what is with this disturbing, bottom mount PSU trend?

I have a vacuum cleaner in the closet I don"t need my PC to be one.

Update:

where do you think it gets the air from?

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  • 8 years ago
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    That's good because the PSU blows air out of the case, not suck it in.

  • Rose D
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    8 years ago

    It's not exactly a trend. It's common in high end workstations and has been for years. I have some that are 10+ years old with bottom mounted PSUs that cost the office $10K each. The idea is that they suck in cooler air from the bottom then vent it out the top. They also give the system a lower center of gravity, making it more stable, plus it allows you to put more fans in the top to blow out hot air. Overclockers have been swearing by bottom mounted PSUs forever. Top mounted PSUs are generally found in cheaper systems designed for basic home/office use, not higher end ones.

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