HI all. I am looking into modding my PSU. I have got a small mATX case that is really cramped inside. My power supply seems like it has a bzillion cords that I am not using and are just taking up valuable space.
Is it possible for me to open up the psu, cut the cables I don't need, and heatshrink or electrical tape them up. Is this safe or is it really dangerous idea? I would just like to make extra room in the case with very little room as it is. It's impossible to tuck all those cords/cables away.
I have thought about purchasing a modular PSU but this is my old pc and I would rather not spend any extra money on it if I don't have to.
By capping them, I mean insulating them after cutting. This can be done by using tape or heatshrink as previously suggested. If you are comfortable taking the cover off the PSU, you could just cut them off at the terminal or de-solder them from the PCB.
Be very cautious taking apart a PSU though, as those capacitors can still hold a big charge for quite a while.