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    Newb question about standard psu's

    hi guys,

    im a complete newb on the carpc seen, hence the name, but ive got a question about using standard psu's.

    ill be building my pc under a false floor in the trunk, with lots of cooling fans etc, but because i wont be restrained to a certain size i would like to use an ATX board with a decent CPU, gfx card etc etc. So, my question is, can I use a standard PSU, and if so how? I know ill need an inverter to convert the 12v feed to 240v (UK) but how do you control the startup and shut down functions ala Opus?

    cheers

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    thankyou sir!!!

    just to clarify, the power chain would be

    battery-shut down controller-inverter-psu-mobo

    that sound about right?

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    correct, u could also use the ITPS, u can get it from linitx.com, they are based in the UK. Sounds like your going for the exact setup i have.
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    ive heard about inverters causing noise when it comes to using fm modulators or something. ill be running the sound straight into my amps, so will it cause a problem, what is yours like?

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