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    Opus 150w in a Cubid case - how does it fit? (now Carnetix related...)

    Hi all,

    I've got a Cubid 3677 case with a Via Epia M10000 mobo. It has a morex PSU installed by default.

    How do I get the Opus 150w pcb in the case? There isn't enough space for it to fit.

    Do I need to hack away at something or can it only be the external/enclosed Opus 150w PSU?

    I haven't bought the PSU yet, so its still investigation stage at the moment...

    (Are there any updates for a new(er) Opus?)

    Thanks in advance.

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    whyare you using an OPUS to power an ATX machine!???

    My true ATX system draws 39Watts - your opus supplys 150!!! you dont need it!
    Think youhave breen drawn into the "OPUS rules the world" mindstate - which ofcourse is fine if you have put a desktop computer with full size (not laptop) components in yor car....

    e.g
    Slot loading CD / DVD - less power drain
    Mini / Laptop HDD - Less power drain.

    see where this goes - ifyour using a Cupid 3677, like me, you will prob have bought these kinds of devices -


    By the way i just bought a carnetix PSU : http://www.carnetix.com
    this is the kind of thing youshould be using i think - or ITPS and Morex Vehicle Kit

    i dont think you will do anydamageusing the OPUs but for godssakedontgo hacking things out of theinside of your case!!!! just leave it outside

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    Argh! Bloody southerners

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    Quote Originally Posted by OriginalNick2
    Argh! Bloody southerners




    So how come you're going against EVERYTHING I've heard and read since starting my research back in August/September?

    Are there any direct comparisions or pro's/con's for the Carnetix/Opus?

    Does no-one have any defence for Opus today?

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    I've seen a 90W OPUS fitted into a Cubid 3677 but not a 150W.

    I would say, use the carnetix with the Cubid, cos it can just plug straight into the standard DC Jack on the back of your case. The only wires you have to run into the case are to the powerswitch pins on the mobo.

    I've been using this setup for about 3 months now and it is great.

    : Jetway J7F2 1.5Ghz Mainboard : Cubid 3688 : CarNetix CNX-P1260 :
    : Netgear 802.11g PCMCIA : 2 x LinITX 7" Screens :
    : BU353 USB GPS Mouse : Panasonic UJ845 DVDRW :

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    yeah - it will work but wont go in the case - and 150W for an ITX system is way too much - as i said mine is like 40W when playing DVDs. You just don't needit-
    everyone here harps on about OPUS and stuff as they all put Desktop pc's in cars not ATX components - just build a vented box for it or something!!!

    Nick

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    My (mostly proposed) Setup:

    Via EPIA M10000 mobo
    512MB Ram
    20Gb HDD (2.5")
    Slim DVD (2.5")
    Slot loading DVD (2.5") (in the glovebox, running in a USB enclosure)
    Mini Keyboard (USB)
    Mini mouse/trackball/pointer (USB)
    Xenarc 7" TFT
    4 port USB hub (upfront for kb, mouse, slot-loading DVD, touchscreen)
    GPS receiver (USB)
    Wifi adaptor (USB)
    webcam (USB)

    Just to confirm: Will a Carnetix happily feed all that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SamDude
    Just to confirm: Will a Carnetix happily feed all that?
    *cough*

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    Yes.

    cough*

    must be a cold going round...

    Look here
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    Thanks Mike,

    I'm starting to warm to the CarNetix... (since no-one is standing up for the Opus...)

    Any info on the P1280 ("Dual-output 80 Watt DC-DC Regulator") for availability/pricing?

    The 12v/5v feeds look simpler than the mess I think I'll get into with the P1260...

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