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April 14, 2011 12:57:39 AM

Hello, I have a acer aspire ax1301-b1702 with a measly 220w psu, I do have a power supply lieing around but it definatly wont fit in the case, could i just have the power supply outside the case sitting on something with all the cables plugged in?

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April 14, 2011 1:20:33 AM

Yes... this would be similar to the concept of "breadboarding", with the components outside of the case for new build testing.
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April 14, 2011 1:23:18 AM

If you must feel you need to run the power supply outside of the case you must keep a solid ground between the case and the power supply. If you don't keep a good solid ground you may cause problems down the line.
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April 14, 2011 4:34:35 AM

Any Psu's that would fit in an acer aspire case that are less than 60 dollars
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April 14, 2011 5:19:43 AM

saaiello said:
If you must feel you need to run the power supply outside of the case you must keep a solid ground between the case and the power supply. If you don't keep a good solid ground you may cause problems down the line.


Please explain solid ground.
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April 14, 2011 5:45:20 AM

I think he meant electrical ground, since a PSU (which is grounded) is usually in contact with the case, any charge build up inside the case will go out through the PSU. If you don't ground your case it might build up a strong enough charge to damage your components.
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