Build and install a car pc.
Cause the least amount of damage to the car.
Needs (level of priority):
Wi-Fi - 802.11 (High)
DVD playback (high)
MP3, WAV playback (high)
File upload CF, SD, etc. (high)
PC games (not sure)
Car diagnostics (low)
Motherboard SUV4XC by ASUS (P-III, Socket 370)
CPU P-III @ 1000 MHz
Video All-In-Wonder by ATI (old 1999 version with 32 MB, TV out, etc.)
Unfortunately, I dont have enough space in the salon (Infinity G-35, 2004, standard audio, no navigation system) even for Mini-ITX platform.
And since the pc will probably be placed in the trunk, all peripherals will rely on some type of wireless or USB and FireWire connections.
At the very least Ill need to wire the following:
Video - GVI, S3, etc. for dash-based LCD/TFT
USB/FireWire for dash-based inputs
Audio to play sounds via my existing stereo system
I am very concerned about quality of the signal traveling long distances (trunk to dash).
Please post any information or suggestions you may have.
THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR INPUT!