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    How small is your MP3 Box?

    Hello to everyone!

    So how big is your mp3 case (box)?
    Also can you please mention if its PC or non-PC based.
    Let me start... my MP3 box is 9" long and 9" wide with 2.25" high and its PC based.

    Its just good to know how small the box can get.

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    Mine is 13" x 13" x 3" in a store-bought case that holds a standard AT motherboard. DC-DC power supply is inside case, making that the total size of my player. No external power supplies or inverters.

    Not too bad...does your case include the power supply fosgate? If so, that's pretty small.

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    Mine is 9.7" wide, 10.5" long and 3" high holding these parts:

    Baby AT Motherboard
    3.5" HD
    DC-DC power supply
    16*4 LCD
    Keypad controller
    LCD buffer circuit
    2 fans and all connectors etc...

    It's a neat fit for everything but it all seems to work together nicely The case is from an old Apple 20Mb external hard disk unit which fits my Baby AT motherboard perfectly and has a metal screen all around.

    Are you using a sub standard size motherboard Fosgate as the smallest standard Baby AT motherboard seems to be 23cm (9.1")square?

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    Amptron makes an all in one motherboard that is 8.75" square. Built in sound, lan, video, and even a modem!

    PM-585B http://www.amptron.com/html/pm585B.html

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    Hello to everyone and thanks for the replys.

    Meatballman in my MP3 box i have the DC-> DC converter all voltages. 6.5gig 3.5" HD. Video and sound cards pluged in to the motherboard . And all in one case.
    The hard drive has a special shock absorbers made for on 2 rubber spacers.

    Thats all...

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    Sproggy , yes thats the motherboard im using its about 22cm on 22.5cm.
    However it doesnt have any inbild audio or video.

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    Fosgate...

    are you using a riser card to keep your height so low?? If you are do you have a url where i can find one. Also, did you build your dc-dc supply yourself or buy it from somewhere??

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    Aladdin

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    My enclosure is 10"x8"x2" in size and contains:

    - ATX MB with onboard Audio, SVGA, 2 Serial, 1 Parallel, 1 Game, 2 USB, PS/2 KB and Mouse.

    - 3.5" Standard size Hard Disk

    - DC-DC switching ATX PSU

    - Data acquisition board for monitoring engine, suspension, and other sensors.

    - Celeron 500MHz CPU with FAN


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    Hello there.

    Aladdin i had big riser card and i cut it to the size i needed so i could have two cards on it and it wouldnt be higher then 2.25".

    I remember i have seen the place where you could be those riser cards. it was a link on one of mp3car sties.

    For the DC -> DC i made it my self (i m doing some modifications to it at the moment).
    It uses fly back regulators which means it can operate with wider input range its stable and really small too.

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    Fosgate you said that you built your own psu i was wondering if you could publish those schematics to the web for others to build the same unit since it uses fly back regulators. thank you


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