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Old 20th February 2007, 04:47 PM   #1
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Default How does this look for a amp chassis?

The price is right at $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835185040
I doubt with its height it would be able to fit a Torroid, but it looks like thers sufficient cooling. But Im still a noob with GCs.
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Old 20th February 2007, 05:51 PM   #2
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It would be tight, but pretty awesome if you could pull it off!
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Old 20th February 2007, 07:00 PM   #3
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Whoa, That fits in a 5.25" bay?

Can a chipamp run off +/-12v? No need for the Toroid then. Just the biggest ATX power supply you can find.
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Old 20th February 2007, 07:25 PM   #4
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Whoa, That fits in a 5.25" bay?

Can a chipamp run off +/-12v? No need for the Toroid then. Just the biggest ATX power supply you can find.
A better bet would be an external power supply to feed this thing. ATX power supplies give high current at +12V but very little current at -12V. AFAIK, it's difficult to find more than 1A @ -12V in ATX power supplies because most components on a mobo don't need the -12V.

Nice looking case though, makes me want to get one or three...
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Old 20th February 2007, 07:46 PM   #5
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THey also for about $3 more have a Silverstone brand HDD heatsink enclosure that looks MUCH nicer, in both black and silver.
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And it wont be going in a PC, and wouldnt be using a ATX power supply. I'd probably have to come up with a different enclosire for that...........
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Old 20th February 2007, 08:40 PM   #6
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How about two of them back to back with the toroid inside?

The toroids spoken about often here are around 2.5" tall.

Might need a spacer between the two clamshells.

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Old 20th February 2007, 10:46 PM   #7
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Default looks nice

Hey, those are neat and should work fine if you can squeeze a chipamp into them. good to see some new cases like that, thanks for the post.
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Old 21st February 2007, 02:35 AM   #8
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I LOVE the first one!!!! A pair of P2P LM3886 chipamps would be ideal. My only concern would be enough heat sink. But you know what? The thing would still look good with a fan right on top. Been there, done that.

As azira said, consider building a separate enclosure for the power supply.

I've built a couple where the power supply is separate and "out of sight". No probs.

Edit: And I also thank you for the post!
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Old 21st February 2007, 01:45 PM   #9
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Honestly I really dont think cooling would be an issue. I used to have a commercial amp that ran dual 3886's and they were both on one heat sink the size of a Pentium 2 heatsink, and it NEVER got too hot. Im planning on using the first one after reading the reviews on the Silverstones cooling fan being waaaaay too loud, but if you really wanted a fan, you can always use a resistor to slow the fan down. Either way, both of them look a ton better than the heatsink enclosures that Parts express sells. I could probably use on eof those for the PS box down on the floor or something........
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The heatsink boxes from PE can look good if you put a bit of effort into it.

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