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    He provided their local partners information.

    Can't really blame him for them not stocking an item right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tazz View Post
    He provided their local partners information.

    Can't really blame him for them not stocking an item right?
    I didn't blame him, Tony, or I didn't mean to: just said that unfortunately in this specific case he didn't confirm the apparent recent track record here on actually solving thorny issues for Seasonic customers.

    And just broadly speaking about partnerships (I'm not referring to you, SeasonicRep!), recently I wanted to buy the Reeven Justice cooler (after a very positive review on [H]): it isn't stocked here in Italy, so Jerry from Reeven (Taiwan) personally asked their german distributor (Varitem, who doesn't ship abroad!) to send me one, and they did that (for a decent shipping charge). So, sometimes even those things may still be workable, right?
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    UPDATE:

    So the ebay psu arrived on 7.11.16!

    I tried fitting it in, but there are two retention brackets which are lower in z- height by 2-3 mm, as shown in the pic.

    Also, the back side of cabinet has an odd shape which neither matches the screw locations nor the vent cutouts, as shown in pic.

    So I just somehow placed the psu inside, and the cable mess was so much that the cables pushed against the front side of the cabinet. This helped to securely tuck the psu with back port forced against the back cutout.

    I measured the power drawn from the wall when running UNIGINE HEAVEN + Transcoding a 4k video using Handbrake (So basically 100% gpu and 100% cpu) to observe a max of 230Watts.

    I guess you guys made this task possible in a lot of ways! Thanks!

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    the pics:

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    If you're good at DIY metal works, or you know a local, good metal carpentry, I guess that you may have a custom, likely thick backplate, to cleanly fix the PSU with six screws.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iamprateekprakash View Post
    the pics:
    Definitely want to take a Dremel and cut that area out for ventilation and drill some holes for the PSU's mounting screws.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    Definitely want to take a Dremel and cut that area out for ventilation and drill some holes for the PSU's mounting screws.
    I had purchased a dremel 200 and a pair of safety glasses, but I am yet to try it on something... Shall watch a couple of videos to learn the bits...

    Anyone having useful link that may help me in this regards, please post them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamprateekprakash View Post
    I had purchased a dremel 200 and a pair of safety glasses, but I am yet to try it on something... Shall watch a couple of videos to learn the bits...

    Anyone having useful link that may help me in this regards, please post them!
    When cutting a case like that, you'll wanna get some metal files, a nice pair of gloves, and carbide cutting blades.

    Metal files are just for taking down the edge the dremel will leave, and those standard brown dremel cutting disks will either grind down to nothing or snap relatively easily on that steel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
    When cutting a case like that, you'll wanna get some metal files, a nice pair of gloves, and carbide cutting blades.

    Metal files are just for taking down the edge the dremel will leave, and those standard brown dremel cutting disks will either grind down to nothing or snap relatively easily on that steel.
    I used to file edges. Then I discovered that the plastic spines of cheap report covers would enclose sharp edges. Now I use those, trimmed to the appropriate lengths.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ehume View Post
    I used to file edges. Then I discovered that the plastic spines of cheap report covers would enclose sharp edges. Now I use those, trimmed to the appropriate lengths.
    Like these? Are they flexible enough around curves as-is, or do you need to score them to bend?

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