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    some where in the FAQ I saw one where someone made a carputer for $130. But that was really just for music.

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    I say if you want to go cheap, you can always go the route I did. I just used a PC I got for free. It was a 700MHz Duron. It had a sound card and booted and ran RR. Added an inverter and I was good to go. That was a long time ago. I've since upgraded the PC and built a custom MDF case for it. The case can be made for next to nothing. Also, it doesn't have to be ghetto, and it can work. It's just generally easier and takes less space to use a DC-DC power supply.

    If you're just getting started, using a freebie old computer and an inverter can be a great, cheap way to get started. Then, as time goes by, add or upgrade to your liking.
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    1.8GHz Northwood, Intel 845 Mobo, 512MB DDR, 1x20GB + 1x160GB, Intel GPU, SB Live 5.1

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    Phoenix Gold RSD 65cs 6.5" Drivers, Infinity Tweets, Pioneer 305DVC 12", PPI Sedona 630IX, Alpine MRP-M500

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