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    Okay, I am really in confusion and I hope you guys could help me out. I have been building a carpc just on newegg, putting the parts together. So far this is what I have for my parts:

    C Specs:
    CPU: Intel Celeron E3400 Wolfdale 2.6GHz 1MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor

    Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116348

    Motherboard:GIGABYTE GA-G31M-ES2L LGA 775 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard.

    Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128357

    Ram:G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)

    Link:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231098

    PS: DSATX 220W
    http://www.short-circuit.com/product/DSATX.html

    Screen: Lilliput 629GL
    http://www.mo-co-so.com/Lilliput-629...29-dvi-rci.htm

    Okay but the only problem is the case! So people have told me that there isnt really a case that the power supply I picked can fit in. So how exactly do you fit that power supply in if it cant fit in. I have been suggested to use that power supply. The problem is I need a case to try to fit it and havent really been able to find anything. I was thinking of using a case like this:

    http://www.mo-co-so.com/Black-Box-Mo...-p/mcs-bbm.htm

    Does anyone have any comments on using a case like that or has used one and could give me some feedback. As well, suggestions on a case would be excellent and I am really looking for that. If they could fit in all the parts I have as well. Thanks! Please let me know.

  • #2
    Most people make their own case.
    Some go nekkid and have no case at all.
    Some use a larger case and fabricate a bracket for the DSATX or other odd-sized PSU where an ATX PSU would mount or in a drive bay.
    Some use an external project box for their PSU.

    Time to get creative.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    • #3
      Ya making your case would be cool but I dont exactly have the tools to make my own case. Maybe making a case or getting a case for the power supply might actually work out. Ill take a look into it and see what I can do. But suggestions would be more then helpful.

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      • #4
        Check your links. The links don't work, because "..." replaced some key parts of the actual URL.

        Just buy a nice micro ATX case, remove the power supply, then get some motherboard threaded standoffs and screw them into the case (drill small holes if necessary) for the automotive power supply. It's pretty easy.

        The DSATX has been discontinued, and the M4 is now recommended. I prefer Opus power supplies over the M2/3/4 power supplies - they are worth a look. Plus, if you want something added/removed to the power supply firmware, Opus Solutions will do it for free.
        Last edited by kegobeer; 04-02-2011, 05:45 PM.
        1999 Mercury Grand Marquis GS with: ASRock E350M1 w/4GB RAM, 80GB Intel SSD, Opus DCX3.120, Visteon HD Radio + HDR-USB, PL-18N wifi, OBDLink Scan Tool, BTA6210 BT, BU-353, Win 7 Ultimate, CF 4.0, Alpine MRP-F240 + MRP-T220, RF Punch 1572s, Kicker 8" Comp.

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        • #5
          Thanks okay here are the new specs of my computer. The links should work let me know if they dont. I am going to take out the power supply of the case, and add the m4 power supply. That should work and I believe it should fit in there. Tell me what you guys think.

          Cpu - Intel Pentium E5500 2.8GHz 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775
          http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116367
          Mobo - Intel BOXDG43GT LGA 775 Intel G43 HDMI Micro
          http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813121389
          Ram - G.SKILL 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800
          http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231203
          *Case (most important) - COOLER MASTER Elite 100 RC-100-KKP3-GP Black
          http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119211

          *PS - m4 250 watt
          http://www.mini-box.com/M4-ATX

          Cool tell me what you think. Thanks!
          Last edited by Gamerxx13; 04-02-2011, 06:27 PM.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by kegobeer View Post
            The DSATX has been discontinued, and the M4 is now recommended. I prefer Opus power supplies over the M2/3/4 power supplies - they are worth a look. Plus, if you want something added/removed to the power supply firmware, Opus Solutions will do it for free.
            do you have more info on that? I chose to use the dsatx after all the problematic posts on the m4. and to this day, there is still much more posts with m4 problems--like noise issues, and startup problems then there are with the dsatx....

            and have you seen mickz's posts on blocking the problematic noise that causes interferance, and what he had to do to get rid of it?
            My OLD 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT:
            "The Project That Never Ended, until it did"


            next project? subaru brz
            carpc undecided

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            • #7
              More info on which part? About the dsatx being discontinued? Only what short-circuit.com posted on the product page. I agree about the M4 problems, it seems like a big piece of crap to me from all the problem posts I've read about it. That's why I decided to go with an Opus, since they seemed to work a lot better than the M's. Glad I did, too, because it's a great power supply with some great support from the manufacturer.

              I think I've seen mickz's posts. He manufactured a pretty cool piece of hardware to clean up the power!

              *edit*
              I wen to Mpegbox and they have the 220 up there, and it looks like you can order directly from them. It might just be that particular company that's not carrying them anymore, or maybe Mpegbox isn't using distributors anymore. The support forum is also pretty old - not a single post on the 220 forum since 2010.
              Last edited by kegobeer; 04-02-2011, 09:26 PM.
              1999 Mercury Grand Marquis GS with: ASRock E350M1 w/4GB RAM, 80GB Intel SSD, Opus DCX3.120, Visteon HD Radio + HDR-USB, PL-18N wifi, OBDLink Scan Tool, BTA6210 BT, BU-353, Win 7 Ultimate, CF 4.0, Alpine MRP-F240 + MRP-T220, RF Punch 1572s, Kicker 8" Comp.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by kegobeer View Post
                I think I've seen mickz's posts. He manufactured a pretty cool piece of hardware to clean up the power!
                but from what i remember from the thead, it was almost cheaper to deal with the extra expense of the opus 360...



                Originally posted by kegobeer View Post
                I wen to Mpegbox and they have the 220 up there, and it looks like you can order directly from them. It might just be that particular company that's not carrying them anymore, or maybe Mpegbox isn't using distributors anymore. The support forum is also pretty old - not a single post on the 220 forum since 2010.
                it looks like the dsatx is still available in the mp3 car store as well..


                i just don't like recommending the m4 to anyone who has not had a chance to see what they could be potentially getting into...(i would estimate for every m4 install that does work, there are 2 that have issues)
                My OLD 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT:
                "The Project That Never Ended, until it did"


                next project? subaru brz
                carpc undecided

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