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    I supposed if I added in all the R&D I have put in, I have been trying out new isntalls with different computers and components for about 2 years. I have had well over 7 different computers installed, 5 different screens, 4 GPS receivers, 6 different softwares(not to include all the different versions of the softwares), I have tried a lot of diferent front ends, built my own skins, tried building my own Front end (gave up), 5 different types of keyboards, 6 different remotes, 2 diferent shutdown controllers, 2 different PSU's, countless yards of cabling.
    Of course all the items I decided not to use were sold on ebay and I got the money back most of the time a little more than I actually spent. But the point is if I added all the hours up for reading about this stuff (not just on this website) and installing, at a rate of a measley $8 an hour. I would be well over $30,000. Easy
    Now, dont count the time and I dont think it is that bad. There are people that spen a lot more just for building a gaming system for the home. Not nearly as usefull as a carputer if you ask me. Both hobbies by the way.
    You can still have something if you have nothing

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    Computer Conponents
    Xenarc 700TS $430
    Xenarc 700TSV Module $365
    Epia M10000: $160
    256 Ram: $40
    60GB Laptop HD: $110
    Slim DVD: $120
    USB Soundcard: $40
    Griffin Powermate: $40
    PW70+ITPS: $80
    OPUS 150w: $210
    Wireless Keyboard: $40
    Keyboard: $25
    USB Wifi: $30
    External Wifi Antenna: $18
    RearView Camera: $50
    Cheese Box: $70
    Bluetooth Adapter: $30
    USB2.0 Hub: $30
    PCI Riser: $20
    PCI Video Card: $30
    Misc Cables/Connectors Etc: $100
    SubTotal: $2040

    Audio Conponents
    Amp: $90
    Optima Battery: $160
    Cable/Connectors Etc: $120
    Sub Total: $370

    Total: $2410

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    It's not really that small...No, seriously. judoGTI's Avatar
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    Via M10000 MB $220.00
    Opus 90w PS $175.29
    512 MB RAM DDR266 (PC2100) $0.00
    Lilliput 7" TS $281.00
    GPS Antenna $182.00
    WiFi Router/Adpator $92.16
    XM PCR $85.00
    XM Antenna $35.00
    Riser card $10.00
    Soundcard $10.00
    Misc. $200.00
    HD $75.00
    Total: $1,365.45

    too much!
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    [Deluo GPS Mouse] [E-MU 0404 Soundcard]
    Progress Meter: [==============|] 99.9%

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    wow, I figure I'm in at around $11,000 in total components including all audio/video/pc, & then about another $10,000 in labor that YOU MUST COUNT! unless you would have been sitting around all the time just vegitating anyway...

    that brings me to a total of right around $30,000 total including the vehicle...now I could have just went out & bought a used me/be s500 for that kind of money, but I'd much rather have my vehicle, & if I did get a used $30,000 benz or something then I'd just have to rip it apart & mod it anyway, which would put me well over $$$$$

    now before I hear all of the coments again like, oh you have so much money & time on your hands, yada yada yada.... thast's just not true, its more a matter of prioritys, I see guys on this board building new cars all the time & complaining about the cost of this or that, but if they started with a car that was $10,000 cheaper they could afford to go nuts & still cost the same overall, or maybe less....

    I respect the guy with a $2,500 car & a $2,500 system, shows were his prioritys are...

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    Car Mod:

    Muffer - $190
    West wing spoiler - $500
    Air intake - $50
    Headlight cover - $50 which i don't use anymore can't see ****....
    Clear corner lights - $39
    Clear bumper lights - $39
    Alteza lights - $165
    18" Konig Prophet - $1380
    Drill slotted rotor - $120 pair
    Tein Coilover - $690
    Slotted Rotor & Coilover Installation fee - $300
    Sway bar - $30
    White Bulbs - $30

    Kenwood Head Unit - $200
    Kenwood 450 Watts Amps - $200
    Kenwood 2 10” Subs - $120
    Installation & Wires - $280
    Now I know how to do it myself….Crap…..

