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    ATX power supply for < $90.00

    Gotta take it outa the case, but this should be interesting. I just bought one for myself. My current system has the same power requirement (12VDC 5Amp), which has been running well for quite some time. I use a BioStar "Sunflower" embedded in the center console. (Motherboard: M5SAF)

    http://www.caseoutlet.com/case/2677/CS-2677.html

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    Interesting.. but what power supply are you talking about?
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    Thanks for the catch, I'm missing a brain today. I placed the URL to the case I was referring to in my original post...

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    That thing looks awesome. Too bad its out of stock till 6/20. What kind of motherboard would fit in it though, the dimensions look really small for a mobo and a standard hard drive?

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    ITX mobo. I think Flex-ATX as well. I am one of the reasons they are out of stock

    The case is not what matters to me though. It is the power supply. I'd like to manufacture a case to bolt on to the vehicle chassis. Right now, my PC is embedded in the center console of my car. (Flex-ATX based system)

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    2 things:

    1) seems to me like you picked up a couple of these, are you interested in selling one or two with cases?

    2) can you recommend a compatible mobo (other than the biostar you have), i'm not an expert in form factors but I'm assuming a standard atx (as opposed to flex atx) requires too much juice? Or are there modifications that can be made to make it fit?

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    Sorry, I only contributed to buying one. Now, some folks on the DashPC, or Route66 Mailing lists may have bought more. With respect to the drain, I typically buy systems which are fully integrated to limit moving parts. I hate expansion cards. I only appreciate USB && Firewire.

    With that said, the BioStar I am using now has the exact same power requirements. All devices are integrated into the system, however, it has no PS/2 or Serial ports. (Legacy Free System) I have about 4-6 USB devices in my car right now (I don't always leave my keyboard && Zip Drive plugged in) along with a 100Gb Hard Drive. It has never suffered from the power load. I imagine similar boards that use ATX power connectors should provide the same functionality.

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    I don't know which is your original post.. but if you are talking about the one from case outlet (it seems like you are) I have it.. the powersupply is a bit weak. (see current c3 800 thread) I couldn't use it to install my gps software off of a cd.. the system kept powering down
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    Thanks for the info! What MB are you using?

    Mine should hit my door step tonight. I may be able to do some additional testing!

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