So I eventually decided to use Thermaltake TR2 700 watt for my Silverstone SG08 Lite chassis. Due to the way SG08 places its PSU, and due to the PSU's IEC socket placement, the SG08's extended power cable will get bent too much, because the connector’s cable side becomes too close to the front panel.
The following picture illustrates my problem. The picture actually uses Zalman ZM600 LV as example, but with Thermaltake TR2 700, the problem becomes more severe.
I was thinking of rotating the Thermaltake TR2's IEC socket 180 degree
, to flip the cable side around so it won't be very close to the front panel. So I unscrewed the PSU's IEC socket, pulled them out, and started rotating it. It was not easy, and even after I managed to rotate it, it was not easy to put the socket back either. And to be frank, I'm not sure how many inside cables I've twisted around in the process.
But then I suddenly realized I could made my custom extended power cable, by modding a cheap female IEC socket like this
to reduce its depth, connecting it with a male IEC socket, then put the "custom" extended power cable between the PSU's IEC socket and the Silverstone SG08's extended power cable. That way, I won't need to bend the SG08's extended power cable too much, and I don't need to mess around with my PSU's IEC socket either.
So I, uh, turned the PSU's IEC socket back to its original position, and screwed it back to the PSU. Of course, it was after I twisted so many cables inside by turning the IEC socket 180 degree.
Then I tested the PSU using paper clip (the mobo is still on the way from ebay), and it appears to run normal. I have tested the PSU with the same method before I did the stupid thing, and I couldn't tell the difference.
But is there any chance that I've ruined something inside the PSU?