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Thread: Thinking about new Carputer in '04 Tiburon - Questions from a Newb

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    Sure, I'll help you. I plan to mount my 7" screen flush in the dash and either put the pc in the glovebox or in a case in the trunk.
    EPIA 800, DWW-7VGA LCD w/Touchscreen, 256mb ram, dvd rom, ati radeon 7000 video card, 80 gb 3.5" hard drive.

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    Yea man, got the 6 speaker Infinity in the car -- so i guess to run sound from the PC to the speakers, i need to go through an amp. I plan on getting a slot loading Laptop DVD drive, and installing it right underneath the vent/heat controls -- but actuallh have to see what's behind there though, being that i didnt take off the plastic cover yet. I'm a little nervous about all the electrical work -- made PCs for a long time, but am confused as to how to calc. the voltage (Wattage) that will be used by the PC -- im not very electrically inclined, and if i screw all this up, then the CarPC idea will be no more -- cant keep buying the same part again if i blow something out.

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    laptop possibilities

    Any reason anything cool can't be done with a mounted laptop?

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    Thanks for the advice guys, I ended up getting a white '04 Tiburon. 4 cylinder 5 speed. The carputer is going in as soon as I figure out how to mold the TM702L into my dash!
    EPIA 800, DWW-7VGA LCD w/Touchscreen, 256mb ram, dvd rom, ati radeon 7000 video card, 80 gb 3.5" hard drive.

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    That Infinity system will soon be the bane of your existance. The system utilizes stock amplifiers. You'll have to buy two new amplifiers if you want to re-use all the stuff. One for the interior speakers and one for the sub. You could technically re-use all the stock amps and stuff, but chances are it'd sound like crap and the amps would end up roasting themselves anyhow.

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    Shadow can you explain what that is????? (Sound like crap, and amps roasting themselves)???

    Thanks

    A.J.

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    it's not worth the trouble to do it. If it works with the infinity amps, it'll sound horrible. Even if it sounds okay, the amps will eventually go into clipping because of lack of input voltage and die.

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    How are you planning to get your screen in the dash? Are you going to fabricate another dash piece? There isn't much room with the air conditioning controls on bottom and the clock and everything up top. I have a TM-701L and I'm looking to find some Ideas on how to get my screen in the dash!

    Any ideas?

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    Hi Guys, thank god i found this forum!! Been looking to do this for a long time! Questions are along the way. Here's what I got so far:

    Going go go with the Lilltput 7" touch screen for a monitor....

    *** How do I wire in a monitor that has its own AC Cord??***

    Will use the Media Engine Frotend
    I already have a 120GB Full size HDD lying around.
    Guess I'll need a 150 Watt SFX DC-DC Vehicle Power Supply for ATX to power the rig
    I will be removing the head unit (Double Din Radio) to install this, so I'll need an AMP to Power the speakers from the sound card.

    *** Do you have a recommendation for a AMP that is reasoably priced that will work? ***

    ***Will I need a crossover or something to make sure that REAR speakers get surround sounds, and Front Speakers get center channel type of sounds?? ***

    My current Speaker set up is an infinity system with a Built in trunk Sub, 2 Reg. speakers and 2 tweeters.

    Secondly I guess i'll be using a mini ITX MoBo for the PC --

    *** Any recommendations for a MoBo with a DECENT graphics chip solution??***

    Either 512MB or 1 GB Ram, a DVD ROM Drive -- thinking of a Slot loading Laptop drive, the Panasonic CW-8122-B, 802.11b access, and a GPS System.

    Right now tinking about is this will be a trunk mount or "Under the seat" Mount, but DVD drive should be in the console somewhere, and probably a USB port as well. Oh yea, and a D-Link USB radio

    Heres a current dash pic:
    http://www.hyundaiusa.com/images/sho...buronBig12.jpg

    ***Being that the Radio is a 350W System, Does that mean i can add 350 watts of electronics to the battery and not effect its life?? ****

    *** Being that my power supply is a 150W, i take it that the computer cannot be too strong -- 150W is not a lot for a PC, right?? ***

    Thanks for all your help guys, and I will always keep you informed of this porject's progress....

    A.J.
    EPIA 800, DWW-7VGA LCD w/Touchscreen, 256mb ram, dvd rom, ati radeon 7000 video card, 80 gb 3.5" hard drive.

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    i respect your thoughts - so what hardware will i need then? Can you give me some amp model #s?

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    Well, a good amp is going to run you about $200. Whatever you do, DO NOT buy a Pioneer 4-channel. You could get a MTX Thunder404 or an Alpine MRPF240. That'd get you started. I'd recommend using a 3 or 4 band parametric EQ with built in line drivers and a master volume control. That'll take the volume and equalization stuff OUT of the hands of a computer and into something designed to do it. IM me if you've got more questions.

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