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    iteresting way of mounting the hdd. Looks good so far.
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    i personally would have fiberglassed a mold of the spare tire well...but it seems like you did a pretty good job
    rebuilding carpc... kinda..

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    Great install last time...looking forward to seeing this one finished too

    and I still wish I had that much money for audio equipment :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red GTi VR6
    to an extent that is a true statement......do the words "standing waves" mean anything to anyone?
    Yep - but the length of a 30-90Hz waveform is such that it's hardly like to be an issue in a box that deep or wide.

    Having said that, your box looks like a labour of love - it's a shame that your install won't show that off...

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    Chaintech Card

    I'd go with a better sound card if you are going to compete. I have a chaintech card with optical in/out, it does the job but the sound quality isn't exactly ideal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fantomas
    i personally would have fiberglassed a mold of the spare tire well...but it seems like you did a pretty good job
    the reasons we didn't do the bottom in fiberglass are many

    it would have taken a LOT more time (this way took us about a day total)

    it would have taken MUCH more resin and a hell of a lot of mat to get the strength that we would need

    it really wasn't that difficult to make the box as it is out of wood.

    The main reason....that box has to be bolted to the car, I know that fiberglass is strong, but I don't trust it to be strong enough to run a few bolts through and mount it to the frame of the car...
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    Quote Originally Posted by EBJUSTIN
    I'd go with a better sound card if you are going to compete. I have a chaintech card with optical in/out, it does the job but the sound quality isn't exactly ideal.
    well, as it turns out the chaintech won't fit back there

    the deal is though that I can't find an optic sound card that is of decent quality that will fit....any ideas?

    My problem with some of the Sound Blaster external cards is that I don't need all of the extra crap that they come with, and that with the optical ports being on the front, and all the knobs, etc. If i could find another sound card with an optic out, that's not as tall, I would be all over it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peoples
    iteresting way of mounting the hdd. Looks good so far.
    just curious, how have you mounted yours?

    I'm trying to come up with another way to mount it in such a location. I had it mounted the same way on my previous install only it was horizontal, not vertical like this time around. Those brackets are isolated with rubber grommits on the top and bottom, and if I can find some longer screws for the hard drive it's self then i will do the same there....

    the motherboard is mounted in the same way, only it has springs as well as rubber bushings
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    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...102-167&depa=0

    that's about the only external card that I've found that is simple and has actualy OPTIC.

    Thing is though, what kind of power does it require? 5V, 12V? If it's 12V then it's all good, but if it's 5V that means that we will need to put the inverter in and that thing is just noisy

    I'm also looking at this card:

    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...152-003&depa=0

    it's much shorter and doesn't require any external power, which is a big bonus

    anyone have any experience with this one?
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    Well, the audigy takes 1.5A of 5V power, so that's a difficult one :S, too much for most simple regulators (7805 style).

    I have it hooked to my opus'es 5V rail and it performs awesome!

    If you only need the optical out, maybe you should try the Creative SB MP3+, which is an external card, but only uses the usb for power (so 5v, less then 500mA). Analog in/out is only stereo, but it has optical in/out

    Your setup looks really nice, nice car too!

    EDIT: link http://www.soundblaster.com/products/mp3+/

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