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  • 15" LCD 2001 Sierra 4x4 Ext cab

    I see I am not alone in the car PC craze, great site. Custom designed and built system including the custom water cooled PC case. The water cooling allows for reliability on the hottest days. The Wireless net working connects to the house to download any and all MP3, DVD, and MPEG files for play on the 15" LCD display. I have to admit I am a bit jealous of the compact car design with center consoles providing a great place for the 5-7" TFT LCD displays. The 15" is from a desktop Philips unit that I de-cased.
    The overwhelming size of the clear acrylic case is for the water cooling multiple drives and the learning curve of using acrylic for the first time. The board is painted with neon paint, water has neon die, UV lights activate the paint and die.

    The system will also auto detect open networks while driving along such as Starbucks or Hilton Hotels.

    PHOTOS

    Updated: Decided to build an enclosure for the 15" LCD and ITX system. The rest of the photos are under GMC mobile linux on my site above. As I add new features I will update this post. The final stages of Slackware (linux) wirless to the house server for media file download is complete.


    Specs:

    2001 GMC Sierra 4x4 Ext Cab
    Alpine 9018 CD, MP3, CDRW player w/ direct RCA in
    Custom built acrylic blue ATX case
    P4 1.8gig
    Dual 20 maxtors
    500megs Rambus
    Th7-II Abit non raid
    Wireless networked Linksys card
    CPU water cooled custom built

  • #2
    Wow looks kicking rad, does your pc case sit where its at in the photo? or is it stashed away somwhere?
    What im curently listening to.
    My complete carpc setup

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    • #3
      I'm wondering, doesn't your watercooling leak or going to leak while driving (cause of the bumps in the road).
      Loving it by the way
      System in progress:
      New install in progress...

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      • #4
        Watercooling systems are sealed. They don't just have an open-top bucket of water

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        • #5
          This case just sits on the back seat. I will be building another with a micro ATX with onboard video and sound that will allow for a smaller size unit. After seeing the ease of the fiberglass molding I will next start making enclosures got each component in the system.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Moose
            Watercooling systems are sealed. They don't just have an open-top bucket of water
            I know, but I wonder if the connections of the hoses and the waterblocks stay that way. A desktop isn't moving around, this one is.
            System in progress:
            New install in progress...

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            • #7
              This looks a little iffy:

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              • #8
                Nice, but doesn't the water make it even worse on hot days? Running extremely hot water over your cpu can't really cool it very well. Water cooling only works well if you have low ambient temperature. Unless your cooling the water really well or using a liquid other then water.
                Project K4RPU73R
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                256MB PC2100
                40GB IBM Travelstar
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                • #9
                  I doubt that the hoses would fall off. Usually they are held on with hose clamps. If it is a good kit it will have very deep grooves on the water blocks' hose connectors to keep it snug.

                  Wether the water cooling is helpful or not is sure looks cool. I would love to do somethink like that. Though however you have it mounted I hope it isn't visible from outside. That think is literally a neon sign asking to be stolen, and I would hate to see that, it is awesome. Great work.

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                  • #10
                    water cooler systems have a radator like in a car so it is not moving hot water over the com

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                    • #11
                      man we have some water cooling noobs in here

                      for starters the water cooling should not leak because it is sealed as was stated, as for the hot water running over a cpu...what are you getting at and where did u pull that from?? did u seriously think that the water that ran over the cpu in a normal setup was hot???

                      also the ambient temp has nothing to do with the water cooling it can go below ambient as long as u have the right water cooling stuff(i.e peilter and good rads)

                      also u don't put anything else into a water cooling setuip but water and some thermal stuff to help it conduct more heat from cpu. if u put anything else in it would not work apart from the specaliesed systems that use liquid nitrogen and **** like that but that is just extreme

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                      • #12
                        Screen shot of mobile LINUX system

                        Here is a desktop shot of the 15" w/ Mandrake Linux 9.0 and a custom wallpaper I made.

                        Linux Powered Kernel Inside

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                        • #13
                          Auto update media files to your car PC

                          I just started using this freeware program to automatically download files to my truck PC. Cost nothing unless you want enhanced features. Two wireless PCs in the house and 1 wireless system in the truck all keep the same files as a back up of each other. Runs in the background and works flawless.

                          Foldershare

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                          • #14
                            How does the 15"er work? I'm thinking of using one for my system, but I need to know how the people who have them like them.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by CPUFX
                              I just started using this freeware program to automatically download files to my truck PC. Cost nothing unless you want enhanced features. Two wireless PCs in the house and 1 wireless system in the truck all keep the same files as a back up of each other. Runs in the background and works flawless.

                              Foldershare
                              Tools like Robocopy do the trick marvelous aswell.. with the automated Mirror switches it has these days it's all you need ;-)
                              I'm going to hell, who's comin' with me ?

                              Renault LagunaII 1.9 CDI
                              Carputer Install Progress: [*********-] 90% - Cleaning up

                              VIA-MII10000 - 512MB Ram - 80Gb HD - Lilliput - GPS - OPUS 150Watt

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