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need a power supply bracket; is it findable?

Casey

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A couple months ago I picked up a Corsair non-modular p/s & stuck it on the shelf for later. The past few weeks my old (2 core) desktop started flaking out, so I dragged out an old Antec ATX tower (aka Chieftec Dragon). It seems the Corsair p/s won't fit in the case; it seems to be missing the mounting bracket. Image searches online showed other modern power supplies apparently also without such a bracket? This case is over 20 years old, but is still quite nice. Am I basically SOL on this one? My searches for brackets result in the odd wall bracket for a completely different p/s, or what looks to be an adapter to fit a SFF p/s to an ATX case.

Any advice would be appreciated.
 

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Without a picture I can also see that Google only shows a regular standard ATX PSU knockout. Was ther eby chance a version that included the adapter bracket that you could remove to remove one of the redundant ATX power supplies that were available at the time?
 

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Can you remove the bracket from the old PS? I'm not envisioning what kind of bracket you are talking about. Do you any pictures to show what you mean?
 

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I know exactly what bracket the OP is talking about, it was used on quite a few Antec full tower cases at the time. It was removable because the case was designed to accept a redundant dual PSU module, as well as a standard ATX power supply.

Here's the one out of one of my Antec cases:
R8m0XhUh.jpg


I don't see a part number on the bracket anywhere, and can't seem to find it online, just the smaller MicroATX and SFX variants.

You could probably get a sheet of acrylic and have it laser cut, or 3D print one.
 
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kc8eyt

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Ah ha! Yep, I've run across those over the years, although it's been a while.

I would get a sheet of metal, drill some holes and use a metal nibbler to cut out the areas needed. This would be a fairly easy adapter to create from scratch.
 

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I wish I had one of those cases--I have an oversize 500W Compaq power supply (nonstandard connections--looks like ATX, but isn't) that doesn't fit any case that I have. Now that I've figured out the connections, I'd love to be able to use it--it's built like a truck.
 

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I know exactly what bracket the OP is talking about, it was used on quite a few Antec full tower cases at the time. It was removable because the case was designed to accept a redundant dual PSU module, as well as a standard ATX power supply.

Here's the one out of one of my Antec cases:
R8m0XhUh.jpg


I don't see a part number on the bracket anywhere, and can't seem to find it online, just the smaller MicroATX and SFX variants.

You could probably get a sheet of acrylic and have it laser cut, or 3D print one.

That's exactly it! I am embarrassed to admit that I hadn't noticed the original Antec 400w power supply had a removable bracket.

The case itself is huge; 4 half-height 5 1/4" front bays & 2 3 1/2" front bays, with two removable internal 3 1/2" cages. It's almost too big.
 
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