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need a power supply bracket; is it findable?

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    need a power supply bracket; is it findable?

    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.

    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?


        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:

        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.
        Last edited by GiGaBiTe; June 8, 2021, 06:30 PM.


          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.


            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.