so now i need a carputer..a little advice
So Ive decided that i NEED a carputer:-)
My requirements are mostly what other want, but I really need a lot of HD space because I have around 400Gb of FLAC music. So I cant use the computers that only do the 2.5" hdd's.
So I was thinking about buying the HTPC case here at mp3car that supports 3 hard drives,
the HTPC 400
the M2ATX power supply
2 500GB hard drives
the MB899F Motherboard
Core2Duo 1.66ghz chip
2GB of RAM ddr2
Front slot load usb cd/dvd rom to go into my dash
All of that? around $2,000 from this site's store. Pretty steep. And im sure there are other things I'm forgetting, like a soundcard...is there a special one that you hook directly into your amplifier?
Chances are I will buy all the big stuff and take it to an audio store to install it all, as running cables arent my specialty..and i'd like to make it look "good." . But id like to buy as much as I can on my own so they dont overcharge.
I know quite a bit about computers, as I've built my own recently. Can I just build a computer with a normal sized case and mount that in my trunk? Or is there a big advantage to buying all the "mini" atx stuff?
really I just wanna be able to play all of my flac stuff in my car. plus id like all the navigation and other things the streetdeck can offer.
maybe im going a little overboard, i dunno..but if it all works, id love to do it.
I have a 2001 Mitsu Galant and cant wait to get started. I would love some advice on any eq im missing, or maybe some cheaper, better stuff i could buy instead.
Any advice is much appreciated...