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    Do I need convincing...???

    Someone give me a good reason to go with SBC vs that damn little ezgo thing. The ezgo is finally cheap ($323 US after 10% discount from directron.com). The thing has basically all that wafer 7850 has and is cheaper. Why should I go with a SBC? Yeah yeah, I want to build the thing myself, but why should I and spend $200+ more after getting the TV-ou, psu, etc.?? That damn ezgo thing is just too damn tempting.

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    I agree, I'm about to order one o.O
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    What is the ezgo? Can you post a link so We can see what you are talking about. Thanks

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    http://store.yahoo.com/directron/ezgo.html


    It's $600 after adding all the necessary components, which is still a nice price for the size.

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    it is in no way a DIN size....i have seen one in person. Also keep in mind that u need 18v to power that baby up.
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    Price...

    All parts priced at Directron.com
    $370 for barebones
    $53 for 900mhz FC-PGA Celeron CPU
    $40 for 128mb of ram

    -$10 for coupon ..search google for them

    Total = $453 + Hard Drive + Shipping

    Check pricewatch.com for cheap hard drives...4 gig $40 bucks...
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    hhehehe......only 4gig
    i still think u should go to ur nearest compusa a take a look at it. Test it and then decide if u still want it. For house use, yes i will get one but for car, i rather build my own
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    Compusa has em??

    I didnt think they would carry those...

    < 4 gig is all I need for OS. If you read my sig you will see I have 40 gig USB hd. I dont see the point in getting a 200+ dollar 60 gig laptop hd. Thus, I only priced it out for a cheap 4 gig. Id do teh same thing if I decide to go SBC. Dont want anything too old...thus Im not gonna get a 540mb.

    Anyways, I dont have room in my dash anyways for it. Pioneer ate up all my space. I was gonna put whatever i get in the center console. Room enough for either SBC or Ezgo. I am just having a hard time justifying price. I dont have a paid internship this summer...so all's I got it what is left over from the last. Hence the debate.

    Thanks for your input though. I totally agree on building one over buying it already made...but its not cheaper this time around. Anyways, Im still stuck...someone just give me $200 and Ill go SBC.

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    Re: Price...

    Originally posted by PoBoy
    Total = $453 + Hard Drive + Shipping

    Check pricewatch.com for cheap hard drives...4 gig $40 bucks...
    Sure, 4 gig is all you need for an OS, but where do the MP3s and pictures and movies of nude females (for scientific purposes) go? I see the prices on their ezgo page are wrong, but with a 20Gig HDD, it'll still be about $550 - $575 with shipping.

    Too bad it sucks up so much power because it'd be great for a simple wearable computer. Buy a HUD, a wrist keypad, and you're set.

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    Power...

    Yeah power could be of concern with all the crap I have in my truck already. Using all my crap at once and having my amps cranked to the max, I can drop below 10.3v. But that rarely occurs and only at idle of course...right before it dies. But anyways, dont need a 20 giger...Porn goes on the 40 gig USB Had to get rid of all my mp3's to fit it all on there though. Small sacrafice for quality stuff.

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