BMW E36 - First CarPC
this is my first post in this forum.
i've been lurking around for a while, trying to learn something before i get myself into this little adventure. this will be a DIM (do it myself :P) project to save some money for the parts.
after some searching, i've come up with a list of the components for my CarPC and i would like to get an opinion from a more experienced CarPC User.
so, these are the components:
Monitor: SAMSUNG 7" LED LCD Touch Screen HDMI Monitor From Ebay;
MBoard: ASUS E35M1-I DELUXE;
RAM: Dimm 4GB DDR3 Kingston CL7 PC3-8500 (1066);
HDD: SSD OCZ 2,5" SATA 60Gb Agility3 6Gb/s
PSU: M4-ATX 6-30V DC/DC (250 Watt) (a little more power for future upgrades)
Case: Custom Made from Acrylic/Plexiglass or maybe an Halfmman Iris Black Mini-ITX (if i can fit it in the car)
Total Cost: around 700$ (500€)
i'm thinking of fabricating my own bezel for the screen because i won't have much money left to buy it. i still don't know what cables i need to connect all this to the car.
what do you think? should i change anything? am i missing anything? what else do i need to connect the CarPC to my speakers? (i don't have a working head unit)
thank you in advance for you help,
PS: i'm sorry for any spelling error in this post. my english is a bit rusty :p
You need an amplifier between the PC and the speakers.
thanks for the reply. i knew i was missing something :P
what kind of amplifier do i need? i dont understand much about it. how many channels does it need and whats the minimum acceptable power?
The amplifier would normally be a two channel in and then four channel out (2 front and 2 rear).
Although some soundcards have the ability to do four channels out or even 5 channels out.
Power is really upto you, depends on how loud you like your music.
Basically we are talking a standard automotive amplier that anybody upgrading their car sound system might use.
so, 4 channel out from the amp where 2 are for the front speakers and 2 for the back speakers.
something like this? American Legacy LA660 4x110W Amplifier.
i was thinking of buying an head unit because i still need an FM tuner but i won't have any space left to mount it and it would become unreachable. i've found some USB TV/Radio Tuners but i don't know if they are reliable and have good quality.
any ideas? i'm always open to any opinion ^^
I have my HU in the glovebox.