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    Exported all over - people love watching Americans suing their loved ones

    My condolences to your carpc - may it rest in peace(es)! J/k....
    Can't think what you must be going through though - it's the rock and hard place situation what with your aunt throwing it away - what was she thinking!
    I bought most of mine second hand too, so I know how difficult it will be to get it all together again
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaghetti
    Exported all over - people love watching Americans suing their loved ones

    I bought most of mine second hand too, so I know how difficult it will be to get it all together again
    Oh... didn't know that

    Yeh, I saved like atleast a good $100 to $200 buying secondhand

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    Good thing you don't sell diamonds
    "A rose by any other name is still a flower"

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    I waited ages for the SP13000 (the only part I bought new) 'cos it was friggin' way overpriced - the week after I bit the bullet and bought it brand new, I get ebay notification that it's on multi auction for £115. I paid £150.....
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    Dude, just start throwing her stuff away, she will soon know how you feel.
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    i'm turning this thread into a running log on my new carpc status.

    i'll be jotting down ideas, revisions, and information i find from searches here. sadly, i will be out of the carpc scene for at least the next few weeks. school to deal with right now, and meeting the school budget takes priority. and i still have to fix and paint various things on my car as well.


    goals:
    music (mp3, ogg)
    movies (mpeg1/2/4)
    gps
    snes emulation (snes9x)
    serve as BOTH a CarPC and HTPC


    case: morex 3688
    //looks nice. will look great in trunk and home theater

    mobo: epia sp13000
    //mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..
    //mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..

    hdd: 2.5" 40gb 5400rpm
    //plenty of space. possibly a better deal through classifieds

    cdrom: looking at classifieds for slim type internal ide dvd-rom
    //no plan for burning

    memory: low profile 256mb ddr sdram
    //plenty for basic tasks.

    bluetooth: none
    //no need

    os: none
    //customize my own XP setup with nLite. stay away from SP2

    keyboard: none
    //have one

    monitor: none
    //have one

    sound: onboard
    //reduce space requirements. test performance with rightmark audio analyzer

    psu: M2-ATX or DSATX?
    //power calculators put me right at the M1-ATX's limitations. screen will be powered off this as well, not included in the calculation.

    wireless: none
    //no need


    screen: sp-719 7" touchscreen
    frontend: centrafuse, frodoplayer, or media engine
    gps: bu-303, iguidance
    mpeg2 codec: powerdvd, ffdshow
    mpeg4 codec: ffdshow
    media player: frontend, media player classic

    internal port usage:
    2x IDE..SATA?
    2x IDE power

    external port usage:
    2x usb (touchscreen, gps)
    2x ps2 (keyboard, touchpad)
    1x vga
    1x line out

    power distribution:
    custom-built power block, used by amp and pc


    *****
    projected budget: around 500-600 USD


    EDIT:
    here is a planned wiring setup:


    EDIT: (29 JAN 2006)
    Parts Acquired:
    Case: Morex 3688 w/ AC-DC block
    Motherboard: EPIA SP13000
    RAM: 512MB PC2100
    PSU: M2-ATX
    OPTICAL: Slim DVD-ROM
    GPS: USG BU-303

    Parts Incomplete:
    HDD

    Spent:
    $120 + $170 + $83.24 = $373.24
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    Pawn her jewlery. When she asks about it, say you didn't know what it was so you threw it away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goofus
    Pawn her jewlery. When she asks about it, say you didn't know what it was so you threw it away.
    DEW IIIIIIT!
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    Jeff, Sorry to hear the bad news.

    As for your setup. I have the Morex Case 3688 in my car. It fits the M1-ATX perfectly but makes your 2 Front USB useless. I have the M1-ATX in my car and it also powers my Lilliput.

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    Im confused, how did she not know what that stuff was? I mean its not like the computer parts were in the garbade already. I cant imagine someone so dumb; sorry to insult your aunt, that they would just pick something up they know nothing about and dump it. I seriously think she should pay for it. I dont care if your staying at her house, thats not a trade off to justify asking her for reimbursement for a mistake she clearly made. And you dont need to sue, just demand she hook you up.

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