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    OK this is gonna be my first build. IT's going into and nissan altima 03-06(still not sure which year ill gonan get yet).

    The pc includes

    msi micto-atx motherboard
    amd 64 mobile 3700+
    512-1024 corsair 3200 ram
    250g SATA seagate 3.5 harddrive
    audigy 2 zs

    and possible
    ubs/firewire pci card
    serial pci card

    motherboard has onboard video but i could get any PCIx16 card

    i think opus 150 will power it all but im not quite sure yet. i want to avoid inverter at all costs.

    here is a general diagram of what the setup will look like please any and all insight is greatly welcome.



  • #2
    I'm kind of doubting the Opus 150 is going to power your setup. Use a power calculator to see how much your setup will use.
    AMD XP 2600+/512MB RAM/120GB hard drive
    Opus 150W/DVD/GPS/7" Lilliput TS/802.11g/Bluetooth
    Installed.


    -GPSSecure- - GPS Tracking
    -AltTabber2.2.2- - Handy touchscreen utility.

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    • #3
      Not even close.
      The Opus provides 60w on the 12v rail (12v X 5A = 60w). The CPU itself consumes over 80w.
      If you meant the 2700+ w/ 1mb L2 cache, it consumes even more (89w). The version w/ 512mb L2 cache only consumes 35w, however. That may very well work with an Opus 150. But you're making a performance sacrifice in that case.
      Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
      How about the Wiki?



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      • #4
        Originally posted by DarquePervert
        Not even close.
        The Opus provides 60w on the 12v rail (12v X 5A = 60w). The CPU itself consumes over 80w.
        If you meant the 2700+ w/ 1mb L2 cache, it consumes even more (89w). The version w/ 512mb L2 cache only consumes 35w, however. That may very well work with an Opus 150. But you're making a performance sacrifice in that case.
        And if he meant 2700 then he wasn't talking about a AMD 64bit CPU then.
        AMD XP 2600+/512MB RAM/120GB hard drive
        Opus 150W/DVD/GPS/7" Lilliput TS/802.11g/Bluetooth
        Installed.


        -GPSSecure- - GPS Tracking
        -AltTabber2.2.2- - Handy touchscreen utility.

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        • #5
          what processor do you guys recammend for mp3/gps/divx/some lite gameing (not like fear)

          and jsut to clarify i did mean 3700 ( and to think i almost choose the 4000)
          (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103490)
          but i can now see that it wil be too much


          also for the screen would you hook put a fuse in the power line?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Evilbunny1114
            what processor do you guys recammend for mp3/gps/divx/some lite gameing (not like fear)

            and jsut to clarify i did mean 3700 ( and to think i almost choose the 4000)
            (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103490)
            but i can now see that it wil be too much


            also for the screen would you hook put a fuse in the power line?
            I'd probably get a 2100 Mobile. Even that is more than plenty for mp3/gps and divx all at the same time. Depending on your video card you'd be able to play any game you want with that.

            I'm powering my screen from tapping into the acc line (the one that goes to my cig lighter). That way my screen turns off when the car turns off. I would read up on powering your lcd before you do anything. There are plenty of posts on this in the lcd forum.
            AMD XP 2600+/512MB RAM/120GB hard drive
            Opus 150W/DVD/GPS/7" Lilliput TS/802.11g/Bluetooth
            Installed.


            -GPSSecure- - GPS Tracking
            -AltTabber2.2.2- - Handy touchscreen utility.

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            • #7
              brad i see u choose the xp 2600. how much room u got to spare with the setup you have?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Evilbunny1114
                brad i see u choose the xp 2600. how much room u got to spare with the setup you have?
                Plenty to spare. I've got it underclocked to 2100.
                AMD XP 2600+/512MB RAM/120GB hard drive
                Opus 150W/DVD/GPS/7" Lilliput TS/802.11g/Bluetooth
                Installed.


                -GPSSecure- - GPS Tracking
                -AltTabber2.2.2- - Handy touchscreen utility.

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                • #9
                  i'v been lookign at this mobo/cpu combo and i seem pretty good, i just dont kno where to find the wattage of the processor and motherboard iv searched google and cant find it on the amd or pc chips site so i was wondering if someone could tell me the wattage if they kno it or point to to where i could find it.

                  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813185062


                  i may jsut end up going with the MII1200 via

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                  • #10
                    Search the forums for EROLS POWER CALCULATOR.
                    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
                    How about the Wiki?



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                    • #11
                      thx i think this helps. jsut making sure im looking under the right cloumn. it says thermal design power right. the 2800 is rated at 35w but doesnt give any other information.



                      thx for the link

                      or rather thx for the serch parameters

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                      • #12
                        Im just running an old Athlon 1600 and im also using the opus power supply...no probs at all and it seems fast enough for MP3, DVD, sat nav... unfortunately i've only tried a few, not very graphics intensive games but they worked fine also!

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                        • #13
                          wow a 3700+ 64??
                          CarPC status: iPod, 3,456,217 songs so **** you

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Motoko
                            wow a 3700+ 64??
                            A 3700+ MOBILE Ath64, even.
                            Amazing, isn't it?
                            Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
                            How about the Wiki?



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                            • #15
                              no im not using it anymore. i was jsut going big at first not realizing the power requirements.

                              the only game i might/will be playing is emulator ones like nes/snes/gba/gb/genesis/mame( i have like eveysingle 1 is each system)
                              and mabye solitare

                              i jsut want it to be fast and stable

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