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    NEED HELP Creating 1 Bad Looking System

    Hey everybody. Hope everybody is doing allright!!! I have been wanting to do this for a while but wanted to finish the car before starting the final stages. I know a little bit about computers and have been reading up alot on this forum. Simple stuff is not a problem. Now have a mini computer that has a.....Epia VIA 800Mhz processor, 20gb seagate HDD, cdrom drive but want to put this:http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WDVW
    VIA PLE133/VT8231Chipset, 3d Video(8mb), 2 x PC133 memory slots support to 1gb, (2) 1.1USB ports, 1xPCI, 1xFDD.
    I do not know what most of this means, so is it good or bad. Tigerdirect local store told me that the processor is built in and I can only upgrade hardrive and RAMS...These are pics of the system right now. I want to put a 7" or maybe a 8" Touchscreen... I have already installed Windows XP and internet works fine. What do you recommend? Is it easier to start from something like this? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WDVW


    Any help would be greatly appeciated...Thanx again Tony
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    Quote Originally Posted by envoy_22
    Hey everybody. Hope everybody is doing allright!!! I have been wanting to do this for a while but wanted to finish the car before starting the final stages. I know a little bit about computers and have been reading up alot on this forum. Simple stuff is not a problem. Now have a mini computer that has a.....Epia VIA 800Mhz processor, 20gb seagate HDD, cdrom drive but want to put this:http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WDVW
    VIA PLE133/VT8231Chipset, 3d Video(8mb), 2 x PC133 memory slots support to 1gb, (2) 1.1USB ports, 1xPCI, 1xFDD.
    I do not know what most of this means, so is it good or bad. Tigerdirect local store told me that the processor is built in and I can only upgrade hardrive and RAMS...These are pics of the system right now. I want to put a 7" or maybe a 8" Touchscreen... I have already installed Windows XP and internet works fine. What do you recommend? Is it easier to start from something like this? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WDVW


    Any help would be greatly appeciated...Thanx again Tony
    First, welcome to the board. There is allot of good information here. Let me just remind you to as much as you can. There is a FAQ section filled with so much information to get you started.

    Now on the the next part,

    Huh

    What are you asking? Are you asking if you should go with the pre made system from Ebay? Do you have a system. Seems like you might, although it is not very clear, cause you say " Now have a mini computer that has a.....Epia VIA 800Mhz processor, 20gb seagate HDD, cdrom drive but want to put this:http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WDVW
    VIA PLE133/VT8231Chipset, 3d Video(8mb), 2 x PC133 memory slots support to 1gb, (2) 1.1USB ports, 1xPCI, 1xFDD.
    I do not know what most of this means, so is it good or bad. Tigerdirect local store told me that the processor is built in and I can only upgrade hardrive and RAMS..." If you have this system, then what does it matter what tiger direct tells you, you already bought it. Why would you not use it? Are you asking us if the Ebay morex one is better, check the specs. Which has better numbers. Are you asking if the VIA one is adequate, well then, yes it is, but you should be able to search the board and figure that out. So, what exactly do you want to know?

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    SORRY for not being so clear..... I have all those components and wanted to know whether it would be good enough for a carpc. Does the motherboard matter, or processor? When installing a touchscreen moniter do I need anything specific?

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    Quote Originally Posted by envoy_22
    SORRY for not being so clear..... I have all those components and wanted to know whether it would be good enough for a carpc. Does the motherboard matter, or processor? When installing a touchscreen moniter do I need anything specific?
    I will state off the bat that I am no hardware expert.

    Now that that is out of the way. What do you want it to do.

    The truth is, you already have the system. The processor while not state of the art, isn't on the low end. With that processor, and with 512 or memory, you should be more then able to run anything you would want in a car. Yes, I don't think it is the greatest setup to be running DVD and playing the latest Quake version, but to run Navi, and Music, or Navi and a Movie at the same time, should not be a problem.

    You can do a search on the mother board on this forum. There should be tons of information. Do a search on the Epia model number.

    There are people running very successful carputers with much less.

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