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    Can this be done?

    I'm new but I have been reading through this place for a while.

    Here is what I have.

    ATX, tyan motherboard, Socket 370
    P3 1Ghz CPU
    512Mb pc133 SDRAM
    20gb hard drive
    Soudblaster live platinum 5.1
    ATI Rage Fury 32mb AGP4x card with Svideo, RCA, and SVGA out's.


    and a 300Watt invertor.

    can I make this work? I want to run two amps and a full sound/video system. If this can be done, what componets am I missing? I want the full power on with the key features and the amp power on as well. I jsut don't wnat to buy an entire new system if I can make this work.

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    No, you can not make it work. If you are not able to do a little search you are not grown enough to build yourself a carputer.

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    Yes, your base components are fine, you just need to install them and to help, visit the "show off your project" area, there you will see your hardware is just fine, "just add water" and you are sorted
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    Wheres the GPS? wheres a good PSU? AN inverter? the forums and find they suck for this application.

    Wheres yer screen? Wireless? U sure u wanna start this now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SAScooby
    Yes, your base components are fine, you just need to install them and to help, visit the "show off your project" area, there you will see your hardware is just fine, "just add water" and you are sorted

    Firdst off, Mpatton, don't be a dick! I have been searching on this for awhile and I hear people tell me it ownt work and some tell me it will. I'm looking for an educated answer, not a kindergarten one.

    SaScooby, thanks man. That just narrows me down to the power on/off solutions and a monitor/DVD-rom drive to mount in the dash. Now I feel more comfortable about this all.

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    I just got the M1-ATX PSU and for the price its GREAT! i havent had any problems with it at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sdashiki
    NEEED...........
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    Wheres the GPS? wheres a good PSU? AN inverter? the forums and find they suck for this application.

    Wheres yer screen? Wireless? U sure u wanna start this now?
    sorry, I have a 300Watt ATX power supply, currently no monitor or extra goodies. I'm a poor boy so the fun stuff coems after the basic install is up and working. As of right now, I am going to get a remote, PS/2 Touchpad fiberglassed into my center console of my Eclipse. that will eliminate the need for a touchscreen, i don't want one anyway. so I will just need to find a monitor and some way to control the Power on/off and then I should be good. Well I guess a way to mount a DVD-Rom in the dash and then still cable it to the hatch where the System will be. Anyone here done that and if so, what did you use?

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    If you would go through my post you would realize I am not someone you could call a dick at all. Actually I try to help wherever I can. But in your case... start with reading forum rules.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scothern
    sorry, I have a 300Watt ATX power supply, currently no monitor or extra goodies. I'm a poor boy so the fun stuff coems after the basic install is up and working. As of right now, I am going to get a remote, PS/2 Touchpad fiberglassed into my center console of my Eclipse. that will eliminate the need for a touchscreen, i don't want one anyway. so I will just need to find a monitor and some way to control the Power on/off and then I should be good. Well I guess a way to mount a DVD-Rom in the dash and then still cable it to the hatch where the System will be. Anyone here done that and if so, what did you use?

    Well for the cost of a good inverter you can get a DC-Dc PSU. the M1-ATX is like $74
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    Quote Originally Posted by sdashiki
    wheres a good PSU? AN inverter? the forums and find they suck for this application.
    - A good PSU doesn't have to be Opus. Read my sig 2 Mastero/Sproggy powering my 2 setups.

    - An inverter isn't as bad or suck if do it right. Yes, I was using inverter for more than 6 months in my Supra setup without a single problem. The inverter is Xantrex 400W mated with 200W PSU. It survives cranking, very little or NO noise because the music is much louder than the PSU "humm". This is not Audio noise that is why I said "no noise". With audio noise, the louder the music, the louder it is.

    scothern
    In the long run, it is better to go with DC-DC route instead of inverter.
    M1-ATX may or maynot be able to power your setup.
    Try this power calculator to find out approx how much power is needed. Notice the power draw on each rail (how many Amp on each 5V, 3.3V, and 12V) and compare to the PSU you are buying to see if it is able to supply the needed power on EACH rail.
    Total watt doesn't give you the REAL power. With that I mean 2 150W PSU are NOT the same.
    For example if you need 15A on 5V, and 2A on 12V. With 150W PSU output 12A on 5V and 5A on 12V. This PSU will NOT power your setup. On the other hand, another 120W PSU with output 16A on 5V and 3A on 12V. This PSU can handle your setup well. Anyway, the number is only for illustration. I don't think there is any PSU out there with that number
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