Putting together a list of Carputer parts. Written what I'd like, suggestions welcome
I have been looking around for a while and am getting a second hand '09 X-trail this week. It currently has a stock HU and I am thinking about putting in a carputer. I have started to compile a list of components I would like but I am still trawling through many pages finding info etc. I thought I would post the list and see what people think. I may be a little ambitious with the components against the PSU I have picked at the moment and so may have to tone it back. Not to mention heat.
I'll start by telling you what I would like and then give you the list.
IDEAL setup - Multi-zone, multi-task entertainment.
I'd like to be able to play music, make calls, control iPod (if necessary) in the front while I have a roof mounted screen playing a movie or TV for the back. I'd like to be able to have the rear speakers operate in stereo for the back when in multi-zone mode and surround if in single-zone using the roof mounted screen. Be able to play DAB+, Bluray, Navigation, WIFI, bluetooth, other movie and music formats (which is a given being a computer), touchscreen and probably a host of other things I can't even think of right this moment.
I plan to start simple.
I theorise that getting the computer and front touch screen hooked up with the GPS, BT + Wifi, DAB+ and DVB will be the first step and will give me sufficient experience to hopefully know where to go from there. I presume that multi-zone is not extremely difficult but I don't know much about it yet and can forget about it for the time being. I assume that it is important to get the right hardware to start with so that expansion is possible in the (near) future.
On to the list :
Motherboard Gigabyte H67N-USB3
CPU Intel i7-2600k
RAM 2 x 4GB Ripjaws
HDD 120GB Vertex3 ssd
monitor sunlight readable mp3car liliput
bluray reader/burner some slot load bluray
radio and TV Dabby - DVB DAB+
GPS BU-353 Weather-proof GPS Receiver
PSU M4-ATX 250W
WIFI + BT Intel centrino advanced N 6230
miniPCIe - PCIe several models around also includes antenna
frontend centrafuse nav?
OS Windows 7
I am aware that I will need an amp or amps to boost the sound output. I have seen an optical input on an amp but I need to do more research.
Does a stock car antenna get decent TV signal?
Thats what I have at the moment. I am aware that the i7 draw more power and are hotter but I thought that I may need the processing power. I could cut back to an i5, i3 or less if your suggestions and RL experiences suggest it can work with less.
Looking forward to your suggestions.