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Thread: So I'm getting a list of parts together for my carpc need some feedback please

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    Thanks Challenge for the link. I'll check that board out later today. In fact I'll come up with another list today as well.

    @Lachie, I've got it covered. I'll make under $900 work. I have to, call the rest of my play money is accounted for.
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    i was gonna quote some stuff, but it would take too much time

    for audio, and a sq/spl/sql setup, i would highly recommend a audio card--the 360.2 is not going to make the audio better if the source is junk. for a tight install, i would recommend a usb audio card--you can move it around the truck, and don't have to worry about reinforcing a pci card to surrvive.

    to say that you will make $900 work, is a bad omen--take this carputer like the rest of your install-- go slow with it, and take the time and money to do it right-- even if it takes a year or more.. almost all of the mistakes that i and others have made is mostly because of rushing into the install, or rushing to buying parts, and then re-doing it to correct the mistake, and make it what was wanted (my install ended up trying 3 different audio cards...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by soundman98 View Post
    i was gonna quote some stuff, but it would take too much time

    for audio, and a sq/spl/sql setup, i would highly recommend a audio card--the 360.2 is not going to make the audio better if the source is junk. for a tight install, i would recommend a usb audio card--you can move it around the truck, and don't have to worry about reinforcing a pci card to surrvive.

    to say that you will make $900 work, is a bad omen--take this carputer like the rest of your install-- go slow with it, and take the time and money to do it right-- even if it takes a year or more.. almost all of the mistakes that i and others have made is mostly because of rushing into the install, or rushing to buying parts, and then re-doing it to correct the mistake, and make it what was wanted (my install ended up trying 3 different audio cards...)
    Thanks for your thoughts and input.
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    I agree with soundman98. Take time, add some overhead to the budget, and most importantly, RESEARCH!!!

    It took me about two years or so (on and off) of research and planning, and months of waiting for parts, repair, etc., I somehow managed to make my primary install just barely under budget (probably because of luck and depreciation values). Still, plan out every little bit of the project (budget, power consumption, mapping out installation, etc). It'll be worth it!

    btw, if you're planning on using extension cables for vga, usb or whatever, I suggest monoprice.com. They got quality stuff for cheap!
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    speaking of $900..lol
    im planning to make a 2nd carpc for a little hoppty my girl gave me.
    she bought a mazda3 this weekend and is giving me her 1996 nissan altima.

    i was planning to make a carpc with $150 .lol
    was gonna get a CHEAP Chinese knockoff monitor, saw one for $65
    would use wireless keyb and mouse to control the car.

    on the flip side, the carpc in my mazda6..is running me $2k and counting.... lol
    i will post pix later

    and yes, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE take ur time AND research, or u will spend 9x that $900...

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    this thread came right on time, i bought a carpc from a friend of mine few years ago and i have decided to upgrade the motherboard and ram and add a new OS and Front end and new gps

    currently i have a VIA motherboard with a 512mb of ram and windows xp that happens to be not genuine, i wanted to upgrade to the BOXD945GCLF2 that a friend of mine bought but then i saw the D510, with 2gb of ram and windows 7 and centra fuse and maybe iGo for gps,

    my one question is what are the options for wifi on the D510, i currently have a linksys express card

    thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lachie View Post
    $900 dollars? Sorry but you have grosely underestimated the cost of a car pc. To be realistic you should really add an extra 50% in the quota to account for F'ups, Change of ideas, incompatibilities etc etc. just to be safe
    I suppose if your not too thrifty, than that could be the case. But I picked up via c7 1.5ghz unit w/ 1gb ddr, 80gb hd and on board sound and video for $100 on ebay. came in a case, and i replaced the pico 60 psu with a m2-atx from mo-co-so for $60 and also got a lilliput eby701 for $160. off ebay i bought a bu-353 gps $30, BT dongle $1.50, usb bgn wifi for $6 and a reverse camera for $19. I installed xp and centrafuse, and can honestly say that i've never encountered any performance issues, even with an older mobo. The only thing i'm regretting now is that the via chips don't support s3 standby, i'd like to come out of hibernation a little faster (currently at about 10secs to music).

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    I would recommend the Intel 40gb x25v drive over your OCZ choice. less money, more space, and Intel SSD's have superior traffic controllers and buffers than 90% of the other SSD's on the market


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    Quote Originally Posted by spdracr View Post
    my one question is what are the options for wifi on the D510, i currently have a linksys express card
    this + this

    you should be all set

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