Hi, I know how to build a computer and what parts are what... but on my travels i have defined myself to a desktop user rather than a laptop, as they can be easily modified and produce more power on a lower budget.
What i would like to know is how can i have power.. but on a smaller scale, as i will be moving around i want to have a smaller pc tower, to do this i would like to have an external power supply (i have seen that these can be bought but i am not too sure on them).
I would like around 250 to 400 watts within an enclosure externally from the desktop that has connections like the 24pin atx, some molex or sata.
The 2 ideas i have had would be using an xbox 360 power supply as the source and either: cutting the end of the cable off and rewiring it to an atx pin port - or creating a panel for the supply to plug into and then running cables from this into atx, molex or sata.
however this is where i need help? is this possible? how would i go about it safely? i do not know how to use the copper and the pcb with the acid that is needed and that kind of stuff
nor do i have the facilities...
Thanks for your time!