Just started looking into the possibility of setting up my truck with a carputer instead of dropping $1k plus on a nice new DoubleDin unit. Going through spare parts laying around and I found an old HTPC that hasn't seen life in a few years. Based on the stamp it's a FIC ICE Cube VG61 Intel 845GE Socket 478 Mini Barebone System and the specs can be found here http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?InvtId=VG61

Not sure if this would work, but I did notice a AC'97 6 channel audio and a SPDIF connection.

Can anyone advise if that would work?

I also just stripped down a dead system that had a core 2 quad 2.4 cpu and 4gb of ram so not sure if it would be a better option to simply get a board and case for that one instead.

Any advice is greatly appreciated.