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    Times are tough here so i havent had much time to get things done, but i will not give up
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    What do you think about sucking air in from some kind of inlet in the front?
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    Quote Originally Posted by racerx3165
    Times are tough here so i havent had much time to get things done, but i will not give up
    freaking truth, I don't know how it happened but my checking account is down to a tad over $100!!
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    That might work, might not be big enough for the amount of air needed, but I'm not sure. Are you planning to have a CD/DVD installed like mine? If so, there might not be enough space to put the air vents there. On the surface it looks big enough, but its thick plastic behind it and you have the edges of the console and the CD casing on the back which makes the air vent size smaller in the back. Do you want to have air vents visible for looks?

    Also remember that the CD-ROM goes pretty deep and because of that, there isn’t enough room for the case. It’s going to have to be higher than your outline cause of the CD/DVD. If you don’t have the CD/DVD, there is enough room to have the case.
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    good points... I'll need to mount my case to the bezel to see how big the holes can be. The DVD drive is already mounted in the bottom of my case (picture shown above) so the air vents would come in on both sides of the DVD drive and underneath the M10000 board. Theres like an 1/8" gap all around the motherboard where the air could be pulled up from the bottom and out a fan mounted on the top-center of the case.

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    ttt!!! nice work, gents!
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    Hey Speciment, where did you end up putting your computer once you moved it away from behind the screen?

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    I have it sitting on the floor on the passenger side. I haven't figured a good place to put it yet. The VoomPC case is the smallest case I could find at the time and its still takes a lot of room. I'm waiting for a better smaller case to come out. I might mount it where the convertible top retracts when the top is down. I've looked around there and it looks like I might be able to hide it in there while saving room in my trunk. Still need to do some measurements though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Specimen
    That might work, might not be big enough for the amount of air needed, but I'm not sure. Are you planning to have a CD/DVD installed like mine? If so, there might not be enough space to put the air vents there. On the surface it looks big enough, but its thick plastic behind it and you have the edges of the console and the CD casing on the back which makes the air vent size smaller in the back. Do you want to have air vents visible for looks?

    Also remember that the CD-ROM goes pretty deep and because of that, there isn’t enough room for the case. It’s going to have to be higher than your outline cause of the CD/DVD. If you don’t have the CD/DVD, there is enough room to have the case.
    Spiciman,
    I'm still pursuing the approach where the inlet comes from both side of the DVD and gets sucked up from under the motherboard and blown out the top (into the back of the LCD screen.) With the DVD burner being centered inside the case (under the motherboard) it has about an inch of air space all around it. I also have about an 1/8" gap between the motherboard and all sides of the case so air can flow from the bottom section to the top section. The fan is centered on the case so the air is drawn over every component. the PCI WiFi card dose block air coming from that side, but the CPU is on the other side anyway. I left the CPU fan in place as well. It's been 90+ degrees here in Alabama and the case seems to be holding it's own. I'll collect some real-time temperature stats and post the findings. NOTE: I do not have the front bezel finished yet, so I expect it to get hotter. If it's a close call... I'll cut a hole in the A/C vent and pipe it directly into the case.
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    Looks great!!! Finally someone else has relocated their AC vents and has a quality setup. Looks like how you placed everything worked out for you. Too bad it didn't work out for me. I bet if I reworked mine with all the stuff I know now, I can probably get everything behind the screen. That will have to be a future project though.


    I was looking at your working log and it looks like the 2001 is a little different behind the console. I wonder if there is more room in the 2001 than in the 2000 since they switched to a double din. Too bad we’re not closer. I’ve never seen another mustang with a CarPC. Oh well, keep more pictures posted. I want to see how this thing turns out.
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