That looks like it would be a nice looking case if it weren't for the ugly side window and the feet. Also looks like Corsair has some quality control issues with that side window. Other than that though looks like a nicely designed case especially the interior. I'm a fan of the excellent looking ventilation at the top and front, and the generous amounts of cable routing options through the mobo tray.
Finding a perfect PC case is THE hardest thing when building a system. I still haven't found one. The closest one I've seen is Cosmos S but it doesnt have sideways harddrives like the standard Csmos does.
The reason people are thinking PSU on the bottom is for distribution of weight. The PSU is easily one of the heaviest components in a computer, so instead of putting it on top where it's more of a tipping hazard, they put it on the bottom, making the computer less susceptible to toppling over. I agree, though, it becomes a heat issue at that point.
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PSU is one of the heaviest components? Ahh no. I mean, cpu HSF's that are pure copper with some 120mm fans on them, those things are heavy, and so are like 5-6 haddrives, though not all people have that many. PSU just doesnt seem that heavy compared to high end videocards with full copper cooling because their weight distribution isn't in one place. Maybe it's just me though..
Fans in a PSU are designed not only to cool down the PSU itself, but also to help ventilate some of the heat from the mobo / CPU. That's why they sell PSU with a gigantic 14cm fan on its bottom.
From what I observed from cases with PSU on the bottom, you have to either mount the PSU upside down so the big fan is facing the top, or the case have some kind of opening on the bottom to allow the PSU to suck air in from the bottom. Either way this render the PSU fan partially useless. If the case's placed on the floor, sucking air from the bottom will also create dust problem, unless filters are used.
Actually you will. Even tho heat is being exhausted out from the fan,
there's still a lot of heat being generated from within the unit itself.
Metal is excellent for conducting heat, and no matter how fast the hot air
is being exhausted out from the PSU, the case plate covering the PSU will
still conduct heat. More than enough to fluctuate the ambient inner case temperature.