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    Simple question... though I'd ask.... I am running my system (Athlon 2000+/GPS/BT/Audigy2/Wireless) using inverter and I do have noise. Strangely, I can hear it at the pc, which means I likely have an inverter with a noisy AC circuit. Are there any recommendations for filtration. I am running directly connected to the battery with 4/0 guage wire about 2' long (Gotta love BMW battery in the trunk). I have grounded the PC chassis to the common ground bond point to minimize potential difference. The latter did serve to minimize the noise, but it is still noticable (I would like to eliminate). I am going to try running an different amplifier, (I have a spare), but I don't expect I'll have much luck there. Filtering DC is a snap, but I've never given much thought to filtering AC from an inverter.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Well lets see here if i can stir things up a little...LOL Anyways why we argue this point is beyond me. An opus is like $200 and last i looked the inverter and power controler on the carpcstore site is like $125. Add the cost of a PSU if you dont have one and viola youre over $200. (And if you tell me you can get a good switchable PSU for $75 please slap yourself so i dont have to come do it for you.)

    Now as i see it anyone planning on building a powerful PC wont mind the extra cost of controler, PSU, and inverter. But those looking at the epia type boards or something similar (micro atx) would be better off with the OPUS.

    And anyone seriously interested in this hobby would be better off with a sproggy or mastero DIY. If nothing else for the learning experience. (You will need it later as your imagination and confidence kick in).

    Over powering either inverter, OPUS, or any other solution will eventually kill it. And i may have missed something but what happened to the Keypower in this discussion or the Aries? They would both work great with a powercontroler that kyle has mentioned. But then again you are over $200 bucks in combined expense.

    So as i see it anyone trying to find a cheap solution for powering a carPC needs to think twice. Cheap out on something esle like the 3rd or 4th useless never used monitor and spend some cheese on your power setup. All that fancy **** dont mean a thing if it fries or freezes up and crashes.

    EDIT > Forget to mention someting. I am strongly in support of flaming and buring on this forum.

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    Its still only 200 watts though. If youre gonna put a high powered machine in that can play doom3 and run a dvd at the same time youre prolly gonna get something bigger and by a more reputable company like antec. I personally have never seen a true power antec for $75. At least not from any place i would trust giving my money too. But i could be wrong so someone enlighten me

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    i got a $35 450w psu (from newegg) powering my home computer, and it works great. athlon 3000, 2gb ram, 2 hd's, 2 cd/dvd drives, 3 pci cards, 1 agp, 6 fans, blah blah blah.

    also, i wanna say most of the people here had at least one valid point. basically, opus works better for some people, inverters work better for others. i personally believe an inverter is the best overall option if wired/grounded well, especially if you want to power other accessories, but several people have had good experiences with opus.

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    i felt like reviving this thread a bit...

    an inverter is the way to go for an xbox in the car
    but you have to make sure you use a PURE SINE WAVE inverter which costs at a minimum $150 for 300W continuous. You wont see any of the negative aspects of inverters if you get a pure sine kind.

    that is all!
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