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    Wooden Box Enclosure (w/ Pics).

    Hi all,

    I've finished building a new box for my P4 today. I thought of sharing my accomplishment with everyone here.

    Here are the pics:
    Natural View:



    Front View:



    Right-Corner View:



    Top View:


    Notice the PW-200-M Power Adapter adjacent to the processor. The 12V plug is located between the Generic Audio Card and the Serial COM2.
    Also notice the White Little RJ-11 (Telephone) Plug in the bottom-right corner. It'll be used for the PW-Switch, HDD-Led, & PW-Led. That way, I'd be able to extend the three to just about anywhere in the car.
    The side mounted 12V fan is awesome! It hooks right into the System_Fan connector in the MoBo.
    The only thing this box is currently missing is the top lid. It'll be done within the next 24 hours though...

    BTW, this is PCC-TYP02 (Personal Car Computer, Type 02). As soon as it's installed in my car, I'll be putting TYP01 in the classified section. (TYP01 is enclosed in a metal box).

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    Time Spent: 1 hr Shopping (Home Depot) + 4~6 hrs labor.
    Money Spent: Under $20 in materials. Wood & Aluminum cutting tools are a must.

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    Pictures dont work

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    "Geocities has exceeded its allocated data transfer..."
    Any suggestions anybody?

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    attach them to the post
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    Attached, thanks markopolo311.

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    Pretty cool!
    2 questions:
    What standoffs did you use for the mobo?
    How'd you mount the HDD?

    Not really a question, but more of a curiousity...Why only 1 case fan? Don't you want another one on the opposite end? 1 for input one for output?

    I really like the telco jack idea!
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    a P4 on a PW200??

    have you got it running yet?
    But don't take it from me! here's a quote from a real, live newbie:
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    It would be magical if you have the PC running with P4 and PW200.
    Words of advice: Search before asking why it doesn't work.
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    Good luck with that hard drive vertical mount. There are people who say it will fail easier that way.

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    From what i've heard, vertical mounting is better. think about it, if it's horizontal, if you hit a bump the heads hit the platters. if it's vertical, the heads will move parallel to the platters, which will cause data read errors as the heads will shake out of alignment, but it seems better than having them hit the platters.

    Then again, I don't think anyone's done any definitive testing, so it's all speculation. Either way, your best bet by far is to just pony up and buy a laptop HD... at least as the main drive for the OS and apps. When I ran my GPS software off a 3.5" hard drive, it would severely stutter whenever the road was even slightly bumpy, it seemed like the hard drive was having lots of read errors and correcting for them, slowing it down... sure enough, when I switched to a laptop drive, everything became smooth and faster (even though the drive itself is slower, the lack of read errors makes up for it)
    But don't take it from me! here's a quote from a real, live newbie:
    Quote Originally Posted by Viscouse
    I am learning buttloads just by searching on this forum. I've learned 2 big things so far: 1-it's been done before, and 2-if it hasn't, there is a way to do it.
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