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    Smile need help with a big build im starting

    Ok im obviosly new to the scene but i have a good amount of knowledge of bote audio and pc building wich i have both been doing for years and are a certified best buy installer for 2 and a half years so im jsut looking for some build guidence. I want my pc to be able to be able to use 2 touch screens one for the driver so i can use nav or listen to music and the other for the passenger to watch movies and or listen to there owne selection of music from the same data base via a pair of head phones hooked to the monitor itself so it doesnt come through the car speakers. Thats the plan, so heres the questions.

    1) What processor would be able to hadle this the best, pretty sure of a dual core but it doesnt hurt to ask.

    2) What are the features i should be looking at on mobos for the dual touch screens.

    3) Will the DSATX 220 watt psu be enough for a mobo whichever proccesor i decide on (and i know it depends on wich one just talking general here), possibly 2 hardrives, a 5.1 sound card and possibly a video card! Because every time i use the psu calculator it tells me no. so are there bigger power suplies with startup and shut down controlers.

    4) Is there a front end that will support what i mentioned above and executes the funcions well with 2 people using it at once.

    Just to give you an idea of what im working with, im going to be getting a CRX and i cant explain to you all how excited i am about this project. I am rebuilding the car from the ground up and cant wait to start the PC/Audio phase of it. I have been searching th forums for some time now and i love this place. All help will be extremly apreciated. Thanks all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hennesy View Post
    Ok im obviosly new to the scene but i have a good amount of knowledge of bote audio and pc building wich i have both been doing for years and are a certified best buy installer for 2 and a half years so im jsut looking for some build guidence. I want my pc to be able to be able to use 2 touch screens one for the driver so i can use nav or listen to music and the other for the passenger to watch movies and or listen to there owne selection of music from the same data base via a pair of head phones hooked to the monitor itself so it doesnt come through the car speakers. Thats the plan, so heres the questions.

    1) What processor would be able to hadle this the best, pretty sure of a dual core but it doesnt hurt to ask.

    2) What are the features i should be looking at on mobos for the dual touch screens.

    3) Will the DSATX 220 watt psu be enough for a mobo whichever proccesor i decide on (and i know it depends on wich one just talking general here), possibly 2 hardrives, a 5.1 sound card and possibly a video card! Because every time i use the psu calculator it tells me no. so are there bigger power suplies with startup and shut down controlers.

    4) Is there a front end that will support what i mentioned above and executes the funcions well with 2 people using it at once.

    Just to give you an idea of what im working with, im going to be getting a CRX and i cant explain to you all how excited i am about this project. I am rebuilding the car from the ground up and cant wait to start the PC/Audio phase of it. I have been searching th forums for some time now and i love this place. All help will be extremly apreciated. Thanks all!

    1.The latest dual cores would work great. You want to try to target the low end of the latest stuff as to save power.

    2. Probably just USB support touch screens are a lot like mice.

    3. The DSATX Should have no problem in most setups. Just try to keep power in mind when choosing the CPU. The more heat sinks and fans the more power. When choosing a video card, chose one of the lower end ones that don't require active cooling. Graphics these days are taking more power than the CPUs..

    4. I can't really help you here..
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    Wink re

    Also any recommended hardware would be apreciated ie; touch screens ect.
    i know a ton of you like lilliput but theres so many threads with problems with them i just think i should get something else. once again thanks

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    Number 1 thru 3 is doable. But 4 is a little complicated. You gonnna need 2 sound card and configure the second sound card to the media player that you are gonna use for the second monitor. That basically it. If you using a front end like RR. Make sure u dont use winamp to play music on the back monitor. Use another media program and set that to another sound card.

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    You may be able to do #4 with a single card, I know with either my audigy 2 or soundblaster live! 5.1 (forget which, probably both though) in my home PC's I can direct some sounds to the front line out and some to the rear line out, not sure if specifict programs can be set to always go to one or the other, but then you could have front line out to your car speakers and rear line out to the headphone jack.
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