New CarPuter Project: Need Input!
Hey all. While I've been paying attention to mp3car.com for a couple years or so now I've not posted to the boards up until this. :) That said, my obsession for the past couple years has been building an Mp3-car type system when I had the money to do so. Life is shaping up that I'm finding myself with discretionary income, so the parts-gathering has started.
What I want to do is build a regular PC in a case that sits in the trunk of my '88 Acura Legend coupe, and have it interfaced with a car stereo system through a soundcard that outputs 5.1 audio and a 10.4" TFT VGA LCD up front with a touchscreen overlay. A rough draft of sorts that I made earlier this month:
I'm intending to put the PC in this case:
Anyway... There's a few parts of this that I've barely begun to flesh out, that being power requirements and whether or not a PC soundcard will have problems acting as a preamp.
Any suggestions, clarifications, or criticisms at this point would be greatly appreciated. :D