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    i was thinking more for a modded suv wit a 27 inch tv in the back. the first row is reverse so its faceing the rear window n i wanted to be able to have the passengers play games n watch movies while im driveing. i also wanted a wireless touchscreen but thats another subject

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    Quote Originally Posted by icor1031 View Post
    If I could offer my advice here...

    1,000 watt for SLI is too high, unless you're running a 4-way. Also, I'm pretty sure you can get quad cores at 95w.
    I have a real nice ABS Tagan 700w with REMI that supports SLI. It depends exactly which card you're using, but you should be able to run it on 500-600 with ease.

    But practically, unless SLI has changed drastically in the last few months - you're wasting your money. You'd get more Performance out of a single, higher-end card, and more compatibility. And you do not want a quad core for gaming..

    If you want me to explain "why," let me know.

    As to power draw.. Let's go to the safe, high-end and say you average 550w usage. 550 / 12v = 45.8a
    As I recall, the A/C on High draws 50-60A.. Correct me if I'm wrong, someone.

    The point is, if the car is running (especially if it's Moving), this should be doable. You might need a stronger amp or second amp, if you're not... But I know Much more about computers than I do about cars and electricity, so please don't take my advice without checking it.
    I would like to know

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    Quote Originally Posted by ez_ View Post
    I would like to know
    scroll up 2 posts... I just explained why.

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    What kind of games will the passengers be playing? In a car, for gaming it may make more sense to just use an xbox 360 on that tv.
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    i think it was a far stretch but

    you see..... lets say i have roomates n some times i wanna zone out by my self n play the game in the car in the front driveway. its to save money on hotels. could i have like a power socket. we have an outlet outside

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    I mean... you could just run an extension cord to the car...
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    ez, if you need help designing a computer I can help you with that... by that, I mean choosing hardware.
    You'd have to tell me your budget, what you want to do with it, and some examples of games you want to play.. The size monitor you'd have connected to it.

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    It all depends on what you want the PC to do and also how you want to power it. I am using a Zotac B-G with Nvidia 9300 graphics. The normal quad core uses to much power, that I had to go with one of the quad core S versions, which use the same power as a dual core (65 watts). I did this because at max load, and using all the USB ports, the system would be under powered and not work with my OPUS 320.

    Now if you go the inverter route, you can put the system in, but make sure your inverter is a sine wave inverter. Also take into account that car LCD screens cant really demonstrate the high definition graphics like house screens. Meaning dont expect a 1080p picture, lol.

    I think its OK to go overkill with RAM and CPU, but overkill graphics is a waste of time, unless your willing to put in custom screens to show off the high power graphics card.

    Sorry I keep adding to the post, lol. As far as batteries, I would recommend a dual battery setup and if you drive a car, then get a high output alternator. On my truck I have to do the same, but thats because my setup is ultra overkill.

    Basically what you have to tell us, is what exactly are you trying to do? What is your vision?
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    Quote Originally Posted by icor1031 View Post
    Very few PC games can support more than 1 core. You want atleast 2 though, so that the other can run the background applications, OS, etc. Adding a third, fourth core.. could there be benefit? I imagine so, but it's negated by price, overclockability, cache, etc. etc.
    If you're running SLI, you're probably a fairly high-end gamer.
    Unless he gets an i series, I do believe the Wolfdale has a higher IPC than the other intel quads.
    But more importantly, the wolfdale has a high cache and is easily overclocked. I.E., he should be able take an E8500 to atleast 4.2ghz.

    But this is mostly theory: practically, games are only cpu dependant at low resolutions (i.e. 1024x768.) When you get up around 1920x1080, increasing your CPU by 1ghz will only give you in the area of .5 to 1.0 fps increase. .. and even at lower res, 1680x1050, the cpu doesn't mean much... 3fps maybe?

    Now, there are some games that are CPU dependant. Think an RTS: Forged Alliance with 4,000 units on the map, which need a lot of path finding computation, etc. This particular game can use multiple cores, (although not very efficently.) so a quad could be useful. I am sure some RTS that are CPU dependant, cannot use more than 1 core - though. In which case, the wolfdale is still better. Higher clock, high cache, probably higher IPC.

    SLI is bad because again, not many games support it. (though a lot more support sli than do mutli-core.) With those that do, I seem to recall only about a 25, Maybe 40% increase as average... Some do better than others. The G92 8800 was around 90% - "very" good. Most do not see anything like this, though.. again, unless that's changed recently.

    Unless almost all of the games he wants support SLI, he's better off with a single, faster card even if he had a 100% increase from SLI.
    ok i was not sure if that was it or not thanx

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    whats a good processor to use i was thinking a core 2 duo 3.0 Ghz its not to power hungry but very good performance. you could do hoderate to hight gameing on that rite???

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