Is this a good setup?
Hey, I have put together a small list of the hardware I am looking to get. Anyone have any suggestions for changes in this setup so far? Any ideas welcome... Thanks!
Via Epia M10000 G 1GHZ up to 1GB of RAM
M1-ATX 90 Watt - Smart Automotive Power Supply
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000BEVT 500GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Notebook Hard Drive – OEM
Crucial 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 333 (PC 2700) Desktop Memory Model CT12864Z335
I already have my screen and know the interface I want to use. The PC hardware is by far the hardest part. Also, let me know if you have any suggestions for a good enclosure, and if you recommend I add a CD drive or just use USB to install the OS. Thanks again guys!
It's older hardware. The M10000 board is roughly the equivalent of a P3 in terms of performance. It's no speed demon.
The M10000 doesn't have SATA ports, so you'd need to rethink your HDD choice.
Also, if you intend on using a notebook HDD, you'll need the notebook to IDE adapter.
Change mobo to Intel atom dual core performance your suggestion VW my suggestion Porsche turbo carrera get the idea!!! Cost difference maybe 40 dollars if that
Thanks guys. I was concerned about getting a board that sucked up too much power. So I need to find a board with SATA ports for any laptop HDD?
And how do I tell the size of the PSU I'll need if I increase the power of the PC?
Originally Posted by DarquePervert
LMFAO, Thats funny.
Originally Posted by mmayn412
As for hardware, I agree, dont use the M10000, I had that and it almost made me give up on Car PCs. Go with a INTEL ATOM with dual cores.