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    Nevermind... You lucky bastard... =)

    http://www.installer.com/cars/mitsubishi.html

    Towards bottom of page:

    MITAH
    1990-2002 Mitsubishi built cars with Infinity Systems Direct plug in adapter to replace factory head unit or amp.
    one of our most popular parts of all time. $24.95
    "Is Wayne Brady gonna have to choke a b@$#*??!!"

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    thats awsome

    Hey thanks for the link. People at mp3car sure are helpful. I think I have everything I need now for it to work. Just one last question. With that amplifier thing that you posted the link on, it will have 4 rca outputs. How do I hook those up to a computer? Do I need a special card or are there even more adapters that I will need to hook it up to the computer. I am pretty sure the mini-itx only has line out, speaker out, and mic in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastfalcon94
    Hey thanks for the link. People at mp3car sure are helpful. I think I have everything I need now for it to work. Just one last question. With that amplifier thing that you posted the link on, it will have 4 rca outputs.
    You will need 2 mini jack to rca cables. The mini to rca male cables are pretty common, but this means you will need gender changers (couplers) for each rca connection, so 4 in total. Other choice is to get 2 mini jack to female rca cables, but these are not so common. Then you can just plug directly into that cable.

    Mini to RCA male:
    http://shop.store.yahoo.com/hypaudio/ii255045.html

    Couplers:
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....oryId=cat08054

    Mini to RCA female:
    http://www.jr.com/JRProductPage.proc...d.GRF+3002-AYC

    *These links are just to show you what you need. I don't mean to imply that these are the places to shop at. Your best bet to find options would probably be Best Buy or Radioshack.

    Quote Originally Posted by fastfalcon94
    How do I hook those up to a computer? Do I need a special card or are there even more adapters that I will need to hook it up to the computer. I am pretty sure the mini-itx only has line out, speaker out, and mic in.
    Yes, the EPIA boards only have Line IN, Speaker OUT, and Mic IN. However, these boards have VIA 6-channel audio chipsets on them. If you enable the 5.1 audio, then you would lose the Line IN and Mic IN. These would turn into audio outputs.

    In Smart 5.1 (as it's called) the connections become:
    Line IN ---------> Rear Left & Right OUT
    Speaker OUT ---> Front Left & Right OUT
    Mic IN ----------> Center & Subwoofer OUT

    Thus, you would have your 6 channels, but you would lose all audio inputs into the motherboard. This is only a real problem if you're using (A) any kind of voice recognition software, (B) voice commands for GPS, or (C) audio in for external devices, i.e. D-Link External USB Radio.

    So the options are all there, and it's not a hard swap equipment-wise.

    **Man, I'm knocking down these questions like a champ!
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    Smile Thanks Gubon12, your definitely the champ in this thread

    Ok, I think I have everything all set now.

    - mini-itx pc
    - vga 7" screen off ebay
    - slim DVD usb2 drive
    - Co-Pilot GPS
    - ps/2 touch pad mouse
    - usb mini keyboard
    - ITPS
    - mitsubishi amplifier to RCA adapter cable
    - 2x RCA female to mini-jack cable

    I am going to start ordering all the parts needed for my car PC. I can't afford everything right now since I currently have some $$$ tied up. Give me a month and I should have everything on its way. I am going to make a website on it and have lots of pics so anyone w/ a 3000gt or a mini-itx pc can benefit from it. I think it seems like a good setup since it will be around $700. ( <---- I already have the gps) Thanks for your help.

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    I made the website

    I just made the website where my car pc information will be going. Here it is:

    http://web.vtc.edu/users/cdoe/carpc/

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    my computer is finally working

    Just to let everyone know, I now have everything I need for my car pc and I installed it. Everything works perfectly, all I need to do now is clean up the install and mount my lcd and strap down my computer. There are some pics here:

    http://www.vtc.edu/users/crd04080/carpc

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