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    I have been thinking about putting a car pc in my car but I am new at this and still not sure how I can do it and would like some help. First... do I have to use a pc that was made for use in a car or can I use a typical tower? I have found some used Dell mini pc towers that are very small in size and will fit under my seat and out of the way but I am not sure if it will work. Second... the screen. Is it possible to use a typical touch screen head unit? I was hoping to do this so that I could get the radio like normal and i could also use it for cds and things without the computer. Third... power. I have a 120w car power inverter that plugs into my cigarette lighter. I would like to use this but am not sure if it will do the job. I also want to make it so that it will start up and shut down with the car. I know this is a lot of questions but I would really appreciate some help so I can get going on my project.

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    You should start by perusing the FAQs:

    It is, after all, why FAQs are written.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?

    Under normal circumstances, a signature would go here.


    • #3
      Just wanted to say a quick hello to you...and welcome to a great site!
      Owner of three automotive franchises, specializing in electronics.