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    Post car pc parts

    Does this look correct for all I will need to build my car pc and I just wanted to check with you guys to make sure all these parts are compatible with eachother.

    EverCase White/Blue MicroATX Slim Case With 220W Power Supply
    $54.00
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...127-043&depa=0

    VIA EPIA-M10000 Mainboard with VIA C3 Nehemiah 1GHz Processor m-ITX (Retail Box)
    $157.00
    http://www.accupc.com/itemDetail.jsp?pid=mvaepiam10000

    Lilliput 7" XGA Touchscreen
    $279.99
    http://www.mp3car.com/store/product_...products_id=33

    Corsair Value Select 184 Pin 256MB DDR PC-2100 - OEM
    $42.00
    http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE

    Western Digital Caviar WD1200BB 120GB Ultra ATA/100 7200RPM Hard Drive
    $77.00
    http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=101203

    Asus 16X DVD-ROM Drive
    $29.00
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...135-015&depa=0

    GPS Receiver
    ~$60
    EBAY

    Operating System(Linux) - FREE
    GPS Software(Open Source Linux Software) - FREE

    Subtotal: $696.99

    I also need a power supply. Will 150 watts be enough to power all of this? I am going to buy a normal power supply for testing anyways(revised-comes with case free) and am wondering if I should get an opus as well or just save money and get an inverter becuase money is an issue here.

    12V DC to AC 400 Watts Power Inverter
    $34.99
    http://www.dcacpowerinverters.com/it...03F}&ic=AED400

    OPUS 150 watt DC-DC power Supply
    $199.99
    http://www.mp3car.com/store/product_...products_id=32

    Inverter + Normal Power Supply(free, included in case) = $34.99
    Opus Power Supply = $199.99

    Is it really worth it? That is a $165 difference if I didn't get the opus.Pros/Cons? I don't really care about the ignition switch on as it takes 5 seconds to flip a switch under the seat.

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    IMHO, I would just go with the opus. I think for all of that, you will be fine with even an opus 90 watt supply. There are so many power issues that opus (or other dc to dc power supplies) takes care of that it is not even worth considering an inverter. Think about it, cleans power signal, shut down controler, startup, effiecient, survives crank, etc...

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    Do some more research, what you have so far looks good, but think about everything else you are going to need (wires, connectors) it all adds up
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    So your sure a 90watt opus will power all of that?

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    I would ditch the case if it comes with a power supply since you will be installing your own (why pay for stuff that your not going to use.)

    Go with an opus you mya want to get the 150 watt one.

    I would get a laptop drive if i were you. They are more rugged and can stand up to more abuse than the desktop kind.

    Although they are more expensive. I would run a dual drive setup. system drive (latop 2.5") and storage large cheap WD 3.5
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    I don't want to spend that much on it at the moment. I may have it boot with a CF later on via read only, but that will be awhile. I still want to save some more money because after the PS it would total to $900.

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    i think 7200 rpm drives would run hotter and draw more current.
    as for dual drive, it makes sense, but how much more current would it draw? personally, i might just stick with regular 3.5 drive (enclosed for easy removal) and just add some dampening on the drive (maybe thin antistatic foam things?).

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouL-FoRTuNe
    So your sure a 90watt opus will power all of that?

    Go with 150 my suggestion and also LMAO on u dont wont to spend the money but you wont to be good lol there is no such a thing ... if u get doggy parts u waist more money than what u would if you get all good stuff ... any ways my openion ..

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    If you're budgeting don't forget the cost of cables, connectors, relays, cable ties, brackets, screws, tubing, bondo, wood, etc etc. It adds up.

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