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    custom high-end car pc case

    hey you guyz,

    after building my first carpc a year ago, i'm now building a prototype of a high end solution (now that i'm aware of all the high-end carpc's needs and difficulties)


    i started with the case. i had contacted a firm that manufacture custom cases and we designed an aluminium case that can hold a zotac 9300d-e mini-itx motherboard and an asus xonar deluxe 1.3 hdav soundcard. the case also got a special area for the m4-atx power supply:

    so here you go, first picture:


    any thoughts ? idea's ? ( i personally can't wait to get some red led's inside it like it was a zalman gt case..)

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    looks good. Got any more pics? What firm did you go with?
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    I loved it! I might be in for one...but maybe it's a bit long? What are the dimensions? Can you put some pictures with the components in?

    Interesting, I like the idea of a case that puts the M4 (and the DSATX too perhaps?) together with the mini-itx...

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    the case is on its way to me via EMS so i can't really measure it. it should be less than 30cm wide.

    i also though of various number of psu's so there is an internal plate with diffrent holes for diffrent psu's.

    also, there is a dedicated place for two 2.5" hard drives or one 3.5".

    here's another picture:


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    any update on this? looking to start building my PC as soon as zotac releases their new itx mobo, and will prob be using an m4. also, any estimated price? also, make sure to put some documentation in when you get it going, nothing more aggrevating then having a product you know should function but... just... wont... work!

    need more pics! looks good

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    Hey,

    actually, this case was made with the zotac h55 mobo in mind..

    i'm now working on some changes to the case in order for it to be able to handle diffrent psu's.
    (there is a problem with trying to fit diffrent psu's so users might need to cut a hole in the case for the 12V leads - each to fit his own psu)

    also, i want it to have hard power and reset button's aswell as maybe fitting some kind of multi-purpose connector that will carry power/reset/5v/12v to the front of the car.

    the price is an issue.. this case will be produced in europe and in small batches, it won't be cheap but it will be made for us carpc fanatics.

    i can only guess it will be ready for shipping in a month or two.

    thanks for your interest.

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    the zotac also has 4 interal USB headers... maybe a place to hook em up externally if you wanted? since its going to be a primium anway, might as well get the most of out it lol.

    also, maybe some room for a nice big fan on top, like a 80mm or a 120mm, so it can say nice and cool, as well as silent? this is just more of a pondering then an actual suggestion

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    ahh...Europe?

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    any news on this? just ordered my mobo

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    I'm guessing this project died?

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