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    Quote Originally Posted by Red GTi VR6
    I understand higher performance computers, but honnestly, what's the need in the car? just the fact that you would have to run an inverter would be enough to turn me off. Not to mention, what are you going to do with such a higher performance computer in the car?
    Ummm...6 hard drives to hold 11,000+ music videos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLandYacht
    Ummm...6 hard drives to hold 11,000+ music videos.
    where do you get your music videos, the usual places?

    if most videos available on the net werent crap quality i might consider downloading more
    carputer - done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLandYacht
    Ummm...6 hard drives to hold 11,000+ music videos.

    you don't even specify the size of the harddrives. for all we know they could be 6 HDs with 7gb each. that would be great...

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    I've already done all of these:

    1.) Inverter as you mentioned for cell phone chargers, etc... ($30 Walmart)

    2.) cathodes for interior lighting ($10 for cathodes / $3 for wire extensions)

    3.) convenient or in-dash locations for ipod/cd player/flash drives for alternate data ($6 for bondo, dremel you typically already have, paint = $2)

    4.) sound-sensitive lighting/strobes for parking lot fun
    ($10 for lights / $3 for wire extensions)

    5.) convenient place to plug in your buddy's xbox/ps2/etc
    (inverter / extensions / RCA+VGA extensions...)

    any type of interior lights always impresses.
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    I wired a tri-color LED to indicate brake / clutch / throttle plate activity. Put it in the bottom of my dash, pointing down. herlps when I teach people how to drive stick

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    Quote Originally Posted by schpanky
    2.) cathodes for interior lighting ($10 for cathodes / $3 for wire extensions)
    4.) sound-sensitive lighting/strobes for parking lot fun
    ($10 for lights / $3 for wire extensions)
    OH GOD! not one of those cars!

    any type of interior lights always impresses.
    according to who?
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    I'm fabbing two a/c outlets into my center console for emergencies. Over the last 2 weeks, I've forgotten to charge my phone and it has died an early death. I don't have a car adapter, but I have two a/c adapters. I'd just leave one in my car versus one upstairs and one downstairs. I'm not sure what else to use them for, but I like the idea.

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    I've got 2 hardrives & a terabyte of storage.... why would you need 6?

    but mine only holds around 4,000 music videos & around 60,000 mp3's ...

    buy my calculations & judging from my music video's.... I guess to hold 11,000 of them would take a little over 2 terabytes...... DAMN that's a lot of storage

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