Help me build my CarPC, suggestions/comments requested...
Well, I just came across this site last week, and I've learned so much so far from reading all the forums and hearing your input. I'm planning on doing a lot of audio equipment to my 1999 Saleen Mustang next month, and interface a CarPC into it too.
I have a Sony MEX-5Di headunit and here is the CarPC hardware I'm planning to buy and want your input on. Please let me know if anything I have listed here is a good/bad choice along with what would be a better option in your opinion.
Foxconn 661M03-G-6EL Motherboard
Western Digital Caviar 160GB 7200RPM 8MB HD
512MB DDR PC2700 RAM
Radeon 7000 32MB AGP
LG GCC-4521BB CD-RW/DVD Drive
Trip Nav USB GPS RECEIVER
The goals of my CarPC is mainly to play mp3 music at the best sound quality possible. I am also interested in being able to play dvds, and video files, along with having an integrated GPS system. TV Tuner may be a nice option too, but I'm not sure how good reception is. Here's my list of other questions:
What do you think is a sufficient processor for my needs listed above?
What TV Tuner has good reception?
My head unit, listed above, has an auxilary input and several RCA preamp outputs. Do I still need a USB Sound Card for the best quality sound? What card should I get to interface with my head unit?
Any other recommendations or comments are surely welcome. Thanks for all your help, it is all greatly appreciated :)