Newbie: Input on installing dell or compaq desktop into car
I just came across a dell Dimension XPS B800 desktop for free and would love to take it apart and put it into my car. I also have the choice of using my compaq presario desktop to hack up and put in. I have heard dell uses proprietary parts and such, maybe you could tell me more.
1) best way to power it - thinking dc-dc converter but will that put out enough power for the desktop. using dvd drive, 70gb hard drive, possibly wireless card, and what other bare minumum parts.
2) My car has been lowered and is quite stiff supension on it. Any way to encole the box in shock absorbing material?
3) anyone done a desktop transplant like this with success?
Like I said I would like to use this computer becasue its free, I relize ther are more ideal hard drives and mother boards out there. I plan on using lilliput 7" screen.
Please reccomend the parts I will need to do this successfully, thanks!