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    Search the FAQs to learn how.

    Easiest was for sound is to go to RCA in (on your headunit or amp), easiest way to power it is an auto adapter. Startup with car is tough for laptops, search for some workarounds. Shutdown is easy via power controls.

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    how does this look to you guys?
    http://www.modigy.com/kitorder.html
    would it just be ez er to buy a unit with everything i need? rather the try to use my laptop, and is this set up something i could have installed at a custom car electronics place

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    couldnt i just run a PC speaker system, im not lookin for any thing thats gonna blow the panties off of girls i just want a crisp system i know alot of really good 6pc speaker sets?

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    your....gonna use PC speakers in your car?.....k
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    Lilliput; XPC/FLEX mobo; 1.7 ghz P4 Mobile;512 DDR; 160 gb HDD; opus 150; slot usb dvd-rw
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    thats probably one of the dumbest "kits" i've ever seen.

    first of all inverters are highly in-efficient,....you've got a laptop.....designed to take dc-dc.....why bring AC into the picture ....if you've already got a DC source?

    secondly.....no shutdown controller.
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    My god, please type in a manner other than sending text messages from a cellphone. It's difficult to understand and interpret, which makes it difficult for anyone to assist you.

    That looks like a DC-DC power supply, touchscreen and inverter. If you use the inverter, you don't need the DC-DC power supply and vice-versa.
    That's not a complete computer setup, by any means, if that's what you're trying to get at.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    im just throwing ideas out, i DONT know how to run a carpc (or laptop) to a cars audio! i just want the most simplest set up possible i have 700$ to start out with i can get a indash touch screen for like 200, i would buy a complete carputer but i dont know were to get the best deal on one and i dont and to spend more then 400, ok so if i do have a monitor (touchscreen) and a carputer, i will still need a speaker system i have NO audio in my 1978 car right now i have a radio and a ****ty speaker attached to it, i have a laptop, so i wouldnt need to buy a small pc unit for a car, if i had a laptop, i just need a way to power it the laptop and beable to keep it on when car is shut off, and i need to know how to run speakers from it to my car

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    here is the unit i might be buying tell me what you think
    VIA EPIA 533/800


    Form Factor - Mini-Itx
    - 170mm x 170mm
    - Micro ATX Chassis Compliant

    Processor - VIA Eden™ ESP processor
    - 100/133MHz Front Side Bus
    - Low power consumption
    - Fanless

    - VIA C3™ processor EBGA package up to 800MHz
    - 100/133MHz Front Side Bus
    - 128K L1 and 64K L2 cache

    Chipset - VIA Apollo PLE133
    - VT8601A North Bridge
    - Featuring integrated AGP 2X graphics
    - VIA VT8231 South Bridge

    TV-Out - High quality scaling and filtering
    - S-Video or Composite video output
    - Support NTSC/PAL TV formats

    Main Memory - Two 168-pin DIMM memory sockets
    - PC 100/133 SDRAM support
    LAN - VIA 10/100 Ethernet LAN onboard
    Graphics - Integrated AGP2X with 2D/3D Graphics Acceleration
    - Motion Compensation for DVD playback
    - Video in port
    Audio - VIA VT1612A AC'97 onboard
    -3 Audio Jacks - Line-Out, Line-In and Microphone-In
    - Sound Blaster, Sound Blaster Pro Compatible
    - Digital I/O compatible with consumer mode S/PDIF

    Expansion Slots - 1 PCI slot

    Onboard IDE - ATA/100/66

    I/O Ports - 3 Audio Jacks - Line-out, Mic-in and Line-in
    - 2 USB ports
    - 1 EPP/ECP parallel port
    - 1 16C550 compatible serial port
    - 2 External PS/2 Compatible Keyboard /Mouse ports
    - 2 TV output ports (S-Video or optional RCA TV out)
    - 1 S/PDIF out (optional and multiplex with RCA TV out)
    - 1 RJ45 LAN port

    Power Supply - ATX Power Supply Compliant



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    that or my IBM Thinkpad T21

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    why not make your own kit? this tells you everything that it has in it. I'll bet you could make your own for cheaper using ebay.

    Search the FAQ's. There is even on compairisons between regular computers and laptops.
    Here is that one.

    You just have to keep searching. It will tell you what you want to know
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    parts___[++++++----] around 60%
    install___[-----------] -9,000%

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