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    Lets say space isnt an option, Im going to put the computer in the trunk. Can i use the PC I use in my house as a car pc? Its a normal HP pavilion. What are the ups and down of doing this. I dont want to purchase a new pc just becaue its smaller. as i said space isnt a problem

  • #2
    I put a home computer in my car it is definately possible especially if space isn't a problem

    check out my install to get some ideas

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    • #3
      how did u house it? also how did u get the dvd player and usb up front?

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      • #4
        OK. You've got two posts and this is in the Newbie forum, so I'll go light on you.
        Go to the FAQ Emporium and do some reading before you start asking more questions that have already been answered a dozen times or more.
        Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
        How about the Wiki?



        Under normal circumstances, a signature would go here.

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        • #5
          Mind ur business i was talking to rocksolid

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          • #6
            as for the housing for the pc, the particular case I had allowed the part the motherboard sat on to slide out so I just mounted that on a piece of plywood.

            as for the dvd and usb
            as you can tell from the pictures i used a block of wood and fill most of the covering and then used bondo to fill the rest (lots of sanding and fiddeling around with)

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            • #7
              thx for answering my question...but lwhat wires did u use to expand the usb thing and the drive?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by 98whiteluder
                Mind ur business i was talking to rocksolid
                If you want to carry on a private conversation, there are accomodations for that. You posted questions in a public forum, therefore responses are going to come at you from whoever chooses to answer them.

                A lot of people have put forth a great deal of effort to provide a common repository for information about vehicle PCs, installations, hardware, etc. I'm pointing out that repository of information to you because of your newbie status, Mr. Three Posts.

                The business of everyone on this forum is the sharing of information, ideas, thoughts, opinions, and occasionally some bull****.
                The information I'm sharing is the location of the FAQ Emporium where you can gain lots of insight into your project.
                The idea that I'm sharing is that you make use of this repository and learn something.
                the thought I have won't be shared because I'm trying to be nice.
                The opinion I'm sharing is that you're attitude sucks ***.
                I'll leave the bull**** for the Off Topic forum.
                Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
                How about the Wiki?



                Under normal circumstances, a signature would go here.

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                • #9
                  Sorry and thank you

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                  • #10
                    I found some usb extention cables 15' long and for the dvd drive I had to get a slim dvd connector to IDE and then a IDE to USB connector and for the vga i used two 10' cords

                    FYI
                    you should try searching first, all this info is on here
                    i'm just bored so i'm responding

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                    • #11
                      what kind of inverter did you use? would you recomend it over dc-dc

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by 98whiteluder
                        Lets say space isnt an option, Im going to put the computer in the trunk. Can i use the PC I use in my house as a car pc? Its a normal HP pavilion. What are the ups and down of doing this. I dont want to purchase a new pc just becaue its smaller. as i said space isnt a problem

                        Did you read the FAQ or look at the project forum? The answers are ready for you to read.

                        The research might even give you more ideas on functions and controls that will be nice to have.
                        TruckinMP3
                        D201GLY2, DC-DC power, 3.5 inch SATA

                        Yes, you should search... and Yes, It has been covered before!

                        Read the FAQ!

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