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    Just looking for opinions and suggestions:

    I have in my living room:

    1 x HP Desktop (Micro-ATX (SMALL case)):
    • 600Mhz CPU (Not Known)
    • 128MB RAM
    • Onboard Sound and Video
    • 2 x USB ports
    • 125W PSU

    1 X Other Comp:
    • 500Mhz CPU
    • 256MB RAM
    • Onboard Sound
    • Crappy AGP Video Card
    • 300W PSU
    • 3 x USB Ports

    Parts:
    • P4 Socket 478 Motherboard with onboard Graphics and sound
    • 256MB RAM
    • Few AGP Video Cards
    • Crap Load of PCI Network Cards
    • 2 Towers (Both are ATX Form (Big))

    Now what i want to do is piece together a GOOD computer from these parts. About two weeks ago i was sent all these parts and was able to make the two whole computers listed, and the other parts where left over.

    Now the questions:

    Is 500 or 600Mhz enough for GPS, MP3, VIDEO, MOVIES, PHONE CONTROL, WIFI SCANNING?

    or should I invest in a say 1.8Mhz P4 for the spare motherboard and start building off that?

    thanks guys

    edit:
    these are the links to all the motherboards, spare or in the listed whole computers just for reference.
    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...cname=bph05982
    http://www.ciao.co.uk/Productinforma...GL_VM__5410628
    http://www.motherboard.cz/mb/gigabyte/GA-6VM7A.htm
    http://www.msi.com.tw/program/produc...il.php?UID=113

  • #2
    Originally posted by LowLux
    Is 500 or 600Mhz enough for GPS, MP3, VIDEO, MOVIES, PHONE CONTROL, WIFI SCANNING?

    or should I invest in a say 1.8Mhz P4 for the spare motherboard and start building off that?
    600 Mhz can do everything you listed concurrently except video. Depend on codec, some video will be fine, while not others.
    The only problem with using that P4 is power the system and cooling it. Check this thread out for more info. http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=78795
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    • #3
      yep read that before i posted, was still interested in members feedback.

      • How will you provide power to that power hungry beast?
      • How do you cool that monster?
      • Where do you put something so big?
      • Do you really need that much power in your car?

      1000W constant inverter. with 2500w max.
      It is going in a center console, basiclly i thought if i provide a vent or opening at the top to let the heat out, and place one or maybe two small fans at the bottom it should be sweet. It is only a P4 1.8Ghz at max.
      Motherboard is TinyATX form so either a custom built plexi-glass case, or a MiniATX case for 20bux off ebay.
      More power the better right? yer i know, not quite. My desktop computer is only a P4 1.5Ghz and handles everything fine, but the 600Mhz does get quite slow even with TinyXP loaded on.

      Id like to hear what processors everyone else is running and what have been some problems...
      cheers

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      • #4
        as far as what processors everyone else is running - you're best bet is to read, search, and check the work logs.
        Jan Bennett
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        Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

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