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    I am new to this and am looking forward to the project of installing a CarPC. If you could look at the list below and tell me if I am missing anything or simply have advice it would be greatly appreciated.

    LIAN LI PC-Q09A Silver Aluminum Mini-ITX Desktop Computer Case 80W DC to DC converter&84W AC to DC Adapter Power Supply

    OCZ Vertex 2 120GB SSD

    4GB DDR3 Dual Channel RAM

    Intel Core i3 CPU

    GIGABYTE GA-H55N-USB3 LGA 1156 Intel H55 HDMI USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard

    The main thing I am worried about is powering the unit. If there is any advice I would like to hear, it's about the power. I would rather have a working unit and not fried equipment.

    Thanks in advanced!

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    Interested in why you're choosing to go with the i3. What are your goals of this car pc?
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    • #3
      Interested in why you're choosing to go with the i3. What are your goals of this car pc?
      I don't really have any goal's per say. I just like the idea of having a PC in the car and if I'm going to have one, it's going to be one that will run anything I throw at it at any one time.

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      • #4
        being a new member, the faq's is a great place to look for answers-- it will answer a lot of common questions(like how to power it)

        http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/advfaq.php

        though, i am also interested in the response to sonic's question before commenting futher..
        My OLD 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT:
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        next project? subaru brz
        carpc undecided

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        • #5
          Originally posted by SolveEtCoagula0 View Post
          I don't really have any goal's per say. I just like the idea of having a PC in the car and if I'm going to have one, it's going to be one that will run anything I throw at it at any one time.
          If you dont have the goal of having a multi-zone heavy gaming rig then back down your stats a little. A core 2 duo is future proofed enough for a car PC installation. I personally use the Intel DG45FC mobo with an e8400 processor and i havent come close to hitting the wall in my setup. And thats with dual zone gps/emulator running inside of Centrafuse.

          If you back down your stats it will be easier for you to source power supplies. I run a DSATX, but could step my entire setup down to an m2-atx if needed
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Sonicxtacy02 View Post
            If you dont have the goal of having a multi-zone heavy gaming rig then back down your stats a little. A core 2 duo is future proofed enough for a car PC installation. I personally use the Intel DG45FC mobo with an e8400 processor and i havent come close to hitting the wall in my setup. And thats with dual zone gps/emulator running inside of Centrafuse.

            If you back down your stats it will be easier for you to source power supplies. I run a DSATX, but could step my entire setup down to an m2-atx if needed
            The only multi-zone system I've built was atom-based, which worked quite well. It ran flash, mono, and navigation on Linux (2 of the three slowest things on Linux) without being slow. I'm not convinced it's "future-proofing" to go with a more expensive and more power consuming systems especially since even CF has plans on optimizing and being faster in the future.
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            • #7
              I think I will go with a Core 2 Duo but like I stated before, my main concern is how to power it without blowing up any of the components. I guess I should just buy a case with out the power supply and get the PSU from mp3car.com?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by SolveEtCoagula0 View Post
                I think I will go with a Core 2 Duo but like I stated before, my main concern is how to power it without blowing up any of the components. I guess I should just buy a case with out the power supply and get the PSU from mp3car.com?
                read the faq. It'll tell you how to power it without blowing anything up.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by SolveEtCoagula0 View Post
                  my main concern is how to power it without blowing up any of the components.
                  IŽll just leave this here..
                  2008 Ford Mustang GT/CS CARPC(99%)
                  Software: Ride/Road-Runner, Digital FX skin 5.x, iGuidance 2011, GPSgate on Win7 64bit

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Wayne613 View Post
                    my dsatx works pretty good as well...
                    My OLD 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT:
                    "The Project That Never Ended, until it did"


                    next project? subaru brz
                    carpc undecided

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