I burned up an m2 just from having 3 usb devices plugged in....so thats why I was seconding the recommendation for the m4. I custom built my case so thats not really my area of expertise but the m4 is 122mmx94mm so any case that can fit a power supply that size. Hopefully someone else can chime in with some suggestions....
Thank you Kross. I will definitely look into that one. Seems like a good setup to me, and the less I have to assemble. I am comfortable with putting together a pc, ive done it before. This actually puts me over the amount I was figuring with putting it all together myself... but this saves me some of the hassle.
Now since you linked me to that... has anyone tried any of these pc built systems and can vouch for them?
Okay, how are you going to handle the video to the rear screens for the kids? A dual screen system generally requires a video card. If you simply want to split the video between front and rear screens, okay, that can be done but you'll need either VGA screens in the back ($$$) or video screens. If video, make sure your mobo support video output while simultaneously outputting the same to the VGA screen up front.
Are you thinking of putting touchscreens in the back as well?
I started with a mocoso prebuilt, and later switched to a D945GCLF2 mb with an M2. I run 4 usb devices at times (TS, touchpad and GPS always and occaisionaly add a keyboard) with zero problems.
And Chris at mocoso is both knowledgable and honest and provides excellent customer support.
No problems there.
PDP1170/TRS80/Atari800XL/Amiga500/286/486/P2/P4/C2D/i7 still a newb (but an old newb, been doing this a while) working my way up to "Complete Newb"
however, it looks like those need a composite input on a video card.. and the only one that I can find is this one.. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125095
but the problem with that is that this video card is pci-express and unfortunately that pre-built system and motherboard does not have a pci-e slot.
Anyone have any suggestions on another pre-built system that has a pci-e slot or can recommend a video card that IS pci with a composite input?
http://store.mo-co-so.com/barebones4...ter-p-179.html MIGHT work...
or am I wrong?
ok i have another question... i keep thinking about the lack of the pci-e slot in the motherboard.. and was thinking about s-video.
Do you think that this setup would work...
motherboard with s-video --> s-video splitter (http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2) --> 2 s-video to composite cables (http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2) --> the headrests (http://www.eonon.com/UserFiles/image/1107m-05.jpg)
just a thought... lemme know what you all think.