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    need help

    I'm new here and i need some help in two things:
    which are the voltage converter and how to connect my PC into the car
    i have a Pontiac trans am 2001

    if you can provide me with a specific converter. that would be helpfull
    Thank you

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    I cannot recommend a converter since I have used DC-DC power supplies since beginning this adventure in my TransAm

    But I would suggest looking through this thread for Fbody installs(http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/gene...-firebird.html) and suggest looking through the power supply forum if you insist on doing the converter, have seen quite a few posts on them in there...... I am running two DC-DC power supplies(M2ATX and DSATX) to power my carputer

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    Quote Originally Posted by ananmech View Post
    I'm new here and i need some help in two things:
    which are the voltage converter and how to connect my PC into the car
    i have a Pontiac trans am 2001

    if you can provide me with a specific converter. that would be helpfull
    Thank you
    nobody can answer your question because you haven't given any information about your system...

    what kind of computer are you using? if you're using a laptop, then list the brand and model number. if you're using a desktop-type computer, then list the brand and model# of the motherboard, CPU

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    Quote Originally Posted by FusionFanatic View Post
    nobody can answer your question because you haven't given any information about your system...

    what kind of computer are you using? if you're using a laptop, then list the brand and model number. if you're using a desktop-type computer, then list the brand and model# of the motherboard, CPU
    Sorry for that, It's a PC with P4 3.0Ghz, 2GB ram, Nvidia 7600, and 160Gb sata
    i have already purchase the lilliput. the only problem im facing is the power supply.

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    that's a power-hungry setup, it will be expensive to power it. check out the power supply FAQs (click the FAQ button, then click "view FAQs" on the blue bar at the top of this page). there are links to a couple power supply calculators as well as a processor electrical spec chart in the FAQ. chances are that setup will require an expensive high power DC-DC PSU (over $200 USD) or a DC-AC inverter which will require a separate startup/shutdown controller (SSC) and relay setup for it to turn on/off automatically with the car's ignition.

    IMO, unless you plan on using your carPC for gaming then you'll be better off buying a mini-ITX board with integrated CPU (such as the Intel ATOM boards or little valley boards).

    I'm not saying that you can't use what you have in a carPC, but chances are it will cost more to power it then it would cost to replace it with a more efficient system. you could get a mini-ITX board and DC-DC ATX PSU (with integrated SSC) for about $150 USD. it would be cheaper and more efficient and will have plenty of power for most people's carPC needs.


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