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Carputer build Intel vs AMD

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November 13, 2012 2:45:23 PM

building a pc for my car used for controling my stereo, light gaming between classes, typing the last minute essay and a few other things.

Intel
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CPU: Intel Core i3-3225 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($136.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Scorpio Black 500GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($61.74 @ Compuvest)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card ($94.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $403.69
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-13 11:41 EST-0500)

AMD
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CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($124.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus F2A85-M/CSM Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($102.19 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Scorpio Black 750GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $367.16
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-13 11:40 EST-0500)

Monitor- http://store.mp3car.com/Lilliput_FA1011_NP_C_T_10_1_16_...

or if I have enough dash space

http://store.mp3car.com/Lilliput_12_1_16_9_SKD_Open_Fra...
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November 13, 2012 2:52:46 PM

I would probably just go amd for now to save space and not need a GPU. Also, do you plan to get a PSU and then wire that to an inverter and then wire that to a switched 12v in the car?
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November 13, 2012 2:54:28 PM

But for $400 you might as well get a laptop/ tablet and save time and effort installing a desktop into your car.
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November 13, 2012 3:04:13 PM

tiny voices said:
I would probably just go amd for now to save space and not need a GPU. Also, do you plan to get a PSU and then wire that to an inverter and then wire that to a switched 12v in the car?

this PSU- http://store.mp3car.com/M4_ATX_HV_250W_Intelligent_DC_D...

same estimated power requirements so I left it out.
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November 13, 2012 3:09:40 PM

That's pretty cool. Never seen that before. Just to be clear, a laptop is not an option? It seems like the obvious choice. I would still go for the AMD build. This is making we want to stick a computer in my VW but I'm sure I would need a second battery.
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November 14, 2012 12:42:33 AM

I have a laptop so I don't need one and Tiny I don't know your electrical system but this build is under 300 watts total, unless you have a over about a 1 kw rms amp for you speakers and subs most vehicles can handle it with a good starting battery. That said, I have a second battery, but I'm also running almost 3kw rms.
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November 14, 2012 2:43:45 AM

I run 2 air compressors for my airbag suspension setup and my car struggles to turn over if you run the compressors for any time at all with the car off. lol

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November 14, 2012 2:50:11 AM

That would certainly strain the electrical system lol. That's one of the reasons why I went with a static drop on my truck. The VW doesn't look bad for a new VW.
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November 14, 2012 4:07:14 AM

Thanks very much! The whole "stanced" look is kind of a love it or hate it thing.
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