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    How's my setup looking?

    So've been reading a lot on this forum for quite some time and i think i have a pretty good parts list. I'd like to start building this sometime this winter for my Volvo S60R, the stock HU sucks and i'd like some good video's, music and a gps system in there.

    I'd like any feedback you have but also have 2 questions... I'm currently adding up the power consumption manually because i can't find any calculator with everything i have, but i'm not sure if the PSU will be enough. Also the MB said 6 channel audio. I'm not familiar with this, what cable do i need to get the other 4 channels? (there's only 2 on the back of the MB) I'm into home theater so i know 5.1, 6.1, 7.1 etc but as far as how MB's describe it i'm a little confused what all 6 channel includes.

    Parts List
    1. 7" Touch screen - Lilliput EBY701-NP/C/T 7" VGA Touchscreen
    2. DVD/CD player - LITE-ON Slim DVD Burner DL-8ATS
    3. Case - M350 Universal Mini-ITX enclosure by Mini-Box 7.5 x 8.3 x 2.4
    4. Mobo/CPU Combo - Intel BOXD510MO Intel Atom D510 Intel NM10 Mini ITX
    5. Ram - G.SKILL F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM
    6. PowerSupply/Shutdown controller - IEI 140W DC/DC Smart ATX PSU for Mobile Applications
    7. Hard Drives
      • 40gb SSD (windows 7)
      • 500gb Laptop HDD (Media)
    8. GPS - BU-353 GPS receiver
    9. FM/AM Tuner - Silabs usb fm radio
    10. USB HUB Not sure yet, any common one people use?
    11. Wifi - Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
    12. Wifi Antenna - Wireless WIFI Antenna with Pigtail
    13. Bluetooth - AZiO BTD-V201 USB 2.0 Micro Bluetooth Adapter
    14. Software - Roadrunner
    15. Keyboard + mouse - Anything



    What do you guys thing? am i missing anything or is something better than parts i picked out? let me know, thanks

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    Not something I had noticed before now, but it appears that the pink port on the Mobo for mini-itx boards handles the center/sub channel as well as the mic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zos0 View Post
    Not something I had noticed before now, but it appears that the pink port on the Mobo for mini-itx boards handles the center/sub channel as well as the mic.
    Realllly? Where'd u read that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Empyrials View Post
    Realllly? Where'd u read that?
    Try reading the manual....you can download it straight from intels site. Most every mini itx board I have seen has the same set up, green, blue and pink ports for 6 channels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zos0 View Post
    Try reading the manual....you can download it straight from intels site. Most every mini itx board I have seen has the same set up, green, blue and pink ports for 6 channels.
    funny,i did read it... i just missed that it had the center included with the mic there, i see it now. So you can change it to a sub instead of a center huh? sweet wasn't aware

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    Quote Originally Posted by Empyrials View Post
    funny,i did read it... i just missed that it had the center included with the mic there, i see it now. So you can change it to a sub instead of a center huh? sweet wasn't aware
    Center and sub are always the same port on a pc. LFE is Low Frequency Effect, just a fancy way to say sub-woofer. No changing to be done, it just is.

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    i think there is a little misunderstanding on the audio features-- they are assignable, but only to 2 different features. either you can have a mic, or you can have a center/sub. not both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soundman98 View Post
    i think there is a little misunderstanding on the audio features-- they are assignable, but only to 2 different features. either you can have a mic, or you can have a center/sub. not both.
    That makes sense, but it is not the issue being discussed. Not much need for a mic in a carputer I don't think anyway. And I didn't notice(nor did I look for) any clarifying text that says you only get one or the other. Do you know this from experience? What about using a splitter? Or using the front mic connection and the rear for sub? Just curious if you know this as fact or basing on the fact that you can only plug one or the other in.

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    Thats a very good question because I was hoping to put a mic in for a hands free setup too.

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    I usually find the audio quality from the onboard chips to be lacking anyway. That said, you can always use a cheap USB mic, or USB sound module connected to a mic. Also, depending on your amp, you may not NEED a separate LFE output, as the AMP may have an acceptable crossover built in.
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