Please check my build and answer some power Qs?
I've been through the FAQ Emporium, the forum rules, and many threads on here. Now I'm looking to hopefully receive some more individualized help.
The car is a 2010 Corolla S Manual. It is currently stock, non JBL radio.
The planned audio- I'm selling off my kicker zx350.4 currently on eBay in favor of purchasing an Alpine PDX-5 to mount under one of the front seats. The speakers I already own- a set of Pioneer D series 6.5 components in front and Polk DB691 for rear. I'm planning on buying a shallow mount sub once I have the amp, and mounting that in the trunk- possibly the JL 13". I already have everything ripped out of the old car and in my closet waiting.
I currently own a Pioneer Avic-f700bt. Great unit once it has firmware 3.0, but I'd rather create my own now that I've seen everything in action. I actually bought 2 of them when Circuit City was going under for $250 a piece. The second is in the girlfriend's car. :) I'll probably install this temporarily while I build and test the CarPC, then sell to recoup some of my costs.
I need to buy:
Intel BOXD945GCLF2 (i want tv out in case of headrest monitors if i still own this when we have kids)
Corsair 2GB ddr667
BU-353 GPS Antenna
M2-ATX??? I realize the DSATX is better, but twice as good? (2x$)?
Pioneer cd-vm1 (their gps unit mic, (20$ crutchfield) have to test compatibility with PC)
Xenarc 705TSV (seems like price/performance bang for buck, also easiest to dash mold without removing bezel)
Centrafuse Navi (current version now, then 3.0 free when it releases)
I already own:
Asus Bluetooth Mini-USB
160GB Sata 2.5" Seagate
Windows 7 RC 64bit (could also use XP Pro 32bit)
Double Din Dashkit/harness (its in the mail...)
I might get:
USB sound card like the Turtle Beach SRM, open to suggestions
Slot load DVD/CD (don't really use CDs, we'll see how getting the screen to fit goes)
which would fit nice in my upper glove box
Wired OBD-II (eventually)
Does this seem about right, equipment wise, considering what I'd like to do with it:
-Bluetooth Sync with my Blackberry Curve, make/receive calls using PC/Speakers
-Store/play all my music (30 or 40GB)
-Wireless to network at home so I don't have to remove it for changes.
My questions are mainly about power, as I wasn't positive I understood the Power FAQ. The M2-atx should have plenty of raw wattage for my needs, but I'm not sure how it all gets wired up in conjunction with my amp. Is this correct-
Battery->Inline 4gauge fuse->4guage cable->Power Distro block (grounded to seatbolt), then split to M2-ATX with 12ga and to PDX-5 with 4ga?
How can I wire the screen to the M2, is there a cable adapter kit to buy? Especially since it will have to run from the front dash to under a seat.
Easy enough, but how does it connect to the Xenarc wiring? Do I have to void my warranty to wire it this way? How can I wire it if I don't want to void my warranty or have a cig lighter adapter sticking out?
On a molex conenctor this is the Yellow wire (12V +ve) and you also want to use the adjacent black wire for -ve.
If you power your monitor in this way you do not have to use the 12V regualtor that comes with it - doing so as well may introduce noise and also cause your screen to be dimmer due to a voltage drop. It is also one more thing to go wrong.
Finally, and I ask this without research because it just came to me, do I utilize the radio harness at all? Unless I'm wiring into it for power I don't know why I'd need it? I'll be running fresh monster cable for the speakers...
Thanks for reading through!