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  • Newbie need help for a cheap carputer

    Hi Guys,

    I'm a Canadian guy who's very interested to put a carputer in my car Jetta TDI 2005

    At the beginning the only thing I was looking for is to get a new radio with built-in navigation/gps system.
    I found cheap system that included 7" touchscreen, navigation, dvd, bluetooth and camera possibility, but did'nt like the interface skin.

    So after a little bit of search I found this website and was amazed by wath you guys have done.
    I read the FAQ and Carputer 101 pages at least 5 times and read a lot of threads also.

    I had in my mind a budget of 400$ to make my carputer. (I know it's not a lot...but I'm sure I can do it)
    From that budget I already bought:
    7" Wide-Digital TFT-LCD Screen (IN - DASH MOTORIZED FLIP-OUT) 195$
    USB CABLE+MONSTER AUDIO CABLE (RCA CABLE)+VGA CABLE 15$
    USB GPS RECEIVER 25$
    BLUE SOLEIL BLUETOOTH RECEIVER ($0 already had it)
    USB DVD 10$

    So I have 155$ to finish my project.
    I still need to buy:
    carputer (motherboard, memory, hd)
    fm receiver
    Amplifier ??? (I would like to use the one that is already in my jetta)
    dc-dc power supply

    To save on my budget I could use a cheap desktop (15$)
    INTEL PENTIUM 3, 800MHZ
    40 GB
    Video Card: nvidia geforce2 MX100/200
    CD Burner 4x RW, 8x W, 32x lecture
    CD 32x
    Network Card 10/100
    Ram: 192mo
    USB Port

    Any suggestion or experience would be appreciated.

    Regards,
    WillPower
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