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Using an ATX power supply externally?


Standard Member

I have an AOpen HTPC case with a custom size power supply ... which just failed.

I can't find a replacement power supply that will fit, I can't move the motherboard to another case (it's not a standard size), and I don't want to build a new PC yet.

So ... if I bought a normal ATX power supply, and hid it behind the case with the wires going into the case .. would that be safe? They're well enclosed, right?

Thanks in advance ...


Active Member
I had a similar issue with my last mpc, so mounted a standard psu to the outside of the case, looked hideous but worked fine. I actually riveted or bolted the psu to the case, so if there were any grounding issues this may have overcome them.


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