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    My setup is done (for now) Check it out

    Well for what I could do I've got a working setup now in my Pontiac Aztek.

    GPS/DVD/TV/FM through a FM Modulator to the Head Unit. It's not as nice as some most of yours but I figure it will be a work in progress. My goal was to get something that worked well to see what else I might come up with later.

    Here are the pictures.

    Let me know what you all think.

    Later,
    Greg

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    Its a good start! I'd do somthing about that case but that's just me.
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    Nice setup!!

    Hey how much did the Opus Power supply cost you?
    - 3+ years & still no carputer!
    - Done collecting parts
    - Currently planning setup

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    What would you change?

    I would love to do something about that case... Problem is I don't know what else I could have done ;-)

    I had to take the face off the front in order to get the PSU leads into the case and to the MOB.

    What I would like is a custom case built like a rack that could be attached to the underside of the passenger seat so the whole unit could be pulled out and back in while being able lock it in place.

    As I use it and continue to research and gather suggestions something will come up.


    Originally posted by Skippman
    Its a good start! I'd do somthing about that case but that's just me.

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    Originally posted by Mitokondria
    Nice setup!!

    Hey how much did the Opus Power supply cost you?
    It's a 150w unit and cost $189

    They also have a custom case that I might purchase later on down the road which just might fit under my passenger?

    The Case with power supply is $649.00,
    The external dimentions are 13" (W) x 15.5" (D) x 5.5" (H)

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    good job!

    How are you liking the OPUS PSU? You're the only person I know that has one so far.

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    I love this power supply. I could never build one myself so I went ahead and spent the money to get what I think is a very nice unit.

    Some of features that I love...

    1) I can have the car on (Aux) and the PC starts right up, while the PC is on I can even start the car and you'll notice not even a single flicker on the monitor or reboot!

    2) You can program the wait period after the PSU detects power is off before it will shutdown.

    3) If you turn the car off and anytime during the wait period you reapply power the unit comes back on and returns to normal operation.

    4) It has a low battery detection device so that if your car battery is getting low the power supply will shutdown automatically so you'll still have enough power to start your car. (Battery Saver)

    5) Over 90% efficient


    It's just a great unit and I am really pleased with it!

    Greg

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    I'd

    Put the computer in your trunk, not under the seat.

    I have not pictures of my setup yet. But I have a Small Form Factor PC. Compaq and Dell, among others, make Small Form Factor models of thier PC's. They are about 1/3rd the size of a normal PC.

    Here's the exact model I have in my trunk.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=2049606746

    notice it's size in relation to the keyboard.
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    Car: 2000 Grand Am GT
    PC: Pentium III 900mhz 40GB 256mb RAM
    Software: Winamp 5.-3 on WinXP
    Stats: 22 second boot, 6300+ MP3's in playlist
    Head Unit: Blaupunkdt Casablanca

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    I do not have a "Trunk" I drive a Pontiac Aztek and the rear compartment is used often so putting a computer in the back would not be a good idea. Under the passenger seat is the best option.

    Greg

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    I don't want to put a damper on things, but...

    If you were ever to get into an accident, I think you would get a face full of screen from the passenger air bag.
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