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Old 04-05-2008, 08:47 AM   #1
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right guys,

eventually say in next 2 - 3 months i wonna built a computer in my car, now its not going to be anything extremely powerful, in fact i might even use my sis small form fator 1.7 Ghz Pentium 4 havent decided yet.

n e ways my question is what would be the best method of powering it ?

cars run on DC voltage right ?| pc's run on DC voltage right ? or would it be best to get one of these http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produc...ECAR+POWER.htm

i know if i ran it direct from car id prob need another battery now would i jus connect the 2 batteries together posotive negative etc and the alternator would charge both or would i have to find another way of recharging the pc battery ?

whats your thoughts on the idea ?
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One question, why do you need a computer in the car? And where are you putting it? Why not get a laptop?
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Why not get a laptop?
this was going to be my first question.
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i have a laptop but its not the same as having a computer in your car, and y not have a computer in my car t-mobile / mobile boradband for £5 a month the world is my oyster
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I've seen some in car computer projects and there a great idea for no 1 replacement of your current sound system no 2 navigation no 3 laptops are for your laps or desks not while your sitting in your car well thats my thought
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well thats jus to list a few benifits, put a 500Gb drive in there and not only do i have access to what eva music i like i also have a fully functional dvd player, navigational system, fully accesss to the internet a gaming system. basicly u no what you sit at on here on i will have one of those in my car, i cant belive a computer forum ! would question the benifits of having a computer in a car, basicly yh its a laptop but 10X cheaper and in my car where its warm and comfy.
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i have a laptop but its not the same as having a computer in your car, and y not have a computer in my car t-mobile / mobile boradband for £5 a month the world is my oyster
5 a month!!??!! Are you serious? How is it so cheap? Where are you going to put the computer and monitor? LCD I hope?
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Are you going to be using an in dash LCD? Like the built in nav screens?
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http://www.corsair.com/systembuild/r...eport_id=12492

I think that will help a lot.

edit- reading that makes me want to do that in a car... but I'd spend more time making it all look stock.
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