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    Opus and Casetronics C-134 Mini ITX

    Casetronics C-134 Mini ITX is the Epia based system that fits into a single DIN slot in the dash. Opus makes the really nice powersupply that turns the system off when the ignition is keyed off.

    Does anyone know if it is possible to use the Opus and the Casetronics C-134 case together?

    --Craig

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    A little more detail....

    I don't need the DVD in the case.
    I am comfortable removing the existing power supply.

    Has anyone been able to physically fit an Opus inside one of these cases? Or does anyone have any alternative approaches to getting the Opus features with this platform?

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    I can pretty much tell you that the Opus 150w DC-DC power supply will not fit into this case. Considering the case is a single DIN high, the Power supply would take up approx 1/3-2/5ths of the entire case (no room for mobo, HDD, Ram, etc).
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    Let me clarify. I am wondering if I can fit the Opus without the Opus encasement. I thought it might fit if it were upside down and positioned just right.

    I think I am going to have to build my own case. bummer.

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    You don't have to build your own case, cut a hole in the side and run the opus cables through that.

    Most dashes have some space behind the dash where the radio goes, lob the opus a little to the side and just run the wires through the hole.
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    I'm not putting it in the dash so I want a very clean install. I will consider it though for sure.

    --Craig

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    where are you putting it ?
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    Ok... this post is a little longer than I necessary...

    Under the passenger seat. The rig comes stock with an alpine cd changer, and I want to reuse those brackets. The brackets lift the unit off the floor slightly which is good in case any water gets into the truck. I can put the PS external and lift it off the floor too with another bracket, but I would prefer to have a single box cleanly mounted under the seat. It is a very nice truck, and I don't want this project to make the truck looked hacked if someone were to look closer.

    The casetronics c-134 is perfect for my application except it does not encase the Opus, the FM Tuner card, and does not support a PCI card.

    My ideal case is 10" (W) x 8" (L) x 2.5" (H). T
    he Casetronics is: 7" 10" 2".
    The Cubids are too large at: 11.50" 10.75" 2.5".

    I have surfed for "Project Boxes" for hours to find the right size with no luck (close though). I am thinking that I am going to just investigate how much room I have in my dash and go from there.

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