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  • 2006 Scion xB

    My first post on these boards, I can't believe i haven't found out about this whole CarPC thing earlier, man i've been missing out. Anyhow, got my new xB finally, and i'm wanting to put in a CarPC. Seen a few other xB's and it looks awesome .

    For now i'm just going to try to get a small case, and put it under the passenger seat.

    Screen: Lilliput 7" VGA Touchscreen 629GL-70NP: 275$


    MSI KM4M-V Micro ATX AMD Motherboard: 53$

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130473



    AMD Mobile Athlon XP-M 2400+ (35W) 266MHz FSB: 90$

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103439



    Thermaltake Silent Boost 80mm Ball Cooling Fan/Heatsink: 32$

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835106037




    Kingston ValueRAM 512MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM: 50$

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820144202



    Sony 16xDvD/48xCD-Rom: 27$~

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827101131



    Samsung SpinPort 160gb 3.5" SATA150 HDD: 86$~

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152015



    Cheap *** slim case to hide under seat: 50$~

    http://www.directron.com/dm317.html

    OPUS 150 watt DC-DC power Supply SFX.1215: 162$

    http://www.mp3car.com/store/product_...products_id=32


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    What do you guys think? This thread is mostly for my reference for when i start piecing this together and building my project one day i'll have some "showoff" pics .

    If anyone has a better recomendation for a case please let me know. Thanks.

    Also, with the Opus, i haven't been able to get a straight up answer on this. It has a startup/shutdown controler built in right? So when it gets the power from the Acc when i turn the car on, it will bring the computer back up from suspend mode, the Liliput should power on if i set it up to come on when the car starts, and my FP will be showing in like 5 seconds? (i hope) Please help me understand this and how i can make it work. Thanks
    CarDomain
    06' Scion xB Camo - CarPC_Worklog - My Air Suspension Setup [6-valve's, Cusco Camber]

  • #2
    Started purchasing!

    Ordered the head unit so far, should be shipping my dash out to my installer maybe next week to have the 7" molded in.


    Sony CDX-F5710

    CarDomain
    06' Scion xB Camo - CarPC_Worklog - My Air Suspension Setup [6-valve's, Cusco Camber]

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    • #3
      i have the same headunit, its ok.

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      • #4
        good to know I don't need anything fancy, i'd rather use the 200$ saved compared to buying like an Alpine, for better quality parts for the PC.

        The HU is just an amp & backup MP3/CD player in case the PC breaks >_<;
        CarDomain
        06' Scion xB Camo - CarPC_Worklog - My Air Suspension Setup [6-valve's, Cusco Camber]

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        • #5
          Just ordered a lili 7" 629 screen, i'm thinking about getting this PSU instead of the OPUS:

          http://www.mp3car.com/store/product_...products_id=94

          Only because it's cheaper and seems like it has all the same options as the OPUS, except it's lower wattage but it's good for what i'll need i think. Anyone hear anything good/bad about these PSU's?
          CarDomain
          06' Scion xB Camo - CarPC_Worklog - My Air Suspension Setup [6-valve's, Cusco Camber]

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          • #6
            Where are you mounting your HU. I have mine in the cubby hole thingy.
            05 Str8 Black XB

            Check out my project so far!!
            http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=61194

            Check out some other picks of my car!!
            http://www.cardomain.com/ride/751014

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            • #7
              Yea i'm going to cut the back out of there and screw the sides in to the "oven". I'll probably do that this weekend hopefully and just ghetto mount the touchscreen in the dash for now until i can bolt it and make it look flush.
              CarDomain
              06' Scion xB Camo - CarPC_Worklog - My Air Suspension Setup [6-valve's, Cusco Camber]

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              • #8
                u should read what the carnetix does..... its not a psu...

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                • #9
                  It says it's a 140w DC-DC regulator, OPUS says 150w DC-DC power supply. So what is the difference between them? I'm new to this so i have no clue, i'm glad someone said something.
                  CarDomain
                  06' Scion xB Camo - CarPC_Worklog - My Air Suspension Setup [6-valve's, Cusco Camber]

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                  • #10
                    So far i have the 7" Liliput Touchscreen:



                    Of course i have the xB:



                    My custom built computer (built last year, 400$! newegg.com w00t):




                    Shuttle An35N Ultra Mobo
                    Atholon Barton 2500+ [previously overclocked to 3200+ specs, 2.2ghz. Cooled by a Volcano 12 HSF]
                    512mb DDR Geil with heatshield!
                    ATi Radeon 9600xt [won in a contest last year!]
                    Coaxial/composite capture card [don't know if i'll use this in the car lol]
                    2 blue cathodes, 2 clear case fans with blue LEDs and Alien grills.

