So I have a 2002 cavalier, I am looking to go without a head unit, so I want the PC to be better than the head unit. Will I be satisfied with this? I am trying to keep the costs low but still be able to upgrade to better parts in the future. Will that 3D thingy be able to replace having a touchscreen? I will probably get a little keyboard thingy too. Here's what I came up with:
Mini 7" TFT Digital Colour LCD TV Monitor w/Remote Control for TV/DC/DV/DVD/VCR/VCD
$77 free shipping
150Watt opus used on ebay
$50 free shipping
Foxconn RS233 ITX-Barebone Intel 945GC Black & Silver Barebone - Retail
PQI POWER Series 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory
Seagate Momentus 500GB 5400 RPM 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s
newegg total= $213
3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator PE
add a cheap 4 channel amp to drive stock speakers
then add later:
what do you guys think? I appreciate any advice or critiques this post generates.
Bill of Materials
You might have issues with the diaplay later- it does not have a VGA input, so text will be harder to read.
There are a couple of builds where people do not use a touch layer, but I have to say that it defitaly makes life easier to have one.
As some members like to say- why cheap out on the one piece that you are going to be constantly interacting with? I really think that the screen makes or breaks the rest of the install.
Otherwise, the rest of the setup looks good
try looking though the for-sale area here. You might come up with some good deals on some of the other things your looking for