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    Got some pics of my NEW box

    Dropped the ghetto minitower AT case and built my own out a sheet of ABS plastic.





    (More hi-res pics at http://partyinthecity.com/carpc (sorry no internal pics yet)

    Dimensions: 10" x 10" x 5"
    Material: 1/8" ABS plastic (textured)
    Bonded with: 0.75" brackets at each corner and screws
    Airflow: Three 80mm fans with metal gutterguard used as a grill, 2 blowing in and 1 out (there are gaps on the corners where air can escape from)
    PSU: Arise 865 (mounted internally)
    Harddrive: Old 2gb
    Connections:
    - Diamond MX400 soundcard with line out, mic, speaker, line out, and SPDIF
    - Linksys 10baseT/10base2 lan card
    - ATI All in Wonder 128 AGP (video in, video out, TV tuner)
    - 2 serial ports
    - 2 USB ports
    - PS2 and Parallel port
    - 1 female molex for input power (so I can easily use an old AT psu at home to power it and just use the car's 12-14v)
    - 4 male molex for output power to DVD, CDROM changer, GPS, and LCD
    - 2 IDE connectors for DVD and CDROM changer
    - AT keyboard (wireless)

    Hope you like it!

    Jason

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    I love the look of that textured ABS.
    Works really well.

    It doesn't actually showup, until you see the hi-res closeups.

    Very cool DIY box.
    Nice one.
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    where did you get the abs plastic from? i was planning on building a smoked plexi case, but this is now another option. looks great! why a 2 gig hd though. you could do SO much more with a 10 or 20gig?
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    Hey.. I got the ABS plastic from a local dealer.. I have some left over I can sell you.. I think they're cut up into 2' x 4' pieces x 1/8" ($25 + shipping?). I think selectproducts.com sells them also, but they're way expensive..

    Well, for MP3s I use the DVD and CDROM changer. I do have an extra 7gig HD laying around, but I was scared that the vibrations would damage it so I decided against putting it in. Plus, I don't mind the CDs.. I burn all my MP3s to CD anyway..

    Thanks for the replies

    Jason

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    funny... i'm building my carputer to get away from burning mp3's to cd

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    Originally posted by 00CericaRuss
    funny... i'm building my carputer to get away from burning mp3's to cd
    Ditto...

    If you are just going to use it to play burned mp3cds you may as well buy an mp3player..

    I have one.. it works great... but I don't like being so limited, besides I had a gps and don't like having to have my laptop open in my passenger seat (especially if a passenger is there!)
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    HAha just because a car computer uses CDs to play mp3s doesn't mean its limited to jsut playing mp3s.. i have dvd, gps, tv, all the emu's, etc...

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