Planning a Carputer. Any Suggestions?
I found this website about a month ago... there is alot of great information. I am getting ready to put a carputer in my 2000 Mustang. I have searched and searched the forums but am uncertain about a couple things...
Do people normally run everything off of 1 power supply or 2?
Should an Opus 150 power my system? Or should I look at other mb/processor combos? I used the power calculator and came up with 178 watts peak on the Athlon XP and 160 watts peak on the Duron.
Also, how do I find the consumption at different voltages?
Here is what I have come up with:
Ahtlon XP 2800 (not the mobile)
1 stick 512 meg DDR
80 gig 5400 RPM 3.5 IDE hard drive
Chaintec AV-710 Sound Card
PCI Wireless Card
Delorme USB GPS
XM PCR Radio
DLink USB Bluetooth Adaptor
DVD Rom Drive
Lilliput or Xenarc 7" Touchscreen (can't decide which one)
AMD Duron 1.2 GHz
2 sticks 128 Meg PC100
Everything else the same
I would like to have the best performance possible, since I will not have any head unit in the car. I will be running straight into the amps from the soundcard. I prefer to use the processors, motherboard, memory and hard drive I have listed above since they are all laying around the house. The only components I would need to buy for either system is the sound card, opus power supply and the screen. From my research it looks like I am cutting it real close on power consumption, so would I be better off biting the bullet and buying an Athlon Mobile processor and 2.5 hard drive?
I have some pictures of my car at mustang.clevelandbusinessconsultants.net I am really looking forward to having the carputer.