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    i am wanting to use my relativly older pc to use as a car pc. the specs are below. I want to be able to use the cd/dvd drive to play cds/dvd, install a usb gps setup and install a wireless adapter(maybe usb or pci) I will be using a modded ps1 screen for display(possibly upgrade to TS sometime later)

    My question is which PS should I get? an opus or a m1/m2. I would like to go cheap as long as i am not sacrificing much. I do want to be able to survive crank and and be able to shutdown gracefully.

    any suggestions, i cant see the negative of the m1/m2 over the opus. maybe i am missing something

    Intel Celeron 1.4 GHz
    128 MB (SDRAM)
    CD-RW/DVD-ROM (Combo)
    60GB HD
    Motherboard description

    * Manufacturer's name - TUW-LA
    * HP/Compaq name - Greenland

    Motherboard supplier ASUS
    System BIOS supplier ASUS Award
    Form factor UATX
    Processor brand Intel
    Processor socket type Socket 370
    Processor family Celeron
    Processor front side bus frequency 133/100/66 MHz
    Chipset name Intel i810E
    Chipset "North Bridge" GMCHE
    Revision/Stepping A0
    Chipset "South Bridge" ICH
    Revision/Stepping B1
    Super I/O SMsC LPC47M102
    Revision/Stepping ---------
    Flash BIOS device FWH 4Mbit
    Memory type SDRAM
    Memory speed PC133 (runs @ PC100)
    Memory sockets 2 DIMM
    Maximum memory 512MB
    Graphics supplier Intel
    Graphics configuration Down, in chipset
    Onboard graphics memory UMA (Intel DVT)
    Graphics connector (AGP) None
    TV-Out device Chrontel CH7007
    TV-Out configuration Daughtercard
    Audio AC97 Down
    ACí97 CODEC device Crystal CS4299
    Audio jacks (legend below) M, LI, LO, SO, M/G
    M Microphone
    LI Line In
    LO Line out
    SO Speaker
    M/G Midi/Game
    Ethernet 10/100 LAN supplier Realtek 8100
    Ethernet configuration PCI, Down
    IDE UDMA modes ATA-66/33
    Expansion slots (AGP/PCI/Exten) 3 PCI
    USB ports 4
    USB front/back options 2F + 2 B
    Serial, parallel, floppy, PS2 Kbd and Mouse 2S, 1P, 1F, PS2 K+M
    Serial port front chassis option Yes
    Available Mfg options (legend below) GLAS, TV Out
    A Audio down on motherboard
    C External L2 cache on motherboard
    E 1394 on motherboard
    G Graphics down (on motherboard or in chipset)
    L LAN on motherboard (Ethernet) P - PCMCIA slot
    S S3 power management support
    T TV-out on motherboard
    U Graphics card (up, not on motherboard)

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    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=68636
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    • #3
      thanks found out about the cpu, now i need to find out what the other components will draw

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      • #4
        do things like cdrom, screen, ect... count towards that same wattage? my cpu is 35 watts and the PSU is 96W total, which doesnt leave too much, or do other devices not uses that much power?

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        • #5
          Assuming the cd rom is normal size and you use a 3.5 hard drive your left with an opus 150 or an M2. You need to watch what power your taking on what lines. All the normal PC stuff like cdrom 3.5 hard drive use 12v which none of the smaller supplies have much capacity on.
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          • #6
            yeah i assumed probably m2. but are there advantages of opus over m2 or vice versa?

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            • #7
              well in my case the opus worked and 2x M2's didnt. Pretty big advantage to me LOL
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