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    Someone give me a good reason to go with SBC vs that damn little ezgo thing. The ezgo is finally cheap ($323 US after 10% discount from directron.com). The thing has basically all that wafer 7850 has and is cheaper. Why should I go with a SBC? Yeah yeah, I want to build the thing myself, but why should I and spend $200+ more after getting the TV-ou, psu, etc.?? That damn ezgo thing is just too damn tempting.

    PoBoy
    I'm a ghost...email me if you have any questions on my old setup

    My way outdated website: http://www.poboytech.net

    FYI: I sold my 96 4Runner and bought a 1985

  • #2
    I agree, I'm about to order one o.O
    Tres

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    • #3
      What is the ezgo? Can you post a link so We can see what you are talking about. Thanks
      Ok so I am back into it!!

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      • #4
        http://store.yahoo.com/directron/ezgo.html


        It's $600 after adding all the necessary components, which is still a nice price for the size.
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        • #5
          it is in no way a DIN size....i have seen one in person. Also keep in mind that u need 18v to power that baby up.
          abcd-1
          Author of CobraI,II,III and now CobraIV.
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          • #6
            Price...

            All parts priced at Directron.com
            $370 for barebones
            $53 for 900mhz FC-PGA Celeron CPU
            $40 for 128mb of ram

            -$10 for coupon ..search google for them

            Total = $453 + Hard Drive + Shipping

            Check pricewatch.com for cheap hard drives...4 gig $40 bucks...
            I'm a ghost...email me if you have any questions on my old setup

            My way outdated website: http://www.poboytech.net

            FYI: I sold my 96 4Runner and bought a 1985

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            • #7
              hhehehe......only 4gig
              i still think u should go to ur nearest compusa a take a look at it. Test it and then decide if u still want it. For house use, yes i will get one but for car, i rather build my own
              abcd-1
              Author of CobraI,II,III and now CobraIV.
              You can contact me on AOL instant messenger....nick is cenwesi or cenwesi3

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              • #8
                Compusa has em??

                I didnt think they would carry those...

                < 4 gig is all I need for OS. If you read my sig you will see I have 40 gig USB hd. I dont see the point in getting a 200+ dollar 60 gig laptop hd. Thus, I only priced it out for a cheap 4 gig. Id do teh same thing if I decide to go SBC. Dont want anything too old...thus Im not gonna get a 540mb.

                Anyways, I dont have room in my dash anyways for it. Pioneer ate up all my space. I was gonna put whatever i get in the center console. Room enough for either SBC or Ezgo. I am just having a hard time justifying price. I dont have a paid internship this summer...so all's I got it what is left over from the last. Hence the debate.

                Thanks for your input though. I totally agree on building one over buying it already made...but its not cheaper this time around. Anyways, Im still stuck...someone just give me $200 and Ill go SBC.

                PoBoy
                I'm a ghost...email me if you have any questions on my old setup

                My way outdated website: http://www.poboytech.net

                FYI: I sold my 96 4Runner and bought a 1985

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                • #9
                  Re: Price...

                  Originally posted by PoBoy
                  Total = $453 + Hard Drive + Shipping

                  Check pricewatch.com for cheap hard drives...4 gig $40 bucks...
                  Sure, 4 gig is all you need for an OS, but where do the MP3s and pictures and movies of nude females (for scientific purposes) go? I see the prices on their ezgo page are wrong, but with a 20Gig HDD, it'll still be about $550 - $575 with shipping.

                  Too bad it sucks up so much power because it'd be great for a simple wearable computer. Buy a HUD, a wrist keypad, and you're set.
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                  • #10
                    Power...

                    Yeah power could be of concern with all the crap I have in my truck already. Using all my crap at once and having my amps cranked to the max, I can drop below 10.3v. But that rarely occurs and only at idle of course...right before it dies. But anyways, dont need a 20 giger...Porn goes on the 40 gig USB Had to get rid of all my mp3's to fit it all on there though. Small sacrafice for quality stuff.

                    PoBoy
                    I'm a ghost...email me if you have any questions on my old setup

                    My way outdated website: http://www.poboytech.net

                    FYI: I sold my 96 4Runner and bought a 1985

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                    • #11
                      SOLAR POWER! =D

                      PoBoy, the "neat" factor should be enough convincing as it is, but functionality (sp?) should convince you nonetheless. You upgradabilty (making up words as I go I guess) through upgrading the memory, cpu, hard drive, and cd/dvd rom, not to mention whatever you wanted through the USB ports (and fireware depending on which verson you get). And since the price has dropped it's even more convincing. And besides, I don't want to be the only person to get this thing so I have someone to ask questions when I mess it up =D. As soon as my PayPal clears, I'm ordering this thing.
                      My two cents.
                      Tres

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