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    Do we need a metal PC case or is plastic OK?

    I was thinking about getting this case:

    http://www.casetek.com.tw/html/pro-mini.html

    The only thing that worries me is that I can not tell if it is metal or plastic. I figured a metal case would be better in a car due to electrical shielding.
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    plastic is just fine
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    hijinks21 - thanks. I just called the manufacturer and it is actually metal inside.


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    * 2000 Ford Expedition
    * EPIA M10000/512 meg RAM, Win XP PRO, 90w OPUS, 80 gig HD
    * TM-710VGT LCD, Wireless mouse, keyboard
    * M-Audio Sound Card, 2 Alumapro 10" subs, 2 PPI Amps (1kW)

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    i used the CK-1010-1A for my first carputer. This case is great. Expecpt that it only supports low-profile pci cards. And make sure your cd-rom or dvd doesn't have 2 puttons on the front, only one. Because the eject button on the case will cove both buttons on the cd-rom. I got it off ebay for $240 w/ a 1ghz via mobo.

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    It's also metal in the inside like an xbox.

    Manaing the cables takes a while, and the HD is hard to fit. But it comes with all thumbscrews.

    Also when you boot it might say you have a bad cable for the ide, but thats just a bug and will still boot from te HD normally
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