Five stupid newbie questions I had to ask.
Ok so the holidays are over and I have been putting off my carpc project long enough. I am ready to start ordering parts and have my list here but I had some questions about some of them.
Please take a few moments and help me out. I would like to order parts this week.
Motherboard: Going with MicroATX instead of Mini-ITX for compatibility/speed reasons.
A) ASUS A7N8X-VM/400 NVIDIA nFORCE2 400 CHIPSET ULTRA ATA133 MICRO ATX FORM FACTOR 1xAGP(8X)/3xPCI/2xDDR W/INTEGRATED VGA,LAN,USB 2.0 & AUDIO (CPU TYPE:AMD DURON, SEMPRON, ATHLON XP - 266/333/400Mhz) - $79.00
Question #1: The nForce2 chipset, does it support the illusive 800X480 resolutions without having to use powerstrip? I see in the drivers settings you can set custom resolutions. Can someone please confirm success?
B) AMD ATHLON XP MOBILE 2400+ 45W (AXMH2400FQQ4C) - $76.00
Question #2: Does this cpu work with above motherboard? Just wanna make sure. I am second guessing myself.
C) Crucial 512MB's DDR400 $74.00
D) FUJITSU 2.5" 80GB MHT2080AT 9.5MM 4200RPM 2MB - $143.00
E) Notebook HD to IDE Converter 2.5" to 3.5" - $9.99
F) Panasonic CW-8123-B Slimline Slot Loading CD-RW / DVD - $96.00
Question #3: If I am mounting this inside my center armrest console thing so that the slot faces the rear seats, how do I connect this device to the computer that is in the trunk of my car? What cables do I need for it and where do I find them and what are they called??
G) Xenarc 700TSV - VGA Monitor with touchscreen and video inputs - $399.99
Question #4: What type of cable do I run from the computer (in the trunk) up to the above monitor? What is it called and where do I find it?
H) IOGEAR MICROHUB 4-PORT GUH275 USB 2.0 HI-SPEED - $16.07
Mounting this below the dvdrom drive for connection of any usb devices.
I) M1-ATX Powersupply $74.99
Question #5: Does this have enough power to supply above components?
If not and you are going to tell me that I need the 150wt Opus, then my next question 5b: Are there any compatibility issues iwth the opus and this setup? I'll of course need the shut down and start up controllers working etc.
I hope instead of just flaming me with :search: and :google: responses, you experts can just throw me a bone here. I am really just trying to get some :rock: or some :cool: 's before I put this all on my check card.
Thanks in advance and I'll thank you again later!
P.S. Question #6, Am I missing anything that I should add to my list? Any must haves?