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  • Case for Biostar M7NCG 400 and OPUS 150

    Well, having searched the forums for hours, and seen a couple possible cases for the Biostar M7NCG, I'm still having a hard time finding a case that will work with it and the Opus 150. I've seen the chatter regarding the conformity (or lack there of) of the Opus 150 to the case form factors, and I'm a little confused. What cases will work well with the combo?

    I'm replacing my Shuttle with AMD64 proc to this new combo of the Biostar M7NCG with an AMD-M 2400+ (the 1.35v version, costs more than the 1.45v but hey, I'll be saving power for my devices!). My current rig is just too powerful for the car, I really want to bring it back into my bedroom rather than in the car. It just eats a lot of power, and besides, I'm using an invertor, and I really want to get into the OPUS 150 action. My current rig doesn't have any interaction with car start, etc.

    Anyway, any ideas on a case that will work with the Opus and the M7NCG?
    Kevin
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      Come on folks! Bump....
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          http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811130108

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Dillusion
            Those are my three choices for a CarPC style look.
            What is a 'CarPC style look'?
            Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
            How about the Wiki?



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            • #7
              yay Dillusion, read my mind

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                uhh... those cases come with a power supply, dont they? I thought the point of this was to find something to put an opus 150 into.
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                  Most cases you will find have PSU's already in them. Think of it this way, the initial system build will be easier hooking it up to AC power and testing in the house vs. trying to find a DC power source or building the software in the car.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Cheech
                    Most cases you will find have PSU's already in them. Think of it this way, the initial system build will be easier hooking it up to AC power and testing in the house vs. trying to find a DC power source or building the software in the car.
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                    • #11
                      I have two existing carputers, that are both powered off invertors, which is why I want to upgrade to the OPUS, but I want to find a case that works well with that motherboard, and can mount the OPUS properly.

                      Not sure why you were telling me about AC power.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by maxxell
                        uhh... those cases come with a power supply, dont they? I thought the point of this was to find something to put an opus 150 into.
                        I have the Biostar MB and the case I bought for it came with a power supply. The Opus 150 is smaller than the 200W PSU that came with it. All I had to do was pull out the PSU that came with it and screw the Opus in. Then when I bring the computer inside I just unplug the Opus and plug the other one in.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by DarquePervert
                          What is a 'CarPC style look'?
                          The Flat (Desktop style i guess) 4" high cases with horizontal mounting drives is the style im talking about.

                          And yeah the athenateck would be my final pick too.
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                          • #14
                            dillusion, how do you shockmount the case and/or hard drive? thats what worries me.... : /
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Chita79
                              dillusion, how do you shockmount the case and/or hard drive? thats what worries me.... : /
                              I can only speak for the Athenatech case, as that is what I am building on now. Let me just say that that HD isn't going ANYWHERE. The metal shroud that attaches the HD to the bottom rail of the 5.25 drive cage is incredibly solid and fits very well. The only thing that I would really need to "shockmount" would be the case to the rear seats, and I think I am probably going to use some rubber grommets or something like that.
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