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I saw on the CL accessories page a bracket that allows you to mount a PSU towards the front of the case. My question would be...

How do you run the 120v power cord out of the puter in a clean manner?

I saw an extension cable

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812400002

but it still needs to come out of the case.

Is there a nice accessory out there that has a plug build into it where you simply plug the 120v power cord to similar to the PSU? Or are there any good ideas out there. After considering my build, I might just go with a TX10-D instead of a V and have my trading beast on one side and a gamer on the other. if I do this, I thinking of running PSUs down the center of one of the cooling bays

thanks for the help
    
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I believe you're referring the PSU Mounting Bar Kit



There is a PSU cover plate (not shown in the picture above) that has a large grometted hole for the power cable to come out. Minor mods to the plate may be needed depending on how close fitting the radiators are.
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Jim,

I did find this...

IEC 320 C14 Plug

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I think this will work well.
    
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That would be the cleanest solution - I agree thumb.gif
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Jim,

I did find this...

IEC 320 C14 Plug

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), default quality

I think this will work well.

You really don't want to use one of thous unless you know what you are doing. Using one of thous means working with 120V power and unless properly install and insulated they could be dangerous, like life and death dangerous. Not trying to scare you or anything just pointing out the inherent dangers.
    
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You really don't want to use one of thous unless you know what you are doing. Using one of thous means working with 120V power and unless properly install and insulated they could be dangerous, like life and death dangerous. Not trying to scare you or anything just pointing out the inherent dangers.

I appreciate the warning, but I'm not planing to take apart the PSU. I plan to use this cable...

extension cable

and connect it to that end piece. even if it requires cutting off the end and crimping connectors on the end. I've worked with 120 in the past and plan to "Handle with care"

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Originally Posted by SinatraFan View Post

I appreciate the warning, but I'm not planing to take apart the PSU. I plan to use this cable...

extension cable

and connect it to that end piece. even if it requires cutting off the end and crimping connectors on the end. I've worked with 120 in the past and plan to "Handle with care"

smile.gif

Well if you are familiar with 120V then I'm sure you can manage to properly connect the extension cord to the new plug piece thumbsupsmiley.png As we are on the internet, one never knows when there is a 14 year old working secretly in their dad's garage on the other end, so trowing out the "electricity is dangerous" warning is usually a good precaution wink.gif

I would probably cut of the old connector from the extension and solder the wires to the new piece and use heat-shrink tubing as insulation thinking.gif There would be no strain relief but that should not be an issue as the cord is inside the case.
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Excellent Point!

Being new to this forum, I forget that many here are young dudes. I on the other hand could easily be their father and maybe grandfather blinksmiley.gif

And yes, when it comes to handling electrical stuff (especially PSU's) warnings and care should be taken!
    
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