I have this 5 year old system < http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Docume... > ill be adding this ram to it and changing out the fans. but the 250 watt psu that came with it is working just fine and has been for the last 5 year ive run it 24/7 for a couple weeks at time. but idk if i should upgrade to a better psu to keep it running healthy...i have plans to mod the case and idk if i should keep this psu replace its fan paint it and throw it back in there or get a new psu also if i were to get a new psu it will be one under 40 bucks. any help or comments if good for me
Cut into the case, paint it, a canvas is exactly what it is. A similar project got me into modding - it's kind of an addiction though so be forewarned.
Do be careful painting the PSU though, make sure you mask any openings real good
I won't recommend taking the PSU apart to paint at the same time, you definately don't want to get any paint inside the PSU. Covering (masking) any openings with tape or filling with paper taped down (almost virtually excludes painting the back unless you're very patient and can plug each hole somehow) should keep paint out. You would also need to cover the area where the cables come out as to not let paint enter there either
I think the Seasonic would be a fun PSU to sleeve up but I personally wouldn't consider painting it since too much would need to be masked - a nice little airbrush stencil design on the side could be a nice touch with all that needs to be masked. Here's what I did, I went and got out a few old PSU's I have and considered what I would have to do to paint them. Out of 4 PSU's only one seemed possible to mask off properly to paint completely and even that would be a bit tricky (but possible). I think a small design might be do-able easy enough but a complete paint job does seem to be too much bother (at least to me)