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  • '04 Mazda RX-8

    Update for '06 ( CarPC v2.0 ) starts at post #18
    Car PC v2.0 Links to pics
    http://www.rx8club.com/showpost.php?...3&postcount=27
    http://www.rx8club.com/showpost.php?...5&postcount=28
    http://www.rx8club.com/showpost.php?...8&postcount=39

    V2.0
    Dash - built by me
    Xenarc 700IDT touch screen
    Commel PM Mobo and processor
    1GB RAM
    250GB 3.5" HD SATA
    M2-ATX
    4port USB hub
    BU-353
    Wifi
    DVR card (for capturing driving footage)
    Casetronics 2699R
    Micro Keyboard - chopped and customized to retract on zip line
    Mini Bluetooth Keyboard
    Craploads of cables
    Dynomat Extreme
    Weather-stripping
    Stealthed Valet switch

    Misc
    - 1 x 06 12" RE XXX D2
    - Kicker ZX2500.1
    - Knee rest
    - 1 CCD front mounted cam
    - 1 CCD reverse cam


    v1.0

    Well I'm finally coming close to the completion of my CarPC and wanted to share my progress. The dash was constructed by a friend of my brother and was vinyled by 1st Apolstory here in AZ. Running the cables, creating the custom pc case and assembly are all I can really take credit for. Well here's what I have so far.

    Xenarc 700IDT touch screen
    Intel Celeron D 340 Prescott 533MHz FSB Socket 478 Processor 2.93GHz
    Abbit SG-72 mobo
    768mb RAM
    250GB 3.5" HD
    250W PSU
    400W continuous output DC-AC inverter
    Thermalright XP-90 HSF
    EZ CarPC v2.4 shutdown controller
    4port USB hub
    Bluetooth
    Wifi
    DVR card (for capturing driving footage)
    Computer Case - Custom job created from a utility box purchased at Home Depot
    Micro Keyboard - chopped and customized to retract on zip line
    Craploads of cables
    Dynomat Extreme
    Weather-stripping
    Stealthed Valet switch

    Misc
    - 2x JL Audio 10w6v2 D4
    - Orion 1200d
    - Knee rest

    In the Works
    - 1 CCD front mounted cam
    - 1 CCD reverse cam





    The rest are here - PICS

    -Boxcar
    Old project
    '04 Mazda RX-8 CarPC
    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=58601

    New Project
    '09 Nissan Cube
    Saving and planning.

  • #2
    Well you better change "carpc" to something else because of the new forum autolink is interfering...

    Thanatos.

    Cool trunk setup BTW
    RexBruMet Skin for FrodoPlayer

    Nissan Aux-in MOD


    Originally posted by bgoodman
    We're an international forum, post in whatever langauge you like.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by thanatos106
      Well you better chang "carpc" to something else because of the new forum autolink is interfering...

      Thanatos.

      Cool trunk setup BTW
      Thanks
      Old project
      '04 Mazda RX-8 CarPC
      http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=58601

      New Project
      '09 Nissan Cube
      Saving and planning.

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      • #4
        Really nice install.... congrats

        Thanatos.
        RexBruMet Skin for FrodoPlayer

        Nissan Aux-in MOD


        Originally posted by bgoodman
        We're an international forum, post in whatever langauge you like.

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        • #5
          a fan of boxcar racer?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by thanatos106
            Really nice install.... congrats

            Thanatos.
            Thanks! I've been working on it for about 3 months now. Could never have done it without this forum so thank you all.
            Old project
            '04 Mazda RX-8 CarPC
            http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=58601

            New Project
            '09 Nissan Cube
            Saving and planning.

            Comment


            • #7
              I love the look of the dash peice. This is probably the best set-up for theives because of how stock it looks. Its hardly noticable.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Escalade182
                a fan of boxcar racer?
                That band sounds familiar but I can not think of any of their songs at the moment. I just suck at naming things. Snake's name=none, Alligatorís name=Joe etc. So when I joined the RX8Club I just went with boxcar because it's the only mod I had done to my current car as well as my 3 prior vehicles. Until now that is
                Old project
                '04 Mazda RX-8 CarPC
                http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=58601

                New Project
                '09 Nissan Cube
                Saving and planning.

                Comment


                • #9
                  www.myspace.com/boxcarracer

                  crappy music you might reconize. I just thought it was strange that your name was coincidently boxcar. not box car....nevermind then.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Escalade182
                    www.myspace.com/boxcarracer

                    crappy music you might reconize. I just thought it was strange that your name was coincidently boxcar. not box car....nevermind then.
                    Not bad, Kind of like Sum41.
                    Old project
                    '04 Mazda RX-8 CarPC
                    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=58601

                    New Project
                    '09 Nissan Cube
                    Saving and planning.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      sum41's kind of like them. all it is is blink182 without the other bassist.

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                      • #12
                        and alittle more heavy and darker then blink.

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                        • #13
                          i really like the pc mate.. damn nice heatsink good setup!

                          like the case also..

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                          • #14
                            Boxcar,

                            Looks great! I have a silly question, but what front end is that, and is it natively embedding iGuidance with those buttons?

                            Thanks and look forward to seeing additional pics of hte keyboard retraction. (i didn't see it in your pics gallery)
                            replicant
                            Audi A4 (flickr pics)

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by defsquad
                              Boxcar,

                              Looks great! I have a silly question, but what front end is that, and is it natively embedding iGuidance with those buttons?

                              Thanks and look forward to seeing additional pics of hte keyboard retraction. (i didn't see it in your pics gallery)
                              I'm running Road Runner w/ the Zots05 skin
                              ( http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=50437 ) The color doesn't exactly match my car but it is by far the best skin I've used. I started to play with the skin but the learning curv was killing me and was just not my thing.

                              The keyboard can be seen in a couple of pics. There is one that shows the cable extended in there somewere. I don't remeber who the user was on this forum but the idea for the retractable cable was taken from him. We got hit by a pretty good storm yesterday which only left me with my garage to take pics in, which was dark.
                              Old project
                              '04 Mazda RX-8 CarPC
                              http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=58601

                              New Project
                              '09 Nissan Cube
                              Saving and planning.

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