0, or even 1 Gauge is pretty extreme! No need for that. Don't all Opus 150s come with ACC line wire???Originally Posted by jyopp
Can you explain why the need to go VGA>DVI>VGA? Epsecially for a (most likey) 7" LCD display?Run DVI cable to the front of the car, then use a good DVI->VGA adapter up front to reduce monitor signal loss on the run from the trunk. You'll probably want an optical drive up front, too, so get a slot-loading DVD burner and run it off USB. Run your turn-on lead to the front, and use it to trigger a second (90W or so) power supply for the DVI->VGA adapter and the DVD drive (keep noise out of the main circuit), and maybe a USB hub for keyboards, mice, game controllers, IR remote, etc. Just make sure that the PC can boot without all the junk up front and keep the DVD drive on a separate circuit.
Do you have any "real-life" examples? I've heard that XP (other than perhaps embedded) on a CF does not offer much advantage than a motor drive.Get a 2 or 4GB solid-state disk if you can find it in your price range. CompactFlash cards are attractive because they are cheaper, but they are lower voltage, lower current drives and can't stand up to being constantly rewritten like industrial flash disks do. This ought to cut your boot time by a lot, especially if you can hibernate to it.