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    Well i've been lurking around this site for a few weeks, and now i think a carputer is something i need

    But i need some guidance so i dont go buy a bunch of stuff that i either dont need, or isn't what i shoud of gotten..
    So here is what i'm planing on getting. and advice is appericated..
    7" lillput t.s. display
    EPIA M 10000 m.b.
    40g h.d.
    standard dvd/cd-r drive

    OR..
    Should i just use my old mb. and cpu (733mhz with 384mg ram)


    Thats the stuff i know i want.. Well m.b. i'm not 100% sure on..
    But what gps reciever is a good buy.. i plan on using street atlas 04
    And my main worry is power supply. I was thinking about using a stadnard pc one, and just pluging it into a power inverter i have. But then when i shut the car off it would not be easy on the system..
    So what do you guys recommend? i read about 90w and 120w ones, but not sure what i'll need.
    Also i could use more info on setting it all up. like power and shut off all that fun stuff.
    www.fresnoairsoft.com/robby/sig.jpg

  • #2
    Originally posted by robby
    Well i've been lurking around this site for a few weeks, and now i think a carputer is something i need

    But i need some guidance so i dont go buy a bunch of stuff that i either dont need, or isn't what i shoud of gotten..
    So here is what i'm planing on getting. and advice is appericated..
    7" lillput t.s. display
    EPIA M 10000 m.b.
    40g h.d.
    standard dvd/cd-r drive

    OR..
    Should i just use my old mb. and cpu (733mhz with 384mg ram)


    Thats the stuff i know i want.. Well m.b. i'm not 100% sure on..
    But what gps reciever is a good buy.. i plan on using street atlas 04
    And my main worry is power supply. I was thinking about using a stadnard pc one, and just pluging it into a power inverter i have. But then when i shut the car off it would not be easy on the system..
    So what do you guys recommend? i read about 90w and 120w ones, but not sure what i'll need.
    Also i could use more info on setting it all up. like power and shut off all that fun stuff.
    get all of that **** you were talking about then get an OPUS power SUPplY
    once you have all the parts...we'll chat some more
    BossTone74

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    • #3
      Originally posted by bosstone74
      get all of that **** you were talking about then get an OPUS power SUPplY
      once you have all the parts...we'll chat some more
      I second the motion and add a 256meg ram stick to the list...it sounds like you're on the right track.
      MP3 MR2 (click here for details)
      Hardware: EPIA M10000, 512Meg Ram, 5.6"TFT, Opus 150watt DC-DC PSU
      Software: Windows 2000, Media Engine 2.0

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      • #4
        Originally posted by telekineticfool
        I second the motion and add a 256meg ram stick to the list...it sounds like you're on the right track.
        He won't NEED any more than 256...
        BossTone74

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        • #5
          couple of random thoughts

          Make your parts decision before you decide on 90W/150W PSU.

          Think about how your're gonna get sound into the stereo. Does your stereo have an auxilliary-in adapter, or will you go straight into amps?

          Is your DVD/CD drive going into the case or will it be a remote install (like the dash), if so, you probably can't use IDE, so you're best off with something like a firewire bridge and a long firewire cable.

          Laptop drives, lower power, bit more resistance to vibrations.

          have fun
          Scott

          MCS-PC
          Epia M-10000
          XP Pro; 512MB; 60GB (2.5")
          Panasonic Slot SlimDVD/CD-RW
          7" Lilliput (Touchscreen)
          Casetronic C137 w/ 90W PSU (Temp)
          19V Laptop Adapter (Temp)

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