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    PC Case Material?

    I've got mine mounted on plexiglass now with no covering underneath the driver's seat. I'd rather be enclosed, of sorts with some in/out fans on either end. Mainly so I can make a few passes at the track as well as do donuts with no worries.

    I've searched, but can't discover what people make their cases out of. Any suggestions, preferably metal because it'll be easy to bend?

    Thanks!
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    Mine is MDF.
    Others have used plexiglass, fiberglass, and sheet aluminum.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    All mine is mounted inside the rear panel enclosure. i have a sort of pocket inside the boot, and i cut the bottom out of it, and mounted the atx main board flat to it, and m2atx to the side, hard drives are fixed to the bottom near where the jack used to be... so i can remove the panel covers in 2 seconds for access. Using an fm transmitter to get sound on head unit, and dont get no noise at all from pc.

    I drive a frontera sport 2.2rs

    hope this helps

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    Oh yeah. I forgot that subset of users who make their cases out of nothing at all!
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    I wish I could mount mine behind a panel, but there's no room under any for my board. I was kind hoping for the glovebox, but micro-ATX is too big. I could mount it in the cubbyhole in my hatch, but with the sub box, it'll be pretty hard for it to breathe. My only option was under my seat and no one sits there anyways so it's fine. Just worried about it sliding around and even more so when it's raining sideways down here and gets on the board.

    Sheet alum might be my best bet, or at least cleaner than fiberglass. Any suggestions on who sells it and what thickness I'd need to make it sturdy enough, yet bendable?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert View Post
    Oh yeah. I forgot that subset of users who make their cases out of nothing at all!



    Lol, well its only temp fit at moment, want to get a waterproof case, for incase i get water in while wading Just on look out at moment for right enclosure. ive got plenty of space, But for now it works , and case cost me nowt

    Was maybe looking at a plastic cake box, with a couple of fans in the top for cooling, with holes silconed up where cables exit. havent decided yet though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert View Post
    Mine is MDF.
    Others have used plexiglass, fiberglass, and sheet aluminum.
    Don't forget wood users too~



    Someone's Install

    Some other person's install (I swore this person had it fastened to the wood too, so he/she might have changed it to a slim case)

    Crawdaddy is making everything out of wood!

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    I use plexi for all 3 of my installed.
    cheap easy to work with and glue together (when you use Weldon to glue).
    I want to make the case in the Supra a little smaller after I build the heater to bend plexi posted by Greatwhite.
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    Does anyone remember that thread with that one guy that was adamant about our collective social responsibility to use cases that concealed EMI (metal)? I can't seem to find it.

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    Mine base is made out of plexi but it's hard to bend right. I was hoping metal would be easier, but the plan I have is to mount the PSU, HDD and mobo to fit inside a small space that's 4" high (under driver's seat). That Weldon glue, is it actually Weldon as the brand or "weld-on"? It dries clear, so that's a plus. Might be the only choice I have. How did you cut the plexi? I used a dremel and sides aren't all that smooth.
    2000 Pontiac Trans Am Firehawk #102
    Processor: AMD 64 X2 BE-2350 (Dual Core)
    Motherboard: ABit NF-M2S (Micro-ATX)
    Memory: 2GIG Crucial DDR2 667
    Hard Drive: WD 160GIG
    Monitor: 7" Lilliput 629GL
    Front End: CentraFuse With Navigation

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