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  • Please help choosing right components and software

    I want to make my own car pc, i have looked around and come up with these components

    Motherboard: http://www.icp-epia.co.uk/index.php?...&productId=255

    psu: http://www.icp-epia.co.uk/index.php?...d&productId=18

    I have ram, hard drive, DVD drive.

    For the screen was looking at:

    http://www.carcomputer.co.uk/index.p...mart&Itemid=26

    What I wanted to know was if these components are ok.

    I currently have an amplifier which I would like to connect to the car pc, but as im sure you know to switch it on it needs a continuous 12v supply into the remote wire, is this possible to do?

    And what front end software shall I use? Preferably a free one

    And is it possible to connect my phone via Bluetooth to the pc and use it off that?

    Thanks

  • #2
    Originally posted by naimcohen View Post
    What I wanted to know was if these components are ok.
    Should be OK. You might consider an M2ATX or other DC-DC PSU with more power, if only to have future expandibility or be able to upgrade to a more powerful system.
    But the PSU & motherboard should work for you.

    I currently have an amplifier which I would like to connect to the car pc, but as im sure you know to switch it on it needs a continuous 12v supply into the remote wire, is this possible to do?
    Yes.
    the easiest is to pull a 12v power line from any ignition-conrolled circuit such as a cigarette lighter or the radio harness.

    And what front end software shall I use? Preferably a free one
    Download them all and try them out. Choose for yourself.

    And is it possible to connect my phone via Bluetooth to the pc and use it off that?
    Yes

    Most, if not all of your questions are answered in the FAQsor the wiki:
    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/advfaq.php
    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/faq-emporium/
    http://www.mp3car.com/wiki/
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    • #3
      hi thanks for the responce, i went into a car audio shop today and they said that to connect the pc audio output to the amps wont work propperly, something about them not being powerful enough. is this correct?
      and for the amp is it continous 12v or one time 12v?
      what software can i use for the phone via bluetooth?

      thanks

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      • #4
        Originally posted by naimcohen View Post
        hi thanks for the responce, i went into a car audio shop today and they said that to connect the pc audio output to the amps wont work propperly, something about them not being powerful enough. is this correct?
        Doesn't sound right to me. Should work fine. You'll need a headphone to RCA cable to connect the soundcard output to the amp's RCA inputs. Unless your amp is a speaker level input type, then the tech is correct.

        and for the amp is it continous 12v or one time 12v?
        You need a 12V power cable going to your amp connected directly to the battery, plus a 12V line that only comes on when the ignition is on. This tells the amp to turn on. So it's continuous, but switched.

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        • #5
          i have this amp for the subwoofer,

          http://caraudiosecurity.com/shop/pro...s_id/5423.html

          i just tried plugging my laptop straight to it using a rca cable and put it to max volume and wasnt loud at all, could barely hear it.

          what can i do?

          can i just hide away my head unit at the back somewhere so it will all be less complicated and i wont need to buy another amp for my normal car speakers?

          thanks

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          • #6
            Originally posted by naimcohen View Post
            i just tried plugging my laptop straight to it using a rca cable and put it to max volume and wasnt loud at all, could barely hear it.

            what can i do?
            Get a line driver to boost the signal to a level that's more usable by your amp.

            You should also check the volume controls in your OS to make certain there isn't a volume turned way down that you overlooked.

            can i just hide away my head unit at the back somewhere so it will all be less complicated and i wont need to buy another amp for my normal car speakers?
            Yes, you can.
            Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
            How about the Wiki?



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            • #7
              ye i think ill just hide the head unit in the boot, if i extend the wires from the front to the back (a vw polo, small car) will it be bad in any way for it? beacuse of the wires now being an extra 3m?

              currently on my headunit it doesnt switch off when the engine is switched off, it can be switched on without the key in, how can i fix this so it switches off when the engine switches off?

              thanks

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