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    hey guys i have been on mp3car.com for sometime and loveing it..i'm looking to buliding a all-in-one carputer i been looking around and not many people do it and it looks to be an esay way than putting it the jurk?? but anyhow this is the hardware im looking at


    case - bybyte BBX-1
    modo - is between the asus E35M1-I Deluxe or P8H67-I DELUXE with the intel core i3 2100t at 35w
    power - M3-atx 125w
    HDD - Seagate Momentus XT 750GB 2GEN
    radio - Directed HMHD1000I AM/FM/HD Tuner
    AMP - 50WX4 Channels TDA7850
    moniter - Lilliput 669GL Multi Touch Capacitive
    steering wheel control - JoyCon EX
    DVD - external slot loaded dvd player
    GPS - Globalsat BU-353 USB GPS
    backup camera - Universal Camera with guide line
    RAM - 4GB

  • #2
    Cramming a miniITX motherboard in a space to fit in your dash isn't as easy as it sounds.
    It will require a lot of fabrication, and even then may not do what you want. That fabrication of brackets and mounts is what leads people to locate the PC somewhere else (trunk, under seat, center console, etc.).

    The biggest problem in most vehicles is depth. Remember that the motherboard needs another couple inches off the back end to allow for cables plugged into it.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    • #3
      Even if you get it all fabed up and crammed in there, I myself would be worried about airflow and over heating during the summer months.
      My CarPC Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR

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      • #4
        ^ there are ways around the airflow issue.. some 120mm fans mounted to push air into the cavity, and exhaust it out would work nicely and still be pretty quiet..

        as for the space, i highly recommend that you measure your cars dash before purchasing anything. my eclipse has a larger then average cavity-- with about a 13" depth. from what i could tell, everything would have just fit, though once i stuck the board in there,it got full really fast(there also weren't dd case options that that time). also keep in mind that most connectors off the pc need space to flex over without getting stressed-- about another 3" or so, plus the space the screen takes up in front of the motherboard-- about 1"..
        My OLD 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT:
        "The Project That Never Ended, until it did"


        next project? subaru brz
        carpc undecided

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        • #5
          thanks guys i was just tryin to avoid all the wire...
          what do think of the motherboard???
          and the AMP.????

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            • #7
              if i used the "9 Pin Mini Din To VGA Header Adapter" for the monitor, it would leave only the USBs connector for the back which i could used a 90 degree USB connectors

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              • #8
                nivanov has the most experience with that amp-- it doesn't sound too bad to me-- i would say it should be at good, or maybe a little better then factory audio.

                on second thought-- check nivanov's work log-- he has a ton of info on what he went through to go the all-on-one route and keep everything nice and clean. i know he is happy with the outcome, but it took a while to get there..



                i know what case it is, and by no means am i against the case it's self. it's just the fact that there is no standard to how deep a cars dash board is, so while mine was nearly 13", yours could be only 5"... without physically taking out your current radio and measuring before ordering, i would say that there is a good chance that your dash is too small to allow for it, but it is something that absolutely needs confirmation, otherwise, all this planning is useless.



                that vga adapter will only work if the motherboard your looking at has that specific output. i don't believe either of those asus boards have it.
                My OLD 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT:
                "The Project That Never Ended, until it did"


                next project? subaru brz
                carpc undecided

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                • #9
                  thanks man for the info. i guess I'm going to go with the under the seat just to be safe..

                  i know his work n it look like alot of work..

                  thanks again

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                  • #10
                    one more QUS. do u need the 12v from the battery or u can used the one from the old head unit??

                    n can u also used that ground too???

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by maddwog View Post
                      hey take a look this http://bybyte.com/index.html and let me know what u think???????//
                      Do some measuring before you purchase.
                      Specifically, you want to look at how much depth you have to work with. That's what is lacking in most scenarios.
                      As I said, plan for an extra couple inches beyond the enclosure to accommodate cables plugged into the back of the motherboard (VGA, USB, audio, etc.).
                      You can decrease the depth needed with right-angle connectors or other solutions, but it's still something that you need to take into account.
                      Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
                      How about the Wiki?



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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by maddwog View Post
                        thanks man for the info. i guess I'm going to go with the under the seat just to be safe..

                        i know his work n it look like alot of work..

                        thanks again
                        under the seat can have just as many problems depending on the car in short, there is nothing wrong with either location, but it takes some planning before hand to make sure everything fits.

                        btw, what year/make/model car are we talking about?


                        in my car, i was able to just fit the carpc there, but couldn't use a case because the seat was that close-- even had to reshape the seat bottom so that my cpu heatsink wouldn't rub on the seat..

                        Originally posted by maddwog View Post
                        one more QUS. do u need the 12v from the battery or u can used the one from the old head unit??

                        n can u also used that ground too???
                        i always recommend running a new power wire. most cars stock wire will not support aftermarket devices like this.
                        My OLD 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT:
                        "The Project That Never Ended, until it did"


                        next project? subaru brz
                        carpc undecided

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