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    please comment on my proposed carPC

    This is my proposed setup for my carPC:

    $190 Epia mII10000
    $208 kingston 1 gig ram 184 pin ecc registered
    $190 western digi sata 250gig
    FREEBIE smaller hard drive: probably 20 gig for OS and programs
    $12 iogear usb 2.0 4 port hub
    $60 netgear 108 mbps wireless usb 2.0 network adapter
    $95 morex venus 668
    $102 panasonic cw-8124b slimline cd r/rw and dvd rom w/ slimline to ide cable
    $399 xenarc 700tsv black
    $150 opus 150 watt

    i plan on using iNAV2.1 from iguidance when it comes out and using their gps receivers. i'm not sure what front engine i'm gonna use. I think the more popular ones are mediaengine, frodoplayer, and centrafuse.

    there is a power supply in the morex case, but i plan on taking that out. i have not read any reviews on the front engines and if there is one, can you please point me to it. i have been wanting to do this for about 1.5 years and am finally planning on going through with it.

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    forgot to mention this is going into a 2001 bmw m3 coupe.

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    Too much ram.

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    so 512 mb ram is enough? i just figured the more the better.

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    Yes, 512 is enough.

    Also where are you getting the opus 150w for only $150 from?
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    512 Ram - 60GB HD - Opus 150w
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    Check Out My Install!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quattro-A4
    Also where are you getting the opus 150w for only $150 from?
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    Also, might check if people are having problems with the iogear hub.

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    I've only got 256 mb of ram and want more. GO 512
    2.4 celeron
    150 watt OPUS
    micro atx
    xp pro
    tv/radio tuner card
    audigy
    Dual monitor Radeon
    802.11G Mimo
    xm pcr
    dvd
    gps
    8" Lilliput touch screen
    IGuidance
    dual optimas
    battery isolator
    15" screen
    My Truck

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    512 is a good number, the reason is the more you have the longer it takes to hibernate. Unless you are going to use your Carputer to design scenes from the next shrek movie 512 is enough.
    My Install

    Software:
    CFiG v1
    iGuidance Plugin for CF

    CarShell
    Working shell for a CarPC

    StopWatch
    StopWatch plugin remade for centrafuse RC1

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    Quote Originally Posted by alti
    512 is a good number, the reason is the more you have the longer it takes to hibernate. Unless you are going to use your Carputer to design scenes from the next shrek movie 512 is enough.
    Or to program

    The thing with the VIA is that if you will be doing something that requires a gig of ram, then the motherboard is definately not for you.

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    i have just heard that you can never have too much ram, but i never had anything more than 128 mb ram in a dell laptop and that thing was always slow and in my desktops i have only had 256 mb and they are all at least 2 years old. i just figured that the best ways to improve performance are faster chips and more ram and the ram is more bang for the buck.

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