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    Mounting PC Internals

    Hey guys... im going to make a custom enclosure for my desktop pc components... and was planning on atatching them all to a piece of mdf and then fastening that into a corner of my trunk standing on its side and putting a fiberglass wall up in front of it all

    well my question is... what it the best way to mount the components to the mdf?

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    Screws.

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    goto your local computer "salvage store" and buy some motherboard risers

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    my original idea was screws, but the threads on these screws are extrmely hard to match in order to buy longer ones to attach the parts to the board

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    It's easier to mount to a piece of plexiglass. Drill the little holes, and get some threaded motherboard risers. Screw those into your holes, and screw the mobo to that. 1/4in Plexiglass I think would be study enough, that's what I used for my first carpc.
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    my motherboard isnt the problem... but its mainly the HDD and power supply (that came with pc)
    Debating on installing a carpc in my Jeep.....

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    For your HDD I'd recommend some of those 5 1/4 drive bay adapters for hard drives. Screw it to your board, then you have a 3.5" drive bay. For your power supply, maybe take the cover off, and screw it to your board, then screw the PS back to the cover. I've done that in a desk I used to turn into a computer-desk (gay pun, I know).
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    The thread for motherboard screws/risers and also the Opus 90w is 4-40, my local Lowes had a small bag of 14 machine bolts and nuts for a little less than a buck, the ones I bought were 1/2" long but I believe they have longer. I dunno about HDD screws though, I always seem to have some lying around.


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    alright well thanks for the help got everything mounted now... check out the pics at: http://djx.dyndns.org/images/carpc/
    Debating on installing a carpc in my Jeep.....

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    looks pretty good! I figured that was an Eclipse hatch....I used to drive one a few years ago and it looked pretty familiar

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