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Thread: Help me design my system :)

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    Help me design my system :)

    I've got a van with a decent flat fronted dash in wood, which I'll be replicating and building the system in to.

    I have a nice centre console to mount the TFT.

    I'll be using Windows XP Pro and probably Media Engine

    Other things:

    I have a 4 x 20 LCD, a 3 1/2 inch amp and graphic equalizer which runs off the PC PSU and produces 2 by 40w (Enough for me), a laptop DVD drive, and a serial 4x20 LCD if I want it too. I've got a PS2 keypad, and finally a serial infra red receiver and remote.

    So how do I do my system?

    Should I even use the LCDs as I have the TFT? Or should I use the LCD to navigate once I am in the MP3 software, using WinAmp as the output?

    For purely flash purpolses, should I use the second LCD? If so, what do I display on it that can run all the time?

    Should I mount the Amp/equalizer (which also has a volume control know on it and level indicator in LEDs) to be shown or more of a stealth install?

    I'm after ideas here people - help me!!

    I'll be using an Epia-M 9000 with 256DDR going out to a 12.1" TFT screen (Running off inverter). The PSU is 110w (Also off inverter for the mo). Hard drive is a 60GB 5400 rpm.

    I may throw in a stealth mounted Compact flash reader too for downloading of digital camera images - thoughts?

    Cheers,

    Majik

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    Self proclaimed spoon feeder TruckinMP3's Avatar
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    Stealth mount as much as you can, some folks have had installs stolen.

    Read about other installs for Ideas, check the projects out here

    search for examples you like and do something similer.
    TruckinMP3
    D201GLY2, DC-DC power, 3.5 inch SATA

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

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