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    Sound quality concerns with Car PC

    Hello there.
    So i guess im a noob well where to start......

    My setup idea maybe?

    Here goes:
    -Custom case (i use to build modded casses so not a prob)
    -Via Nehemiah M10000 1Ghz motherboard with all the integrated stuff
    -256MB ddr ram
    -20GB hard drive ( its free)
    -Slimline DVD player


    Now questions for the setup.

    #1What should i run for power supply? I have seen the Opus being used alot. I also saw some 120W DC-DC power supplys for cars for pretty cheap. Which is a better choice?
    #2 the sound quality off the motherboard how will it be? i am scared for this and was wondering if it would be wiser to run a external sound card. Should i wire it straight into my amps and then to my speakers(i run Morel Hybrid 6 and PPi art series A404.2 with a Infiniti Kappa perfect 10"). Searching i have seen someone who first wired it into Their Eq which gave them 3 RCA outputs and then into their amps. I dont really want to run a headunit unless i HAVE to....
    #3 Who makes flip out screen other than digitalWW ( http://www.digitalww.com/DWW-7VGA.htm )

    Thx for all your time. I searched for hand and learnt alot but need some more help.

    Yan

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    Hey i'm a newb too.

    I would suggest an audigy (1st gen is fine) or a late generation live for sound quality and responsiveness. I have yet to see a mobo-mounted SC that performs as well as these CLSB's.

    I'm using a 400W Power inverter for my XPC, and that's more than i need.

    Quote Originally Posted by sspikey
    Hello there.
    So i guess im a noob well where to start......

    My setup idea maybe?

    Here goes:
    -Custom case (i use to build modded casses so not a prob)
    -Via Nehemiah M10000 1Ghz motherboard with all the integrated stuff
    -256MB ddr ram
    -20GB hard drive ( its free)
    -Slimline DVD player


    Now questions for the setup.

    #1What should i run for power supply? I have seen the Opus being used alot. I also saw some 120W DC-DC power supplys for cars for pretty cheap. Which is a better choice?
    #2 the sound quality off the motherboard how will it be? i am scared for this and was wondering if it would be wiser to run a external sound card. Should i wire it straight into my amps and then to my speakers(i run Morel Hybrid 6 and PPi art series A404.2 with a Infiniti Kappa perfect 10"). Searching i have seen someone who first wired it into Their Eq which gave them 3 RCA outputs and then into their amps. I dont really want to run a headunit unless i HAVE to....
    #3 Who makes flip out screen other than digitalWW ( http://www.digitalww.com/DWW-7VGA.htm )

    Thx for all your time. I searched for hand and learnt alot but need some more help.

    Yan
    http://altima.djliquidice.com

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    If your really concerned with audio quality, but dont have access to a pci slot (ie you rigged a case that doesnt give real estate to the slot) what you could do is buy a USB digital audio device. Something from those guys over at:
    http://www.m-audio.com/

    Right now they have a s/pdif model listed, but i have seen them with an rca version.

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