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    ive got a few quick questions here about what to build my carputer for. also may add xbox or build the comp for gaming depending on pros/cons and cash.

    1. i wanted to know what is an adequate amount of memory, speed, and video card power to clearly run dvds divx and to be able to store them on the comp. and run them at a high quality playback?

    2. would i be better off to build a carputer for sound and mp3's and connect it to an aftermarket dvd player?

    this setup is designed for games, movies and music. is it overboard or can it be done cheaper and/or better.

    MoBo: ASUS p4S800 $66.00http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProdu...-131-462&depa=1

    Ram: Kingston 184 pin 512MB PC3200 $80.00
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProdu...-141-424&depa=1

    HDD: Maxtor 200Gb $161.25
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProdu...-144-353&depa=1


    CPU: P4 2.4GHz $124.00
    http://www.newegg.com/app/viewprodu...-116-178&DEPA=1

    Video: ATI Radeon 9600 $139.00
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProdu...-102-345&depa=1

    Audio: SB Audigy $72.49
    http://www.newegg.com/app/viewprodu...-102-158&DEPA=1

  • #2
    Your idea will do what you want 100% However depending on where you mount this thing you might want to consider heat issues. With careful planning and proper cooling techniques you should'nt have a problem.

    I only order my parts from Newegg.com You won't find a better place to buy parts! I buy all my clients pcs from there. I've spent thousands of dollars and never had a problem.
    :My Car and Regular Computer:
    http://home.comcast.net/~krypt2nite

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    • #3
      Instead of the 161.25 drive from Newegg try the 200gig Western Digital Drive from Tiger Direct. They have great prices and great shipping prices to go along with it.
      Check out my hopefully useful site...

      www.hobbybotics.com

      It's still under design but it is functional

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      • #4
        Originally posted by f250crewcab
        ive got a few quick questions here about what to build my carputer for. also may add xbox or build the comp for gaming depending on pros/cons and cash.

        1. i wanted to know what is an adequate amount of memory, speed, and video card power to clearly run dvds divx and to be able to store them on the comp. and run them at a high quality playback?

        2. would i be better off to build a carputer for sound and mp3's and connect it to an aftermarket dvd player?

        this setup is designed for games, movies and music. is it overboard or can it be done cheaper and/or better.

        MoBo: ASUS p4S800 $66.00http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProdu...-131-462&depa=1

        Ram: Kingston 184 pin 512MB PC3200 $80.00
        http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProdu...-141-424&depa=1

        HDD: Maxtor 200Gb $161.25
        http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProdu...-144-353&depa=1


        CPU: P4 2.4GHz $124.00
        http://www.newegg.com/app/viewprodu...-116-178&DEPA=1

        Video: ATI Radeon 9600 $139.00
        http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProdu...-102-345&depa=1

        Audio: SB Audigy $72.49
        http://www.newegg.com/app/viewprodu...-102-158&DEPA=1
        That's a bit overboard in my opinion....buy some used parts...
        buy and epia m10000 ...it'll be enough speed.
        BossTone74

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        • #5
          Originally posted by f250crewcab
          ive got a few quick questions here about what to build my carputer for. also may add xbox or build the comp for gaming depending on pros/cons and cash.

          1. i wanted to know what is an adequate amount of memory, speed, and video card power to clearly run dvds divx and to be able to store them on the comp. and run them at a high quality playback?

          2. would i be better off to build a carputer for sound and mp3's and connect it to an aftermarket dvd player?

          this setup is designed for games, movies and music. is it overboard or can it be done cheaper and/or better.

          MoBo: ASUS p4S800 $66.00http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProdu...-131-462&depa=1

          Ram: Kingston 184 pin 512MB PC3200 $80.00
          http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProdu...-141-424&depa=1

          HDD: Maxtor 200Gb $161.25
          http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProdu...-144-353&depa=1


          CPU: P4 2.4GHz $124.00
          http://www.newegg.com/app/viewprodu...-116-178&DEPA=1

          Video: ATI Radeon 9600 $139.00
          http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProdu...-102-345&depa=1

          Audio: SB Audigy $72.49
          http://www.newegg.com/app/viewprodu...-102-158&DEPA=1
          Overkill, seriously. That's a major system, but unless you'll be playing Unreal Tournament in your car, it's just more than you'll need (Plus it pulls a lot of power, and will put off a lot of heat).

          However, if you're wanting an actual gaming computer in your car, then by all means, go for it. But if you're just wanting to play DVD's or something, anything over 1ghZ will be plenty. You can save a bunch of money and look into some older, used hardware.

          That will be one awesome system if you go with it though. Might even be able to play a little Doom 3 in a parking lot
          Zen Fat Loss

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          • #6
            if i do this system thats what itll be for i was gonna try and network a few tv screens(headrest and such= future mods) and have a big game runnin on road trips and stuff.

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