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    Here is the system i am about to build for my car.

    I am going to use it for TV,DVD,Divx,MP3 and navigation.

    I am thinking of getting one of these little babies
    Shuttle sv24 barebones system


    It has onboard video,sound,lan,firewire,usb
    it also has s-video outpus and a spare pci slot free (which is going to be used by a TV tunder card) all for 200

    I am going to use a Via C3 800mhz processor (only draws 9w of current) and is only 35


    I have just ordered a 6.4 NEC TFT screen which has vga inputs

    I think this seems to be the best solution i coud find.

    Just need to build a psu now

    Will i get away with a 3.5 HDD or should i get a notebook drive. I am looking for a 20gb+ drive.

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    Cool

    My personal choice is a notebook HD, but a regular desktop drive will work, and is much cheaper. This has been discussed in the past, and a search will turn up all the info.
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    i dont know if u r from the uk or not, but you said it would cost 200. Where did you see this avalible, because i am also after this unit, but i can only find it 4 sale in america

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    Yep i am from the UK
    It's for sale at www.overclockers.co.uk

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    the hdd shoudl be mounter verticaly, which u should know, which would be a bit hard with this case, so u might just ahve to turn it on its side to have same effect.

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    Originally posted by PaulzY:
    <STRONG>the hdd shoudl be mounter verticaly, which u should know, which would be a bit hard with this case, so u might just ahve to turn it on its side to have same effect.</STRONG>
    Dont want to start another war of vertical or horizontal mounting of the HD but that is not always the case.
    Talking from experience, had my HD mounted horizontly for more then two years now (with a shock system of course) and its working just fine.
    Its hard to make a shock mechanizm for the HD that is mounted verticaly also its easy to stuff up the head mechanizm if high level of shock is applied to the drive.
    So there is no exact answer to that question and as far as im conserned that topis is still open.
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