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I think it would be off-center, but I don't think it really matters...

These three images kinda show how much space exists between the mounting plate for the PSU and the side of the case. If there's enough room to get the right angle plug in without interfering with the closing of the side panel, there should be enough room to put a magnet without interfering with the PSU.

Also, since this is my first attempt at using magnets as closures on a case, how exactly would I go about insulating them?

Foam insulates... well everything. I would put a piece of metal, something not magnetic, right behind it and use foam to insulate all around it. Are you planning on making the mount recessed into the case? If so then you shouldn't have any problem putting metal/foam to insulate it. This is MY personal thought. It won't dissipate the magnetic field completely, but it will reduce the effects of the magnet beyond the insulated part.

My thought was to use Apoxie Sculpt to create a thin layer that would hold the magnets in place, but I don't think that would work, as I would have to roughen the surface of the magnet. This might have the unintended side effect of breaking the magnet. I'll have to do more research on it, but I believe that the best route to go would be a magnet strong enough to hold the door shut, but weak enough to have the door open by the motors.
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My thought was to use Apoxie Sculpt to create a thin layer that would hold the magnets in place, but I don't think that would work, as I would have to roughen the surface of the magnet. This might have the unintended side effect of breaking the magnet. I'll have to do more research on it, but I believe that the best route to go would be a magnet strong enough to hold the door shut, but weak enough to have the door open by the motors.

Hmmm. Roughening the magnet shouldn't be too hard, just basically rough sanding right? The magnet strength shouldn't be too hard to find.
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post #13 of 14
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Okay, I did some measuring, and it looks like there's just about 3/8" between the outer wall of the case and the PSU cage.
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Okay, I did some measuring, and it looks like there's just about 3/8" between the outer wall of the case and the PSU cage.

That should be a good distance. Insulating it with a piece of metal that isn't very magnetic and foam... Or silicone can insulate it further. You have alot of options and you should have enough distance to prevent any damage.
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