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    MSI Hermes + Power

    Hi All,

    After searching/searching/searching and approx 2 hours of talk about 12v Rails and Ampage my head is about to explode, ands im about to loose it, , so ive decided to ask, this is the pc ive ordered, as i have the spare parts to turn it into a car pc, the laptop thing is just to much agro, so my question is this, looking at the store, is there any power supply there strong enough to power this system, i was thinking opus, can you let me know what you think, or should i be preparing an RMA , the problem is that the P4's (northwood Core) while hot are not as bad as the precott monsters so i still have some hope, please dont crush my spirit, this was my Compaq Deskpro money

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryan-neil
    After searching/searching/searching and approx 2 hours of talk about 12v Rails and Ampage my head is about to explode, ands im about to loose it, , so ive decided to ask, this is the pc ive ordered, as i have the spare parts to turn it into a car pc, the laptop thing is just to much agro, so my question is this, looking at the store, is there any power supply there strong enough to power this system, i was thinking opus, can you let me know what you think, or should i be preparing an RMA , the problem is that the P4's (northwood Core) while hot are not as bad as the precott monsters so i still have some hope, please dont crush my spirit, this was my Compaq Deskpro money
    A post count of 4 and a join date of sometime last month? Your spirits ger crushed like chewable childrens aspirin under a skateboard wheel.

    Seriously, n00b...
    There are different models of the MSI Hermes. That would make a difference.
    The speed of your CPU would make a HUGE difference. A 3Ghz is going to suck down a lot more power than a 1.8ghz.
    The number and type of peripherals would make a difference.

    And remember that anything you can't power with a DC-DC power supply (like the Opus or Carnetix), you can power with an inverter. However inverters aren't preferred by most due to their inefficiency, noise, heat, etc.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
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    Maybe

    Yes but all the models are based on the Intel 8** chipset which has the same power consumtion as they all use the same north and south bridge with power differance between the 845 and 865 chipsets been minimal,

    Obviously a 1.5GHz P4 will be a lot less, but where is advantage over an older 1GHz Pc there, when it comes to accessories, its just the standard and most consume so little voltage that it should make little to no differance, i.e GPS and maybe keyboard/mouse/Touch Screen,

    All these power supplies do seem to be pointed towards the epia end of the market, no one wants a Full tower in the car but there does seem to be a lack of hogh powers supplies, i know people talk of power drain but people do a lot more damage to the car power systems with 500w amps and large subs,
    the opus with its 150model seems to be the largest bar custom solutions there is,

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryan-neil
    Obviously a 1.5GHz P4 will be a lot less, but where is advantage over an older 1GHz Pc there, when it comes to accessories, its just the standard and most consume so little voltage that it should make little to no differance, i.e GPS and maybe keyboard/mouse/Touch Screen,
    A faster CPU is going to make a a difference. A P4 running at 1Ghz would be faster than an EPIA at the same speed because of the architecture, so there is a decided advantage.

    All these power supplies do seem to be pointed towards the epia end of the market, no one wants a Full tower in the car but there does seem to be a lack of hogh powers supplies, i know people talk of power drain but people do a lot more damage to the car power systems with 500w amps and large subs,
    the opus with its 150model seems to be the largest bar custom solutions there is,
    That's because those motherboards are popular choices because of their low power consumption, quiet (sometimes fanless) operation and small size.
    The makers of automotive PSUs are going to produce products for the majority of users, not for the one or two that choose the path less travelled. That's just common business sense.

    That said, there are still other options besidesd an EPIA. Personally, I'm going with an AthlonXP Mobile-based system that will have actual clock of 2.0ghz and fit within the power consumption parameters of the Opus 150w PSU.

    Will your Hermes work? Maybe. You can only try it and find out.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
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    Mobile Athlon,

    I wasnt aware you could purchase mobile Athlon CPU, is it the XP Series you are refering to, what motherboard type are you using, flex, ,mini or Full Size ATx, also what type of case will you be utilisiing.

    Hopefully the Hermes will work out, its a nice small soution, now i just need to rob a bank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryan-neil
    I wasnt aware you could purchase mobile Athlon CPU, is it the XP Series you are refering to, what motherboard type are you using, flex, ,mini or Full Size ATx, also what type of case will you be utilisiing.
    Athlon XP Mobile CPUs at Newegg

    I'm going with a Shuttle SFF setup with the Mobile XP 2400+. The Shuttle SN41G2 with nForce2 chipset.

    Of course if you'd read any of the forums you'd know this already. I've said this dozens of times.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
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