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  • Good deal on car kit?

    I have been researching my carpc for about a week now and came across this board 2 days ago... I was originally going to go w/ a Epia MII 1000 board, when I came across this kit... it seems like a good deal, and a good board. Any opinions would be appreciated ^_^

    http://store.mini-box.com/ituner/carkit.html

  • #2
    Eh, it's as good of price as any. That's not like "Oh my god that's low so I better buy it right freakin' now!" low price, but it's about a good of price you can get anywhere else.
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    • #3
      heh good example tidder...

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      • #4
        well, i guess i'mna get it... that $40 itps regulator sure beats anything by opus (cost-wise, i'm poor)

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        • #5
          Yeah, sounds good, just don't expect it to survive crank, or it might not even power up when your car is off.
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          • #6
            Just try to read this forum as much as you can before buying anything. Trust me you will find all your answers here. I know I did. I was considering that PSU too, before I joined this forum.
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            • #7
              .

              It's not a bad price, ITPS or OPUS is a must to make your life SO much easier so whatever board you get tack that ontot he price immediatly.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Tidder
                Yeah, sounds good, just don't expect it to survive crank, or it might not even power up when your car is off.
                What do you mean "survive crank" ?

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                • #9
                  stays powered on while starting the car.
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                  • #10
                    It's not sposed to turn on until after car starts anyways, right? But i guess if it's on when the car is off it'd be annoying... granted that's what my head unit does anyways

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                    • #11
                      Naw man, lets say you pull up to sonic. You turn off your engine, but keep your acc on so you can listen to your carputer tunes. Then you get your food and ****, and deside to leave. You go to start, but now, you have one of two options. You can either crank it and let the carputer die, or you can wait for the carputer to shut down, crank and start, then start back up your carputer. THAT'S freakin' annoying.
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                      • #12
                        Keep in mind, that ITPS w/ one of the cheap PSU's does NOT regulate +12v. Be careful. **Sizzle**
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Tidder
                          Naw man, lets say you pull up to sonic. You turn off your engine, but keep your acc on so you can listen to your carputer tunes. Then you get your food and ****, and deside to leave. You go to start, but now, you have one of two options. You can either crank it and let the carputer die, or you can wait for the carputer to shut down, crank and start, then start back up your carputer. THAT'S freakin' annoying.
                          by die, you mean it'll actually fry it? i just figured it'd lose power for a sec, like the stereo does...

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by BiohazrD
                            Keep in mind, that ITPS w/ one of the cheap PSU's does NOT regulate +12v. Be careful. **Sizzle**
                            yes it does

                            and by die they mean the computer will restart itself, its not like a headunit remember it'll take a while for it to reboot (and it probably isnt very good for it either, i wouldnt recomend doing it)
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                            • #15
                              ITPS spec from www.itx-warehouse.co.uk :

                              4) LM-1084 LDO regulator. The LM-1084 is a low dropout voltage IC that provides further regulation for the ATX DC-DC converters or any other device in need of regulation. In case 12V regulation is not needed, the LM-1084 can be bypassed by applying a solder bump as described in fig 1.1.

                              How many of you have this unit?

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