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    new to the game

    Hey..what an excellent site this is! Anyways im starting down the road to putting a carputer in my Tahoe. I am looking to mold a 10 inch touch screen in my dash and dont know really what kind of computer i want. Ill be using it to watch dvds, music videos and mp3s..maybe gps down the road. Any input is welcome!

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    Welcome! How much money do you think you could put into this? For the computer, not the screen.. For screen, you def want VGA as anything else looks crappy, and well yeah. And how much storage do you want on the computer? Hit me up on AIM or something to talk or just reply here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SiGmA_X
    Welcome! How much money do you think you could put into this? For the computer, not the screen.. For screen, you def want VGA as anything else looks crappy, and well yeah. And how much storage do you want on the computer? Hit me up on AIM or something to talk or just reply here.
    my composite looks great

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    1k-2k is about my budget (screen included)

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    If I had that Budget:
    Opus-$200
    VGA touchscreen-$500
    Epia M10000-$160
    512megs DDR ram-$100
    Internal HD-$100
    Slot-loading DVD player-$100
    GPS-$250
    Wires and connectors, etc: $90
    New HU installed with Aux In: $300
    Total: $2000
    MP3 MR2 (click here for details)
    Hardware: EPIA M10000, 512Meg Ram, 5.6"TFT, Opus 150watt DC-DC PSU
    Software: Windows 2000, Media Engine 2.0

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    Wires and connectors, etc: $90

    hehehehehe
    more like 200

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    got to have ob2,just to round it all off
    $250.

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    hmm sounds good..thanks everyone..my main obstacle is going to be mounting the screen and computer underneath the passenger seat

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveo1
    my main obstacle is going to be mounting the screen and computer underneath the passenger seat
    Another obstacle will be viewing the screen underneath the passenger seat!

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    Steve and I were looking at options for what he requires.. He wants 512MB of RAM, which (Based on a VIA) is around $60-70 because of PC2100. HDD, spendy because of price of laptop drives, so 80GB for $190 or so. PSU, MPBS1 is $150. VIA, $158. VGA touchscreen (700TS,etc) is around $500. GPS, $70 + software. Slot loading slim DVD, not sure on price. Prob around $100, because of Mac adaptors and stuff. Since this is going to be a HU-less setup, and knobs are nice to control it, a EQ/Pre-Amp is needed, call it $70-110 (Based on brand). The LCD/EQ/DVD would all be worked into his Tahoe's dash and the AC controls would be moved down. Simple weekend install, if you ask me
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