I was considering doing exactly what you're planning but I'm running a Griffin Firewave for sound and I have no idea if it'll work under bootcamp.
I was just wondering if there were any known problems that would be a hinderance to carpc applications on a macmini running under bootcamp with windows xp.
I've just spent a lot of time fiddling with a machine that I bought from someone, but it does not work so I've decided to go ahead and buy a prebuilt pc(or mac in this case) to ease most of the headaches associated with building your own machine. So I just wanted to make sure the components i'm using don't have any known problems.
Im using or going to be using the following:
Macmini 1.66 1.66GHz Intel Core Duo 512MB ram, 60GB hdd
Carnetix PSU CNX-P1900 Ver. 2.2
MacPac Power Cable Kit
Sirius USB adapter from rush2112.net
4 channel amp
Now the only thing i've read is that the audio on the mac mini can be finnicky. Are a lot of people having these problems, and if so what specifically is the problem.
Also how is it at getting the screen resolution for a 7" lcd screen, I believe it is 800X480. I am planning on buying the old mini with the Intel GMA 950 graphics processor with 64MB of DDR2 memory if that makes a difference.
Thank you guys
Lol, I know where you're at. I wouldn't usually ask such a mundane question, but i'm just so frustrated because i've spent the last week fiddling with this other computer and I just want everything to work like it is supposed to if I get the mini. No surprises, lol.
Well, I've been fiddling now for 2 months or so. I feel your pain.
A Mac running Bootcamp is just like any other Windows PC. It will be fine, probably better than a normal Windows system considering its size and all-in-one design. I am considering a Mac Mini for a CarPC too (or possibly a hacked AppleTV, even smaller).
I bought a Griffin Firewave for my iMac, and just realize it does not work under bootcamp, now I don't know what to do with this FireWave that I bought recently while I'm using Windows OS..
Has anyone made a driver for it yet? Just wondering, that would be wonderful if there is one out there.
No one has made a Windows driver for FireWave and in my opinion no one will. FireWire interface is not that popular on Wintel, there are many alternative USB or PCI solutions for multi-channel sound... Developing drivers for some "obscure Mac-only hardware with that weird interface" is just waste of time.