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    New OPUS MINI ITX Case

    Does any1 know the exact height of the newere OPUS mini itx pc case? I know that the dimensions are wrong on opus' website.
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    Is this the newer one?
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    oooo - very cool design!

    sorry - no info on the height though!
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    Yeah it is a nice design, I have he older opus case. BUT I went to try and mount it under my seat but it is too hight by like a 1/4 inch cuz there is this bar on the bottom of my seat so when i move the seat back and forth the bar will hit the case. I am going to see if maybe I can raise the seat i dunno...
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    Reasons for not installing anything underneath the seats.

    • There is no place to properly ground anything underneath the seat. Most people would try and use the seat bracket bolts. These are not good grounding points for a few reasons.
      - Usually these bolts are covered in grease, grit, or grime, thus making the ground a bad ground.
      - These same bolts are usually covered in paint, as is the threaded part that the bolt goes into.
      - Those mounting points usually have carpet underneath them, meaning that the ground is not solid.
    • That dirt, grit, and grime got there somehow. That same dirt, grit, and grime will get in whatever piece of electronic equipment you put underneath the seat.
    • If passengers can see it, they will mess with it. I know that we all like to think we can trust our friends. The fact of the matter is that people are curious. If they see a bunch of wires sticking out they will play with them. Not only will you risk having your passengers pulling things apart, you also risk them shocking themselves. Though you might think “Good, they deserve it then”, you can still be held liable. Sucks, but that’s the truth.
    • Even if you ask people to watch their feet, it’s like a magnet. Their feet will find their way under the seat. In doing, so they will break wires, break solders on boards, and introduce all kinds of foreign objects from their shoes that you don’t want around electronics.
    • The seat moves, you can try all you can think of, but it moves. There are things beneath the seat that will catch wires and pull them out. Moving pieces are never a good thing to mount next to or around unless you have the proper materials, and 9 times out of 10, you won't.
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    Thanks got the tips RED!!
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    OPUS ITX PC Case


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