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  • need your advice about my plan for carputer !

    here's the spec that i'm thinking,,

    *MB
    VIA EPIA MII10000 or 12000 or SP13000 (need your opinion)
    -i don't think i need PC card,,
    -this system is for mp3, navigation and music videos ,, that's it

    *HD
    Hard Drive 2.5" Hard Drive 40GB Samsung 5400rpm or someting else,,

    *CD/DVD Drive
    Slim DVD drive

    *Memory
    512MB DDR RAM PC2700 184-Pin DIMM Memory

    *Screen
    Xenarc 700TS

    *Etc
    Slim Type CDROM/DVDROM/CDRW Adapter
    USB GPS receiver
    Opus 120W power supply (not sure if i really need this)
    Wireless mouse and keyboard
    AUX adaptor to tap to head unit
    Cubid 3688B Mini ITX Case (hope i have enough space for opus+mb)

    that's all,, i will put the carputer in the glovebox and place the screen on top of the dash board. (i will keep the current head unit to make volume control easier and installation easier (no need to run any wire to the trunk)

    am i missing something ? also,, is there any risk of frying the MB or other hardwares with this config ? any idea about prevention of excess heat ?

    Please help,! Thanks,

  • #2
    there's always the risk of frying your motherboard. just be careful. Looks like a nice config.

    how much did you price it at?

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    • #3
      IMO 2.5" HDDs are overated, go for a cheaper, faster, and bigger capacity 3.5" =P
      James Radcliffe
      James@GoDivine.net

      Planning (Phase I)
      |||||++++++| 40% Making Final Pre-Purchase Plans
      Car Stereo (Phase II)
      |||||||||++| 80% - Building box, getting ready to wire
      Carputer (Phase III)
      ||+++++++++| 10% Desiging CarPC case

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      • #4
        Originally posted by JaymzRR
        IMO 2.5" HDDs are overated, go for a cheaper, faster, and bigger capacity 3.5" =P
        hmm,, i don't think 3.5" will fit into ITX case,,, well, if 2.5" heats more,, i guess i'll go with 3.5,, hmm,,,

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        • #5
          over rated not overheated, 2.5" have lower wattage consumption and better shock ratings. Pad a 3.5 and the OPUS to power and you have a high capacity drive np.
          and buying the Cubid 3688B just to use an OPUS is a waste of money, it comes with a 60+ watt psu and requires slim hdd and optical.

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          • #6
            As to fitting in a mini ATX I dont know that, I am planning on fabricating my own case so didnt think of that.

            As for padding, I dont buy all that. Look at what MP3 players can go through (granted they are made to have some padding) but is your CarPC every going to be going through conditions near that bad.... if so you either wont be alive to hear it skip, or you will be pinching yourself to see if your alive, which doesnt require music =P
            James Radcliffe
            James@GoDivine.net

            Planning (Phase I)
            |||||++++++| 40% Making Final Pre-Purchase Plans
            Car Stereo (Phase II)
            |||||||||++| 80% - Building box, getting ready to wire
            Carputer (Phase III)
            ||+++++++++| 10% Desiging CarPC case

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