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  1. #11
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Tempe, AZ
    Yes I will have a 120 gig ssd . I will also be doing office function for my business.
    I really don't have the specifics on the whole system, I can't answer the power question yet, but I do have plenty of reserve power in my truck, since I run a dual battery, the second being a M-31 sears platinum . We have even talked about liquid cooled, since we live in a place that a turkey could cook on your hood. Lots of learning to do .
    I am not a computer guy, that's why I'm not building the system. I can do the install and all the sound system wiring , since I really wired everything in my truck, but I need the computer help. That's another reason I joined. Thanks for your input. I probably will overbuild, because thats usually how I approach projects, but I will definitely take advice from the pro's . This will probably evolve into more functions, including some kind of attempt at streaming video, but I don't know the boundaries yet.
    thanks again

  2. #12
    Constant Bitrate
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Austin, Tx
    I'll be interested in following this build

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Tempe, AZ
    Quote Originally Posted by soundman98 View Post
    back to your original post:

    are you saying you want everything, including the cctv stuff to integrate with the carpc?

    with the exception of the quad core processor, those carpc specs are well and above what anyone uses here--even hijack-- and he is doing a 6-7 station setup..--check his build log--here

    for audio, internet, nav, radio, bluetooth, audio, and dual monitor support most dual core atom boards will do the job with only 2gb of ram, though the atom is a little slow for some uses..

    many motherboards will do multiple video outputs using onboard chipsets-- and many of these have special graphic chipsets to ensure smooth video..

    not to mention, add-on cards and off-road trucks don't always get along..

    imo, i don't believe that there is any use for any more then 4gb of ram in-car.. the most active device you appear to want to use is a fb, and that doesn't take much processing power..

    you didn't mention your hdd selection, but with your vehicle style, a ssd is going to be the best option to prevent issues later.

    btw, how were you planning to power the whole carpc setup?
    Since I am still in the planning stage, I welcome input on specific equipment you may suggest. I would like to use the quad core and have the max ram suggested, which sounds like 4 gigs would be sufficient. I will run a ssd for storage I want multiple touch screen and video, Audio for radio, xm, stored music. OBDII brain fusion, internet, wifi, blu tooth, all accessory functions, and expandability for other things that may come up. Camera system integration
    Could you give me some ideas? I am here to learn


  4. #14
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Tempe, AZ
    Just a little update.
    Within the last few weeks I have streamed money to the builder and my system should be done and on it's way to me early next week
    I ordered a Lilliput 669gl-70np/c/t 7" double din touch screen for the dash. My second touch screen will replace the center of the overhead console.
    It's a lilliput fa1011np/c/t It's a 16x9 aspect ratio . My plan is to run on and off road nav on the overhead.Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz
    >> ASUS P7H55-M PRO LGA 1156 Intel H55 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
    >> Opus 360w DC-DC Power Supply
    >> 2x G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB Ram
    >> ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler
    >> Intel X25-M 120GB SATA II SSD Drive (OUT OF STOCK)
    >> Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD Sound Card
    >> SAPPHIRE 100283-3L Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit Video Card
    >> Athenatech A100SC.200 Case (OUT OF STOCK)
    >> Andrea Electronics Superbeam Array Microphone
    >> Fusion Brain v6
    >> Nani Hi-SPeed USB 2.0 Bluetooth Dongle
    >> Griffin Powermate USB Knob
    >> BU-Weather Proof GPS Receiver
    >> TP-LINK TL-WN722 USB Wireless Adapter

    Centrafuse with nav,will be the front end software
    The boombox for radio control, is no longer being made, so I am still up in the air on what to do with that.
    My overhead console and headliner are removed for the console mod, plus I am doing a custom headliner. Details will follow.
    I have set aside an area over the drivers side rear fenderwell for mounting the cpu. I think I may do some sort of elaborate shock mount system, since I do lots of off road.
    After that, the engineer for the camera system will see if we can somehow make the camera system talk to the cpu, so I can have a menu screen on my touch screen to control all of it.
    Further I may add another video card, so momma can have a touch screen on her side, for internet surfing or whatever else she wants to do . I think I may make some sort of cord for it, so it can be removed for viewing outside the truck .
    I will add pics as progress inside the cab is made
    more to come
    Should I make this a post in another area for projects?

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