I have two drives horizontally stacked and mounted behind the MB. One is an 40GB SSD for the OS. The other is 720GB 2.5" HD for media.Will you be upgrading to a solid-state drive, or keeping the mechanical one in there now? I had 3 or 4 drive crashes in the 6-month period I had my car pc, all caused by hitting bumps. At least yours is mounted vertically, which somewhat prolongs the inevitable.
Thanks. As a pc tech by trade I know these babies can generate some heat. Thats also why I used the MB Quart case; it had vents already cut in the top. Since I live in Vegas, I wanted to keep it where the a/c can hit it as much as possible. When I limo tint my windows i feel the black cases and low mounting position will help hide it from prying eyes. The low positition will also help w/ heat as cool air falls and warm air rises.Very nice looking. I thought about doing something like that in my last build but I decided to cram it all behind my screen in the dash, so it was completely stealth. I had a 2.5"mechanical harddrive in my car for about 3 years before it finally started to give me issues. This time around I'll definitely use a SSD.
x2. :thumbsup: You did a great job on your first one. The second time around is always easier and better.very nice :O impressive workmanship.
Yeah. That is how I broke the first one. I was mocking up how I was going to mount it after I had just finished the fabrication, when I dropped it. I used the broken one to finalize everything. So when I get my new one I just have to install it.Are you going to be fabricating it into your dash?
Your welcome.I'm in process of building one for myself, so thanks for useful ideas!
No heat related issues at all. I'm using a low (65w) TDP CPU. And even after sitting all day in 100+ degree Vegas heat it boots right up and runs fine.Have you tested this for any heat related issues? Im just curious because that small of an enclosure seems like you might get some heat issues.