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2003 Infiniti G35 CarPC and Sounds System Install Questions - Hardware

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  • 2003 Infiniti G35 CarPC and Sounds System Install Questions - Hardware

    Hey everyone,

    I have been reading this forum for a few months now and finally decided that the carPC would be the best bet for my new sound system. I have selected (mostly) all the hardware for the install but I have a few things I still need to clarify.

    1) I opted for the M4 250W power supply but will it fit in the case I selected? If it is to large, which is what i'm thinking what are my options (separate case)?
    2) What is the best option for integrating the AM/FM from the car into the computer?
    3) Other than basic wires, is there anything I am forgetting off the top of your heads?

    Thanks so much for all the help. And I will make sure to document the install =D I included my parts list below.

    Cheers, Geoff


    Motherboard: ASUS F1A75-I Deluxe FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX AMD Motherboard $149.99
    Processor: AMD A8-3870K Unlocked Llano 3.0GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 6550D $144.99
    RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBXL $59.99
    Hard Drive: OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $149.99
    Power Supply: M4-ATX 250W Intelligent DC-DC PSU $77.95
    Case: 5677 Mini-ITX Case Without PSU w/ Quick Release + Hayco Grommet $84.99
    Monitor: Lilliput 7" SKD Open Frame Touch Screen VGA Monitor with HDMI, DVI Input $184.95
    Double Din Kit: 2003-2004 Infiniti G35 Double Din Kit (Willow) w/ A/C Control $345.00


    Microphone: Andrea Electronics Superbeam Array Microphone Bundle SUMA $39.95
    GPS: BU-353 Waterproof USB GPS Receiver $34.95
    Relay: $46.50
    AM/FM: Unknown

    Sound System

    Front Speakers: Kicker KS6.2 $179.99
    Rear Speakers: Kicker KS693 $129.99
    Subs: JL Audio 12W3v3-2 $279.99 $559.80
    Amps: JL Audio Slash v2 Series 1000/1v2 $749.99
    Sound Ordnance™ M-4075 $149.99
    Capacitor: Undecided
    Last edited by jbean green; 02-26-2012, 05:41 PM.

  • #2
    The table didn't work ill try again later today :-)


    • #3
      Welcome to MP3car!
      I do not run am/fm & use a laptop so I will leave your first to questions for others. My suggestion is to run a 4 or 8 guage fused power wire directly from the battery into the pass. comp. and connect it to a fused distro block. That way, as you decide to add "more" the power is already there in ample quantity.
      My 2007 Ford F350 Work Log located HERE


      • #4
        that psu won't fit in that case-- it's just too wide. i believe the m2 should work for that hardware.

        as far as the capacitor-- not needed. if you have dimming issues, then that means you need to do some work on the power side of the system-- like the big-3 upgrade, different alternators, etc.
        My OLD 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT:
        "The Project That Never Ended, until it did"

        next project? subaru brz
        carpc undecided


        • #5
          Running over the specs though for the system. It requires at least 200W especially for the quad core processor. Would an external case be an option? Is there one made for the M4? You don't think the drain of the first amp and the second amp at 1000WRMS would be an issue? I have a great alternator and a brand new yellow top but I don't want a strain on anything I have aftermarket gauges and a tuned ecm plus other electronics not listed. For $100 though it wouldn't really hurt :-D


          • #6
            Just confirmed, the cpu wastes over 160W of power. Still nothing on am/fm for cars haha :S