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    @bmw_car_pc I got the monitor from ebay
    New SAMSUNG 7" LED LCD Touch Screen Monitor Kit Outdoor

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    Sata power worked perfect. This is a really nice motherboard, in terms if quality and features. More work done, sata power harness done, more assembly , and first run closed up. Ended up drilling another while in the bottom to bring the monitor input board out front.
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    I love the approach and planning you have towards this project. I like the fact that it is also clean, but here is a question. Even though the motherboard does not require a fan for the cpu and video chipset, do you have any plans for using fans?

    The reason I ask is that, after a year of using an in-dash computer in my Ridgeline, I had the the video chipset burn out due to head and lack of cooling even though I had a fan on the CPU cooler with its downdraft ample (or so I thought) on the video chip heat sink. The area behind the media console sits above the heat exchanger and gets pretty hot even with the lowest heat setting at static conditions. I have changed my setup completely and in the process of getting some parallel fan wirings ordered as I have the power supply (M4Atx), SSD, and MOBO along with the Video Chipset being cooled with 4 miniature fans.

    Good luck with your project and hope everything works in your favor

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    I added a heatsink to the Graphics chip on mine because it was getting real hot. I used a substance called Heatsink Cement to attach a 20x20x15mm heatsink.

    The graphics chip is on the far left side in this picture:
    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-f...T%2520Card.jpg


    This is an upside down shot of the same space, but showing the graphics chip with a heatsink attached:
    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-W...2520Wiring.jpg
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    Thanks for the info gentlemen but I've been fanless with my mustang CarPC for almost 6 years and its still running strong. Joe I'll take the chance, no need for fans.

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    Mate, if you don't want fans - OK, but put a heatsink on video chip. Trust me.
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    Heat sink makes sense

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    I've had the system running for an hour and it really didn't make any heat. Granted it will be more enclosed once installed, but I also dont think this needs a fan.

    Working on the power supply config and timing, along with converting the touchscreen USB to an internal header to clean up and simplify the wiring. Getting very close to completion!
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    More wiring done, leads shortened, extra USB ports added.
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    Joe the build is looking great! Post more pics tonight if you can. Thanks

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