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  • What else do I Need?

    If I got all this:

    Casetronic Travla C134 (DIN-Size VIA ITX case)
    VIA EPIA M10000 (motherboard)
    2.5" HDD 40GB
    SLIM-LINE DVD Toshiba, 8/24x
    RAM 256MB DDR low profile 0.8" inches high
    VGA TFT - Touchscreen USB - PAL/NTSC - Speakers - IR Remote

    What else would i need to get it in the car and working through a head unit and Powered

    Thanks

  • #2
    You'd need a power supply...Either an Opus or equivalent, or a standard ATX PSU and an inverter.

    As far as connecting to the head unit, read the sticky in this forum on Newbie FAQ's.
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    Hardware: EPIA M10000, 512Meg Ram, 5.6"TFT, Opus 150watt DC-DC PSU
    Software: Windows 2000, Media Engine 2.0

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    • #3
      Originally posted by telekineticfool
      You'd need a power supply...Either an Opus or equivalent, or a standard ATX PSU and an inverter.

      As far as connecting to the head unit, read the sticky in this forum on Newbie FAQ's.

      Actually that case has a built in Dc-Dc power supply, and I think that case uses a laptop HD and CD, so it doesn't need the regulated 12v.

      ScottP: Don't forget that you will probably need to buy cables and whatnots
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      • #4
        http://www.cartft.com/shop/catalog/gl/3

        thats the link for where all the stuff is from

        so what other stuff would i need?

        sorry for asking twice but i need to know

        thanks

        EDIT: I just found a 150W/200w Inverter that is reccomended for the case, here are the specs:

        You only have to connect this power inverter to your cigarette lighter and then you have an regular
        230V power outlet, where you can stick in your favorite devices like
        TV set or computers.
        Highly recommended for VIA ITX PCs. A VIA ITX computer only needs 30-50 watts during operation. This inverter is fanless and therfore can be hidden easily.

        DC Input Voltage 12V (10-14V)
        Surge Power Capacity 200W
        Efficiecy over 90%
        Dimensions 162 x 104 x H58 mm
        Weight 0.5 kg
        No load current < 0.42A
        Battery low alarm DC 10.5 +/- 0.5V
        Battery low shutdown DC 10 +/+ 0.5V
        Alarm & thermal shutdown 55 +/- 5 deg Celsius

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ScottP
          If I got all this:

          Casetronic Travla C134 (DIN-Size VIA ITX case)
          VIA EPIA M10000 (motherboard)
          2.5" HDD 40GB
          SLIM-LINE DVD Toshiba, 8/24x
          RAM 256MB DDR low profile 0.8" inches high
          VGA TFT - Touchscreen USB - PAL/NTSC - Speakers - IR Remote

          What else would i need to get it in the car and working through a head unit and Powered

          Thanks
          Depends what head unit you have, does it have Aux in>?

          a 200 w inverter will run that fine <or should>, all you need now is time and patients

          A SB live soundcard would be nice as well, as onboard sound sucks, just a pci one will be fine
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          Window's XP SP1 / USB Radio / Destinator v2 / Mediacar / 3000 mp3's / 30 movies

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          • #6
            you need a car....

            I love being the ***...
            Originally posted by menudude
            thank you all for your help minus the useless post by sjlucky...

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            • #7
              Originally posted by SjLucky
              you need a car....
              He has a car, a 2003 Ford Fiesta. Whats your point here anyways??
              1993 BMW 325is - 15.2sec

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ScottP
                If I got all this:

                Casetronic Travla C134 (DIN-Size VIA ITX case)
                VIA EPIA M10000 (motherboard)
                2.5" HDD 40GB
                SLIM-LINE DVD Toshiba, 8/24x
                RAM 256MB DDR low profile 0.8" inches high
                VGA TFT - Touchscreen USB - PAL/NTSC - Speakers - IR Remote

                What else would i need to get it in the car and working through a head unit and Powered

                Thanks
                Scott:
                One thing to note about the Travla case - it may NOT fit in your dash! Pop open your dash and measure the depth of your DIN area. The travla case is often too deep (with connectors pluged in) to mount flush with your other dash stuff.

                Also, someone recommended getting an aditional sound card. I wouldn't, unless you're a serious audiophile. Read Tom's Hardware Guide's review of onboard sound chipsets vs. the Audigy and other top add-on boards. They reported very little difference between Via's onboard sound and the Audigy.
                So far:
                M10000 Nehemiah, 1Gb RAM, Opus 90w PS, Buffalo Tech WLI2-USB2-G54, 160 Gb HDD, GlobalSat BU-353 GPS, iGuidance, Zippy EL-610, Panasonic CW8123B Slim Slot CDRW/DVD, 10" Lilliput, Sony XA-300, Sony CDX-MP30 Head, OBD-II

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