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    Amplified PC

    This is part of phase one of my car pc project. I have taken a perfectly good amplifier and gutted it to use as my pc case. I chose an MB Quart DSC 450. One it is a discontinued product so I got it for about the price of a regular mini itx case. Two it has a height of 2.5" so i can easily get a low profile cpu cooler in it. Three the amp comes with vents in the top to aid in cooling. (I may enlarge those)

    Here are some pics from my crappy cell phone.

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    I am a pc tech so like all pc techs I have spare pc parts at my disposal. I cut up a matx case for the motherboard mount. I wil have to cut it further, but here is the preliminary fit mock up. The white wire is the stock power indicator led lead I will adapt as my pc power indicator.

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    Asus board mounted. Salvaged motherboard mount was too high, so i used 1/8" nylon spacers.

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    Now I have to get an endplate cut. Going monday to the waterjet shop.

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    i gotta admit-- it looks really weird to see computer connections in a amp.

    next thing you know, people are gonna be asking you where you got a MB Quart computer..

    great work so far!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by soundman98 View Post
    i gotta admit-- it looks really weird to see computer connections in a amp.

    next thing you know, people are gonna be asking you where you got a MB Quart computer..

    great work so far!!
    If I counter-sink the amp when I mount it, no one will see the computer connections. Im hoping they will ask where I mounted the computer not how I got one from MB Quart.

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    Totally cool idea! Especially if you have 3 of that same amp counter sunk in a row or something! If not, Why not paint that case? ****, for a custom look I'd paint exposed amps anyway!

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    very nice work! i like this!

    may do something like this in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swiat34 View Post
    Totally cool idea! Especially if you have 3 of that same amp counter sunk in a row or something!
    I plan to get two more when Im done with the pc. One for the front and rear speakers. The other bridged for a dual voice coil sub.

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    How many channel /watt are they? Must be 4, huh.

    Oh ****! I didn't realize you can't say "****" on here! hehe oops

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