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  • 2006 Mazda 3 GT Sport - CARPUTER PROJECT...

    Well, the 'bug' has bitten me. Once I viewed my first carputer here on mp3car -- I could not stop thinking about how effffing cool it would be to have my own carputer. So, here the research and learning has begun.
    My strong points knowledge-wise when approaching this project are:

    -I'm very comfortable with computer builds and software installs.

    My areas of weakness are:
    -no prior knowledge of installing car stereos, hence not much of clue on how to power it all. (any step-by-step instructions on this would be great)

    So, I'm doing my research first, as I would like the satisfaction of completing the entire project myself.

    Initially, this is what I want my system to do...

    PHASE 1
    -MP3 player
    -Video playback
    -DVD player
    -Sirius Satelite Radio (Howard Stern rocks)
    -Rearview camera
    -modded Windows XP bootscreen for Mazda 3's

    PHASE 2
    -OBD II Vehicle Diagnostics
    -in-car webcam
    -front-facing infared camera
    -rear headrest monitors
    -upgraded mobo & cpu

    Ok, that's lots for sure
    Here's what I have thus far:

    -Intel D201GLY Little Valley with 1.33 GHz Celeron Processor
    -Morex T3300 Mini-ITX Case
    -Metra double DIN kit - model # 99-7504

    I'll post some photos of my ride in the next few days -- and eventually I'll post tons of step-by-step pics of the progress on my carputer build.

  • #2
    bro... You posted it in both worklogs and show off?

    Ok, this is a big no no for the future don't worry too much this time you're new, but in the future don't double post it crowds the forums.

    Taken from my other post...

    Congrat's on deciding to join the craze, I've got a 2006 mazda 3 project going on myself at the moment actually. You should go take a look at that, may find an idea or two, it is by no means done, money's a little short for a 20 year old college kid... You can find it in the worklog section or in my sig.

    There really aren't too many people working on Mazda 3's in here so I think that the few who are should be helpful to others . Any questions feel free to ask

    2006 Mazda 3
    Behringer DCX-2496
    JL300/4 Focal 6W4311B Focal TN52
    JL500/1 JL10w6v2


    • #3
      Be sure to keep this updated. I recently picked up a Mazdaspeed3 and am looking for ideas.
      1989 Honda Prelude SI 4WS
      7" Lilliput touchscreen
      800mhz via mini-itx
      512 megs of RAM
      80gb Samsung 2.5" hard drive
      Pioneer slot load DVD burner


      • #4
        I have a 2006 Mazda 3 install as well. No photos on here yet. Any questions, just ask.

        Once I get my car to my next "satisfied period", I'll post some pictures.


        • #5
          You mentioned that you have a D201gly with a t3300 case. Can you send me some pictures of the motherboard in the case? Im having trouble getting mine to fit in the case properly.


          • #6
            not fitting in case


            I can't get mine to fit either --- plus, it won't POST --- I've tried everything.
            how about you, were you able to get yours to boot?


            • #7
              Im going to try to boot it up today or tomorrow. I'll post something here once i get i up.


              • #8
                Originally posted by PMouse View Post
                I have a 2006 Mazda 3 install as well. No photos on here yet. Any questions, just ask.

                Once I get my car to my next "satisfied period", I'll post some pictures.
                PMouse, in-dash or up on top where stock navi would be?

                I'm in research phase for my 3, and I want to keep the stock HU for the trip computer so I'm limited to dash-top and haven't seen anyone doing it with a 3.


                • #9
                  I powered up my board this morning with Corsair CM2X1240-6400C4 (POSTed at 667MHz) without issue. As a note, BIOS looks like it supports SATA


                  • #10
                    Update on Hardware choice

                    I've made a 180 on what I want my hardware to consist of....
                    so, Friday, I bought:

                    MSI K9VGM-V Socket AM2 MOTHERBOARD
                    AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ 2.1GHz PROCESSOR DUAL CORE

                    I've also -- really jumped ahead and pre-made my Windows Boot Screen mode, take a