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    Is this right?

    I just want to make sure I have the neccessary components listed:

    Case (& Power Supply)
    MB
    Memory
    HD
    Monitor
    ITPS

    Optional:
    CD/DVD Drive
    Keyboard/Mouse

    Am I missing something, is it really that simple?

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    You need a PSU for that ITPS. I'd recommend just going with an Opus PSU because it is DC-DC and it has a build in shutdown controller.
    Oh, and to make it look good you have to do some fibreglassing

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0l33l
    You need a PSU for that ITPS. I'd recommend just going with an Opus PSU because it is DC-DC and it has a build in shutdown controller.
    Oh, and to make it look good you have to do some fibreglassing
    OK, I'll read up on the Opus PSU. As far as fiberglassing - I'll probably just have a mount next to my center console. I plan to go with an AVIC-N1 (or something simliar) in the future but I need a temporary display.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paradigm_Guy
    OK, I'll read up on the Opus PSU. As far as fiberglassing - I'll probably just have a mount next to my center console. I plan to go with an AVIC-N1 (or something simliar) in the future but I need a temporary display.
    Ok

    But the AVIC-N1 isn't meant for computers. The video will be blurry and the touchscreen won't interface with computers. So, if you want to get an indash housing, your only option now is to go with one from www.digitalww.com (and its not motorized).

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0l33l
    Ok

    But the AVIC-N1 isn't meant for computers. The video will be blurry and the touchscreen won't interface with computers. So, if you want to get an indash housing, your only option now is to go with one from www.digitalww.com (and its not motorized).
    Hmm, I didn't want to spend $400+ on just a display, I'll look around. I didn't realize that the carputer wouldn't interface right. I suppsoe it would have to be an in-dash VGA monitor. Maybe I'll just stick with it not indash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paradigm_Guy
    Hmm, I didn't want to spend $400+ on just a display, I'll look around. I didn't realize that the carputer wouldn't interface right.
    Well, what do you want the carputer to do? Navigation - it can do that. Radio - Seth is working on that. TV - Yep. WiFi - Yup. Touchscreen - yes.
    What does the pioneer unit offer that a carputer can't do except fold out using motors?

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    For now I want it so I can play with my Auto Enginuity scanner without having my laptop in the car. I also need it to tune my car with it stand alone EMS.
    I want it to have touchscreen, and of course WiFi. And from what I understand, the Nav isn't quite as fast as a Nav system that is designed for the car, is that right?
    Oh, I also want it for recording via camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paradigm_Guy
    For now I want it so I can play with my Auto Enginuity scanner without having my laptop in the car. I also need it to tune my car with it stand alone EMS.
    I want it to have touchscreen, and of course WiFi. And from what I understand, the Nav isn't quite as fast as a Nav system that is designed for the car, is that right?
    Oh, I also want it for recording via camera.
    Yep, the carputer is perfect for you. No need for that pioneer unit.
    For touchscreen I'll recommend a Xenarc (yes I'll get flamed for this recommendation, but it won't have a crappy touchscreen wich unglues and dies from the factory)
    The nav is as fast as the program doing the navigation. If you have a slow computer then it will take forever to recalculate route, but you won't notice a difference with a modern PC.
    Oh, and the carpc can record from a camera

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    OK, sounds like I may not need a seperate Nav system then. Is an EPIA M10000 fast enough, or would that be too slow?

    This is what I may get:
    Casetronic C134
    EPIA M10000
    2.5" 40 Gig HD
    Ultra Low Profile 256MB PC2100 DDR

    I still need to decide on a monitor and figure out what the Opus PSU is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paradigm_Guy
    OK, sounds like I may not need a seperate Nav system then. Is an EPIA M10000 fast enough, or would that be too slow?

    This is what I may get:
    Casetronic C134
    EPIA M10000
    2.5" 40 Gig HD
    Ultra Low Profile 256MB PC2100 DDR

    I still need to decide on a monitor and figure out what the Opus PSU is.
    That looks like a common setup we have here
    The opus is a PSU that hooks up directly to your battery and to the accessories line to sense if the car is on or not and to turn on the computer accordingly.

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