How much processing power is enough?
Howdy all! I am very experienced with cars and puters, but this is my first adventure into carputers!
I plan to install a puter in my truck that will initially be used solely for GPS functions. I do a lot of travelling and the screens on GPS's like the GArmins are still just too small. In addition, I want to leverage the Xenarc 8" Touchscreen LCD (800TSV) I already use for my rear view camera system on my trailer.
With that said, I am planning to run a USB-based GPS receiver with basic mapping software. Usually when I build a PC, I get the biggest, fastest parts available as I know how quickly they will be out-of-date and obsolete (and money isn't really much of an issue).
I am currently debating which mobo and how much RAM I should get as well as drive space.
Is the following configuration simply overkill?
EPIA MII12000 1.2 GHz
512 MB RAM
80GB Barracuda 3.5" HDD
CD-RW/DVD combo drive
Opus 90W PSU
Morex 2699 case
Or would it be plenty sufficient to go with the M10000 1.0 GHz or only 256MB RAM?
I humbly await the knowledge of the masters!