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    Project starting

    Thanks in advance for any input you may leave for me.

    Well. i decided i'm gonna join the ranks and install a car PC

    I would like to know which Double Din screens your guys are using.

    This is going into a bmw 330ci.

    Which VGA screen should i get??

    I'm going to use this computer for

    Music
    GPS
    Movies
    OBC
    Wifi

    The screen also has to be a touch screen which is able to work Windows.
    i am not looking to spend a lot of money on the screen.

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    My advanced input is to read all of the FAQs, then go to the FAQ Emporium and read those. Stuff you can't figure out, look up on the wiki. That will get you started, for sure.
    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruzer View Post
    I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
    Want to:
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    So i've been looking for a screen and came across this screen for $165.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Lilliput-7-EBY70...1%7C240%3A1308

    I'm pretty sure thats the screen i'm gonna get unless someone knows of a cheaper screen with the same options.

    I will then get the bezel below for $115 and custom fit the screen to this so it looks and and clean

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BMW-3...#ht_2186wt_990

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    found screen

    so i found a screen for my car.
    I think this will work out really good for the price is $165

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Lilliput-7-EBY70...1%7C240%3A1308

    i then plan on getting this bezel for $115

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BMW-3...#ht_2186wt_990

    What do you guys think of this screen.. Is this a good choice.
    i plan on using it for
    reverse cam
    GPS
    Movies
    Music
    car computer.

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    Just make sure its the real deal. $165 sounds really inexpensive. Somebody else got taken for a ride on an Ebay listing for this monitor:

    EBY701 rant!
    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruzer View Post
    I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
    Want to:
    -Find out about the new iBug iPad install?
    -Find out about carPC's in just 5 minutes? View the Car PC 101 video

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    is there anything i can do to make sure its real??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Project_330CI View Post
    is there anything i can do to make sure its real??
    Unfortunately on ebay, there are few ways to make sure it's real short of asking the seller to take it apart and send you pictures of the gutted system.

    G'luck though!

    I suggest pricewatch.com for a legit source of lower-cost parts.

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    o.k so i picked up a a shuttle computer... What is the best way to power it..
    Should i use a power inverter, or get a specific power supply?

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