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    my proposed carpc build

    Please correct me please if I'm screwing this up big time:
    Here is the system specs I'm starting with:

    CPU Support Intel Pentium 4 / Celeron in Socket 478
    400/533MHz FSB
    Chipsets Intel 845GV
    Memory 2x 184 pin DDR
    Expansion Slot 3x PCI slot
    Graphics Intel 845GV Integrated
    IDE 1 x ATA100 IDE channels
    Serial ATA N/A
    RAID N/A
    Audio AC'97 Codec w/SPDIF option
    LAN 10/100 Mbps
    On board Headers Not Specified
    Material Not Specified
    Extension Bay 2 x 3.5" bays
    1 x 5.25" bay
    Front Panel 2x USB
    Audio ports
    Back Panel 1x LPT
    1x COM
    2x PS/2
    1x VGA
    1x RJ45
    4x USB
    Audio ports
    Power 160W(PFC)
    Dimension 325 x 100 x 370 mm

    I will add 1 stick of 256 ram and a 40G western digital hard drive and a dvd player.

    I was going to run a 400W 2 plug inverter to run my components I plan to install the PC in the trunk and hook the audio through the OEM CD changer plug in the back I am told there is an adapter that mates with the OEM plug and and in a headphone type jack.

    The LCD I want to use is a Lilliput 7in TFT touch screen but I don't want and indash install I want to make a custom swing arm that I can hide the monitor away if I'm not going to use it. I want to keep my oem stereo

    The install is going to be in an audi a4 anybody see some pitfalls so far for me? Any help provided would be greatly appeciated.

    -Eric

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    What do you need such a powerful computer for?

    What are you going to manufacture your custom swing arm out of?

    I don't know anything about Audi's but if you can buy an Auxil. In for the OEM radio I'll be surprised...stranger things have happened, though, so you're probably right, if you heard it from a reputible source.

    Welcome to the board and good luck!
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    Well the pc is cheap it's a bare bones system for 117 bucks
    Thanks for the welcome and the advise

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