trying to put together a PC for my Mini cooper
need some suggestions from you guys. i know theres a couple other MINI's on here with computers in them too.
to start, i have the 10.4" Shark touchscreen lcd. thats getting molded in my dash.
next, this is what makes is kind of hard.
i dont have much room at all to put the actual hardware for the pc
i have the whole back seat area taken with a wall for 2 18" subs. the back is batts/amps.
really the only place is behind my front seat, and theres still not much room. i could fit it in the back, but theres NO air flow back there, and id rather not. it might be better vibration wise to have it behind the wall, but theres no airflow what so ever.
what do you think?
also, what should i do to make this thing last from the bass? also, im most likely not going to run a head unit, and just use this as my source, so i want a higher end sound card. on board video, etc is fine.
or should i run a HU as well?
it might be easier to build my own case rather than buying one. IF i do that, and i make it out of MDF or something and brace it really good (like 2" thick all around) do i have to line the insides with something, before putting in the mobo etc?
im going to put a slot load cd/dvd in the dash or glove box too, so that doesnt even need to be in the case. also i may run one of those soundblaster external soudn cards, that can go in the glove box, or even in the back with the amps as well.
lastly, power supply..someone from the car audio forums just built one with the OPUS 320w dc-dc power supply. is this a good PSU? i deff dont want to run an inverter, i wanna run a nice power supply that is dc-dc, will auto shut down or whatever when u turn the car off, etc.
ideas please :)