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Would this work for a computer mod?

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I was going to try and fit my current rig into this:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0013FBVN6/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
From what I can tell after searching around, you could extend the wires of a PSU far enough where it would be an "external" option. I want to use a mini PSU with a decently quite fan and rig it like an AC adapter for a laptop. I was also going to get an AIO water cooler for low profile and swap the fan for something quieter and stronger. I was wondering if that one 120mm fan as a blow hole would be enough airflow though, or if I'd have to add some smaller fans as well? I've never used a water cooling unit before but from what I gather the heat that is normally blow into your case by air is blown directly out, so I was hoping that the box would stay cool because of this.
I have a few other ideas in mind to make this a cool case, but I'm just seeing if it's a realistic goal. I know it might not be the most logical way of designing a rig, but I'm just interested in pursuing it for fun.
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I was going to try and fit my current rig into this:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0013FBVN6/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
From what I can tell after searching around, you could extend the wires of a PSU far enough where it would be an "external" option. I want to use a mini PSU with a decently quite fan and rig it like an AC adapter for a laptop. I was also going to get an AIO water cooler for low profile and swap the fan for something quieter and stronger. I was wondering if that one 120mm fan as a blow hole would be enough airflow though, or if I'd have to add some smaller fans as well? I've never used a water cooling unit before but from what I gather the heat that is normally blow into your case by air is blown directly out, so I was hoping that the box would stay cool because of this.
I have a few other ideas in mind to make this a cool case, but I'm just seeing if it's a realistic goal. I know it might not be the most logical way of designing a rig, but I'm just interested in pursuing it for fun.

It'd have to be super low profile, but you could manage it smile.gif As far as airflow goes, you could probably get away with a 120mm on top (not on the side, as it's not tall enough for a 120mm fan) and an 80mm blowing out of one of the sides.
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It'd be quite a bit a work imo. Plus you'd need something to set your motherboard on, and what about airflow?
   
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It'd be quite a bit a work imo. Plus you'd need something to set your motherboard on, and what about airflow?

I was going to cut out the setting in my current case and solder it into the security box for the mobo. There's room for a 60mm fan on each side or 1 80mm and 1 60mm, as well as the 120mm fan for the radiator on top. I think the hardest part would be modding the psu just because I've never messed with electrical wiring before.
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