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    98 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Need Help

    Greetings all,
    I have been doing alot of reading, measuring and am now that ready to start asking questions. First, my setup:
    mini-itx (either p4 3.06Ghz or M10000)
    512 DDR
    40 GB HDD
    slot load slim DVD
    Earthmate GPS (usb)
    4 or 5 channel amp
    usb wintv with fm tuner
    7" Touchscreen (sp7?)
    Wifi card
    wireless keyboard and mouse

    Requirements:
    Total Replacement of the stock radio
    play dvd, radio, mp3, avi, ect
    play tv
    GPS
    Light Gaming (xbox on trips)

    Questions for jeep owners:
    -I've looked at a few designs and am wondering if I can put the LCD where the stock radio was while keeping the middle air vents?
    -What are good places to place the computer while having the DVD drive in reachable proximity (for changing discs)?
    -According to the specs I've given, what else do I need and what wattage should I put in?
    -What is the biggest difference between the 7" SP7 and the Xenarc 7"TS that make up the $200 diff. (it isn't the brightness is it?)

    Thanks guys and I'm glad to have finally found a forum about this.

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    I'm thinking that a 60 W - 70 W should serve my purpose greatly.

    Towards Jeep GC Owners:
    I thought about the location of the itx mobo. What about under the center console compartment? It dips about 3-4 inches in a small spot (towards the back of the compartment). If I cut that dip out and fab just a level spot in the compartment it might fit?
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    Does anyone actually reply to these posts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremyvnc
    Does anyone actually reply to these posts?
    Did you do a search on 'Jeep'?

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    too many times

    yes I did many times. I love the feature.

    BTW, thanks so much for at least replying to my posts. I thought I was alone on this site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremyvnc
    I'm thinking that a 60 W - 70 W should serve my purpose greatly.
    Not for the P4 3ghz, you'd probably want to got with a 150W opus, the 90W opus might do at a pinch. A PW70a/Carnetix combination might work too.

    The P4 draws a LOT of power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pip
    The P4 draws a LOT of power.
    This I know. I have a p4 laptop.
    I am really wondering if I truely need a p4 for this type of application anyway. For what I'm wanting to do, has anyone had problems with the C3 Nehemiah 1Ghz?

    To requote my intend, purpose and goal:
    GPS,DVD, light gaming (Half-life 1, warcraft 3), radio, tv (maybe), internet (wherever I can steal it...j/k ).

    Once again, thanks for replying.
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    IMO a P4 for a carputer is a tad over the top, surely something like a 1ghz/1.5ghz max will do, even for half life. That sort of power can definately handle mp3/nav/dvd etc

    You might want to reconsider as you could save yourself a few 's and still have everything work perfectly.

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    The M10000 or MII12000 should be able to do what you want. However, I think a P4 mobo with a Pentium-M would be a reallycool combo.
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    Yeah, I looked into that and I have found that getting a p4-m is very expensive even at 1.5 Ghz (bout $300 at pricewatch). The 3.06 Ghz p4 would be $380 with the p4 m-itx mobo. So I think I will stick with a M10000, unless someone finds a M12000 for a good price (about 180)
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