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  • Ampie Case information and pictures

    I was asked for some more photos of the new Ampie case so here they are:

    See Ampie car computer case

    http://www.mp3car.com/store/product_...roducts_id=122

    It's an aluminum case designed for the automotive environment. Works with M1-ATX power supply, it comes with wiring harness to easily connect to the M1-ATX and a quick release harness to connect to your vehicle that allows for easy removal.

















    I'll update this thread with more information.

  • #2
    nice! thanks Zip!
    •Micke

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    • #3
      It's a nice case. Here are my first impressions:

      Pluses:
      • will accept any size RAM, no "low-profile" requirements
      • nice wiring harnesses to connect to the M1-ATX and then a harness to connect to your vehicle
      • nice mounting brackets.
      • Small size
      • Looks better then any other case

      Negatives:
      • single fan in the back has a short power wire, not able to reach to connect to the MII12000 board I was using
      • Blue paint color mismatch between case and metal bracket
      • Screwing in those black screws into the aluminum case can be hard, it takes effort to keep the screws going in straight.
      • No room for PCI slots
      • No room for slot load optical drive
      • Pretty much have to use M1-ATX power supply so that means no motherboards with a P4 connector.

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      • #4
        that looks like one solid case. I wonder how a coat of paint would affect the heat sink?
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        • #5
          Originally posted by scott_fx
          that looks like one solid case. I wonder how a coat of paint would affect the heat sink?
          It looks like a heat sink, but it serves no cooling functions. It has an internal fan just like any other case. I don't see what you couldn't paint it.

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          • #6
            I just got this case in from mp3car and it looks good, one thing to note is the 2.5 drive adapter I am using doesnt quite clear the m1-atx. I attached a picture of what my adapter looks like. I should have gotten the adapter from the mp3car store but instead went to frys...
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            CarPC v2: Infiniti G35 Coupe 6MT, DW Housing, IBM R40, GPS, XM, StreetDeck

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            • #7
              The case looks awesome! It would be nice if it was available in larger sizes in order to fit an Opus 150W PCB, or at least the 90W one.
              Renault Megane...the OEM look

              The Lost in Europe Ford Escort

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              • #8
                Originally posted by McFreak
                I just got this case in from mp3car and it looks good, one thing to note is the 2.5 drive adapter I am using doesnt quite clear the m1-atx. I attached a picture of what my adapter looks like. I should have gotten the adapter from the mp3car store but instead went to frys...
                The adapter we sell is more compact then that one in the photo.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Cris
                  The case looks awesome! It would be nice if it was available in larger sizes in order to fit an Opus 150W PCB, or at least the 90W one.
                  FYI, the OPUS 90 watt isn't made anymore, it's been replaced with the 120 watt. Neither of them will fit in this case so it really doesn't matter.

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                  • #10
                    Yeah I noticed that. (That's why I said that I was stupid for not getting it from you guys.) I worked around it by moving the case fan to the center hole.
                    CarPC v2: Infiniti G35 Coupe 6MT, DW Housing, IBM R40, GPS, XM, StreetDeck

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Zip-Lock
                      FYI, the OPUS 90 watt isn't made anymore, it's been replaced with the 120 watt.

                      I must admit, I didn't know that...


                      Originally posted by Zip-Lock
                      Neither of them will fit in this case so it really doesn't matter.

                      No, I was wondering if the manufacturer makes, or could make a similar case in which the Opus could fit in. I know I'd get one. As I see it, this is an ideal case for a carpc, as the optical drive is usualy placed in the dash somewhere, and a PCI card is not always needed, thus keeping the case really compact.
                      Renault Megane...the OEM look

                      The Lost in Europe Ford Escort

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                      • #12
                        Thats a cool case, I like it
                        Im all about small cases and there seems to be no wasted space there
                        The Molex connector is a nice touch too

                        Tad on the expensive side but still cheaper than a Travla
                        Im lucky enough to have had a guy custom fab me a basic aluminum box for $50. Serves my needs (case isnt even seen)
                        2004 G35 Coupe project

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                        • #13
                          Awesome case! Love it.
                          Zen Fat Loss

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                          • #14
                            I received a sample of one of these cases a few weeks ago. It looks very solid and nice -- completely consistent with other car audio equipment. I'd switch over to it but it's a bit larger than my current C134 case so it won't fit in my storage cubby. IIRC, there is actually room to fit two 2.5" drives in there with a M10k.
                            2004 4runner

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                            • #15
                              what about using one of those little square cases for lanners wouldnt' that work any better?

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