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    Quote Originally Posted by blk02si
    Well im going to look at the other via I/O layouts and figure out which ones i need to make. What i would like to do is order a full 4' x 8' sheet of .063 aluminum, maybe in black this time, that way i can set it up to cut about 25 of these cases at one time. Minimize the waste and have uniformity. Also now that I have mine done I can set the CNC to drill my MoBo standoff holes. Those are what I had the most problem with, getting them to line up. Anyway i'll keep the forums posted about mass-production status. For now though I can custom fab single cases if your interested.

    If you get a group together please let me know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EsKALad
    pm me ur paypal addy. i dont trip i need this case for someone else. this case is big enough for the m1atx also this is the one with the via embedded sign on the top right? ok thanks send me ur paypal addy.
    [email protected] is my paypal addy

    Yes I will be sending you the prototype which is pictured in the first post less the hardware. You can get thumbscrews or just plain screws at any computer store. The tapped size is 6-32. Remember also this has the 2" x 6" square hole cut into it on one side for the MoBo I/O port plate.

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    Here is also a picture of a laptop drive placed in there. It still has the aluminum 'rack' that mounts it to the laptop but that will not be there when i get the new drive. (the one in the picture is HIT UP!!, just there to show size and placement) Also in the pic is my test equipment, which will obviously not be there when its finished. The P.S. will sit just above the H.D. on aluminum standoffs. Im also lookinh at cutting some holes in the side of the case for some more USB ports. I just dont think 2 is enough. I mean GPS and the touchscreen will fill that up, and I hate USB hubs, it seems they never work right, or you get conflicts, etc. That or I may wire some of the USB stuff that will not be removed right to the motherboard.

    On another note i just started playing with some front ends. Tested out frodo, centrafuse & Roadrunner. So far im liking frodo & RR.

    What do you want to use the case for eskalde? It would be good for a P.S. and a full size harddrive or 2. .
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    i would suggest selling the whole case(if you plan on doin alittle manufacturing) with fans premounted. and all hardware included for around $125 then you'd be like the porshe of carpc cases. i dont praticularly care for the cases on the mp3car.com store site. I would much rather have this.

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    maybe you could even work out a deal with mp3car.com!

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    i want to use the case for a car pc im doing for someone else. so the cheaper the better lol.
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    payment sent for shipping costs thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by EsKALad
    payment sent for shipping costs thanks!
    Thanks EsKALad, Ill stop by UPS tomorrow and get it sent out. Should get it pretty quick as we are somewhat close in locale.

    Also, ill send it with the MoBo standoff hardware so you know what size standoff i was using when i designed the case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blk02si
    Thanks EsKALad, Ill stop by UPS tomorrow and get it sent out. Should get it pretty quick as we are somewhat close in locale.

    Also, ill send it with the MoBo standoff hardware so you know what size standoff i was using when i designed the case.
    i can easily make a new standoff in the correct spot right?
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    It should not be too hard. I would enlarge the hole that is wrong then use some washers so the screw can be moved. Also a good way to set it up would be to put some 3/4" long screws up through the bottom put a nut on them, then a small spacer, then the mobo, then a rubber washer, then another nut. Worked good for me, also you could move the whole board back and redrill 4 holes. Then not use the I/O plate, just leave it open, then the cable connectors would be hidden also. Just Ideas but you will have to do some fab work but its nothing thats hard if you are good working with tools

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