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    Thanks for all the suggestions guys, I decided on going with a DSATX, that way I'll be ready if I ever want to upgrade in the future, and from reading through all the PSU's manuals that one has all the features I could ever imagine needing. Not worth skimping out on one of the most important parts

    All I have left to do is figure out what I'm going to do for a case (buy one - would have to find one that I like/will fit everything with good cooling or build one - which would be smarter to fit my specific application but is tougher to do)

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    being that you are going with the dsatx, there are not any car cases that will work-- it is just too big.. but some home-theater-type mini-itx cases might work..

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    Why not just have the power supply external? I'm thinking only theoretically here. Is it more complex than I assume?

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    Quote Originally Posted by soundman98 View Post
    being that you are going with the dsatx, there are not any car cases that will work-- it is just too big.. but some home-theater-type mini-itx cases might work..
    Okay, thank you for helping me narrow my search, I think I might have found a case, but just need to do some more measurements and stuff.

    Also, after checking out some threads on the forums here, building a custom case isn't ruled out at all.

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    Why not just have the power supply external? I'm thinking only theoretically here. Is it more complex than I assume?

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    I could do that, and it probably would be easier, but personally I like the look of everything being in one case. I wanna go for the sleeker look, plus to not have to run the cables between cases (ATX connector, etc) seems as it would be easier. Also, I am trying to keep this to as small a footprint as possible, just for storage/looks reasons. I know I have to be sure to have adequate cooling for the PSU/PC (I am a big PC modder, currently on a watercooled system, so I know the dynamics of that and will factor it into whatever case I go with).

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    Ah, good man, sticking to your standards like that. My aim is to keep the entire computer (except hard drive array) inside my dash. So I understand when you want to set yourself a standard and stick to it.

    Another thing to keep in mind if a case is problematic for you to find: companies like Danger Den can build custom acrylic cases. So if you need a little more room for the PSU, consider having that done, as you can specify dimensions.

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    I have the same problem with the psu. So I cut some acrylic and made this.







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    You might find some helpful things in my thread...
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    I've almost finished, and then i'll do a build thread somewhere.. pretty sure they have a spot
    Cheers

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