    Emachine used PC - $120
    160 Gigs Hard drive - $90
    Ati 700 Dual Display - $50
    Pci Riser Card I thought I need - $35
    Iguidance 2 GPS - $180
    Sanyo 8200 Data Cable for Internet - $20
    7" LCD - $170
    Custom Headrest I made - $20 almost done...
    Xenarc 700Tsv - $370
    Xbox - $180
    Xbox Modchip - $50
    Xbox 120 gigs hard drive - $80
    Wireless xbox controller - $30
    Misc lights, wires, relays - $100
    ----------------------------Total = $5,878 so far-------------------------
    Pc in your car is PRICELESS…..when u rear end a COP car….ehhehhee

    Future.....
    Lili 7" Touchcreen - $290
    Dc sport stainless steel header - $380
    Body skit - $900 I decided I’ll make my own
    Rear drum brake conversion to disc - $500

    My car only worth $8000 on Kelly Blue Book
    Oh...man....I hope u guys are not like me...stop while u can...cuz addiction is men best friend...now
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    Quote Originally Posted by icet
    Car Mod:

    Muffer - $190
    West wing spoiler - $500
    Air intake - $50
    Headlight cover - $50 which i don't use anymore can't see ****....
    Clear corner lights - $39
    Clear bumper lights - $39
    Alteza lights - $165
    18" Konig Prophet - $1380
    Drill slotted rotor - $120 pair
    Tein Coilover - $690
    Slotted Rotor & Coilover Installation fee - $300
    Sway bar - $30
    White Bulbs - $30

    Kenwood Head Unit - $200
    Kenwood 450 Watts Amps - $200
    Kenwood 2 10” Subs - $120
    Installation & Wires - $280
    Now I know how to do it myself….Crap…..

    Emachine used PC - $120
    160 Gigs Hard drive - $90
    Ati 700 Dual Display - $50
    Pci Riser Card I thought I need - $35
    Iguidance 2 GPS - $180
    Sanyo 8200 Data Cable for Internet - $20
    7" LCD - $170
    Custom Headrest I made - $20 almost done...
    Xenarc 700Tsv - $370
    Xbox - $180
    Xbox Modchip - $50
    Xbox 120 gigs hard drive - $80
    Wireless xbox controller - $30
    Misc lights, wires, relays - $100
    ----------------------------Total = $5,878 so far-------------------------
    Pc in your car is PRICELESS…..when u rear end a COP car….ehhehhee

    Future.....
    Lili 7" Touchcreen - $290
    Dc sport stainless steel header - $380
    Body skit - $900 I decided I’ll make my own
    Rear drum brake conversion to disc - $500

    My car only worth $8000 on Kelly Blue Book
    Oh...man....I hope u guys are not like me...stop while u can...cuz addiction is men best friend...now
    Icet

    So, you wanna count car mods too eh?

    /me runs to get calculator...

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    about $2200 including audio and wires etc. i consider this a hobby so its well worth it.
    rebuilding carpc... kinda..

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    I absolutely never want to add it up. I've been throwing all my receipts in a box just in case I ever have to make an insurance claim, and I told the insurance company that it would probably be over 70K if I did. Maybe at that time I'll write a bill for installation, which is going to be thousands of hours when its done. And I could never count the time spent learning everything involved for the past 3 years because I spend almost all my "alone" time reading up on new ideas.

    Yeah, I'm much better off not putting a total on it. Keeps me sane when I try to think about what else I need to buy and finish...

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    Xenarc 7 inch, $430
    Fab materials, $50
    Computer itself, $500
    Computer case mod, $22,995
    Wiring, $60
    CASE MOD licence plate, $41
    GPS, $130

    I'm sure there are more bits and pieces, but damn it adds up quick.

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    Best I don't post a figure here in case the wife reads it!!!
    ....Yes, I know it has a stupid name, those crazy Japanese!

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