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    Car pc Placement query

    Hi All, I'm not exactly a newbie, I've already got a car pc installed in my boot/trunk. I'm looking for some advice as where else i could put the pc, I've got a mazda 323f on a 97 plate. I'm not scared to try and build a custom case, but I'm bowing down to people with more experience and asking for there help. Thanks in advance

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    be creative, where in the trunk do you have it now?

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    It's in a custom made box, with the amp and power inverter, it takes up to much space and i want my boot/trunk back

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    can you take a pic of your trunk?

    what do the sides by the wheel wells look like, are they "finnished" and flatened out, or can you pack your trunk all the way to the body of the car.. if this is so, you can probably make a fiberglass enclosure if you're crafty enough, this will not ness. free up space in your trunk, but more realistically use space that you would otherwize not be using.

    If your trunk is "finnished" what is behind those walls, see if you can fit your goods back there.

    What kind of computer you using, laptop, mini-itx, micro-ATX, regular ATX. I see you have an inverter, if you make a custom case, you may be interested in getting a dc-dc power supply cause that will free up some useless space.

    Lastly, off topic... are you a girl? If so, thats cool... trying not to be sexist, just excited to see girls interested in the hobby... Latly been supporting my gf in her starting to get interested in this hobby... hopefully she'll fully come around sooner or later....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis5587 View Post
    can you take a pic of your trunk?
    ...
    What kind of computer you using, laptop, mini-itx, micro-ATX, regular ATX. I see you have an inverter, if you make a custom case, you may be interested in getting a dc-dc power supply cause that will free up some useless space.
    ...
    Spec from profile:

    Screen: cheap 7inch from hong kong
    Motherboard: epia
    Memory: 384
    Hard Drive #1: 80
    Front End: media engine
    PSU: 150 watt invertor

    boot pics would be nice,

    Normal places are under passanger seat/bolted to back of read seats, boot, under glove box.

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    with an inverter those positions may start to get a little tight...

    Also, do you have a 2.5" or 3.5" hard drive, the 2.5 will make things a lot easier

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