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    What do I need?

    Hi I am new here.
    I want to build a PC in a car whit a LCD.

    What is the best software to use and What is the best way to start the pc quick and save automatically?

    And if I turn off my car how can I shut down the PC automatically?


    Maybe someone can tell me witch hardware and software I need...


    Thanks allot! And sorry for my bad English. I can read and understand the English much better


    Jos-Willem (Netherlands, Amsterdam)

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    It all depends what budget you have.
    If you have $800-1000 go for the best cookies: epia m10000 (+rest hardware), opus, xenarc/lilliput/anything else with vga,
    If less than that: use some spare parts from your computer and build system, probably inverter (or if you have knowledge build your own opus ;d) and lcd (up to you)

    But first use search option, there is many like you just starting out so all questions repeat, you'll find something usefull here for sure. good luck
    Danny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sh0cker
    It all depends what budget you have.
    If you have $800-1000 go for the best cookies: epia m10000 (+rest hardware), opus, xenarc/lilliput/anything else with vga,
    If less than that: use some spare parts from your computer and build system, probably inverter (or if you have knowledge build your own opus ;d) and lcd (up to you)

    But first use search option, there is many like you just starting out so all questions repeat, you'll find something usefull here for sure. good luck
    Well. My budget is not verry high...

    I have a PC and I will buy a LCD... but how about the startup off the system and the shutdown?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jos_willem
    ... but how about the startup off the system and the shutdown?
    search, search...search
    random links i found:
    How do Shutdown controllers work?
    ATX auto startup circuit
    Danny.

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    My Car Project® ‹== !10.4" Allbrite, touchscreen, epia, 150opus, gps, wireless, sony remote [old] 128x64 Crystalfontz +double din [new]

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    Quote Originally Posted by jos_willem
    Well. My budget is not verry high...

    I have a PC and I will buy a LCD... but how about the startup off the system and the shutdown?
    well ...

    you can buy whatever you want but i prefer epia series...now i have celeron 1.0 and a via mainboard with sound and vga and i have 30 gb hdd + cd rom


    than i try to buy an LCD TFT...


    if you buy an epia (with cpu + vga + sound + lan )

    than you need an Hdd like 20 gb and an lcd

    the other things need no many needs your knowlge and hand ability...

    an LCD TFT is about 200 uds dollars in TURKEY (6x9)

    but i can find the square ones about 150 dollars

    think thiss

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    Oke...

    Quote Originally Posted by yagmur
    well ...

    you can buy whatever you want but i prefer epia series...now i have celeron 1.0 and a via mainboard with sound and vga and i have 30 gb hdd + cd rom


    than i try to buy an LCD TFT...


    if you buy an epia (with cpu + vga + sound + lan )

    than you need an Hdd like 20 gb and an lcd

    the other things need no many needs your knowlge and hand ability...

    an LCD TFT is about 200 uds dollars in TURKEY (6x9)

    but i can find the square ones about 150 dollars

    think thiss
    Oke nice... But if I start my car. than a OS will start up... If I use windows XP than it wil take a moment. Is there somthing else?
    The PC project must like a car radio.. You start your car you can play music. You turn of the moter de CD player will stop... Do know wat I try to tell?

    I hope you can help my.

    Thank you

    Jos-Willem

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    With current technology, there is NO WAY the computer will act like a radio (play instantly). Boot up take some time, program (CD player, Winamp, ...) also take time. Boot from Hibernate will reduce the time a little.
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