                    This case is TEMPORARY! I plan on building a stealthy box about half this size and fill up that empty space under the passenger seat with it. If anyone has any suggestions on what to use to build this let me know! I was thinking about taking the metal frame out of this blue case and surround it with MDF and some fabric to match the factory carpet (let me know where to find some please) and get some fans taht have green LEDs to match the rest of the interior lights.

                    Now on to the temporary in dash mounting job:



                    Night pics:



                    For my desktop background i couldn't think of a better xB to represent then this:

                    http://scionlife.com/forums/viewtopi...3bdc1d2171d804

                    Of course i'm running FP, haven't tried any others but i'm happy with this so far.The skin is Figor's:

                    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=35312

                    I like how the daytime skin has the silver theme going on that match's up with the interior's silver accents, and the night skin's buttons have a perfect orange/amber color to match the stock ones! Eventually for the screen i plan on mounting it right behind the center dash piece and use some bondo or something to make it flush so it looks OEM. I will also relocate the buttons into the center dash piece out in front of the LCD (directly below, but it'll look like the buttons were there from the factory). Also, i'll grab a GPS antenna one day and "find" some software to get the GPS thing going down.

                    For my power, temporarily i'm running my computer through an inverter, but i ordered a 150w Opus.


                    Sony CDX-F5710 CD/MP3 Xplod deck:

                    http://www.etronics.com/product.asp?...id=6169&store=

                    Only 100$ after a 30$ mail-in cash rebate!!! I bought a 7$ cable at radio shack that has male component ends that go into a male 1/8" jack to plug into my computer's on-board sound card. The sound is very clean, i thought it would sound much worse! I can only imagine how good it will sound once i get a better soundcard, and upgrade all my speakers, and throw a sub in too

                    Not bad eh? This is my second car, i'm still in high school so i don't think i'm doing too bad eh? My first time using a dremel as well. I had to cut the back out of that cubby hole that us scion owners call the "oven" so the head unit would fit in. I still need to mount it in there at an angle and make it more secure though.
                    CarDomain
                    06' Scion xB Camo - CarPC_Worklog - My Air Suspension Setup [6-valve's, Cusco Camber]

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                    • #11
                      Time for an update! Got my Opus 150 in and after too many hours of troubleshooting i figured out the Opus won't turn on without the top plate (with the fan) removed. It shorts out against an inductor coil and the tape they put on the Opus didn't solve it, either did me putting a thick layer of E-tape on it. I'm just going to cut out a piece of it so there's no metal "plate" around the coil.

                      Anyhow, the giant blue case has been removed and the mobo has been mounted to a 14.5"x12" piece of 1/2" MDF with stand-off's. I'll get some pics up soon. The final dimensions for the case will be 15.5"x13"x7". The side facing the rear passengers (the case will be under the front passenger seat) will be plexiglass so the components and glow from future cathodes will be visible. It will then be carpeted in OEM fabric and i'm going to try to make the window a cool shape or something while i'm at it. My full ATX mobo takes up almost the whole bottom piece of MDF, mounting the hard drive and PSU is going to be hard but i think i'll be able to do it. I also plan on adding 2 case fans, an intake and exhuast on the sides. Maybe an intake in the top over the Volcano V12 HSF.
                      CarDomain
                      06' Scion xB Camo - CarPC_Worklog - My Air Suspension Setup [6-valve's, Cusco Camber]

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                      • #12
                        i've had the CDX-F5700 (earlier version) for a few years now.....i like it a lot.......everyonce in a while it gets a little buggy....and one button will act like another..but i havent had that happen in a while now
                        PC Components:
                        Lilliput; XPC/FLEX mobo; 1.7 ghz P4 Mobile;512 DDR; 160 gb HDD; opus 150; slot usb dvd-rw
                        My work log

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                        • #13
                          This may be a stupid question but what is a CDX-F5700? thanks
                          CarDomain
                          06' Scion xB Camo - CarPC_Worklog - My Air Suspension Setup [6-valve's, Cusco Camber]

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by vairu
                            Started purchasing!

                            Ordered the head unit so far, should be shipping my dash out to my installer maybe next week to have the 7" molded in.


                            Sony CDX-F5710

                            different model HU
                            .______
                            | '_ |__\___
                            [(o)|___(o)] XB
                            ._________
                            | I__I I_I|_\__I
                            [(o)______(o)]b VanPimpin'

                            LostReceptions Apps D/L Here

                            GPSGasoline- Rewriting

                            Draw- SkribblePad for Touchscreens

                            iGQwerty-iG3.0 Qwerty Keyboard

                            CarPCNetwork

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                            • #15
                              OH >_<; LOL

                              I should've noticed that >_<;

                              The only thing i use the HU for now is the volume know so it's all good
                              CarDomain
                              06' Scion xB Camo - CarPC_Worklog - My Air Suspension Setup [6-valve's, Cusco Camber]

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