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Minimum PSU Fan Clearance

Does anyone know the minimum clearance you want to have for a PSU? I plan on building a PC Desk case, but I'd only have about 6mm clearance is that enough? I know 10mm would be fine, I'm just not sure about 6mm. 

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Clearance for what? Between the intake of the case for it and the ground?

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So between the PSU (intake on top) & Glass there would be about a 6mm gap.

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6 minutes ago, FangerZero said:

So between the PSU (intake on top) & Glass there would be about a 6mm gap.

Why intake on top? What case is this? Do you ahve any pictures to illustrate what you mean as I'm pretty confused.

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As stated in the original post, "I plan on building a PC Desk case" emphasis on PC Desk Case. Reason for the clearance is I'd like to keep the "table width" below 5" since 5" is already pretty damned big. I really like the look of having the intake fan show under the glass. 

Edit: the Glass will probably be about 3/8"~1/2" wide and the wood on the bottom will probably be around 1/2" wide

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11 minutes ago, FangerZero said:

As stated in the original post, "I plan on building a PC Desk case" emphasis on PC Desk Case. Reason for the clearance is I'd like to keep the "table width" below 5" since 5" is already pretty damned big. I really like the look of having the intake fan show under the glass. 

Edit: the Glass will probably be about 3/8"~1/2" wide and the wood on the bottom will probably be around 1/2" wide

Why not use an SFX PSU?  Much smaller.

 

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7 minutes ago, jonnyGURU said:

Why not use an SFX PSU?  Much smaller.

 

Assuming the PSU size standard doesn't change, I didn't want to be limited to SFX PSUs. There are less options in that category, both by company and by wattage, and are normally significantly more expensive. 

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32 minutes ago, FangerZero said:

Assuming the PSU size standard doesn't change, I didn't want to be limited to SFX PSUs. There are less options in that category, both by company and by wattage, and are normally significantly more expensive. 

SFX and SFX-L are the same height and width.  Only the depth changes.  So that opens you up to more options.

 

Also, they're not "significantly more expensive" than a PSU of equal performance.  You get what you pay for.  For example, an SF750 should be compared to an HX750.  Not a CX750.  If you're building this with cheap parts expecting to hit a low cost target, then I'm out.

 

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