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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasAggie View Post
    I would for sure come, Im west Houston. Im in the process of finishing mine up and I would love to see how others are doing theres to tolerate the Houston climate!
    I'm not doing anything different than what I did in Missouri (summers got in the mid-high 90's). The trunk in my car is sealed from the cabin, and right over the dual exhaust...so it gets pretty toasty in there. I'm running a 1.2Ghz Celeron (D201GLY board), 2GB ram, 32GB SSD, 60GB data drive and haven't had any issues with thermal shutdowns.

    May be swapping out the MB/CPU soon though... I have an awesome boot time, but this little D201GLY board is slowly dying. I'll either upgrade it to a socketed 775 mini-itx board and cpu ...or find another D201GLY... not sure yet....as they're both about the same price

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    I am from Houston like to see a meet for carputers. My computer gets hot but dont really know how well it stand up till summer hits. Would love to see other peoples setup.

    Specs:
    Mini ITX motherboard Zotac
    Intel 2.3 quad core
    4gigs ram
    650gig hardrive
    Auzentech Forte 7.1 sound card (amazing sound)
    pico 120 watt power supply
    Directron HD Radio
    Ibusrr controller (interface with my car control)
    7inch touchscreen (will be ugprading to 8inch soon)

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    Using Iphone as internet for my carputer for Pandora,Shoutcast, slacker music.
    and SLINGBOX tv o yeah.

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    holy ****e! A quad core? why a quad in your car?

    btw - what Zotac board? I've got a Zotac as well and am pleasantly surprised by it.

    Must agree on the Auzentech cards. I had an x-mystique with upgraded op-amps in my old setup. I've got an Asus Xonar XD in the new one and it's got a little different sound, but it's still crystal clear and sounds better than the x-fi titanium in my home desktop.

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    Using the Zotac 9300 Mini\ITX with the HDMI output motherboard. *It not my CPU getting too hot it is the motherboard GPU. Need to upgrade the heatsink for the GPU on the motheboard with a better one with fan*
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813500022

    AuzenTech 7.1 Forte PCIe Soundcard Low-Profile
    http://www.auzentech.com/site/products/x-fi_forte.php
    Picked one up at MicroCenter. This sound card pushes sound out loud and with Crystal CMSS by Creative it so clear at the same time.

    Quad core cause it was almost same price as the duel core and the motherboard supported it. But I am using RideRunner with custom made skin of pure flash. One screen has a least 25 flash objects loaded and without the cpu\memory power it freezes up.
    Plus decoding Hd video's is nice with all that power. (Option in k-codec decoder to use multi processor). Also using CoverJuke without a flash base skin but straight from the coverjuke.exe embedded in RideRunner is sick with no cpu\gpu lag.

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    Anybody in the Houston area interested in getting an MP3Car T-Shirt or bumper stickers? I'll be in Katy on the 17th with nothing to do all day. If someone knows a place to get together near Katy, I'm game!
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    if I can make it, count me in (ps- I'm still relatively new to the area and work from home so I don't get out much... I hardly know the area otherwise I'd be the first with suggestions)

    @Potpeye - I'd like to see your setup, sounds interesting. What skin is it?

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    17th I would go out there if we can gather a few more people to show. I live up North but usually in the SouthWest area on the weekends.

    nst6563 - Not using a specific skin but am using customizable flash buttons created by Pcpete to create my own skin. Made my own flash OBD to display MPH,RPM,Fuel, etc readouts from my Ibuss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by potpeye View Post
    17th I would go out there if we can gather a few more people to show. I live up North but usually in the SouthWest area on the weekends.

    nst6563 - Not using a specific skin but am using customizable flash buttons created by Pcpete to create my own skin. Made my own flash OBD to display MPH,RPM,Fuel, etc readouts from my Ibuss.

    nice board. I considered using that one, however I use a 9300 chipset in my htpc and knew it ran pretty hot. I went with this one instead http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813500010

    seems to work decent so far, no overheating problems and very fast. The only bad thing I can say about it is it didn't like my Adata ram had to use some Patriot that I picked up for dirt cheap on a Fry's sale.

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    ughhhhh i missed it! i live in katy too. id be interested in seeing some others set-ups sometime if they wanna schedule sometihn again..

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    Quote Originally Posted by tundra2000 View Post
    ughhhhh i missed it! i live in katy too. id be interested in seeing some others set-ups sometime if they wanna schedule sometihn again..
    I tried to give plenty of notice.
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