trunk is best place for silence and cooling1. where is the best place to mount the PC itself?
yes you can use atx in your car but it would drain your battery or even too much power for nothing. mini itx's are great small they fit everywhere and you can't do a lot in your car anyway.2. i see everyone using mini ITX computers in thier cars, is there anything wrong with running a full form ATX? i have an athlon 1800+ sitting around gathering dust which i would love to stick in my car since it can play games rather nicely but i guess its a matter of power and such and this im not sure on. can i use like a 300w PSU and use an inverter and plug it in just like it was in my house?
i suggest you 2.5" laptop hdd which is made to work under heavy conditions like temperature, vibration, etc...3. how well do carputers handle bumps? i know from experiance that hard drives dont like to be knocked around all that much so what sort of problems can i expect and what precautions can i take to smooth the ride for the HD?
via c3 cpu uses 20w and you can even cool it with a cooper block without energy which allows you install more devices. if you put your pc in trunk it would be cool enough.4. heat! now im not a big fan of intel CPU, infact i hate them and realy dont want to use one but problem is AMD CPU tend to generate alot more heat than an intel. so can anyone give me tips for cooling and such if i was to use an AMD.
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