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    i was looking around the forum of a place that people can talk about car pc's i have been wanting to do this for years but the tech just was not there till recently

    what i have been wanting to do is i would like to keep very cheap under $500 this is for a 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix

    i would like to have a single or double din touch screen of course

    i would really like to have hd radio and bluetooth & gps i got garmin and tomtom already and could get any other one and i need to read more about the centrafuse os

    wifi is not important cause i teather with my htc touch pro so thats ok unless its cheap to do

    so far what i have found its too expensive to have the pc as the entire unit so i can go ahead and run the wires all over and keep the pc in the trunk and i am working cutting out part of the carpet on the side and weld a rack that would serve as a great way to hold the computer down

    please help me what what are my best options and where should i head from this...

  • #2
    Finding the PC/Screen should be the easy part. You can pretty much used any "old" laptops or computers if you on budget. What you should look into is how to get power to your electronics. And as for LCD screens have many and all the parts for you to get started.
    My CarPc Blog (<This is outdated. I have updated to a fully running Carpc System)


    • #3
      First of all, you don't have a completed project to show off. Because of that you posted in entirely the wrong subforum (Show Off Your Project).

      Second, try the FAQ:

      Third, only you can decide what is "best" for your install and your budget. "Best" is purely subjective.

      Lastly, the tech has been around for over five years. You only located it recently.
      Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
      How about the Wiki?

      Under normal circumstances, a signature would go here.