Really makes no difference which way it's facing, face it whichever way you think looks the best.
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Corsair is really getting worse with their PSUs. Okay, they're not bad, but they're continuously moving further from perfect.
And even if the sticker is upside-down, it's still better than mounting the PSU upside-down. The funny thing is, though, that even cases with a top-mounted PSU would likely have the sticker upside-down since most of those are fan-down as well.
A weakness that does exist for the Corsair powersupplies is the sleeving side. Not the stock job, I mean if you want to sleeve the powersupply yourself. The wires often go from one pin to two pins, or two pins or even three pins to one pin. The pins themselves are quite rubbish too and are really uncooperative.
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My gaming PC is nothing over the top as I tend to keep it mid-level, so I can sell it as "demo" every six months and upgrade.
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it provides no added safety benefit anymore, most modern multi rail units are split from a single rail anyway
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Multi-rail is slightly safer, and while they've gotten better with single-rail, it's mostly marketting hype (but to be fair, these are seen on both sides).
And Seasonic's PSUs, for example, are different 12V-rails in multi-rails, but can be combined to a single.
Personally, i'd rather have 100A/1200W on a single rail and know that it alone can provide power for any setup. Sure, with multi-rail, you can take 1 output from different rails to connect to the system (e.g. 1 connector for each PCIE port on a single card from dual-rail) and split the load between them, but there's really not a whole lot of difference to the end user either way.
Single rail vs multi-rail has been done to death on enthusiast forums. Along with politics and religion, it's one of the things you don't discuss at the dinner table
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