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    FLAC
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    And away we go!

    Got the system set up.. just waiting for a few more parts to arrive before it is done for now (still plenty to do after that )

    from power on to song playing: 16 seconds.. no tweaking

    This viaitx thing 0wns
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    viaitx?

    *EDIT* Nevermind. Good ol' Google answered my question; VIA ITX motherboard. How much did it cost you?

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    Re: And away we go!

    whats the OS of choice? 98/XP?
    Project - GAME OVER :(

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    barebones:
    $209 shipped from caseoutlet.com

    If i had realized the board is only 17cmx17cm I wouldn't have gotten the case You can find the board/cpu on pricewatch for ~$70 and If you bought a seperate DC-DC psu you'd have more power (the one in the case is 60w)

    The cpu only requires <1w power according to the via (www.viatech.com)

    The only plus side I see to ordering this case is that you can bring it in your house and plug it in using the ac adapter, and bring it in your car and use a custom voltage regulator to go to the DC-DC psu.

    You can get this case at case outlet for $80 or so I believe.. so you can save about $50 if you order from different places.. at the time I ordered though I couldn't find it any place else. I'll be posting pics soon. This thing is great

    One nice thing about the case is that it fits perfectly under the pilot seat
    I don't want to risk putting it under the copilot seat for the chance that the copilot might decide to adjust the seat

    OS:
    I had a crash system with 98se setup on it so I started off with that.

    I planned on using xp, but if 98se is stable and keeps giving me music in 20s or less then I don't see much reason to switch just yet.
    aka Kumaneko
    "Don't make me moderate your ***!"
    Maxima of Doom - project thread - photo gallery
    mp3car system is currently FUBAR and finances do not allow for a correction of that situation
    Real computer hackers use a rotary cutting tool on their motherboard.

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    the really nice thing about the via CPU's is that a few years ago they made really god awful CPU's. So now they got their act together and made a cpu that doesn't require a lot of power and doesn't run too hot. A great CPU for a mp3car app
    '98 Explorer Sport
    http://mp3car.zcentric.com (down atm)
    AMD 800mhz 192megs RAM 60gig hard drive 9 inch widescreen VGA
    80% done

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    heh, a few years ago, via didnt make cpus cyrix still did. and yes, the original cyrix's were quite "interesting" cpus, as they have done a 180 from their "cook and egg on the 586 class processor" days (round about the time when via bought them ).
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