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    Quote Originally Posted by Coeus
    I am definately obsessed with getting mine done. I have spent countless hours reading, playing, designing, buying, returning, ruining, etc... I have put tons of other things off just to get this baby runnning. My goal is to have everything finished by this coming Sunday. We will see. Wish me luck
    Good Luck.

    I had similar thoughts about 2 months ago. lol. It seems like there's always something popping up.. that needs adjusting.. or you figure out a better way to do it.. or you dexide to add something.. or you have to get the fkin car fixed because some jackass smashed it... Oh, sorry, that's just me projecting..

    But seriously, it looks good so far, good luck!

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    Well, I started building my case last night. It is going to be made of Lexan and some aluminum brackets. I have a few pics, but are not with me. I will post those tonight.

    For cutting, I tried using a cutting knife (used to cut Lexan), but that worked like crap. So, I busted out the dremel and used that. It did melt a bit, but the cut was still pretty smooth and straight. I had a few mess ups, since I do not have the steadiest hand, but a few times i got sweet a$$ cuts. I definately was shocked.

    So, I cut the bottom piece out and lined up the mobo so I could drill a few holes for mounting posts. Drilled the holes, but then remembered that I did not compensate for the posts in my drawings (DUH!!!), so I had to find the smallest posts I had. Well, found some that would work, so i screwed those in, but when I went to mount the mobo, I did not have any screws that would work. Man what a pain. As I was looking around, I found out that those mounts were not really mounts, they were the screws from the serial/parellel ports (you know the ones on the motherboard that allow you to screw in to tighten the printer cable to the mobo). OOPS!! man things are not going as planned. I had some old motherboards and cards laying around so I used those screws to mount the mobo. (will be clarified more when i post the pics)

    After that nightmare, I started working on the sides and back. Well, in an event to make the case as small as possible, I mounted the mobo too close to the one side, so I had to cut straight across and down for the rear panel adapter (boy that does not make much sense, but I cannot think of the right words to use at this point, but pictures will clarify so stay tuned). I am thinking of redoing that and just cutting out the ports in the lexan. I think that would look much better.

    That is about it for now. I ordered an external USB case for my slim CDRW/DVD from newegg, the Mapower one. Should be here on Monday, so that is kewl. Also ordered about $100 worth of component items from Jameco , ya know, Molex connectors, LED cables, switches, etc.. My inverter got shipped yesterday, oh and I am waiting on my bi-color LEDs (from LSDiodes.com) to show up, hopefully today so I can finish the switch this weekend. FM Modulator should be here soon too.

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    Pics

    Well here are the pictures I promised. Just need to figure out how to "glue" together and fasten the top on. Got any ideas?








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    Great lookin' pics. I wish I had taken pictures when I made my case.

    Please keep us posted, this is really a good thread.
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    Will do.

    Just need some help for today's project. Need to finish the case, so how should i "glue" it? (as mentioned above and in the Lexan & MEK thread)

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    Case COMPLETE **WOO HOO**

    Well, I have finally completed my case. I definately had some issues with it and half the stuff did not go as planned. Oh well, I guess that is what you call "learning by experience" (since this is the first real computer mod/case building project). I can definately see how much work modding is and can appreciate a nice custom case.

    Enjoy:



    Tonights Dinner:


    (have more pictures, but since I had to pee, they turned out blurry. Will post more if anyone wants em)

    Tools Used:
    Dremel
    Drill
    Hack Saw
    Hot Glue Gun

    Next project: Installing this b***h

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    Where did you get the keyboard? And what kind is it? I want one. USB, serial?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmoney03
    Where did you get the keyboard? And what kind is it? I want one. USB, serial?
    I got it from Directron. Model is PSK-3100U and is USB

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    Wow, that looks a whole lot like the case I built for my carpc. Very nice looking.

    Where are you going to mount this in the vehicle? I can't remember if I asked you this before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carpcnoobie
    Wow, that looks a whole lot like the case I built for my carpc. Very nice looking.

    Where are you going to mount this in the vehicle? I can't remember if I asked you this before.
    Quote Originally Posted by carpcnoobie
    Where are you planning on mounting your hardware?? I'm also really interesting in seeing how this clip actually mounts. I have a Trailblazer and I thought about doing something similar, but I'm really trying to keep it prestine.

    Also, how are getting sound into the sound system?? Do you have the factory sound system?
    [Edit: ..I might as well post the answer..]

    Quote Originally Posted by Coeus
    I plan on installing either this weekend or next, but I do not have all of my hardware in yet, so it all depends. I will definately post pics of everything as I am working on it.

    The only issue I have is mounting the PC somewhere since I decided to go with mATX instead of mini-ITX. I wanted the flexibility and power, but kind of wish i went with the size. Oh well, will see what I can do with this situation.

    As far as the sound goes, I have not even cracked my dash panel yet, so I have no idea what I am going to do with sound (I have the factory sound with 6-disc cd, xm, and onstar), but there are two options: 1) use the AUX in 2) buy an amp and wire it to the speakers. I have not worked out the details for either, but will post when ever i do.

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