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    hmmm... i've never seen this site

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    Wow shadow those motors look great, but i think i may be getting in over my head. I think i will try and make something simple for now and i can certainly add the motorised option at a later stage. I am bookmarking the site for looking at sometime later. I think i will have enough on my hands with just the hinge and stays.
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    Don't hidge it just mount your mini-itx board and all the rest of the hardware. As cool as it seems having your keyboard built into the hidge door it will be very unpracticle and lame. Look at the keyboard I bought its hella small and has a joystick mouse built in. just tuck it under your passendger chair and pull it out when you need it. It would be cool to stealth out the computer so if a thug got in all they would see to take is the screen and not your computer.....

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    mbkowns,
    Thanks for your advice, actually i will be placing the entire computer in a mini ITX case and that will go into the opening. That would leave the opening covering alone and i am trying to make it a door, the keyboard thus will also be hidden behind it.
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    I was just discussing this project with a friend here and during the discussions a idea came about and i wanted the opinions of others on the board. What if i discard the idea of a case altogether, the opening can serve as a case in itself. I can mount the motherboard and PSU etc on a sheet of aluminium or plywood or something and put it on the shelf. I think there is enough room for MB, PSU, HDD. Also i think the air flow will be better and it might do me well over the Indian summer.

    What do you people think ? feasable ?

    cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ankur View Post
    I was just discussing this project with a friend here and during the discussions a idea came about and i wanted the opinions of others on the board. What if i discard the idea of a case altogether, the opening can serve as a case in itself. I can mount the motherboard and PSU etc on a sheet of aluminium or plywood or something and put it on the shelf. I think there is enough room for MB, PSU, HDD. Also i think the air flow will be better and it might do me well over the Indian summer.

    What do you people think ? feasable ?

    cheers.
    I'd stick with a case. It will give you proper rf shielding. From the looks of the pictures, a mac mini or mini itx computer should fit in there with no problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BarryWoods View Post
    I'd stick with a case. It will give you proper rf shielding. From the looks of the pictures, a mac mini or mini itx computer should fit in there with no problems.
    Hi Barry,
    RF shielding ? Could you elaborate please.
    thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ankur View Post
    Hi Barry,
    RF shielding ? Could you elaborate please.
    thanks.
    You ever been kicking back listening to your radio and someone with an old junker car go driving by and you can hear it on your radio? Two cycle motors sometimes do it too. That kind of electromagnetic interference isn't very nice to the delicate electronics in computers. As long as everything in your car is grounded properly you probably won't have to worry about it, but the case is designed to stop all that so why take the chance?
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