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    The Carnetix P1290 Fell Over Aswell. Will Have To Go With The Opus Me Thinks

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    Nearly Finished!!!!!!!

    Here are some up to date pictures, had a few problems with power so hopefully all sorted in a few days.
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    one word ... WOW
    nice work on the center console :-)

    Could you give us a zoomed out pic of the computer, since i'm having a hard time figuring out where you're mounting the thing
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    Looking good! What's that semi-circular thing, a USB hub?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugbyte
    Looking good! What's that semi-circular thing, a USB hub?
    that is a usb d - link radio reciever, i am having trouble getting it to work with my front end program but someone said that there is a way to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John_Duh
    one word ... WOW
    nice work on the center console :-)

    Could you give us a zoomed out pic of the computer, since i'm having a hard time figuring out where you're mounting the thing
    the pc is behind the back seats, in the boot with a false wall made to house it. I thought this was the best option as my work needs me to carry tools and loads of other crap around in the boot.
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    Nice install. Interesting design that looks able to give good access for maintenance.
    Did you decide to use the CarNetix P1290 in the end? Does this provide enough power for your system?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davefocus
    Did you decide to use the CarNetix P1290 in the end? Does this provide enough power for your system?
    I brought both, the carnetix p1900 and the p1290 and both of them fall over when you power the system up. I have been doing some sums and the opus 150w is the one for me, so hopefully when this comes it will handle the power.

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    Now started on the audio side of things. This is where i have to start to wait for alot more things as i over spent on the actuall pc!!! (what a suprise). i already had a pretty decent setup before i even started so thats going to be a great help, My setup before i started was:-

    Vibe 6 x 9`s
    vibe bb2 amplifier
    kicker 15" comp subwoofer
    jbl gto series midrange speakers

    Decided to get rid of the midrange and buy some better ones so i had the new vibe k series component set.

    I had to make new door mounts for them as they are very deep, how the company can say they are a door speaker is beyond me!

    Bit of mdf, bit of filler and we have a sort of speaker mount.
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    rockyfozz curious if that Opus worked for you? I just ordered the Opus 150 and plan on it running a P4 micro ATX system with 4-5 USB peripherals (wifi, bt, touchscreen, gps, etc).

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