GMC Complete Bolt In Dash - CPU/HD/PS/RADIO/CD/FB/AMP
So this project was a team effort between Stone Statue (Scott) and myself to create the ultimate bolt in solution. Scott obtained all the hardware and hired me to design / build a chassis and mounting system for his GMC savanna. Also in the plans was to build an AMP9 kit to be used as an internal amp. I think you'll agree this is one beast of a bolt in carPC considering it holds so much hardware and is contained into a 8" x 7" x 5.5" case. Of course all components are shielded from one another, properly grounded, and remain easy to access for service. Most of the wiring is custom made, including fully shielded 100% copper audio cabling, and usb header cabling, and soldered power wiring. The amp Tripath has been bonded to the chassis making use of the aluminum thermal properties for heat dissipation.
Here is a list of the hardware:
LCD - Lilliput EBY701
MAIN BOARD - Intel D945GCLF2
RAM - 1 Gb 667Mghz
DISK - 64Gb pqi SSD
RADIO - HQCT
AUDIO I/O - MitchJS USB Audio Selector
DATA I/O - Fusion Brain v4
POWER - M4-ATX
OPTICAL - Mp3car Slim Line Slot Load
AMP - Amp 9 Kit 50 Watt x4
Everything from the build has run in harmony on the test bench and I have been impressed with stone statues project vision from the start. Hopefully The install will be equally as successful. I shipped the PC out this morning so he should have it in a few days. I'm sure he'll chime in here with some feedback on the install aspect of the carPC venture. Scott can also tell you more about the software and what his is doing with the fusion brain to control the HVAC of the van.
Until then here are some pics I snapped along the way. Questions & Comments welcome