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    getting a carputer together or using laptop

    Alright here is the deal I need to decide between using a laptop or peiecing a PC together

    Main function I need it to have is to be able to go into stand by mode when I turn ignition key to OFF and start back up when car is started. My budget is around 600 for whole system ( 250 for screen) and Im guessing 350 for PC and adapters and such

    I need a compuiter that will not drain too much power so I can keep it at standy during day not HIBERNATE ( for quick start ups)

    IF you could please throw out some configs of mobos and processors I should consider for it not to be overheatign too easily and not drain 2 much power

    Thank you veey much

    -Appreciated

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    If you want standby for a long time, you will need a very efficient board. That means going with an embedded processor via board. Out of those, I reccommend the relatively new CN series: http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/ma...erboard_id=400

    Total average power consumption is 16W. And with the use of DDR2 memory and a special chip to cut memory power usage by a third (good for standby).

    So that takes care of CPU and Mobo. Then the M2-ATX is cheap and can power it. Then all the rest you need is the HD and RAM.
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    I was actually thinking of getting this one right here, http://www.mini-box.com/Jetway-Versa...=8&category=99.

    I was wondering IF i get the power supply that you told me to - M2-ATX. If i want my carputer to standby and wake up simulteneously with ignition key, will I still need this in addition to the m2ATX http://www.dashwerks.com/dw_dssc.php

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by ukraini9mofo View Post
    I was actually thinking of getting this one right here, http://www.mini-box.com/Jetway-Versa...=8&category=99.

    I was wondering IF i get the power supply that you told me to - M2-ATX. If i want my carputer to standby and wake up simulteneously with ignition key, will I still need this in addition to the m2ATX http://www.dashwerks.com/dw_dssc.php

    Thanks
    The mobo is just a rebranded via board. It uses the via chip and it is a CN series I think. I would just buy from via, as they are the ones that make it.

    And the M2 is an automotive DC-DC PSU with built in SDC. A SDC is a "shut down controller" which does exactly what you are saying. All of the DC-DC's sold in the mp3car store have built in SDC's.
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