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    Lightbulb Opus running an epia M ?

    Hi guys im new here... ive been reading through the whole board of the last few weeks, but ive got stuck..

    Ive got a epia m motherboard and a cupid case that comes with it's own 12v - 12v psu... But after reading up on here about this psu, i see the problems with regulating the input power...

    So...

    Im wondering if the ATX opus psu will work with the Mini ITX epia m motherboard ?

    Sorry if ive missed this somewhere,
    Many thanks for you help in advance.
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    It will, but when ordering one, you have to let them know what board you are using, he will have to make a modifcation to work with that one.
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    Originally posted by bosstone74
    It will, but when ordering one, you have to let them know what board you are using, he will have to make a modifcation to work with that one.
    Not anymore. Just order. They all come fixed now.
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    I doubt the opus would fit in the Cubid case though. Would it?

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    There is already another thread here that says that if you take the OPUS out of the case it will *just* fit into that Cupid case with a really tight squeeze.

    At least I think that's the case that you're talking about?

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    Hi Telek, thanks for the link. Yes, it is the case. I was hoping it would be a straight swap for the standard dc-dc converter. I think using this would also mean running fans and then I won't have the silent computer I was looking for. This is going in a motor-caravan so it's going to be a hybrid HTPC/Car computer. When travelling it'll be used for GPS & MP3 playback. And when we arrive it'll be a home entertainment system.
    I think I'm going to try a laptop adapter and see how it works.

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    Hey, you can get small fans that are quite decent in terms of CFM and are nearly silent. Since these are designed to operate without forced air, even in a tight space even a small fan should give the necessary air circulation needed. Additionally having a small noise from the fan that won't be even close to being noticed if music or movies are being played is not that bad a thing, really.

    Why does it need to be silent? Surely you'll have some noise from an HD or something, and if the purpose of the HTPC/Carputer is to produce video/audio then what difference does a small fan make?
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    Thanks for the info guys

    Im not using the case, i just bought it to get the system up and running

    Im going to try and place an order for an OPUS soon

    Im custom installing it all in my little car !

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    there's a group buy going on for that 120W PSU for $70... you might want to check on that (PTCruiser knows about it I think)... There's a few threads on it here (the MagicPower or Arise MPD-810H)
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