Hey all. I've been on this site for quite some time looking up info on building a carputer. I'm putting in my 07 Honda Civic Si and I'm still in the research phase of my build so tell me what u think of my current specs.
Case - Mobile Computing Solutions Case
Power Supply - M2-ATX 160W Intelligent DC-DC PSU
RAM - 1GB DDR2 667 (wish i had a 1GB stick but i don't)
Processor - Intel Yonah T7100 Core Duo 1.80Ghz 1.80/2M/800/SLA4A
TV Tuner - None yet but hope to get Pinnacle PCTV HD Card - ATSC HDTV \
Motherboard -Gigabyte GA-6KIEH-RH Minitx
Wireless Card - Intel Mini-PCI Express 802.11 a/b/g/n
Satellite Radio - XM Package (XMD-1000) + USB adapter
Front End - Centrafuse 2.1
Screen - Linitx Transflective Screen
Bluetooth - Generic Bluetooh Dongle
Primary Harddrive- 32GB Patriot SSD
Secondary Harddrive - Seagate Momentus 7200.2 200GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
Microphone - Andrea Electronics Superbeam Array Microphone Bundle
GPS - BU 353 GPS Dongle
USB - Dlink USB Hub (powered of course )
-Standby S1 Demonstration
-Cold Start Demonstration
MY NEW Case from Mobile Computing Solutions(Modified by me for better air flow)
New Dash Piece
Do more research, you are way overpowering it with that core 2 duo, and 2gb RAM IMO, unless you plan on using AutoCAD or playing COD4, i seriously doubt you need that much hyperthreading, but again that my two cents. B4 you post what you plan on putting in your whip, give a little background, what do you plan on using this for etc.. etc..
why would you even try to put the OS on a flash drive? not trying to flame but seriously.\
Good point i should give a little background. Basically i'll be using it for anything i can think of at the time but mostly i want to be able to run SD, watch movies (anime), watch tv, use my phone and i thats about all i can think of now. You know how when you want to do something on your comp and find out its underpowered and everything runs slowly I HATE THAT it happens at work all the time so i want to be prepared for that. I have thought about using less RAM because i might want to use hibernate....... Still up in the air i'm going to run it with a 1 gig stick i have laying around and see how that goes.
Now for the CF drive. I want to put the OS on a CF because access time is much faster than a spinning harddrive. I also live in Iowa and we had a low of -38 degrees this winter and solid state drives are fully functional at low temps.
I also have a couple of questions that i have run into. How many SATA drives does the M2-ATX 160W Intelligent DC-DC PSU support? I couldn't seem to find an answer to that one. Also has anyone used the JetWay J9F2-EXTRMEM MB? How bad is the post time?
I just bought my processor and i took it down a notch i got a core 2 duo t5500 (1.83GHz) a great 80 bucks on ebay with a 3 month warranty.
After viewing vladcarpc i decided to do something similar and do a little diagram. Thanks vladcarpc
It looks like centrafuse has gestures now and SD has no support so it looks like i'm going centrafuse
compact flash has much shorter access times. but slower transfer rates.
this more than likly will give you slower boot times.
if the hdd will work in the lower temps then just use that and make a image of the boot partition so if the drive does fail then u have easy recovery.
I thought that for a while but since the harddrive takes time to begin to spin it would make the boot time longer. Understandably sata 2 is about 375MB/s and sata 1 is about 187 MB/s and the compact flash drive is 45MB/s but instantaneous. I think this would be much faster boot up. I am using a momentus harddrive which from what i understand has 128 MB of flash memory in the harddrive itself. We will see which is faster. I'm thinking its going to be the CF. Anyone else have an opinion on this cause cutting out the CF will save me like 100 bucks. My cost has inflated to 2800 from 1900 lol
the speed of the sata II cable is rated to 3Gb/s however i have never seen speeds over 100Mb/s out of a desktop sata drive. at least the 7200RPM drives anyway.
as for the spin up time of the drive. the drive will be spinning at full RPM before the bios finishes POST. only advantage of CF is the seek time. its in the nanoseconds instead of milliseconds.