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    Here is my setup I bought a few days ago. It should be here in the next few days.

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    BIOSTAR Micro-ATX M7NCG400
    AMD 3000+ xp
    2x DDR400 256MB PC3200
    Western Digital SE 80GB HDD (Ultra 3.5" Mini External Hard Drive Enclosure)

    ITPS automotive power sequencer
    PW-120-M 12V, 200 Watts PSU
    1GB PQI Compact Flash

    Clarion 400w 4 Channel Amp
    Xenarc 700TSV 7" TFT LCD Monitor

    Stock 04 Toyota Matrix XR 6 Speaker system.

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    Any sugestions on how I should hook it up or TIPS?

    Im going to take a lot of Pic's and maybe start a "How To" Thread for installs in the car.

    Thanks all.

  • #2
    Originally posted by arise360
    Here is my setup I bought a few days ago. It should be here in the next few days.
    ITPS automotive power sequencer
    PW-120-M 12V, 200 Watts PSU
    Just out of curiosity, are you planning auto-shutdown and auto-start using these pieces?

    Originally posted by arise360

    1GB PQI Compact Flash
    Are you planning on using this as your boot drive?
    My first attempt at a carputer.

    PM me if you're interested in a monitor faceplate for your '99-'04 Golf or Jetta. My Vortex ID is NorthAtlR32 - you can IM me there, too. Go here for more information.

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    • #3
      yes & yes

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      • #4
        what os are you going to use on that compact flash?
        肚子笑痛了
        S60 Install

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        • #5
          You are booting off a 1GB CF card? I am assuming Linux correct? If you are using Linux, then Athlon3000+ is WAYYY overpowering your system. You need 1GHz at MOST.
          I am running 600MHz and it runs flawless.

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          • #6
            Im using 98 or xp. The 3000+ wasn't that much. The cf card was 50 so if it wears out then it's nbd.

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            • #7
              You should think about a decent sound card if you are putting that much effort in by installing amps.

              You might want to save some power by using less impressive RAM, unless you are thinking of playing high level games you just don't need it.

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              • #8
                You cant power that with the ITPS / PW120 combo. The ITPS regulates the cars power to 12v, but the available power is then nowhere near the supposed 200W rating. The only way to get more power and keep the 12v regulated would be to get a carnetix (search) rather than the ITPS.

                I would really recommend NOT getting the ITPS / PW120 and getting an Opus 150W (or the new Opus when it comes out). It is far superior and will survive crank and run without the engine running whereas your planned setup probably wont.

                If you decide to get the Opus buy it direct from Opus & be sure to tell them the exact motherboard you are using so they can make sure it'll work.
                EPoX mATX SocketA w/onboard Geforce4MX / 512MB PC2700 / AthlonXP 1600
                Lilliput / DVDrom / Opus 150W / WD 3.5" 160GB / SB Audigy NX
                XP home / Road Runner / iGuidance 4.0

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                • #9
                  SO the ITPS / PW120 was a bad choice? I planed on running the ram/cpu lower than 400mhz bus. I have no optical drives or hard drives (the external uses it's own power. So the only thing the ITPS / PW120 would be powering is the mobo, ram, cpu, cf card. Would this still be a bad setup?

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                  • #10
                    Im using the amp becuse my screen is replacing the Stock HU. Got to get the sound to the speakers somehow.

                    Can I get some more info about my power setup? I bought the stuff already and the Opus 150W is way more than I wanted to spend. Could my current power setup hurt the other componints? Thanks

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by arise360
                      I'm using 98 or xp.
                      Win XP won't fit on a 1GB Flash compact card. In fact, I'm returning the 2 GB card I bought yesterday because the MINIMUM system requirements are 1.5 GB http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/h...n/sysreqs.mspx I also cancelled my order for the IDE to compact flash card adapter.
                      My first attempt at a carputer.

                      PM me if you're interested in a monitor faceplate for your '99-'04 Golf or Jetta. My Vortex ID is NorthAtlR32 - you can IM me there, too. Go here for more information.

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                      • #12
                        You are correct about the 1g flash. HOWEVER, similar to the windows 95 limitation, I believe it is entirely possible to install on a hard drive, and move all relevant files to the flash card. Copying the boot sector info could be interesting, but I see no reason why it wouldn't work. Back in the day we used to get 95 on to little 80mb drives doing something similar. (IE it won't install on the 80mb drive because it says not enough space, but works fine if you copy all of it over.)

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by digitalvehicle
                          You are correct about the 1g flash. HOWEVER, similar to the windows 95 limitation, I believe it is entirely possible to install on a hard drive, and move all relevant files to the flash card. Copying the boot sector info could be interesting, but I see no reason why it wouldn't work. Back in the day we used to get 95 on to little 80mb drives doing something similar. (IE it won't install on the 80mb drive because it says not enough space, but works fine if you copy all of it over.)
                          I'll be interested in hearing about your progress. I don't have the win2k knowledge to attempt such an endeavor. However, if you are successful and wouldn't mind taking a few minutes to write instructions, I'm a pretty good reader!
                          My first attempt at a carputer.

                          PM me if you're interested in a monitor faceplate for your '99-'04 Golf or Jetta. My Vortex ID is NorthAtlR32 - you can IM me there, too. Go here for more information.

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                          • #14
                            Hey arise what case are you using to put all that stuff in?

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