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  • Need your opinion on building car pc case

    Hi every one. So i have started building my second carpc. First one was micro atx with celeron 512ram and m2ATX.
    I have allmost gathered all the bits for new computer:
    VIA EPIA EX15000G
    1gb DDR2 533 ram
    3.5 160gb hdd
    m2-atx
    17dbi usb wifi
    1.2 bluetooth
    Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-900
    labtec 640k webcam.
    USB GPS
    2 x boss 240w amps (got 1)
    I am planing to build case for this setup from stainless steel, laser cut + painted + smal rectangular window + UV lights to match amps etc.
    I have started with rough skeches and i would like to get your opinion and feedback, basicaly what you think and how you would like it if it was for your self. I just want to hit sweet spot between size, cooling and expansion capabilities.
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    Got some time, changed my draft sketch:
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    • #3
      Components

      Here are components i have:
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      • #4
        Sorry to be off-topic but what are these called and where did you get them?
        02' JETTA 1.8T | WORKLOG ALBUM

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        • #5
          Lazyflip, what these?

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          • #6
            Where and how are you mounting the pc, and what screen are you going to be using?
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            • #7
              The screen i'm going to use is pictured above. The PC is going to be located in the boot with amps, not hidden.
              I am deciding now which car i am going to buy, and then will see how i will fit the screen.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by agniusm View Post
                Lazyflip, what these?
                I was referring to the last picture in your 3rd post. They look like some kind of male/female connectors. Thanks!
                02' JETTA 1.8T | WORKLOG ALBUM

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                • #9
                  Hey. These connectors are from Maplins in UK: http://www.maplin.co.uk/family.aspx?...id=-2&doy=18m5

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                  • #10
                    lookin good.. build me a micro-atx version lol

                    what are you planning on using to connect the walls?
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                    • #11
                      Hi. The whole case will be cut from 1mm stainless steel sheet, then folded and tig welded (corners) including mainboard mounting nuts, hard drive brackets, power supply nuts. After, sanded, and painted or chrome plated LOL
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                      • #12
                        i wonder how much does it cost to custom cut with laser etc..??

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                        • #13
                          CarPC home

                          Just two weeks ago i have bought car i always wanted to have. Perfect colour + have purchased Jetex perfomance exhoust. Long awaited carputer home. So here is she.
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                          • #14
                            You can use speakon connectors as well. That is what I used. Nuetrik speakon has a great connection, it is not screw on but clicks and locks into place.
                            My Install

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                            • #15
                              Hi. I know that speakon are good but i dont think that they would do the job cause i find them a bit bulky and allso sockets must be bolted in rather then screwed in. I just thought connectors i bought will make job tidier. Any way thanx for info and replay sxott

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