If cost is no issue, I'd look into a mATX board that uses a Mobile P4 like this one: http://www.commell-sys.com/Product/SBC/LV-670M.HTM. It would be the best performance available in that small a size that would work with one of the available DC-DC power supplies.Originally Posted by craigj
Yes, but barely. Be prepared to tweak Windows a lot to get the performance you want. Some people don't like the performance of the VIA boards.Specific questions:
1. Will a Mini-ITX solution be able to do what I need based upon the above and provide decent performance? I'd be using the GPS and music apps at the same time.
Yes.2. Will the opus 150 PS easily replace an ATX powersupply? I've only been able to find ATX cases with PSs so far
You can always yank the regular AC-DC power supply out of the case.
Yes.3. Does conversion from IDE to USB 2.0 allow for adaquate performance to watch DVDs? If I go with Micro ITX the case I'm considering (the Ampie) doesen't (I think anyway) have room for an internal DVD.
Yes.4. I have a convertible, and I'm wondering if I'll be able to get adaquate GPS signal through the cloth top?
If anyone have installed a system in a 350z, any advice would be helpful[/QUOTE]
Go check out the Show Off Your Project forum. There are several 350Z installs. PM those users and ask your questions.