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    hey guys. this is my first carpc build. i have been lurking these forums for a long time, and have read all of the faqs and numerous threads... i have built a few different pc's over the years, but never one designed for a car.so anyways here is what i am thinking for my build.

    Goals
    ipod/music
    navigation
    video
    fast boot times
    no lag between menus.

    these are the components i plan on buying

    Monitor
    lilliput eby701
    http://store.mp3car.com/Preassembled..._p/mon-067.htm

    Motherboard/cpu
    Intel atom d510
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813121399

    Storage
    corsiar 32gig ssd
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233122

    Ram
    G.skill 2gb
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231121

    Power supply
    m4 250w
    http://store.mp3car.com/M4_ATX_250W_..._p/pwr-031.htm

    front end/ gps
    Centrafuse Auto Navigation
    http://store.mp3car.com/Centrafuse_A..._p/sof-022.htm

    bu-353
    http://store.mp3car.com/BU_353_USB_G..._p/gps-002.htm
    case
    custom made case.
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    now i have a few questions. what does everyone prefer for a front end. i was thinking either the centrafuse with navigation (do you have to buy the gps receiver thing separate?)... or i was maybe thinking about running roadrunner with garmin mobile pc.

    and does anyone have anything to say about the components i have chosen?

  • #2
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    Originally posted by ghettocruzer
    I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by olsen726 View Post
      hey guys. this is my first carpc build. i have been lurking these forums for a long time, and have read all of the faqs and numerous threads... i have built a few different pc's over the years, but never one designed for a car.so anyways here is what i am thinking for my build.

      Goals
      ipod/music
      navigation
      video
      fast boot times
      no lag between menus.

      these are the components i plan on buying

      Monitor
      lilliput 629
      http://store.mp3car.com/Preassembled..._p/mon-072.htm

      Motherboard/cpu
      Intel atom d510
      http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813121399

      Storage
      corsiar 32gig ssd
      http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233122

      Ram
      G.skill 2gb
      http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231121

      Power supply
      m4 250w
      http://store.mp3car.com/M4_ATX_250W_..._p/pwr-031.htm

      front end/ gps
      Centrafuse Auto Navigation
      http://store.mp3car.com/Centrafuse_A..._p/sof-022.htm

      case
      custom made case.
      .................................................. .................................................. ..........................
      now i have a few questions. what does everyone prefer for a front end. i was thinking either the centrafuse with navigation (do you have to buy the gps receiver thing separate?)... or i was maybe thinking about running roadrunner with garmin mobile pc.

      and does anyone have anything to say about the components i have chosen?
      I recommend Centrafuse. Whether you want the nav version really depends on if you depend on accurate GPS information. The maps in the nav version are a few years old and it doesnt appear they'll be getting new maps anytime soon. And for your gps hardware yes i would buy it seperate and i would recommend a globalstat BU-353 for your device of choice. I've had one for years and its always been top notch.
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      • #4
        if youre planning to use hibernate, then stay away from intel boards, their bios is super slow.
        if you're using hybrid/s3 sleep then that board will be just fine.

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        • #5
          also..if u dont want any lagg between screens...stay away from the ATOM + centrafuse combo.

          centrafuse is a resource hog on the atom.
          trinybwoy

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          • #6
            Also, the M4 is overkill for an Atom board. I'd go with an M2-ATX.

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            • #7
              You can disable the animations between screens that would help lag.

              Also you can use Garmin Mobile PC with Centrafuse, and I'd recommend the BU-353.
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              • #8
                ok. sweet. so i can just get the regular centrafuse, and get garmin mobile pc... will it embed garmin mobile into centrafuse, or am i going to have to tab back and fourth between the programs?

                what other mobo/cpu combo would you guys recommend in the under $120ish area?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by trinybwoy View Post
                  also..if u dont want any lagg between screens...stay away from the ATOM + centrafuse combo.

                  centrafuse is a resource hog on the atom.
                  i dont have that issue with my atom330 board (non-ion). Animation is enabled as well.

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                  • #10
                    Stats look good, if you want speed, try buying 2 SSD drives and using raid 0, that should be h3lla fast.

                    As far as Centrafuse, DO NOT BUY THE NAV VERSION. It comes with outdated maps. What you do is buy the standard version of CF3. Then go over to the destinator store and try the Windows Mobile version of destinator 9. It will install new current maps onto your PC, which you would drag to your WinMo phone instead you simply drag those maps into the CF3 Map folder. There is no point in paying for old outdated maps when you can update them for free right from the horses mouth. I really wish Flux would stop selling that old outdated NAV stuff and only sell the standard and let users figure out how to get the updated maps like we did. I use destinator because its simple, and it doesn't talk me to death. I just drive, tells me to turn and then tells me when I'm there. I was thinking of dropping destinator because I wanted live traffic routing, but thankfully someone made a plugin to work with destinator that gives me that ability, so its now a solid NAV solution for me.

                    It depends on the PC as far as the transition issues with CF3. Originally I tried CF3 on my laptop which is a 1.6 single core Celeron w/ 1 gig of ram and I honestly had no issues. When I installed it on my 1.6 single core Atom with 2 gigs, I noticed the lag. I went to options, turned off enhanced graphics and now CF3 runs fast and is very snappy like it should be.
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                    • #11
                      I assume you chose the lilliput 629 because it costs more. I have read that the 701 and 629 now share identical components and there is no reason to choose the 629 unless you like how the buttons are arranged. and since you have chosen the double din frame you don't care about buttons, so you must just want to spend money. must be nice.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by bramlet View Post
                        I assume you chose the lilliput 629 because it costs more. I have read that the 701 and 629 now share identical components and there is no reason to choose the 629 unless you like how the buttons are arranged. and since you have chosen the double din frame you don't care about buttons, so you must just want to spend money. must be nice.
                        I agree. Go with the EBY701 or even better, go with a VM70 screen from short-circuit. They are $139.00, which includes shipping. They work just as good as the EBY701 and has a better looking GUI. Its also much easier to install since it comes with a headrest sleeve. http://short-circuit.com/product/VM70.html
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Punky View Post
                          if youre planning to use hibernate, then stay away from intel boards, their bios is super slow.
                          if you're using hybrid/s3 sleep then that board will be just fine.
                          Agreed 100%
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by RipplingHurst View Post
                            Agreed 100%
                            So what does this mean? Like boards sold from INTEL. My Zotac 9300 will not have that issue will it? It uses a INTEL processor, and Nvidia Chipset.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by ZX1Cruizer View Post
                              So what does this mean? Like boards sold from INTEL. My Zotac 9300 will not have that issue will it? It uses a INTEL processor, and Nvidia Chipset.
                              Right, Intel brand boards usually take longer to post. <3 that you're going Zotac, and the 9300...awesome!
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