July 25th, 2009, 12:24 PM #1
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- Boston, MA
HTPC PSU Mod...dangerous, risky, or simply requiring much care??
I recently built a HTPC using a hec 7K09 case and since everything is so cramped, I want to see about modding the PSU to get rid of all the molex connectors that I won't ever use, to help with cable management, to help with the temperature...and cos I like things to be neat
I was thinking of just snipping the wires and chucking some heat shrink over the ends to keep it safe, but thought I would see about opening up the actual PSU and de-soldering the wires I don't want.
I would keep an extra molex connector or two for future fans or a LCD display, but I would generally prefer to get rid of most plugs.
I see a lot of PSU mods to replace fans and install lights, etc, but have never seen anyone try this....so...can anyone give me any tips on what I might need to do?
I'm pretty handy with mods in general, good with a soldering iron, have built switches, cut up cases, etc....but never stepped into the realm of things that hold power
Is this dangerous? Anything I should be aware of?
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