looks different to me.
The fan is on the underside of the PSU in that picture.
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Old December 15, 2009, 01:29 PM
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In the default position, the fan will be pointing down in the TX/VX series, but flipping it should not cause any harm.
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Old December 16, 2009, 12:58 PM
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Sorry for sidetracking the thread on PSU's, lets get back to the question of AMD or Intel. If I go with an AM3 board, I can keep my RAM correct? I currently have an AM2 board with 4GB of DDR2 RAM. Is it really worth it upgrading to DDR3? The least expensive DDR3 ram I could find in 8GB is like $220 so if I could save that cost it would be nice.
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Sorry for sidetracking the thread on PSU's, lets get back to the question of AMD or Intel. If I go with an AM3 board, I can keep my RAM correct? I currently have an AM2 board with 4GB of DDR2 RAM. Is it really worth it upgrading to DDR3? The least expensive DDR3 ram I could find in 8GB is like $220 so if I could save that cost it would be nice.
AM3 boards require DDR3 memory.
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Old December 17, 2009, 12:47 PM
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If you're looking for USB 3.0 and SATA 3, check out the Gigabyte GA-790FX-UD5 for AMD. It also supports dual X16 PCI-E. Personally I am using the ASUS M4A79T Deluxe, but it's a little more expensive and doesn't offer USB 3 or SATA 3.

For intel try ASUS P755D-E Pro or Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4P. As long as you don't want tons of O.C. features those should be ok.

Also, read reviews on components you are considering before making a decision. Better safe than sorry
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