My current solution works 100% fine. The ONLY reason I posted anything about heat was to say that a full size desktop processor isn't ideal for me considering I need to keep it a quiet as possible.
And thanks, but rebuilding the entire back seat of the GTi isn't going to happen. We have to keep the car in a state where we can pull the bottom cushions of the back seat out, throw a cooler, a pop-up tent, and all of our show stuff back there, then drive 16 hours to a show with the car when we need to.
Again, I want to stress...my current location and solution fits my needs very well. The ONLY reason I EVER brought up the heat issue was to explain why I was looking for a mobile processor motherboard.
I also would not put this board against many USB to optical card - for example Empirical Audio USB Off-Ramp is an absolute killer http://www.empiricalaudio.com/frComputer_Audio.html
But properly modifed Lynx with added Superclock 4 in properly tuned computer with a right software - is a best digital source in the world easly besting $20-50K dedicated CD transports - and doing it soo much better what it's not even funny.
I guess I should just ignore you then...maybe that would have been the better solution.
Perhaps my tone didn't come across correctly in text, imagine that.
I'm not sure what set you over the edge on it, but I wasn't being touchy, I was heading off the entire discussion before it happened...since it wasn't necessary.
That's something that's up to you.
Just like you wouldn't get someone from the audiophile world to tell you that you should buy X speakers and Y amplifiers....that's not going to happen here.
i realy liked that position, it only got to cold. In sommer you switch on your blower of the car more often anyway. And the amount of airflow there is huge. Also, because its outside of the car. There is no noise in the car.
Cold m4 startuptime: 33 sec. (full xp no tweaks)
1) I literally have no where to put a computer in my engine bay
2) On a 115 degree day down here, the engine bay of the car routinely reached over 150 degrees
3) Just because the cooling fans kick on more, doesn't mean that they keep the engine bay at a temperature low enough to sustain a computer.
3a) cooling fans are designed to move air across a radiator, not to cool an engine bay
4) I have a skid plate that effectively seals off the bottom side of the engine bay from the rest of the environment, meaning it gets even warmer in my engine bay
You've suggested this to me before, btw. And the reasons it still wont work are the same.
Perhaps it's not making sense because I'm using our temperature system. Maybe this would help
115F = 46C
150F = 65.5C
Computers don't like to run in ambient temperatures of that nature and still remain reliable.
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I am very creative with space, its part of my trade.
The architect i used to work for told me that university changes the way you think, and it takes years to become aware of that. Thank you for making me a little more aware.
But do try to bee creative there is always a little space somewhere.
My car has on the right side of the car before the front wheel the power-steering. But on the left side this space is completely empty they too are separate from the engine bay.
You also don’t have to have all the components of your cpc in the same casing, this reduces the amount of space you need.
Think outside the box, i know you can.
Your car has to have a space to put your mobo and keep it cool without nois.
I know the temp shortens the live-span of the mobo, but i did ask:
This goes for your car, not for mine. If you look at the pictures you see that it is not really part of the engine-bay.
This position does keep the mobo cool, because it sits right on top of the air-intake of the interior fan.
It was bolted on to it. The air has to pas over it. And so cooling is very good, i had the prove of that with the temp-readings of the dsx.
You also see that it is a separate compartment and not part of the engine bay, i never sad it would cool the engine bay.
Hope you get the cooling / position sorted out.
If you need help i will be glad to brainstorm with you on the position of the mobo.