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    Ok i know that computers cant take much force against them, so i was wondering if anyone here is running a couple of good subs and their computer both in the trunk?? I have my computer and a pair of rockford 12" punch's and am now considerng somehow putting the computer under the front seats to avoid most of the pounding.. Ive yet to get my amp that i want (alpine mrv100m) so i dont know if computer is affected by subs...

    Anyone with subs and computer, please reply.
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    I installed my computer right next to my 2 10" JL Audio subwoofers. Well it practically destroyed my hard drive. Just make sure that your hard drive can take some shock. I recommend a lab top hard drive... I am in the process of replacing my hard drive, if anyone has any suggestions please feel free.....
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    Well mate if you running pair of Fosgates in the boot at around +130db then your HD and other electronics boards will wont last for more than a week to month....thats a garantee.

    THe pressure and the shock that HD and your boars will experience will be dameging, not only to your HD mechanizm but also to your Slots (PCI/ISA) and other board to board conections.
    SO personaly i would never put the computer system anywhere close to the subs.
    Even some car Cd players will start to skip when the bass level gets close to +145db.




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    Hell id never run them at anywhere near 145 if they can go that high-- i care about my hearing and life. Anything over 140db is plenty enough to bruise your brain causing blood clots, not to mention the pressure on the eardrums will probably make them bleed like crazy.. if you can notice anyone that has multi-amp systems that run at around 130-170 db... they usually arent in the car when its testing for loudness I know a guy that has all alpine equipment and did an SPL run of 153 db.. yet the most he ever plays it at while he is in the car was i believe 126 db.

    And.. no i wont be pushin the subs to the max... the rockford punchs only take 100rms each.. Also the pressure shouldnt have much to do with anything but maybe cpu fan failure.. and if that happens i still have 4 other fans (80mm x 2, 92mm x 1, 120mm x 1)...

    Lets see what else.. o yeah, so then would you guys recommend finding someway to mount it under the seat??? I have a max of about 3 inches between the bottom of the seat and the floor.. also my power inverter runs pretty darn hot, dont really want that right under cloth and on top of carpet.

    Anyone mount a computer under the dash before?? My car has a kind of tray like thing under the glove box on passenger side.. its as wide as the passenger side (from door to mid-console).. and about 5" deep.. wondering if i can take that out, and bolt in a piece of wood thats wider and somehow mount computer in there, then build around it to sorta hide it better?


    Anyone with an idea on where to mount the computer, other than the trunk (in trunk its about 10" away from one of the subs, about 26" from the other one.


    ANYHELP IS APPRECIATED!!!!!
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    I put my computer under my dash. I had a little shelf I just mounted it on, but then my unit is quite small, so I can.

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    I've run 2 10" rockford DVC's hooked up to a 450 watt kenwood amp for about two years and never have had a problem with my mp3player. The player sits right in fron of it kinda off to the side.

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    geez..destroy the computer with woofers.

    I don't think my 10" bazooka amplified woofer would cause much damage to my box. Is it better to place the box in front of the speaker or behind the speaker ( subwoofer speaker) in order to get less vibration??
    I assume that vibrations over prolongued period of time will do some damage.

    Also there might be a way of dampening the vibrations covering the box with styrophoam or whatever hehehe not sure if it would work.... just a thought.
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    Beware not only of vibration but also of strong magnetic fields, unless your speakers are magnetically shielded.

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    I have 2 JBL 8"s, which doesn't seem likee much, but my Precistion Power amp pushes 'em pretty hard. Anyways, when I put my LCD in, the cable was too short, so I had to move the computer to the other side of the trunk. Since I'm a lazy bastard, I didn't bother mounting it. I'm actually using the sub box to hold the computer in place. There's no dust cover on the PC, and the box's port is firing right into the chassis. Its been this way for months, and I've had no problems. I use Quantum hard drives.

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    I have my home computer sitting on the floor next to my left speaker, which is a 10" 3 way, custom built job. I often have them cranked up enough to shake windows, and rattle walls etc when having parties and what not. I haven't had any problems with the computer. I know that the magnetic field from the speakers affects my monitor at that distance, but I assume the metal case made for sheilding radio/magnetic fields coming out of the computer, works just as well in reverse.

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