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    carputer setup: rate my setup

    SYSTEM SPECS:
    CASE: Morex Cupid 2677R Color=Black (with power supply)
    Mainboard:Epia M10000 Nehemiah w/fan+heatsink (low noise)
    Memory:Crucial PC2100 512mb Non-Parity Unbuffered performance ram
    Hard Drive: 40gb Maxtor 7200RPM Drive with fluid bearing technology (low noise)
    Optical Media:Lite-On 16x DVD 24x CD Slim drive
    Add-On Cards: RealMagic Sigma XCard ~ DVD+Mpeg playback upgrade [remote control+better quality]
    is all of this worth $350? or can i do better? advice?

    GPS: GPS mouse from Ebay
    Software: iGuidance v2
    Total ~$170(i think)

    Power Supply: I have no idea what i need to power up, i dont care if it survives the crank. i need a cheap/effective solution.

    Screen: Xenarc 7" w/ TS ~$500

    anything i am missing?

    Misc stuff: battery terminals, in-line fuses, 12 awg wire for battery and grounding. anything i am missing?

    please feel free to provide me with input, advice, help, flames

    thanks alot!


    ~Ry

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    go with a opus ---
    spent lost of $$$$
    on inverters /power supplys/ backup batters ect.
    get on opus , took back what i could gave the rest to friends.
    told them have fun and then get an opus.

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    i dont really wanna spend $150 on an opus, i am on a budget

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rykielz
    i dont really wanna spend $150 on an opus, i am on a budget
    Well, you don't have too. I'm not really on a budget, but I didn't go with an opus. If you can deal with a manual start/shutdown system, and not surviving cranks, just get a PW-type of power supply. DO NOT, however, get an invertor... these thing drain the last juice out of your battery, are very user unfriendly (need BIG cables and shielding and blah blah blah), will definately have more chance of introducing some sort of annoying whines or garbage into your sound/video signal and also will not survive cranks.
    Also, If you're handy with (simple) electronics, you can build your own startup/shutdown controller, and you can spare $$$ on the OPUS.
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    Who the hell is general failure?!?
    And what the f@#k is he doing reading my drive C:\?

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    Forget about the ITPS and PW, they are not worth it...

    Go for a Carnetix, and use your existing case P/S.

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

    Now about your setup, what about sound?? Are you going via your HU to get sound? If not you need an amp to power your speakers.
    VWMAN
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    car: VW Cabriolet '90
    puter: M10000(toasted), Lilliput, CarNetix
    status: In Progress

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    Quote Originally Posted by VWMAN
    Forget about the ITPS and PW, they are not worth it...

    Go for a Carnetix, and use your existing case P/S.

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

    Now about your setup, what about sound?? Are you going via your HU to get sound? If not you need an amp to power your speakers.
    My suggestion also.

    Even though you say you're not worried about it surviving crank, believe me, once you get it in the car, you'll soon wish it did survive cranks.

    Use the Carnetix product along with the PSU already in the case, and you'll be as happy as Larry.


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    i guess i'll go with the carnetix.
    I'll be going through my HU most probably, unless i can find a USB radio tuner.

    BTW who is Larry... :P

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    I'm my setup I opted for no HU and went with the http://www.radio-xtreme.com/ wich is not great but does the job.

    There are DAB usb radios but they are expensive.
    VWMAN
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    car: VW Cabriolet '90
    puter: M10000(toasted), Lilliput, CarNetix
    status: In Progress

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    whats a DAB radio? dont really care about full radio coverage, i just want it to connect to FM channels.

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    Alright, I've got a question. Other than the convenience factor, what are the disadvantages in manually starting the computer and power inverter?

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