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OK all, I know this has been covered a million times, BUT Your Broadband Store does not carry the plastic boxes anymore. Can't find them on the web site and none of the existing links work. SO, where else can I find these or similar enclosures for my LOR Controllers next year.

Thanks!

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FWIW, I just completed my 12th DIY controller ... and I would never do it again. I lost money in the end, if you factor in all the time and parts puchased on the side. So for me, I now have learned what a great value the PC (some assembly required) controllers really are ... esp. at sale prices.

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I agree on building them, I have been buying the ones that are built and just need to be put in the case. I think that goes much faster and I know it is built and no parts on back order.

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FWIW, I just completed my 12th DIY controller ... and I would never do it again. I lost money in the end, if you factor in all the time and parts puchased on the side. So for me, I now have learned what a great value the PC (some assembly required) controllers really are ... esp. at sale prices.

That's my thought's as well. I've ran the numbers myself, say just buying an assembled board with heatsinks, well then I still need the cord sets... Yeah I can come up with my own, like using spt-2 wire and vampire female ends, but they lack the nice connectors on the ends of the wire so I'd have to add those... Then there's an enclosure... Well I could use a storage container, maybe even put 2 in one box, but I still need to make it water tight where all the cords enter/exit the box, that's more money for those connectors, even if it's jury-rigged. The few bucks (literally FEW) saved doing it that way versus buying the PC some assembly required kits is really silly. Those kits are definately a savings over the fully assembled ones, and after doing a couple it only takes 30 to 40 minutes to do one, and that's being really anal about making the wire routing "pretty" in the process. lol

Even the solder yourself kits aren't really that much cheaper. Granted if you are building 10+ you will save money, but it takes 4 to 6 hours to solder ONE, if you know how... What's your time worth? I guess to each his own. That's why they sell them in all different configurations! What I can't figure out is why people spend the big bucks on the showtime models!? Same controller, metal box, much higher price tag. I can understand getting ONE if you want one that can house the mp3 director card...

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That's my thought's as well. I've ran the numbers myself, say just buying an assembled board with heatsinks, well then I still need the cord sets... Yeah I can come up with my own, like using spt-2 wire and vampire female ends, but they lack the nice connectors on the ends of the wire so I'd have to add those... Then there's an enclosure... Well I could use a storage container, maybe even put 2 in one box, but I still need to make it water tight where all the cords enter/exit the box, that's more money for those connectors, even if it's jury-rigged. The few bucks (literally FEW) saved doing it that way versus buying the PC some assembly required kits is really silly. Those kits are definately a savings over the fully assembled ones, and after doing a couple it only takes 30 to 40 minutes to do one, and that's being really anal about making the wire routing "pretty" in the process. lol

Even the solder yourself kits aren't really that much cheaper. Granted if you are building 10+ you will save money, but it takes 4 to 6 hours to solder ONE, if you know how... What's your time worth? I guess to each his own. That's why they sell them in all different configurations! What I can't figure out is why people spend the big bucks on the showtime models!? Same controller, metal box, much higher price tag. I can understand getting ONE if you want one that can house the mp3 director card...

6 hours? how much beer are you drinking? I use the lynx controllers, and even with enclosures and cord sets i still come out ahead of 1 LOR pc kit.

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6 hours? how much beer are you drinking? I use the lynx controllers, and even with enclosures and cord sets i still come out ahead of 1 LOR pc kit.

Just going by what the instruction book said. There's no way I'd even attempt one! Looked like a nightmare in a box to me!

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I get my enclosure boxes from a family member that works for Comcast, all of there enclosures are from WWW.multilinkone.com I am using the RNI 1500 for the Renard 24. I'm pretty sure they will sell to you but I am not sure of the cost. The boxes are very tough.

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I just ordered from YBBS about a week ago. They were supposed to have closed up after Thanksgiving, but are still taking orders on enclosures, if you order 10 or more (until the end of the year). I ordered ten CG-2000's for my renard SS24 boards. I got free shipping too (over $75 gets free shipping).

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