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Is there some kind of storage box or case that fits in the place of a hdd?.

 

Hear me out here. There says most people have ssd's so the 3.5 hdd brackets in pc cases are unused, this way the extra screws could be stored inside the computer to avoid losing them.

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A novel idea on the surface, but be aware that if not properly secured, these could easily get loose and cause a whole slew of problems.

 

That said, if you really want to do this, I would just gut a failed 3.5" HDD, modify it to be more easily opened, then maybe paint it some innocuous color to avoid a ragtag look. Probably a lot easier than trying to find and modify an existing candidate.

 

I've got a junk 3.5" on my desk right now that I've considered modifying to be a Tesla turbine to do some experiments with, but since diagnosis of autism, I've realized my tendency to fumble objects and drop things is going to be a problem in doing so. Life is what happens while you make other plans.

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OP: My PC cuts off and crashes. Is the 1000W PSU enough?  ME: 1000W is plenty, PSU or system board could be faulty. Get both tested.

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6 minutes ago, An0maly_76 said:

I've got a junk 3.5" on my desk right now that I've considered modifying to be a Tesla turbine to do some experiments with, but since diagnosis of autism, I've realized my tendency to fumble objects and drop things is going to be a problem in doing so. 

HDD motors can generate a few volts if you find a way to spin them fast enough, I've tried.

 

For OP, you could 3-D print one, or gut a 3.5 HDD as was previously said. 

 

Is it plugged in? Is it turned on? Are you sure? No, really. 

I'm not a professional, just an enthusiast. I don't know everything.

 

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