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    BMW 325i COUPE E36

    WORK BEGAN ON MY 1993 BMW 325i COUPE THREE DAYS AGO, DIDNT REALISE IT WOULD BE SO TIME CONSUMING. SO FAR SO GOOD, NO MAJOR PROBLEMS SO FAR, THERE ARE A FEW PICS BELOW IF ANY BODY SEES ANY OBVIOUS ERRORS FEEL FREE TO LET ME KNOW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockyfozz
    WORK BEGAN ON MY 1993 BMW 325i COUPE THREE DAYS AGO, DIDNT REALISE IT WOULD BE SO TIME CONSUMING.
    Get used to it.
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    I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
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    Got my system in in two days work. This includes screen install, custom spare wheel case and running all wires. So that's not too bad :-)

    Unfortunately i kinda misplaced one single small wire that goes from the power leads to the PSU. And to make matters worse everything is powered directly from this PSU ... so everything is in the car, but nothing works :-((
    '02 Toyota Celica TS
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    Currently working on : software ...
    Parts : IBM thinkpad X60 wired up in the booth (T7200 - 1.5Gb Ram - 320GB HD)
    Parts needed: USB wifi dongle (with external antenna)

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    i had better tell you guys what is going in the car?!! I think i have all the right gear, please let me know if i am missing something.

    Asus p4r800 deluxe motherboard (onboard 128mb 3D ATI graphics)
    2.0 GHz celeron processor
    Carnetix 140w dc dc regulator
    120w psu
    lilliput 7" vga
    pioneer slotload dvd/rw
    80gb hard drive

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    Is that power supply enough for that board? You may want to check it using one of the power calculators. I only have an Epia M10000 but from what I've read, the P4's are pretty power hungry.
    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruzer View Post
    I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
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    have you tested the system with those power supplies running on the car battery yet?

    that does seem like a hefty system to run on only 120W, although I'm not very familiar with the power consumption of celerons so I can't say whether that's enough power.
    But don't take it from me! here's a quote from a real, live newbie:
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    I am learning buttloads just by searching on this forum. I've learned 2 big things so far: 1-it's been done before, and 2-if it hasn't, there is a way to do it.
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    i have just checked the receipts and the power supply is actually 200w, im sure i ordered a 120w, good job i didnt really!!

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    i had major problems with powering up the system!! apparently i needed the carnetix 1290 instead of the 1900 so ive ordered a new one and should be here in the next couple of days, so anyone in need of a un used p1900 give me a shout!!!, pics of my center console and dvd writer coming soon. Should have it up and running by the end of the week (I WISH).

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    So, uh, what's in that white box in boot2.jpg?
    But don't take it from me! here's a quote from a real, live newbie:
    Quote Originally Posted by Viscouse
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    Quote Originally Posted by evandude
    So, uh, what's in that white box in boot2.jpg?
    That would be the power supply, it was to big to fit right into the atx slot so i had to buy an extension cable, this making the power supply with no fixing. The box is a waterproof switch contact enclosure i thought it would be ideal and neat to use this to house the psu

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