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    setup im going to build

    Wideband + Datalogging built into the computer case http://www.wbo2.com/

    Earthmate + Street Atlas USA 2004 software

    Xenarc 700TS

    150 Watt SFX DC-DC Vehicle Power Supply for ATX

    Computer:
    Case: Antec Minuet
    Motherboard Asus A7V8X-MX
    CPU - AMD Athlon XP 2000 Processor
    RAM - 256Mb PC3200 DDR 400MHz
    Hard Drive Western Digital 120Gb Hard Drive 8Mb Cache 7200rpm
    Video Card Geforce 4 440mx Slimline 128mb
    Windows XP Pro
    External USB 2.0 DVDRW mounted in dash under head unit

    Should be able to build it all for around $1300 bux.


    Everything sound ok?

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    Maximum Bitrate SiGmA_X's Avatar
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    Sounds like a g ood setup. IMO, that is some major overkill on processor and RAM (RAM speed) and mobo too for that matter. But it is def a good setup.
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    might want to do your power calculations to make sure 150watt will be enough...with external DVD/CDRW and Athelon, and a HD....might be close. I'm not sure.
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    150 will not be enough. that cpu will eat around 80-90 watts alone depanding on cpu load
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    Ohh good point, I forgot about that! That proc uses around 70-80watts (A bit under, shoot high and you won't miss ) of power, so you might be over the 150w mark when you get the rest in there.. And the full-sized HDD too uses more power, as does the video and RAM, both of which I think could be cut back, but your call
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    ya.. if he's not over he'll be pretty close.. which will shorten the life of his psu.
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    You mean OPUS's can't run at max spec? Or PSU's in general? If so, that explains my random PSU death - Running a duallie and 4 HDD's and 3 CD's and a lot of fans and 4 PCI's and a GeForce4Ti on a 350wPSU
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    ya psu's in general don't like to be close to max.. same with ups and such. The SA before me would load the UPS's to full capacity and they died left and right when i replaced him due to that.
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