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    What else do I Need?

    If I got all this:

    Casetronic Travla C134 (DIN-Size VIA ITX case)
    VIA EPIA M10000 (motherboard)
    2.5" HDD 40GB
    SLIM-LINE DVD Toshiba, 8/24x
    RAM 256MB DDR low profile 0.8" inches high
    VGA TFT - Touchscreen USB - PAL/NTSC - Speakers - IR Remote

    What else would i need to get it in the car and working through a head unit and Powered

    Thanks

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    You'd need a power supply...Either an Opus or equivalent, or a standard ATX PSU and an inverter.

    As far as connecting to the head unit, read the sticky in this forum on Newbie FAQ's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by telekineticfool
    You'd need a power supply...Either an Opus or equivalent, or a standard ATX PSU and an inverter.

    As far as connecting to the head unit, read the sticky in this forum on Newbie FAQ's.

    Actually that case has a built in Dc-Dc power supply, and I think that case uses a laptop HD and CD, so it doesn't need the regulated 12v.

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    http://www.cartft.com/shop/catalog/gl/3

    thats the link for where all the stuff is from

    so what other stuff would i need?

    sorry for asking twice but i need to know

    thanks

    EDIT: I just found a 150W/200w Inverter that is reccomended for the case, here are the specs:

    You only have to connect this power inverter to your cigarette lighter and then you have an regular
    230V power outlet, where you can stick in your favorite devices like
    TV set or computers.
    Highly recommended for VIA ITX PCs. A VIA ITX computer only needs 30-50 watts during operation. This inverter is fanless and therfore can be hidden easily.

    DC Input Voltage 12V (10-14V)
    Surge Power Capacity 200W
    Efficiecy over 90%
    Dimensions 162 x 104 x H58 mm
    Weight 0.5 kg
    No load current < 0.42A
    Battery low alarm DC 10.5 +/- 0.5V
    Battery low shutdown DC 10 +/+ 0.5V
    Alarm & thermal shutdown 55 +/- 5 deg Celsius

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottP
    If I got all this:

    Casetronic Travla C134 (DIN-Size VIA ITX case)
    VIA EPIA M10000 (motherboard)
    2.5" HDD 40GB
    SLIM-LINE DVD Toshiba, 8/24x
    RAM 256MB DDR low profile 0.8" inches high
    VGA TFT - Touchscreen USB - PAL/NTSC - Speakers - IR Remote

    What else would i need to get it in the car and working through a head unit and Powered

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    Depends what head unit you have, does it have Aux in>?

    a 200 w inverter will run that fine <or should>, all you need now is time and patients

    A SB live soundcard would be nice as well, as onboard sound sucks, just a pci one will be fine
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    you need a car....

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    thank you all for your help minus the useless post by sjlucky...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SjLucky
    you need a car....
    He has a car, a 2003 Ford Fiesta. Whats your point here anyways??
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottP
    If I got all this:

    Casetronic Travla C134 (DIN-Size VIA ITX case)
    VIA EPIA M10000 (motherboard)
    2.5" HDD 40GB
    SLIM-LINE DVD Toshiba, 8/24x
    RAM 256MB DDR low profile 0.8" inches high
    VGA TFT - Touchscreen USB - PAL/NTSC - Speakers - IR Remote

    What else would i need to get it in the car and working through a head unit and Powered

    Thanks
    Scott:
    One thing to note about the Travla case - it may NOT fit in your dash! Pop open your dash and measure the depth of your DIN area. The travla case is often too deep (with connectors pluged in) to mount flush with your other dash stuff.

    Also, someone recommended getting an aditional sound card. I wouldn't, unless you're a serious audiophile. Read Tom's Hardware Guide's review of onboard sound chipsets vs. the Audigy and other top add-on boards. They reported very little difference between Via's onboard sound and the Audigy.
    So far:
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