Computer Power in Watts

Alright, well it seems that I'm the one that posts strange requests around here ;) Alright, I'm tryin to run a computer in my car, so I need it to run with very little power (not as obscene as a labtop, but close). How can I get it running with the least power? Right now I only have the bare components, 1 hard drive, motherboard + athlon CPU, fan, power supply, graphics/sound (i'm thinking of removing these two and using the built-in MB sound). What's the watts rating on these components, and is there any way I can get it to run w/ less power? I am looking to use a max of 200 watts, hopefully a lot less.
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  1. What are you using to supply power to it?

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  2. I have gauge wire going from the car battery (which is connected to the alternator) going to the trunk, where I have the gauge wire connecting to an inverter (300 watts, 600 peak) where the computer connects to.
  3. You could hook up a ups to your inverter and charge it up before you stick it in there and that should last you.

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  4. I have also wanted to try this on my truck. I thought about using a dc to ac that plugs in your cig lighter and then you can plug your computer or TV in it. I have not try this and have not done allot research on this yet. What are you doing about vibration and display?

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  5. the wires going to your cig lighter aren't a heavy enough gauge to handle that many watts.

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