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    OPUS or Carnetix

    I am having real issues right now

    Can somebody please just list what I need to buy, I don't care what does what and how much it costs. I just want it.

    I know plenty about computers, I am just confused with needing to buy additional power supplies(Carnetix) when half of the cases come with 60w PSU's in them. What is the purpose? It says they are DC....

    It seems to me like I would be better off just getting a MOBO/Case with no power supply and instead picking up a 150w OPUS.. Am I wrong in this thinking?

    So if someone could please just compile a list of the most popular components needed in building a system, I'm sure it would help alot of the noobs here.

    i.e.
    EPIA M10000 Nehemiah $159.00
    OPUS 150w $199.00
    blahblah Case $100.00
    etc. etc.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDLoaner
    I don't care what does what and how much it costs. I just want it.
    Chill dude. Relax and take you're time or you are gonna have a FUBARed carputer.

    So if someone could please just compile a list of the most popular components needed in building a system
    Chill dude. Relax and take you're time. This type of thing can't be rushed. If you're in a hurry buy an off-the-shelf-system. Trust me, you don't want someone to tell you what to make. Read a bit. the forums. You've been a member for what, like an hour? Learn about everything and make choices based on what you want out of the system. Have some pride in what you do.
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    Just buy an OPUS for the power supply then build it like a regular computer. The only thing you have to keep in mind is to keep power requirements low. i.e. don't put in more then 1 hard drive and try to keep all the peripherials integrated on the motherboard.
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    First of all i'm not saying that I am in a rush and just because I registered up today doesn't mean that I haven't read anything.

    Second of all, why do I need to chill and relax and take time to think about my decision. I'm not picking out a wife, it's a computer and I was simply looking for a brief explination about the PSU situation.

    I just thought it would be helpful to all the noobs, to have a general list of parts for a complete machine.

    Instead i've got you wasting thread space by telling me to "chill dude" and how "these things can't be rushed" and that I need to take pride in my work.

    My suggestion to you, put down the bong and toss the keyboard to somebody who has something usefull to say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by god_of_cpu
    Just buy an OPUS for the power supply then build it like a regular computer. The only thing you have to keep in mind is to keep power requirements low. i.e. don't put in more then 1 hard drive and try to keep all the peripherials integrated on the motherboard.
    Thanks for the simple reply, I was about to on EBFoxbat

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDLoaner
    I know plenty about computers, I am just confused with needing to buy additional power supplies(Carnetix) when half of the cases come with 60w PSU's in them. What is the purpose? It says they are DC....
    The DC PSU's that come with all the cases are designed to accept regulated 12V from an external brick. The power in your car varies from 11V to 14-15V depending if your engine is running or not and the condition of the battery and alternator. This is what the Carnetix does. It is not an ATX PSU rather that a 12V regulator with shutdown controller and some other nice features.
    You can check it out here :

    http://www.carnetix.com/CNXP1260.html


    Quote Originally Posted by JDLoaner
    It seems to me like I would be better off just getting a MOBO/Case with no power supply and instead picking up a 150w OPUS.. Am I wrong in this thinking?
    Depends on how much you want to spend. OPUS 150W is around $220 while Carnetix's CNX-P1260 is around $85. If money is no issue then go for the OPUS.

    Quote Originally Posted by JDLoaner
    So if someone could please just compile a list of the most popular components needed in building a system, I'm sure it would help alot of the noobs here.

    i.e.
    EPIA M10000 Nehemiah $159.00
    OPUS 150w $199.00
    blahblah Case $100.00
    etc. etc.

    Thanks!
    It's a matter of personal taste but the most popular are the EPIA's and OPUS PSU's, the forum and you'll find your answers.

    Just my 2 euro-cents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDLoaner
    Second of all, why do I need to chill and relax and take time to think about my decision. I'm not picking out a wife,
    Chill dude!

    Your computer is much more important than a wife! (Don't tell the wife I said that! )

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDLoaner
    ...So if someone could please just compile a list of the most popular components needed in building a system, I'm sure it would help alot of the noobs here...
    Well you've pretty much already listed it. The average system around here is probably:

    -EPIA M10000 mainboard utilizing all onboard components (sound and video)
    -probably 256 MB RAM
    -hard drive of your preferred size (maybe a notebook drive if you're paranoid and don't mind spending more)
    -DVD-ROM of choice, preferably a slim drive with slot load, but desktop size and/or tray loading are also common(depending on how much room you have)
    -OPUS PSU
    -USB goodies, ie. WiFi and GPS receiver

    I would assume most people would custom build their case depending on where you're putting it etc. People throw other things in there too depending on what they want (a better sound card, or a better video card etc.) HTH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDLoaner
    Thanks for the simple reply, I was about to on EBFoxbat
    Welcome to the threads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EBFoxbat
    Welcome to the threads.

    Take pride in your work.
    Thanks for the insight bro...

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