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