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    My setup so far, comments appreciated

    Alright well so far with all my research I have narrowed it down to some parts.

    I was going to build my own case later on down the road.

    VIA EPIA MII10000. I chose this mother board because of the Pc card expansion slots. I could put a wireless network adapter in there like one that would be on a laptop. The cheapest price i managed to find was 176 before shipping.

    512mb DDR. I haven't looked into this much, i'm sure i could find a good stick for around 40-50 bux.

    Hard drive. I'd like a 7200rpm around 60-80gig. I was wondering if the IDE cables to connect the HD are the same as regular size desktop pcs?

    Monitor - I haven't decided on yet, i'll worry about it when the time comes.

    Power Supply - I have no idea what a good power supply is. Any recomendations would be great

    Another question I have is how would i power the computer/power supply? A power inverter? what are my choices of powering a Carputer?

    Amplifier is a Alpine MRP-f240 its specs are:
    360 watt 4, 3, or 2 channel car amplifier
    360 Watts max output
    50 x 4 watts RMS at 2 ohms

    The car this is going into is a 2003 Acura RSX type-s. It has the Bose system, I'm hopin that amp would keep the sound quality how it was or maybe better? Its a 150 shipped on ebay.

    Thanks Ahead guys.

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    for a RSX a 7" t/s can be molded easily
    the 2.5" hdds require an adapter, $12
    as for PSU, being a VIA mobo its real easy, lots of options. the m1-atx is good
    for sound quality you'll need a usb sound card or use your expansion slot

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    ah i see what do you think i should get as a sound card for the pci slot? does everything else look good? as the amp?

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    http://www.soundblaster.com/products...&product=10769
    as far as the amp...
    most speakers are 4 ohms so you'll only get 25w x 4 rms, which is better than any head unit

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    thank you for your help and not flaming for some noobish questions.

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    LeythDC5 - We are in the exact same boat. I'm starting my RSX-S project as well. If you haven't already, check out n7plus1's RSX. Also, I've started a Worklog on mine, and you should do the same - I'm sure we'll be able to help each other out down the road.

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    sweet man i just ordered 4 parts last night and i plan to order some more this week. I need to find a cover thingy for the xenarc 700xts. I saw n7plus1 made a beautiful one. tehre was also a guy on clubrsx that made an amazing one.

    VIA EPIA MII 10000
    M1-ATX 90 Watt
    Kingston ValueRAM 512MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 266
    Western Digital Scorpio WD400UE 40GB 5400 RPM

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