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Hello Everyone,

I've recently bought a Silverstone FT03 and was overly excited (re)building my current rig into it. After I was finished with the build and tested it I was putting the panels back on and ran into a problem.

- As you can see on the picture below, the PSU cable on the ModXSteam is placed Vertically. This way the internal PSU cable supplied with the FT03 is plugged in the PSU leading the cable downwards in this case.

MXSP_front_b_4090_4091_4092.jpg


- The picture below illustrates a FT03 with a PSU that has the power cable connector placed horizontally, wich is why the PSU cable leads to the side.

FT03_02.jpg


Now, because OCZ placed the PSU cable connector this way the removable window on the sidepanel of the FT03 won't fit and has to be left off in my case. It feels to me like a small design flaw and was hoping for some advice rather then to buy another PSU again or leave the sidepanel off (e.g, Are there any different type of PSU cables that would fit?)
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dang, it's unfortunate that the switch gets in the way frown.gif

If you're willing to, you can try to shave off part of the cable so it doesn't interfere with the switch as much so it can stay on, but I dunno if that's the best thing to do.

Also, how do you like the case? I want to build a microATX system into that case, but I dunno if the cost is justifiable :O
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Only thing you could try is to get a file, and try to shave down the plastic on the switch, but I don't know how thick it is and it will probably void your warranty. Other option is to open up the PSU and cut a new hole in the mesh for the switch, slightly higher than current, but that will also void your warranty.

I think the plug was designed with this kind of switch in mind http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151088&Tpk=x650

The cable would sit over the "on" part of the switch when depressed.
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Is it possible to mount the PSU upside down so that it will fit? Or would that make no difference frown.gif
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Originally Posted by chronostorm;12689357 
dang, it's unfortunate that the switch gets in the way frown.gif

If you're willing to, you can try to shave off part of the cable so it doesn't interfere with the switch as much so it can stay on, but I dunno if that's the best thing to do.

Also, how do you like the case? I want to build a microATX system into that case, but I dunno if the cost is justifiable :O
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Originally Posted by imadude10;12689416 
Only thing you could try is to get a file, and try to shave down the plastic on the switch, but I don't know how thick it is and it will probably void your warranty. Other option is to open up the PSU and cut a new hole in the mesh for the switch, slightly higher than current, but that will also void your warranty.

I think the plug was designed with this kind of switch in mind http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151088&Tpk=x650

The cable would sit over the "on" part of the switch when depressed.

Neither of you understand his problem. The case in the pic is not his; he's showing what a more optimal orientation for the power plug looks like. He has the OCZ PSU that orients the cable toward the bottom of the case. The switch is not the issue.

To the OP: there are cables that have the plugs angled in different directions, trouble is it might be hard to find one that'll work for you. The plug they use is very low-profile, and it's nearly impossible to find them. You could try talking to Silverstone to see if they have any cables with a low profile up- or down-angle plug, which is what you need.

Would it help at all to move the PSU further in, away from the side panel (assuming the PSU isn't too long)? Maybe you could put some spacers in there.

Otherwise, maybe you could try modding the plug housing to get a tighter angle on it.
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Originally Posted by chronostorm;12689357 
dang, it's unfortunate that the switch gets in the way frown.gif

If you're willing to, you can try to shave off part of the cable so it doesn't interfere with the switch as much so it can stay on, but I dunno if that's the best thing to do.
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Originally Posted by imadude10;12689416 
Only thing you could try is to get a file, and try to shave down the plastic on the switch, but I don't know how thick it is and it will probably void your warranty. Other option is to open up the PSU and cut a new hole in the mesh for the switch, slightly higher than current, but that will also void your warranty.

I think the plug was designed with this kind of switch in mind http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151088&Tpk=x650

The cable would sit over the "on" part of the switch when depressed.
Thats not exacly what I meant, Its the cable of the PSU wich presses against the sidepanel window. I gave it some more tought and figured it would be easier to turn that procedure around; I'll check if its possible to remove or shave off the clip that holds the window into the sidepanel.
Only downside is I have to attach the window to the sidepanel permanently because the clips gone that but I'm ok with that.
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Originally Posted by chronostorm;12689357 
Also, how do you like the case? I want to build a microATX system into that case, but I dunno if the cost is justifiable :O
I've had my doubts before buying but IMHO it's worth the price. Every part of the case is very solid, plenty of room for cable routing in the back, good airflow design, enough room for harddrives, you name it.
If your looking for specific info or pictures I can try and provide smile.gif
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Originally Posted by PriestOfSin;12690344 
Is it possible to mount the PSU upside down so that it will fit? Or would that make no difference frown.gif
Unfortionatly that won't work because the PSU's fan will be stuck against the metal on the top side then tongue.gif
Edited by Problame - 3/11/11 at 7:59am
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Originally Posted by subtec;12692900 
Neither of you understand his problem. The case in the pic is not his; he's showing what a more optimal orientation for the power plug looks like. He has the OCZ PSU that orients the cable toward the bottom of the case. The switch is not the issue.

To the OP: there are cables that have the plugs angled in different directions, trouble is it might be hard to find one that'll work for you. The plug they use is very low-profile, and it's nearly impossible to find them. You could try talking to Silverstone to see if they have any cables with a low profile up- or down-angle plug, which is what you need.

Would it help at all to move the PSU further in, away from the side panel (assuming the PSU isn't too long)? Maybe you could put some spacers in there.

Otherwise, maybe you could try modding the plug housing to get a tighter angle on it.
Ah I was still typing the previous post when I saw yours smile.gif

your right on about what my problem is. Moving the PSU is actually a very good idea since its not full length! Ill get some longer screws and a few rings/spacers to put between and try it again. Thanks! +rep

Edit; Here's a picture of my case to show the PSU angle problem.

case.PNG
Edited by Problame - 3/12/11 at 7:39am
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