Building in a kitchen cabinet

Hi all,
I'm in the process of planning to move/build a computer in a kitchen cabinet. I plan to cut holes (with a hole saw) in the side of the cabinet to allow fans to move fresh air through the cabinet. I had the idea to use the power supply as one of the intakes so I can get away with one less fan. Does this sound like a reasonable idea?


  • Zero3ffect
    Unless they make some strange PSU's I'm not aware of I'm not sure how that would work.  PSU's are usually designed with a intake fan on the bottom that draws in fresh air from a bottom vent of the case and then exhausts it out of the back.  None of that fresh air will be circulated into a case (or cabinet).
  • JS_MC
    @Zero3ffect has it right here. Typically, the intake from a PSU is exhausted out the back of the case. Since the PSU is generating constant heat, it's generally not a good idea to bring hot air into your system. Though the amount of heat the PSU makes would depend on the power draw of your system. Hope this helps.
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