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    Hey peeps;)

    hi guys,

    ive been building/modding pc's aswell as moddifying my cars for a couple of years now, ive just bought a 1992 4g 2.0i honda prelude and am up for fusing my 2 intrests, so i need some advice, mainly on power supplies, as i know **** all about them really...

    so as a little test of curiosity i took an old athlon xp 2400+ based unit to my car which contained a 350w PSU, 256mb pc 333 ram, a 40gb HDD and a DVD-RW drive... anyway i jammed a 150 power invertor into my 12v lighter socket(this used to power my ps2) and plugged my pc in obviosly it didnt come on and it just flashed fault, so if i got a 200w psu from a ideq 210p, and used a 250w power invertor, would it work??? if possibe i want to use my old components from older pc's instead of forking out for mini-itx etc...

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    You might be a little hard pressed to get 250w with old PC equip, it should be okay but you may run close when you throw in the accessories and such. But I am not real sure about power stuff aside from what I need to know lol. I also dont know if older hardware is more of a power hog or not, but I guess it prolly isnt since I think PSUs have only gotten a lot stronger as of late.

    If your going to go with a 250W though why not build Maestro's DIY PSU which is a 250W DC-DC psu?

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    i had a biostar ideq 210p which had a 200w psu and ran a A64 3000+, 512mb, 160gb HDD, pioneer 106d DVD-RW and a 9600xt and it ran brilliantly, its just getting it all to work in the car, i wont be using such a "powerful" setup in the car, looking for a socket A solution with a mobile athlon cpu and a slim dvd and hdd(or CF maybe), then hooking it up to my amp, subs etc...

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    the biggest mistake in all of computing, including carpc's, is a undersized and poor quality power supply.

    pay the money, get a good one, with out it your computer is some pcb's and a really expensive piece of usless silicon. ive lost so many computers to crappy psu's.

    they system you mentioned, should have never been run on less than a high quality 400w psu. i wouldnt risk that system to skimp on a psu.
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    Best part is from my understanding Maestro's setup isn't expensive, just gotta build it yourself. And most powerfull DC-DC solution to date I beleive.

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    the ideq 210p i mentioned is a small form factor pc, so that 200w power supply was theoretically powerful enough to run a higher spec then what i had perfectly.

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    Hey peeps

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