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mounting a seasonic hybrid mode psu

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  • 1 month ago

hey all. so I went with a Seasonic snowsilent gold 550w for my build (calculated 304w load) and the coolemaster q300L case, which has psu on bottom with a perforated bottom. my question is best orientation for the psu. I get that in normal (non hybrid) cooling mode, it is suggested to mount with fan on bottom to draw cool air in, but I'm not clear whether it is better go with the hybrid mode (which only starts fan on higher loads) and which gives the option of either fan up (better for passive cooling I think?) or down. thanks for any input

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CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor Purchased For $130.00
Motherboard ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard Purchased For $75.00
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory Purchased For $60.00
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Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6 GB TUF Gaming X3 OC Video Card Purchased For $240.00
Case Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case Purchased For $45.00
Power Supply SeaSonic PRIME SNOWSILENT 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For $80.00
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Total $730.00
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Comments

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

never mind. I got impatient and went with fan up/hybrid-passive position. unless someone tells me that's a really bad idea, that's how it will be. thanks anyway

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I don't think it matters much, and I probably would have mounted it the same way you did.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

thanks for the confirmation

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