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    New to Car PC ?!?!?!?!

    Hello everybody I'm new to the boards!

    Let me run something by you guys. I am very good with computers. I have also installed (ghetto style) my CD player in my old car. However, I recently got a new car and I'm not trying to F any thing up (because it aint paid for yet).

    So with that said I was wondering if someone could make some suggestion on a very basic/cheap/clean car pc system.

    Anyway here what I was thinking:

    Core system: E5042D - Intel Pentium IV / Celeron Barebone

    TFT: DigitalWW DWW-7VGT

    Oh and I just have a few other question.

    What do you guys do for radio?

    How easy of an install would it be and where can I find some tutorials?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackflux
    Hello everybody I'm new to the boards!
    Core system: E5042D - Intel Pentium IV / Celeron Barebone

    TFT: DigitalWW DWW-7VGT

    Oh and I just have a few other question.

    What do you guys do for radio?

    How easy of an install would it be and where can I find some tutorials?
    1) Core system - Have a look into Mini-ITX - fine for most needs (inc DVD etc) and very low power consumption. Also consider what you're gonna do for power, Opus is the most widely used choice.

    2) Lilliput is a good, cheap option

    3) D-Link DRU 100 is supported by most programs (mediacar, voices etc) - not amazing quality though

    4) Have a search around the boards, also have a look at other people's install web pages, most inc mine have a lot of info on the pitfalls, problems etc
    Ford Focus MP3 : www.stevieg.org/carpc Blog Updated 29 January 2009!
    Car PC Status: Complete - Undergoing Software Redevelopment

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    stevieg I too am new to the idea (just about 2 weeks older than you at it.) I also have a new car that I dont wanna F up. Infact, I'm trying not to mod it at all. I intend to build a carputer enclosure (think sub-enclosure.) I just ordered a VIA EPIA. They consume very little "juice."

    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...007#post225007
    ,./(0)3

    '04 Canyon 4x4 pickup

    [---PC on hold----working on external fiberglass "tool" box---]

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    Thanks guys.

    I fround this Wintergreen - Minibook

    What do you think about that? It only has a 10 gig hard drive, however I think it's just a laptop hard drive so I could replace it with a larger one.

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    I am curious as how they connected to the notebook dvdrom drive from that Intel 815E Chipset Motherboard on the Wintergreen link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by masch
    I am curious as how they connected to the notebook dvdrom drive from that Intel 815E Chipset Motherboard on the Wintergreen link.
    I presume they used the ATA100 interface.

    http://www.intel.com/design/chipsets/815E/

    Rob.

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    I too was looking for a MiniPC like this anyone have some suggestions for brand/model, speed, etc.?

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