2002 Toyota Highlander Build
I'm new to the CarPC world... I come here asking for some advice. This will be my first time to ever attempt to install a PC in my car so I want to make sure everything goes smoothly and everything is tested and working properly when done.
Basically I would like to know what a really good set up would be. I will basically need a HOW-TO since this is my first time. I have built many desktop systems in my life but never a CarPC.
I use my iPhone to get internet on the laptop in my car now but I'm wanting to replace the head unit and go full out PC. Right now I have the factory head unit with the JBL Factory System. I am have installed two MTX Jackhammer 12" and the MTX Jackhammer JH600. Do I need to wire it differently since I have the system in the car?
I want to keep my subs and the amp, no doubt about it. I want the PC for Navigation, Maps, DVD's, MP3's, Games, etc... Basically to entertain the Wife and Kids on road trips.
I am thinking about Buying CLEAR internet for the car.
Here's what I think I need, any links or brand suggestions would be awesome and greatly appreciated!
1. Mobile PC Case
5. DVD Drive
6. Sata HD
7. Touchscreen Monitor
8. Optional Mouse and Keyboard
9. Mobile PC power supply
10. Headrest Monitors, not touch screen
11. Windows 7!
12. External HD in the Console Strictly for Music and Movies, could also sync wirelessly from the Driveway to avoid this puchase.
Where are the best mounting areas in an SUV? What's the best way to wire everything to keep the option to remove the PC later? Sorry for all of the questions but I figure it's better to ask now than to be sorry later.