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    does anyone know where to get these cheaper than frontx
    http://www.frontx.com/cpx101_1.html

    this is much higher than i wish to pay as i need about 8 of them

  • #2
    get a hub

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    • #3
      I used a piece from an old mainboard.



      Now I have 2 USB2 ports in front of my housing


      Cheap (I had a few of them still laying around) and using a dremel tool its easy to fit
      My Opel Astra 1993 CarPC: http://www.djsmiley.com/projects/carpc/photos/

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      • #4
        no i need then with the usb a end on the to plug in to a hub

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        • #5
          Originally posted by yonu
          no i need then with the usb a end on the to plug in to a hub

          Ever heard of a soldering iron?

          Its not that hard to hookup a regular USB connector.....
          My Opel Astra 1993 CarPC: http://www.djsmiley.com/projects/carpc/photos/

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          • #6
            well then please tell me where to just but the usb a ends cause i have had no luck finding them

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            • #7
              Originally posted by yonu
              well then please tell me where to just but the usb a ends cause i have had no luck finding them
              I bought some USB A-A cables from an overstock sale here at a local computershop, 3m A-A for about $2 / piece.

              Cutted them into 2 pieces of 1.5m each
              My Opel Astra 1993 CarPC: http://www.djsmiley.com/projects/carpc/photos/

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              • #8
                this one has an external USB connector on it and a seperate power connector, and you can take it apart easy for fabbing into something.

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                • #9
                  thanks for the info guys i guess i will set down and make them since i suppose i won't find any premade ones cheaper than frontx

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                  • #10
                    Is $7.90 really too expensive? https://www.2checkout.com/cgi-bin/cc...=19&quantity=1
                    Spent so far: $1,755
                    Check Out My Work Log for Specs/Pics
                    CarPC Progress[!!!!!!!!!!!!!!].....Installation[---------+].....Pastrami Progress[!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]
                    Don't mess with Texas.
                    It's not nice to pick on retards!

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                    • #11
                      to me yes it is as I actually need to order like 5 or 6 of them (using for other projects besides in car) i can actually make them for about 2.50 each if i set down and make them
                      so to me 7.90 is to much

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                      • #12
                        Ah, forgot that you had mentioned you needed more then one. Good luck with your project.
                        Spent so far: $1,755
                        Check Out My Work Log for Specs/Pics
                        CarPC Progress[!!!!!!!!!!!!!!].....Installation[---------+].....Pastrami Progress[!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]
                        Don't mess with Texas.
                        It's not nice to pick on retards!

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