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    I was under the impression the M-line was good. My apologies.

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    ^it is cheap-- which makes it popular.. i should rephrase my response a little-- it seems that while there are many m-series power supply users that hare happy/satisfied with their psu, it seems there are at least just as many that have problems with those exact same models...

    while i understand that there are always problems with electronic devices-- either due to manufacturing tolerances of components, overall installation location, user error, or general life-expectancy of the device, it seems that the m-series is much more prone to problems-- more-so then any other brand/model of power supply.. this is easily evident in the amount, and length of threads in the power supply section..

    though, the amount of problems could be due to the popularity-- ie. if the dsatx was more popular, would there be just as many threads about it? i really don't think so, but am open to discussing it more!

    at this point, i feel like the m-series is similar to rolling the dice.. you might get lucky and have zero problems, but you might also be one of the unfortunate...

    while i do enjoy tinkering with my carpc, i prefer to do it on my schedule, not the psu's...

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    ok soundman, so far i got my psu, touch screen kit, and 2 more fans, now as for my project attack. ok im gonna use the hard drive thats there already, it has windows xp for now, but i did strip the case to bear minimum. im also putting a 5.1 sound card to run my speakers along with amps. i do have 2 batteries in my truck so i dont think i will have a problem at all for power issues. anything else you think i should look at?

    i got 2 psu the dastx and a m4(free) just to try them out, got the sound card, screen kit, fans, and im making my own box for it out of aluminum.

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    I recommend, if you have the room, ditch the machines case and attach the PSU, mobo, and hard drive securely to a piece of MDF and place it under the seat center of the vehicle. You can use an inverter also, some may argue but if you ground it right you will not have any problems that may be associated to an inverter.

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    ^ i thought it the noisy inverter installs were noisy because of the way that the inverter was built, not a grounding issue?

    though it is easier just to stay away from overly complex (kinda ironic statement on this board, huh?) power setups involving inverters..


    shadow-- it sounds like you have everything under control to me! (and if leo hadn't bumped the thread, i would have missed it again!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by soundman98 View Post
    ^ i thought it the noisy inverter installs were noisy because of the way that the inverter was built, not a grounding issue?

    though it is easier just to stay away from overly complex (kinda ironic statement on this board, huh?) power setups involving inverters..


    shadow-- it sounds like you have everything under control to me! (and if leo hadn't bumped the thread, i would have missed it again!)
    I went through a lot of trial and error with an inverter and was able to pull off a near quiet system. No radio and or electromagnetic noise was noticeable. But their are simple grounding principles you have to follow. For instance my inverter is grounded to the frame of my vehicle via 1' piece of 6 gauge welding wire. Maybe overkill but really was effective.

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    HEY SOUNDMAN AND LEO THANKS!!!!!!!!!! but leo i was thinking of running the pc in a case because i have no ac, and the heat from the cabin wil be huge! , so running a box with a few fans might be more ideal to me, with some insulation in a corner of my s10 cuz it has some compartments on it, perfect to fit a custom box im making for it.

    now gents i got a little question. ok heres the deal, i have a double din player from pioneer. now im putting this on my custom center console im making. now with my setup im running the pc sound thru a sound card to amps. ok got tht piece set! , now the deal is i want to maybe put my dvd player inline incase my pc goes down i still have some bump going. now i have an idea on how to do it, but i want to eliminate any unwanted noise if there is any. or basically do it the right way!

    i was thinking of something like running the wires from the dvd player unit to the amps, and also use this as a screen or another screen off the pc. and so on......... anything you guys can think of on how i can pull this off? thanks in advance!!!!!


    ********************oh and for leo, what size converter your running? and do u manually tunr it on and off? or how you work it?*******************

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    oh and another thing, i wll get pics up of my project here soon. im making the dash right now. but i can snap some in progress pics if yall would like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soundman98 View Post
    ^ i thought it the noisy inverter installs were noisy because of the way that the inverter was built, not a grounding issue?

    though it is easier just to stay away from overly complex (kinda ironic statement on this board, huh?) power setups involving inverters..


    shadow-- it sounds like you have everything under control to me! (and if leo hadn't bumped the thread, i would have missed it again!)
    lol soundman its all good, i know your busy around here, its good that you stop by to chime in. like i said i will post pics, some people might now like the 15in screen cuz its too big, but i wanted something other than the 7 in lilliput, its like bam in your face screen. but one thing im really waiting for is a friend on mine thats helping me build a software and a device to run my airbags thru the pc when its on. i have not seen a system out there to buy, and if there is one i would love to see it and maybe buy it so i can be able to run it when the pc is on.

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