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    What hardware is everyone using?

    hey all, im new to forum so if this is all off then srry

    anyway, when i look at cpus today, i dont see many that could be considered acceptable for a carputer. i believe some P4s suck over 80 watts, so you can see the problem. what i want to know is some common mobos and CPUs used by people who have already made their puters.

    thnx to everyone

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    Here's something that might help. I look at everyone's signatures as I go through the various posts. A lot of people have their specs listed. It helped me on where to start/look for hardware. Incidentally, I have:

    Epia 800
    20 gig laptop HD
    Slimline CD

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    Have a look at VIA's mini-ITX or nano-ITX motherboards/cpus.
    That's what most of th ppl here are using. They are very small sized and are using much less power than ATX/INTEL/AMD combos.
    By using the VIAs with half height/laptop drives, your whole setup will probably use less power than an P4 or AMD cpu alone.

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    Blaupunkt HU & speakers/Velocity active subs/Alpine amps

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    can the via eden_n play divx compressed video?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quazimodo
    can the via eden_n play divx compressed video?
    The M6000 and the M10000 can, according to reviews, do that quite nicely.

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    look at signature...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Defiler
    look at signature...
    Ditto
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    defiller, how much watts does that system pull?

    actually, im going to ask a very nooooob question... what is the max amps one can pull from a battery safely (not an instant discharge ofcourse)

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    I run a P233MMX system, it runs off less than 30W all in. See sig for spec. See website for pictures.

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    Since everyones needs are different going by what other people use is not a good idea. Your needs may be different than someone elses.

    What equipment you decide to go with will also determine what your power solution needs to be. Some people use Opus power supplies while others need inverters to power their computers. Decide what you want to the computer to do and then shop around like you would a desktop or laptop but remember that its going in a car so make sure you keep that in mind as well.

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