noob wanting some input on carputer project components
i have an Audi A4 and am thinking about doing a carputer project. After reading up a lot on these boards this is my proposed system:
7" touchscreen (Either the Xenarc or Lilliput) fiberglassed into the dash
Epia M10000 Nehemiah mobo
Either opus (if I ever hear back from opussolutions) or Audioforge PS.
USB GPS (probably CoPilot)
I was thinking of doing the install in my rear armrest with the dvd drive fiberglassed into the top lid of the armrest along with an LED fan (then debating on whether to smooth the fiberglass and paint or recover in cloth)
This is my first attempt at doing a carputer install. I'm going to be running XP with the interface designed by sharkweb. How does this sound? Also, should I run a shutdown computer? I don't plan on having the computer on every time I drive the car as I'm running my audi signal through my existing HU already equipped with XM radio. I mostly am going to use the computer for Navigation and video playback. Thanks in advance for any help.