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    Hi all,

    I am about to build my first carpc in my 2004 Mazda 3 Sport. My needs will be mainly music, gps, internet radio (via phone tethering). I plan on eventually running an 8" sub in the trunk (much later in the build) along with the 4 stock door speakers and stock door mounted tweeters. The main question I have is which Power Supply/Regulator should I go with? I've managed to read until I am reading in circles but I think I have come up with the following component list. Does anyone have any opinions/comments on the following specs? Is the motherboard overkill? Will HDMI be better than VGA or will the low resolution make HDMI pointless?

    Motherboard/CPU/GPU - ASUS AT3IONT-I Deluxe Atom 330 DDR3 NVIDIA ION mITX
    Memory - 4GB DDR3
    OS - Windows 7 or possibly some flavour of Linux (more desirable to me but much more work I think)
    Power - M2-ATX or DSX12VD 140W DC-DC Regulator
    Case - Morex 5677 Case
    Frontend - Undecided
    Monitor - Lilliput EBY701 or 669GL-70NP/C/T ( Dual DIN mp3car setup for Mazda3 )

    Thanks for any responses.