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    Ampie Case information and pictures

    I was asked for some more photos of the new Ampie case so here they are:

    See Ampie car computer case

    http://www.mp3car.com/store/product_...roducts_id=122

    It's an aluminum case designed for the automotive environment. Works with M1-ATX power supply, it comes with wiring harness to easily connect to the M1-ATX and a quick release harness to connect to your vehicle that allows for easy removal.

















    I'll update this thread with more information.

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    nice! thanks Zip!
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    It's a nice case. Here are my first impressions:

    Pluses:
    • will accept any size RAM, no "low-profile" requirements
    • nice wiring harnesses to connect to the M1-ATX and then a harness to connect to your vehicle
    • nice mounting brackets.
    • Small size
    • Looks better then any other case


    Negatives:
    • single fan in the back has a short power wire, not able to reach to connect to the MII12000 board I was using
    • Blue paint color mismatch between case and metal bracket
    • Screwing in those black screws into the aluminum case can be hard, it takes effort to keep the screws going in straight.
    • No room for PCI slots
    • No room for slot load optical drive
    • Pretty much have to use M1-ATX power supply so that means no motherboards with a P4 connector.

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    that looks like one solid case. I wonder how a coat of paint would affect the heat sink?
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    Quote Originally Posted by scott_fx
    that looks like one solid case. I wonder how a coat of paint would affect the heat sink?
    It looks like a heat sink, but it serves no cooling functions. It has an internal fan just like any other case. I don't see what you couldn't paint it.

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    I just got this case in from mp3car and it looks good, one thing to note is the 2.5 drive adapter I am using doesnt quite clear the m1-atx. I attached a picture of what my adapter looks like. I should have gotten the adapter from the mp3car store but instead went to frys...
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    The case looks awesome! It would be nice if it was available in larger sizes in order to fit an Opus 150W PCB, or at least the 90W one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McFreak
    I just got this case in from mp3car and it looks good, one thing to note is the 2.5 drive adapter I am using doesnt quite clear the m1-atx. I attached a picture of what my adapter looks like. I should have gotten the adapter from the mp3car store but instead went to frys...
    The adapter we sell is more compact then that one in the photo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cris
    The case looks awesome! It would be nice if it was available in larger sizes in order to fit an Opus 150W PCB, or at least the 90W one.
    FYI, the OPUS 90 watt isn't made anymore, it's been replaced with the 120 watt. Neither of them will fit in this case so it really doesn't matter.

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    Cool

    Yeah I noticed that. (That's why I said that I was stupid for not getting it from you guys.) I worked around it by moving the case fan to the center hole.
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