i found one on an old power supply, so ill probably use that.
the first one is the style im after, it looks neat inconspicuous. im planning on keeping the hard drives in the stock location and the psu towards the front at the bottom, so am going to cut a small hole in the wavemaster tray underneath the fan to mount the iec connector, and then solder a kettle plug to the connector.
ive got another question if thats alright? how did you go about grounding it? i keep reading threads on the net with people who use iec connectors saying they have to ground it. im not using the stock psu, im just going to use my coolermaster modular psu. would i still have to do any extra grounding?
No you don't have to ground the case specifically, as long as the earth, live and neutral connect to the correct pins on the actual power supply you will be good to go. However, I did ground the chassis on mine from this socket just to be sure that if there is a problem the case cannot go live un-noticed. Also this is useful if you are not screwing the power supply into position and achieving a strong electrical earth connection.
just to make sure im on the same page, ive drawn a little pic to double check.
the red is the power cable from the wall to the iec. the green is the iec pink is the earth from the iec to a screw on the chassis the yellow is the power cable from the iec to the psu the blue is the psu
do i need to use the earth from the psu power cable to the iec, or just the grounding from the earth on the iec to the chassis, OR solder both the earth from the psu and the chassis grounding to the earth on the iec.
just thought id update this thread as ive just got round to starting it properly. spent a while looking on ebay today looking for a half decent socket so i wouldnt have to rip apart a good psu i had, and found this