Hi guys, it's very much time that i not posting on bit-tech, so, i decided to come back with a new project. The project it's an HTPC for the living room. Actually i haven't already choose the component that i'm going to install into the case, but i have only few pieces that i'm going to recycle from an older rig. Those components that i'm going to re-use gonna be modified to be more silent. It's gonna be inserted into a tv cabinet and the height available it's only 12cm. so i need to create a flat case to mount it into the cabinet. I have decided to build the structure in steel and "cover" it by wood. So, let's start! Step #1: Power Supply How i have already said, few component gonne be recycled. One of these is the power supply. This is an old power supply, the fan doesn't work so, it's perfect to be modded. First of all, i open the case of power supply (Warranty?? ), and now i know why the fan doesn't work. Yeah, a little bit of dust... I have dismount all pieces of the power supply to clean them and to paint the chassis with a "Micaceous Black" Meanwhile, i have received this... It's gonna be a long.... very long day! I have cutted the first 24 pieces of paracord to sleeve the 24 pin For each pieces i remove the tissue situated into the paracord Let's go! The paracord it's very easy to fix at the cable, i have heated the end of the paracord and melted on the pin After a long time... At the end of the day i have finished the modifications on the power supply... Cleaning, painting, sleeving and changing the fan (i have mounted a new fan, but i have downvolted to 7V to be more silent) The first step is finished... The next one going to be the chassis! That's all for now. Bye bye!