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    Hey there,

    I'm going to add a carpc to my 2003 Hyundai Tiburon and I was wondering
    if guys could tell me whether or not this setup will be good.
    I did some research but I'd like to have a second opinion before I buy it

    Monitor: Lilliput 669
    Power: M4-ATX 6-30V DC/DC (250 Watt)
    Motherboard: ASUS F1A75-I DELUXE
    Processor: AMD A8-3870 4C, 3000 MHz
    SATA HDD: Corsair Force GT, 60GB
    RAM: Corsair 2x4GB DDR3, 1600Mhz

    Any comment is welcome!
    Thanks!

  • #2
    CPU has 100w TDP. That means a max power draw of 100w.
    Poor CPU choice for an environment where you're limited on available power.
    Even w/ the M4ATX.

    8GB of RAM is overkill for any vehicle application.
    In addition, you'll need to run a 64bit OS to take advantage of anything over 3.5GB, and there simply isn't as much support for a 64bit OS in frontends, drivers, and so on.


    Question - What were you researching? What criteria did you use to select these specific components?
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



    Under normal circumstances, a signature would go here.

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    • #3
      I use a core i3 and it is blazing fast for running a front end. What do you plan on doing that you couldn't do with a core i3? I agree save on the ram too. I also use the m2 atx and it works great so you could save some money and lower your strain on your electrical system some.

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      • #4
        Thanks for the replies so far!
        I gathered it from various projects I've seen in time.

        I basiscly want a CarPC that can handle movies, music, some games and doesn't lag for a second, with a fast start up time.
        I'm not sure if an core i3 would be able to handle Need for speed underground 2 with a Xbox360 controller without giving any lag

        You're totally right about the RAM, I suppose I could put in 2GB.

        What would your reccomendations be for the CPU/Power supply?

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        • #5
          I can't say for sure how it would run but as a refresher here are the specs for that game.


          Minimum Requirements

          Microsoft Windows 98
          Intel Pentium III 933 MHz or AMD Athlon 933 MHz
          256 MB of RAM
          NVIDIA GeForce2 32 MB or ATi Radeon 7500 32 MB or Matrox G400 32 MB or Matrox Parhelia 32 MB or SIS 315 32 MB
          2 GB of free hard disk space
          8X DVD-ROM drive

          Recommended Requirements

          Microsoft Windows XP
          Intel Pentium 4 2 GHz or AMD Athlon XP 2 GHz
          512 MB of RAM
          NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4200 128 MB or ATi Radeon 9000 128 MB
          2 GB of free hard disk space
          8X DVD-ROM drive

          So if that's the most intense game you'll be playing you'll probably be fine on an i3.

          Will you only be playing this on your 669 or will you have another larger screen to play it on? If you're only playing it on the small screen you can get by with a lower resolution also.

          Are you putting in another hard drive or are you only using that 60gb drive? I would think about adding an additional hard drive to store music on, especially if you plan on installing some games. And I'm guessing you'll want the games fully on your hdd so you don't have to worry about disks.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by cd36 View Post
            I can't say for sure how it would run but as a refresher here are the specs for that game.


            Minimum Requirements

            Microsoft Windows 98
            Intel Pentium III 933 MHz or AMD Athlon 933 MHz
            256 MB of RAM
            NVIDIA GeForce2 32 MB or ATi Radeon 7500 32 MB or Matrox G400 32 MB or Matrox Parhelia 32 MB or SIS 315 32 MB
            2 GB of free hard disk space
            8X DVD-ROM drive

            Recommended Requirements

            Microsoft Windows XP
            Intel Pentium 4 2 GHz or AMD Athlon XP 2 GHz
            512 MB of RAM
            NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4200 128 MB or ATi Radeon 9000 128 MB
            2 GB of free hard disk space
            8X DVD-ROM drive

            So if that's the most intense game you'll be playing you'll probably be fine on an i3.

            Will you only be playing this on your 669 or will you have another larger screen to play it on? If you're only playing it on the small screen you can get by with a lower resolution also.

            Are you putting in another hard drive or are you only using that 60gb drive? I would think about adding an additional hard drive to store music on, especially if you plan on installing some games. And I'm guessing you'll want the games fully on your hdd so you don't have to worry about disks.

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            Well it could vary in the future, basicly my intentions were a decent carpc that can run everything without any lag.
            It will only be on the 699, it's for the passangers mostly.
            I've got a laptop hard drive with 250gb so I assume that will be more then enough for my music collections.
            The SSD will only be used for the startup and games. It decreases the load time from the games so that's the reason why I mention it.

            But I am wondering, I've seen multiple projects with similar processors/motherboards/psu, how is it that they are able to run this setup?
            Is there something I am missing?

            Thank you for your replies, you guys are extremely helpful!

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            • #7
              It's not that that setup won't work, just you'll have to be very mindful of the temperature in your case. I got a case from mocoso that can fit an extra pci card in it, so it's a bit taller than some cases, and it's still very tight in there, the airflow sucks in the case. Luckily being in manitoba we don't see many overly hot days.

              What cases were similar setups using? What case do you plan on using?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by cd36 View Post
                It's not that that setup won't work, just you'll have to be very mindful of the temperature in your case. I got a case from mocoso that can fit an extra pci card in it, so it's a bit taller than some cases, and it's still very tight in there, the airflow sucks in the case. Luckily being in manitoba we don't see many overly hot days.

                What cases were similar setups using? What case do you plan on using?

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                Ah I see, well my intentions were to make my own case, so that I can choose myself how the airflow 'flows' ^^

                I've been looking at the cpu's supported by the mobo and decided that I'll go with the AMD A4-3300.
                It only uses up 65w compared to the 100w the a8 consumes.

                Anything else I should think of?

                Thanks!
                Last edited by Yannixx; 10-01-2012, 06:46 AM.

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