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    I have been searching all morning for a case that will fit an epia MII 1200 with an opus power supply. I am looking for something no wider than 8 inches and no longer than 15 inches. Has to fit under rear passenger seat.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    If you wanna sell one, let me know as well.
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    Does anyone have any ideas for this.
    You can still have something if you have nothing

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    • #3
      I'm also lookin for a case of a similar size for epia sp13000 with an opus supply, but have had no luck so far. Closest I've found was the travla c137 W-12.7" H-2.7" D-10". This might fit under my passenger seat, but will be a very tight if it does. Not sure I wanna risk wastin the money. I might have a go at trying to make one? Not sure how hard it would be, haven't looked into it yet.
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      • #4
        If you can't find exactly what you need, making one isn't all too difficult.

        I got two sheets of 12"x12" 22gauge stainless steel from Home Depot to make a 8"x7"x4 enclosure to fit in my dash. I'll post a picture later, when I get home.
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        • #5
          As promised, here are pictures of my case.

          All the edges of the case are soldered together, and it is rock-solid. The only thing you don't see in the pictures are the holes for the screws which hold the case together, and I also coated the case with an anti-rust coating because there was some flash rusting.
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          • #6
            Sweet case Tj!


            Travla C137 can fit under the seat, there are a few members that did this. Ofcourse, it depends on the car too...
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            • #7
              Thanks Cris =)
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              • #8
                Originally posted by HummDinger
                I have been searching all morning for a case that will fit an epia MII 1200 with an opus power supply. I am looking for something no wider than 8 inches and no longer than 15 inches.
                Which Opus PSU? With a few easy mods a 90W Opus will fit neatly into a Morex 3677. See http://hi-techreviews.com/modules.ph...rticle&sid=635 for a review.

                Removing the Morex PSU and the standoffs will give you enough space to snugly fit the Opus. Note that this won't work with the almost identical Morex 3688 -- the little circuit boards behind its less deeper faceplate are sitting in the way (as can be seen on http://www.bigbruin.com/html/morex_3688.htm).
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                Hardware: VIA MII-12K, 512MB, 60GB 2.5", CW-8123 DVD-CDRW, 7" Lilli ts, Opus 90W, BU-353 GPS, 802.11b PCI, USB bluetooth dongle, AverMedia AverTV Cardbus Plus, Morex Cubid 3677
                Software: RR, MM/FD

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by mox
                  Which Opus PSU? With a few easy mods a 90W Opus will fit neatly into a Morex 3677. See http://hi-techreviews.com/modules.ph...rticle&sid=635 for a review.

                  Removing the Morex PSU and the standoffs will give you enough space to snugly fit the Opus. Note that this won't work with the almost identical Morex 3688 -- the little circuit boards behind its less deeper faceplate are sitting in the way (as can be seen on http://www.bigbruin.com/html/morex_3688.htm).

                  First link doesn't work, and on the second you have to delete the ")" from the end.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Cris
                    First link doesn't work, and on the second you have to delete the ")" from the end.
                    Hm, first link works fine here...
                    I just finished editing the 2nd one
                    CarPC status: HW all done, SW needs tweaked.
                    Hardware: VIA MII-12K, 512MB, 60GB 2.5", CW-8123 DVD-CDRW, 7" Lilli ts, Opus 90W, BU-353 GPS, 802.11b PCI, USB bluetooth dongle, AverMedia AverTV Cardbus Plus, Morex Cubid 3677
                    Software: RR, MM/FD

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                    • #11
                      http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...ight=opus+3688
                      http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=22162

                      Opus will fit in the 3688 with modification
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                      • #12
                        yes, I've seen that thread before. I don't like the idea of sticking the PSU upside down to the drive frame like that with blutac/playdoh/sillyputty/ducttape
                        CarPC status: HW all done, SW needs tweaked.
                        Hardware: VIA MII-12K, 512MB, 60GB 2.5", CW-8123 DVD-CDRW, 7" Lilli ts, Opus 90W, BU-353 GPS, 802.11b PCI, USB bluetooth dongle, AverMedia AverTV Cardbus Plus, Morex Cubid 3677
                        Software: RR, MM/FD

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by mox
                          yes, I've seen that thread before. I don't like the idea of sticking the PSU upside down to the drive frame like that with blutac/playdoh/sillyputty/ducttape

                          ducttape...I hope that was only there for the test fitting....
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by mox
                            Which Opus PSU? With a few easy mods a 90W Opus will fit neatly into a Morex 3677. See http://hi-techreviews.com/modules.ph...rticle&sid=635 for a review.

                            Removing the Morex PSU and the standoffs will give you enough space to snugly fit the Opus. Note that this won't work with the almost identical Morex 3688 -- the little circuit boards behind its less deeper faceplate are sitting in the way (as can be seen on http://www.bigbruin.com/html/morex_3688.htm).
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                            • #15
                              I have a mini-itx p4 motherboard (MB870), a 150W opus, 2.5" 60 gig drive, and an Audigy 2 NX all inside the case without any modification. I'm using the C137

                              I can grab some pics the next time it's out if people care. Basically everything fits well.

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