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    Hello. I'm in the process of building my own carPC. I've been browsing these forums for awhile and know pretty much all I need to know about putting together my carPC.

    One thing that concerns me is the PC or LCD overheating. I live in Phoenix, Arizona and in the summer it can get up to 120 degrees F. While I do keep the inside of the my truck nice and cool while driving around, I still worry about these PC parts melting .

    Here's what I have:
    EPIA M10000 Mini-ITX (512MB)
    Panasonic Slot Load DVD-ROM/CD-RW Combo Drive
    M1-ATX 90 Watt
    Lilliput 8" VGA Touch Screen

    I don't know if anyone else here has any experience with their carPC and high temps.

    Thanks!
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  • #2
    this guy has his at about 150f

    As the post states, another fan won't hurt. Just make sure the pc has air to circulate
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    • #3
      I don't know if this has been tried, but can't you water-cool a pc, I know you can but what about water cooling and inverter(buy the kit from ebay, $100)

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      • #4
        if u never lived in phoenix, you have no idea.

        I did for 6 months and left, so I know. Its like no other place when it comes to heat and radiation heat inside yer car. Im unsure of anybody in Phoenix with a carputer on these forums, just for the same reason u are reluctant.
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        • #5
          Thanks for the responses guys. hanzacra: thanks for posting that info.

          Here is the hard drive I got:
          http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?Sku=THD-1200M

          I'd like to get a HDD cooler and some additional case fans (80mm). The M1-ATX shouldn't have a hard time running those. I also have some floor vents that I may try to re-route to the PC.
          View my site: WebNV.net
          View my truckPC project
          Read my truckPC project

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