Greetings from the Caribbean, Trinidad to be exact!
I am interested in building a car pc for my 2002 Mazda Protege5.
I am overwhelmed at the amount of info on the site but if someone can point me in a direction I will be eternally grateful.
Features I want to have are
Frontend - Something that works and has lots of gauges
FM tuner with rds
Music player with plugins to set time delay, cross over frequency,compressing etc, no cd support
OBD2/1 capability, not sure what the protege has.
For the hardware I want to store it under the drivers seat( this way its not to far from the screen and its not in direct sunlight since in a tropical island the cabin can get very hot.)
The PC will be hooked up to the music system also.
thanks for the link DarquePervert
so far Front end is going to be road runner!
^ i don't completely agree with everything that is stated, but it is understandable-- in a standard car, many of those are serious issues. in my little convertible, rarely anyone sits in the rear seats, because it is more of a punishment than a seat.. and everything is nicely tucked away, so the seat don't grab anything moving around..
i don't believe there are any music players that can control, or manipulate the audio with T/A, or x-overs(i think there might be some plugins for winamp, but not sure on the quality, or if they can route a stereo signal to more then 1 pair of outputs..)
at this point the only 2 options are to do all the audio processing in the computer, or to get a external audio processor...(check the high end car audio section there's lots of info there.)
I think the car pc will give me better control for my music, there are a lot of winmap and foobar plugins eg channel mixer, shibatch equalizer, vst plugins etc, resampling, rta ability
Considering implementing the car pc within the double din unit, if not then I will go the route of using a atx board in the hatch area(really dont want to do this)
So right now I looking for an enclosure double din that can fit, Is there anyone on the forums that can build one for me ? If possible wont mind a screen also. Shipping is no problem with me as I have a skybox in Miami. Will not mind used parts.
Parts list at present:-
double din enclosure(preferable metal/aluminium)
lilliput or any other good screen
fm tuner card
usb soundcard (later)
obd2 to usb cable
Ok making some progress, is it just me or has the site improved?... anyways back to the important stuff:-
OBD cable ordered 50US
For the case considering 55us
For the screen considering 159-300us
fm tuner 160us
mb 150 us
mem 35 us
flashdrive for os
around 800us completed
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Have any of you guys checked out this?
Last edited by nareshseep; 04-21-2011 at 12:54 AM.
i have seen that before-- it is similar to other all-in-ones.. i recommend reading threads like this before buying a all-in-one solution.
that motherboard, and power supply will not fit in that case-- that case will only work with pico-itx boards. and that board requires a component processor--i belive any AM3-socket processor will work..
the lilliput 701 your looking at will not directly fit in that dash kit that you are looking at either, but would require a front bezel like what the case used.. to put the screen in the bezel would also require that you remove it from the factory-lilliput bezel, which would void the warranty of the screen. while the conversion process isn't too hard, if you have any doubts about doing it, i recommend asking mo-co-so, or mp3car to do it for you-- this way they will warranty the work to prevent extra cost issues for you later..
I am newbie here.I wish I will be able to get necessary information from here.