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    Is this a good deal

    I have got a laptop setup and configured as a test carputer. I really like this setup and want to install a permanent solution. Can you guys tell me if this is a good deal, or are there some things I want to look out for that are missing etc... This is the ebay item#200374314904
    I have been reading on these forums and I already have a Bu-353 GPS dongle for nav and I also want bluetooth which is integrated into this package. I also like the fact that it has a regulated 12v power source for the LCD and two RCA outputs for sound. If you guys know of a better deal or think I should go with another package please feel free to let me know. Any help much appreciated. Thanks!

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    Neither darque nor pervert DarquePervert's Avatar
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    Keep reading, then.
    You'll eventually learn that this ebay seller is a respected reseller within the community.

    That regulated 12v source for the screen? It's the PC power supply, which is an M2-ATX.

    I suggest you learn about what goes into a PC for vehicle installation rather than looking at products and asking if this is a good deal. By doing so, you will have a better understanding of your system and how it all works together. It will be a huge benefit when it comes time to troubleshoot problems.

    Is this a good deal? Yes.
    Is the seller reputable? Yes.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?

    Under normal circumstances, a signature would go here.

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    I realize it is the power supply that is the power source for the monitor. However many units do not offer an external plug for the barrel plug that powers the monitor on the case. Thanks for the advice as I have been looking at what goes into a Car PC (on these forums) that is why I was asking for an opinion on this deal. Or maybe some good advice. I am already in the process of installing my amp to power my speakers as I am completely removing the head unit. I will then be installing my touchscreen and using the laptop temporarily to see how everything goes. I realize I am a noob but I have done my homework on these forums. However, on some of the hardware forums it can get a bit confusing. Which is why I asked some more experienced users.

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