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    First carputer for 2003 ford expedition

    Hello,

    I am in the planning stages of my first carputer and wanted to see what you guys think of what I have selected so far.

    The carputer will be installed in my 2003 ford expedition replacing the stock headunit

    here is what I am thinking about getting please let me know if there are better products than what I have selected

    Case
    MCS 4th Gen Mini ITX Case for Carputer Car PC
    http://store.mo-co-so.com/index.php?...roducts_id=178
    or
    mini-box.com VoomPC Enclosure
    http://www.mini-box.com/VoomPC-Enclosure

    I am leaning more towards the 4thGen Mini ITX case

    Mainboard
    MSI Industrial GM45 Core 2 Duo Mobile Mini-ITX Mainboard
    http://www.logicsupply.com/products/ms_9818
    one of my requirements is to eventually have two displays and I want them to work independently of each other.

    wireless and BlueTooth
    http://www.logicsupply.com/products/int_3945r
    http://www.logicsupply.com/products/ant_p

    AM/FM Tuner
    HQCTi Tuner
    http://store.mo-co-so.com/index.php?...products_id=95
    HQCTi Wiring Kit
    http://store.mo-co-so.com/index.php?...products_id=96
    If there is a better option please let me know I picked this one without researching first

    GPS Receiver
    USB SiRF III GPS Receiver
    http://store.mo-co-so.com/index.php?...&products_id=4

    Harddrive
    Toshiba MK3252GSX 320GB 2.5" SATA Hard Drive
    http://store.mo-co-so.com/index.php?...roducts_id=116


    Touch Screen
    Lilliput 629GL Transflective
    http://store.mo-co-so.com/index.php?...roducts_id=154
    or Lilliput 629GL-70NP/C/T 7" Touch Screen Monitor
    http://store.mo-co-so.com/index.php?...roducts_id=128

    dvd/cdrw drive
    http://store.mo-co-so.com/index.php?...products_id=32

    Satellite
    Sirius SC-C1 USB Interface
    http://store.mo-co-so.com/index.php?...roducts_id=120
    SIRIUS SCC1 SIRIUS Connect Universal Tuner
    http://www.amazon.com/SIRIUS-SCC1-Co.../dp/B000Q9UFKU

    Power
    still looking at all of the options

    amp
    Still searching don't need anything powerful still using stock speakers


    Thanks for your input
    -Dipstah

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dipstah View Post

    Power
    still looking at all of the options

    -Dipstah
    I'd recommend a power supply from Opus. They use quality components, and have the best power factor rating when it comes to dc-dc power supplies. Therefore they are very efficient and reliable. The craftsmanship that they put into their products is superior. That will be the first thing you'd notice when the product you order gets into your hands.

    The Opus DCX6.250 will power all of the above with a little extra room to spare. You would have to contact them to see if they still carry this particular model.

    http://www.opussolutions.com/index.php?p=support

    Not to mention, when you order from them, they ship out pretty fast and double box the parts in popcorn foam so that the item gets to you safely.

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    Instead of that HQCT tuner, get the Visteon HDZ300.

    You wont be able to fit that HQCT board inside the Mocoso case.

    The Visteon works well with either CF or RR.

    Not to mention its much cheaper.
    just get one from fleabay.

    The Directed DMHD1000 is the same as the Visteon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dMand View Post
    I'd recommend a power supply from Opus. They use quality components, and have the best power factor rating when it comes to dc-dc power supplies. Therefore they are very efficient and reliable. The craftsmanship that they put into their products is superior. That will be the first thing you'd notice when the product you order gets into your hands.

    The Opus DCX6.250 will power all of the above with a little extra room to spare. You would have to contact them to see if they still carry this particular model.

    http://www.opussolutions.com/index.php?p=support

    Not to mention, when you order from them, they ship out pretty fast and double box the parts in popcorn foam so that the item gets to you safely.
    Thanks this looks good and is still listed on there site for $183.00
    http://www.opussolutions.net/catalog...products_id=57

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    Quote Originally Posted by f1ip View Post
    Instead of that HQCT tuner, get the Visteon HDZ300.

    You wont be able to fit that HQCT board inside the Mocoso case.

    The Visteon works well with either CF or RR.

    Not to mention its much cheaper.
    just get one from fleabay.

    The Directed DMHD1000 is the same as the Visteon.
    after further research I will have to do away with the HQCT am/fm tuner the mainboard I selected doesn't have a cd line input.
    really not a big deal I can't remember the last time I listened to the local radio stations.

    The Visteon looks like a nice setup for HD Radio may be something to add at a later date.


    -Dipstah

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    Quote Originally Posted by dMand View Post
    I'd recommend a power supply from Opus. They use quality components, and have the best power factor rating when it comes to dc-dc power supplies. Therefore they are very efficient and reliable. The craftsmanship that they put into their products is superior. That will be the first thing you'd notice when the product you order gets into your hands.

    The Opus DCX6.250 will power all of the above with a little extra room to spare. You would have to contact them to see if they still carry this particular model.

    http://www.opussolutions.com/index.php?p=support

    Not to mention, when you order from them, they ship out pretty fast and double box the parts in popcorn foam so that the item gets to you safely.
    I like what I see so far and they still list the 250 on there site. http://www.opussolutions.net/catalog...products_id=57

    Thanks for the info

    -Dipstah

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dipstah View Post
    Power
    still looking at all of the options
    Quote Originally Posted by dMand View Post
    I'd recommend a power supply from Opus. They use quality components, and have the best power factor rating when it comes to dc-dc power supplies. Therefore they are very efficient and reliable. The craftsmanship that they put into their products is superior. That will be the first thing you'd notice when the product you order gets into your hands.
    The M1ATX & M2ATX are a perfect fit in the Voom-style cases.
    The Opus will require some fabrication work because of the different form factor.

    If you choose your CPU carefully, you should be able to get a low-power unit that will work well with the M2ATX.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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