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    2008 Nissan Altima Coupe

    Hey Guys,

    Getting ready to do a build in my car. I'm going to video log the entire build, and I'm gonna do a video on each step to highlight problems that people can encounter, and really to just show how to put a car computer in your car from nothing to something.

    So I'm proposing this build:

    - Nissan Altima In-dash Receiver Kit (from cruchfield)
    - Black Double Din ABS Frame For Lilliput 629-GL or EYB-701
    - ZOTAC G41ITX-A-E LGA 775 Intel G41 HDMI DVI Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
    - Joycon EX Steering Wheel Control PC Interface
    - Intel core 2 duo E700 (2.93 ghz)
    - Intel 512AN_HMWG2 mini pci wifi
    - 2g of DDR2 800
    - DTA45 Internal Amplifier 4 x 35W For Nano ITX Enclosure
    - M2-ATX - Smart Automotive Power Supply
    - Locking morex 5677 case
    - Lilliput 669GL-70NP/C/T-5HB 7" HDMI, DVI, VGA High Brightness, 4 Wire Resistive Touch Screen
    - BU-353 GPS puck
    - CMOS Waterproof, High Resolution Backup Camera, License Plate Mountable
    - Andrea Electronics Superbeam Array Microphone Bundle SUMA
    - Nano Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Bluetooth Network adapter by Interlink
    - Centrafuse auto
    - Garmin Mobile PC
    - Intel x25 40gig SSD
    - mp3Car boomzbox HD radio
    - Windows 7 home premium

    The one thing that is bugging me is the radio. I hear the boomzbox doesn't jive too well with CF. But the "better" solutions out there are EOL products. So I'm still looking for a solution for that :/

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    about time

    the core2 is a little overkill for a normal carpc. doing some processor heavy stuff?(like audio processing?)

    i don't really like the dta45 amp-- it is only 2 channel (yes you can setup your speakers in series/parallel, but i don't count this as a 4 ch amp..), and the reviews when bybyte released it aren't exactly good..

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    Well, I will be watching you, as I just got my new 2010 Nissan altima and planning to do the same. The only difference, I wanted to go with mini itx, but since I will be putting the computer in the trunk and a little bit concerned about heat issues I am going to get a micro atx with a slightly bigger case with better airflow. I am also planning to keep my computer speakers and will be using the asus sonar pci sound card.
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    will the lilliput 669 fit in the frame?

    Also, I second (as always) soundman's question on the needed cpu power. Knowing you though, you probably plan on editing and rendering video as your driving to work. ffmpeg ftw!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tripzero View Post
    will the lilliput 669 fit in the frame?

    Also, I second (as always) soundman's question on the needed cpu power. Knowing you though, you probably plan on editing and rendering video as your driving to work. ffmpeg ftw!
    Unless the HB model has a different controller than the original 669 the lilliput will fit but the controller board is larger and then stock mounting holes wont work.

    And as someone using a 3.02 E8400 in the car i say go for it. I dont regret the decision at all. I can use CF to nav while playing my MAME emulator on alternate screens. i rawk
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    Quote Originally Posted by tripzero View Post
    will the lilliput 669 fit in the frame?

    Also, I second (as always) soundman's question on the needed cpu power. Knowing you though, you probably plan on editing and rendering video as your driving to work. ffmpeg ftw!
    I wasn't sure if it will fit, but I did send them an email asking them the same question at bybyte.com, will see what they say. Even if the holes do not line up, you can always find some ways to secure it, as long as the screen fits, you will be fine.

    Got off early from work today and did a lot of research on my new carputer, will be putting up the specs on my worklog later.
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    I just used a small bungee to secure the controller board in my install. No issues with it in close to a year now.
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    Ok turns out your right the 669 5 wire controller board doesn't fit. So were gonna use a new 4 wire model which does fit.

    I'm not so much an audiofile so putting the speakers in parallel should sound as good as the crappy stock (non bose) system. And if not, ill go find an amp. *shrugs*

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    Core 2 Duo is not overkill. Basically I consider it plaining for the future. Eventually programs will get more CPU taxing and I think using an ATOM is walking a fine line to obsoletion. Plus CF prefers big hungry dual core processors. On my test ATOM, I had to turn every to low in CF. With my now retired AMD Turion X2, CF was on high and looked and acted amazing.

    Wait, so you never had a CAR PC in the car! How can you guys not have systems installed in your own vehicles. Thats like me saying I hate dogs, but working for PetSmart, lol.

    Cant wait to see!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HiJackZX1 View Post
    Wait, so you never had a CAR PC in the car! How can you guys not have systems installed in your own vehicles. Thats like me saying I hate dogs, but working for PetSmart, lol.

    Cant wait to see!
    Nah, its more like, you work at petsmart and a year later after the hazing period is over you get a dog.

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