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    whats it all about

    Hi there, just stumbled into the site and Im now hooked and looking at what i can put in my next car. Ill be buying towards the end of the year so Ive got six months to plan a system out.
    Whats the best step? Should I buy a small cube pc and mount it in the boot and run a touchscreen up front? and maybe a dvd drive hidden in the dash?
    Or can I buy a ready made motherboard with memory,processor etc with it that comes in a pre made box for mobile installations?
    Im thinking Ill use the system to play DVD's and music thru my head units inputs rather than buying myself a dvd player and screen like I was planning.
    Can you guys help me and point me in the right direction.
    I live in Ireland but travel to the UK a lot.

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    Maximum Bitrate SAScooby's Avatar
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    The easiest way is to go see the completed projects (show off your ride) and then go from there, the guys dont mind a bit of plagarism if you steal there ideas, I bet once you have been done that road a bit you will see figure out what you want
    Nano ITX / 512 MB / 60 GB / Panasonic slot load / M1-ATX / Bu303 / Sound blaster 24 / PPi amps / rockford sub

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    Custom made. Don't go the mickey mouse route and by a ready made box.
    Mine needs to be updated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samc
    Custom made. Don't go the mickey mouse route and by a ready made box.
    Long live the Mouse.
    Don't Fear The Gurkey
    Click here to check out My Setup

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    custom make a housing for the motherboard etc then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikerd4
    custom make a housing for the motherboard etc then?
    I went the Mickey mouse route and am very happy with the results:
    My 2001 Sport Trac Install

    Are you looking for a project or is it the end result thats most important?
    Here is a link to a guide I am creating for another site:
    http://members.cox.net/wkolodny/CAR_PC_Installation.doc

    Hope it helps.
    Don't Fear The Gurkey
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    Thats great and a good start, Im not going to rush this project as I havent bought the car its going in yet. I want to plan it out and make the whole thing look oe

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