Dodge Ram 1500 (Hemi) carpc
Ok, I am going to rip apart my Dodge Ram 1500 and build a carpc. I am very knowledgable to computer, networks, secuirty, and car audio. I plan on using the following.
Gigabyte GA-8trs350mt (microatx) or
Intel P4 2.4 or 2.8
512mb Ram maybe 1 Gig
200gb hard drive
dvd player (no need for a burner in a car)
going with the soundblaster NX2 Audigy ( hear that good) Have audigy2 Platnum running at home.
OBD II Software (thinking about that)
Wireless internet (lots of wifi around my area, along with being able to d/l new mp3 and dvd iso's from home)
Not sure if I am going to replace the infinity speaker in truck or go with something else, however going to run a 4 channel amp and also a 2 channel amp so that I can achive 7.1
Now for a case, I havent found anything that I really like, and seeing how the truck is limited for space (4 door), I am going to try to keep stock look. So I think I will be building a custom Billet Aluminum case that fits under middle passenger seat (buddy owns a machine shop and is going to help in frabrication) Remove my stock radio and put the Xenarc in a foldout unit. I would like to see if there is a way to integrate the audio controls on steering wheel with my sound card (not sure if anyone has done this).
Now it looks for power I am going to have to go with an inverter. Anyone have any problems with a similar hookup? How well does inverter work. I have done lots of research and see people complain both about dc-dc and inverters. So I am looking for people supply helpful answers from actual experience, installing a CARPC. Not looking for bashing, if people like to bash maybe the moderators need to make a bashing forum.
Also will I have to worry about charging the battery or will a controller with inverter take care of carpc not draining battery when vehicle is parked for few days?
Thanks in advance for advice.