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  • new car pc need help Jax,fl

    hey everybody got a question? As I read the post in the different topics I see most people still run a head unit. Is it possible to have only the pc and are their any draw backs?
    shuttle xpc
    p4 2.0
    matrox quad pci card
    xm pcr

  • #2
    No need for a head unit, in fact some people here are involved in sound competitions with only a carpc. The processing power of a computer will blow away any HU.

    The only issue is radio at the moment, FM. Modulation sucks is not up to par but doable, there are some mods for XM radio, none for Sirus yet.

    Some people use external sound cards like the Sound Blaster Audigy NX, or internal sound cards that can support channels to Amps etc.
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    • #3
      Ditto. Lots of folks on here without a head unit in their car.

      Only drawback is poor FM/AM substitutes. Screw it and get XM. You'll never look back.
      Originally posted by ghettocruzer
      I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
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      • #4
        no head unit here either, get a decent on-board sound or sound card and you will be happy,

        I have a N-force2 chipset on a Biostar mATX and the sound is great, run strait to the amps
        My Install

        CFiG v1
        iGuidance Plugin for CF

        Working shell for a CarPC

        StopWatch plugin remade for centrafuse RC1


        • #5
          no head unit here either, where you at in jax?
          2003 PT Cruiser
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          • #6
            I am by regency mall but I work at Mayport.