Power supplies require careful mounting to ensure easy connections to the devices that need power. It’s also important to make sure that the power supply provides proper airflow.
- Look at this big case, and we've got to mount … this little power supply in here. … So, what I'd like you to do right now … is take a look at this case and guess … where you think that power supply is going to fit. … The answer is, it's going to be way down here. … So, it's going to be coming out the back of my system. … And if you'll notice, on this particular case, … and this is something we see more and more, … the power supply is actually separated … from the rest of the system, so it does it's own cooling, … which is actually kind of a nice feature. … The downside to a feature like this is, … unlike an assembled case, we just reach inside and drop in … our power supply, on this one, it's going to take … a little bit more energy, so, if we take a look back here, … this is where we're going to mount the power supply. … Now, in order to get this fella in, … I've got to unscrew these four thumb screws, … then I'm going to mount this to the back of the power supply … and slide this in and remount it with these, …
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