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  • Help The newbie with his carputer idea.

    I am just starting my general planning, although thought I'd list what I have so far and people could chim in as some weak links, perhaps where I could make it better without spending much more, or maybe even save some money. My mail goal with this system is MP3 , and I must be able to contect my carputer with coax cable because my head unit is a eclipse 8454 and I want to take use of the all digital coax connection. Second would be Wireless for email & DVD playback, and third GPS.

    I also plan to mount the touchscreen LCD onto the screen, although I'm still trying to fiqure out what OS to use, to take advantage of the touchscreen. Would windows media center work, something like this?

    Mini Case: http://www.computergate.com/products...dcd=HDRCM267BR $74

    ( Here is the specs inside the case's motherboard, INCLUDES video card. )http://206.14.132.88/products/MB/min...4-ITX-Spec.jpg

    Intel Processor 2.0GHZ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819112173 $71

    Hitachi TravelStar 2.5" Hard Drive Laptop (too fit the tiny case) $49-$59 on ebay

    Slim CD/DVD Player http://www.computergate.com/products...odcd=MWRSY835E $64

    512 ddr pc2100 ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16820145005R $39

    USB GPS http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...onics&n=541966 $65

    lILLIPUT 7" Touchscreen LCD http://www.allcam.biz/products/lcd_touch_screen_7.html $200-$250 ON EBAY


    Thanks!

  • #2
    there are windows compatible front ends in the Software section of the boards
    these programs are touchscreen friendly and allow you to play both music and video, as well as GPS and other computer functions
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    SUPER 7" VGA w/ TS
    Toshiba Satellite 3000
    P3 850
    256MB
    30GB
    Geforce2 Go
    DVD
    Orinoco 802.11b PCMCIA
    nlite WinXP 350MB installed
    RoadRunner
    iGuidance 2.1
    Holux GM210 GPS
    Xantrex Xpower 300

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    • #3
      looks good so far, just keep in mind that u'll also be needing a wireless lan card or dongle etc.

      i'd say u'd be best using windows xp for many reasons, including the fact that there are so many front-ends to chose from and also the hardware support.

      goodluck
      Im planning to sleep my way to the top! wake me up when im there.

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      • #4
        I'd consider using a PCI Wireless card and a high gain antenna in your car - you will also need a high gain antenna in the house for best results.

        If you use a USB wireless adapter, you normally can't attach an external antenna to it.

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        • #5
          I have a PCI wireless card and it causes the system to skip momentarily every 4 or 5 minutes when playing back mp3's. It causes the system to go to 100% utilization momentarily. Could be the Via mobo, could be something else. Doesn't cause it on XM.

          The USB's don't do that.
          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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          • #6
            might be the drivers?
            try installing the latest ones
            [||||||||||||||||||||] - final touches
            SUPER 7" VGA w/ TS
            Toshiba Satellite 3000
            P3 850
            256MB
            30GB
            Geforce2 Go
            DVD
            Orinoco 802.11b PCMCIA
            nlite WinXP 350MB installed
            RoadRunner
            iGuidance 2.1
            Holux GM210 GPS
            Xantrex Xpower 300

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