Trying my hand at total car destruction
ok, not really, but that might be the end result, as well as a few product warranties voided. all in the name progess right? i like to think of myself as a compitent computer builder. i also bought my mazda speed 3 about a month ago (dont even have plates yet). well i was looking for a new head unit, because i would like a better way to interact with music, and i wanted to be able to play DVD's for the passengers, and navi for myself. i also most definitly wanted it to be an in-dash unit if i was going with a touchscreen. so here i am, pricing out parts, and figuring out how not to light myself on fire with the battery. it may help that i am an electrican for the AF aircraft, not im not as clueless as i like to sound (right?).
GOAL: a touchscreen unit that will play my music, DVD's (and blu-ray probably), provide navigation (with turn-by-turn), connect to the internet, and act as a OBDII reader/datalogger, use a mic for bluetooth calling, while maintaining an OEM look on the dashboard.
Longer-term-goal: new speakers/amp connected to the audio out on the computer (after i un-broke myself lol)
here's what i've been spec'ing out so-far, keep in mind my thought pattern is if its worth doing, its worth overdoing, so that hardware can last for a much greater time frame:
Mobo: zotac ionitx-l-e $190
CPU: atom 330 integrated
RAM: kingston valuram ddr3 2x1gb @1066hz ~$37
HDD: OCZ Vertex Turbo 30gb HDD ~$ 160 (bought already)
PSU: m3-atx power supply $70 (or picoPSU 160-xt)
Case: M350 universal case $40
soundcard?: (will wait till new audio set up is in progress)
WiFi: embedded on mobo (nearly useless reviews say, not a problem)
external solution: boost mobile phone? $20 every 3 months
Unit: cartft (bought)
mounting bracket: this piece (or custom fab piece)
OS: Win7 ~$120
FE: Carma (check forums), or if its not going to cut it Centrafuse ~$80
Estimated total with current products: $460 plus what i paid for touchscreen and HD already. (plus wires, usb hubs, and anything without a product, mounting bracket)
anything with a "?" is subject to severe question, anything i currently have listed i think would be good. under computer anything below dvd is of decending priority, anything without an actual product i dont have spec'ed out yet.
*Sigh* ok... resting now
added PSU, according to this site, <snip> no longer applicable
making a new setup, in progress