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You can use "Mean Green" sold in Home Hardware and is cheaper than the Dupli-color one...I think around $8 or something and does the same exact thing or you can use TSP as well to clean the surface for paint prep. Also no need to scuff the metal for JB Weld...it will hold ANYTHING together. LOL

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Thanks for the tip! Yeah, I'm not very familiar with using epoxy to bond things, so I went a little overboard with the prep work biggrin.gif
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Well this is embarrassing

I thought the power supply would fit properly with the radiators internally mounted

But as you can see.....





....it doesn't


Edited by Datsun - 6/29/14 at 7:32pm
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Saw that coming...but hey there's always a first time for everything! Btw don't forget to drop by the official Canadian club and join us!

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Hey Datsun , nice build so far , also the goodies ! biggrin.gif
too bad with the powersupply, but how about one in the sfx size ?
just a suggestion smile.gif
keep it up thumb.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Yannich View Post

Hey Datsun , nice build so far , also the goodies ! biggrin.gif
too bad with the powersupply, but how about one in the sfx size ?
just a suggestion smile.gif
keep it up thumb.gif
Thank you! You're right; I'll probably have to find a smaller power supply that'll fit eventually. I'm going to try to shoehorn this one in first just in case I'm missing something obvious.
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Saw that coming...but hey there's always a first time for everything! Btw don't forget to drop by the official Canadian club and join us!
Sure! I'll check it out!
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Originally Posted by Datsun View Post

Well this is embarrassing
I thought the power supply would fit properly with the radiators internally mounted
But as you can see..... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

....it doesn't Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Can't you rotate the PSU 90° to have the cables coming out to the side?

Good work btw! thumb.gif
 
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Too bad about the PSU but like Bruce says maybe rotating it? I am liking the looks of this build so far.

*EDIT* Oh and that case from the decommissioned gaming rig is the same one I have, NZXT Phantom Enthusiast it's a nice case.
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Thanks for the comments!
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Originally Posted by BruceB View Post

Can't you rotate the PSU 90° to have the cables coming out to the side?

Good work btw! thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by 8BitPandaz View Post

Too bad about the PSU but like Bruce says maybe rotating it? I am liking the looks of this build so far.

*EDIT* Oh and that case from the decommissioned gaming rig is the same one I have, NZXT Phantom Enthusiast it's a nice case.

Unfortunately, I may have gotten a little "frustrated" with the power supply late last night and chopped it up redface.gif. I'll post update when I get home later tonight or tomorrow.
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Sorry for the delay. Here's where I'm at.


The powersupply, moments before I started hacking it up.





Goodbye, warranty!





I'll have to do something about this PCB hanging over here.





I started off by hacking apart this part of the enclosure.





And the second part.





I marked off the approximate area where I wanted the fan port to be





And after some sloppy cuts with a dremel, this is what I was left with.






Next, I turned my attention to the guts of the power supply.





I thought of maybe having this board twist over the top of the board, like this





These wires will have to be extended for this to work.





For this, I used some crappy 10ga wire I found





I stripped and wrapped the wires together to solder





First joint complete





And after a couple of hours....




I then reassembled the powersupply for a mockup fit.



It's a tight fit, but it might actually work!

That's all for now. Thanks for watching!
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