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    My CarPC Parts

    I've configured this CarPC for minimum parts with maximum efficiency.

    Gigabyte GA-7VM266 - $53.99
    AMD Mobile 2000+ - $61.00
    Kingston 512 MB PC2100 - $75.00
    Gigabyte GeForce FX 5200 128mb - $61.99
    Creative Labs SB Audigy w/1394 - $53.00
    Panasonic 7" LCD Bare - $380

    The shipping is all free from Newegg and Digital Worldwide. It's ground shipping, but I can wait. And I have a 60 gig WD hard driver for use.

    The case I'm going to be using is custom, I'll be building it myself. Haven't decided on the power supply yet. That's where I need help. Any ideas on whether an inverter @500W with a 350W PSU would do, or should I go with an Opus? I plan on having the power button located near the steering wheel, so I can turn it on and off when I want.

    Ideas? Thoughts? Suggestions?
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    One word:

    Opus

    There really is nothing better.

    You can still put a button near the steering wheel and control the Opus, I am doing that myself Rather than hooking up the yellow remote wire to the ignition, it's going through a SPST switch to +12V, and I can control when the Opus comes on

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    I need tools which I have no access to. I assume you're using a multimeter to find a 12V line, or something?

    Basically, I want it to be as simple as possible. My worry is that the Opus will not be powerful enough for my computer.

    I plan on adding a USB DVD drive later and installing it in a DIN slot.

    The vehicle is a 2003 Chevy Cavalier.
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    Providence, the big fat orange wire at your ignition column is the Accessory wire.

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    lol thanks
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    you NEED a multimeter ... you can get cheap ones for less than $20

    the 150W opus should be plenty ... if you're using more than 150W it's overkill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shakes
    you NEED a multimeter ...
    Naw, touch the cable on bare metal, if it sparks it's live!!

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    get a cheap digital multi meter. It will pay for its self as soon as you dont fry something! (that dont make sense but you know what i mean)

    You really need one doing this kind of thing. Just to double check stuff before you plug it in.

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    I'll be getting one soon, I just haven't got around to picking one up yet. I have a lot with school, I plan on buying these parts this summer.
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