Building ANOTHER computer for MP3Car
Despite an UNBELIEVABLY helpful response from the denizens of this board, my first attempt at building a computer for use as a car MP3 player seems to have been a failure (long story short--sparks and an apparently dead motherboard!). Anyway, I'm deciding to give it another go.
Here are the parts I already have:
-Creative Labs SoundBlaster sound card
-Nvidia Edge 3D 4 MB video card (This is simply to set up my computer. I don't plan on having any sort of video display until I decide to throw in a DVD-ROM at some point in the future, at which point I'll buy a good video card w/ TV OUT to hook it up to an LCD.)
-Samsung 40 gig HD
-Mitsumi CD-ROM drive
-2 16 MB 72 PIN SIMMS
Basically, I need to buy a case, motherboard, and processor. Any suggestions? I'm not picky in terms of the components, I'm just looking for something that for now could power a barebones system (I'll be running Win95 or 98--any opinions on which to use?), and that in the future would have a quick enough processor to run DVDs and power a grahpical LCD display. A motherboard that would accept the RAM I already have would be nice, but not a necessity. What cases and motherboard/CPU combos have you guys had success with?
Thanks in advance for the advice.