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    Hi guys I am curious about what ill need to buy for my settup I am considering.....

    1. buying a used pc to put in my car i need it to be powerful enough to support playing DVD/MP3, and handle a gps reciever however any ideas on which one? Cheapo used dell or any other used model you guys know of?
    2. powerinverter how many watts would be good? (i know it depends on cpu, but jus a guesstimate)
    3. how will i make the audio come from my cpu to my car speakers?
    4. decent quality gps reciever

    Thanks guys

    ps... i also have a touchscreen already, and laptop dvd drive mounted under my monitor, but plan to power them from my cpu, so thats y im not sure about the inverter. my budget is $100-150 (it can be done! lol)

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    Originally posted by sengd001
    Hi guys I am curious about what ill need to buy for my settup I am considering.....

    1. buying a used pc to put in my car i need it to be powerful enough to support playing DVD/MP3, and handle a gps reciever however any ideas on which one? Cheapo used dell or any other used model you guys know of?
    2. powerinverter how many watts would be good? (i know it depends on cpu, but jus a guesstimate)
    3. how will i make the audio come from my cpu to my car speakers?
    4. decent quality gps reciever

    Thanks guys

    ps... i also have a touchscreen already, and laptop dvd drive mounted under my monitor, but plan to power them from my cpu, so thats y im not sure about the inverter. my budget is $100-150 (it can be done! lol)
    OK, as a fellow Volvo owner, I am going to give you some pointers.
    *** Faq to the Faq's.
    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=51489
    Seriously. Beware asking wide-open questions like this, and at least offer some of your own ideas. Goes a long way.***

    1 - I am looking into one of these iPAQ PCs from this vendor
    http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZcunninglinguist101
    small, quiet, might just do the trick.
    2 - Check the Power section of these forums, I believe there is a calculator in there.
    3 - http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=32430
    4 - http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=50579

    Good luck.
    1998 Volvo V70 "Volputer"
    Worklog: planning and procurement.
    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=75505

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