Long story short, the Puma that came with a 6 CD changer in the dash has died (CD changer not the Puma) and I'll be damned if I pay Ford prices for a new one when I could drop a PC in for the same/less cost!
So... here we go!
I've managed to get my hands on (so far!)
* Travla 138 case
* D525MW Mobo (dual 1.8 Atom with passive heat sink)
* 4gig SODIMMs (the mobo requires SODIMM!)
* 80gig SATA HD
* generic bluetooth dongle
* 7" Newvision touch screen (I've never heard of them either!)
* 4 channel amp
* ...and probably loads of other stuff too!
I've grabbed a trial of Centrafuse which seems OK (ish!) but still need to sort out Sat-Nav & radio.
The hardware gathering & software set up I'm happy enough with (I work in IT) but not looking forward to the fit in the car part - I have a lot to learn still!
Watch this space!!!
My OLD 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT:
"The Project That Never Ended, until it did"
next project? subaru brz
Don't forget that m2->m4, dsatx, or carnetix (I think that's the other one?)
I got a couple cheapy 2 channel amps from China for about $25-30ish, and that combined with pc volume and internal software volumes as well blow the factory sound I ever had out of the water. The amps are kept about 1/2 - 3/4's of the way up and I can get nowhere near full volume on the pc level for music (videos are a different story for some reason they are low in volume for me).
I'll take a look at the cheap amps mentioned, ta for the suggestions
A quick update...
This has proved a little more challenging than i first expected - but I'm getting there!
I've now got the whole thing running... touch wood i can start installing in the car tomorrow.... watch this space!