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    Hardware Purchase

    Hi i recently purchase 2001 jetta - i want to install a kick *** carputer in

    Is this a good purchase?
    http://www.logicsupply.com/product_info.php/products_id/256{8}96{6}124{25}179{4}108{9}59{1}14{7}86{12}85

    Logic Supply OPUS mini-ITX Car System - $1,231.00
    - Operating System - Windows XP Service pack 2 or Linux
    - Motherboard EPIA MII 12000 1.2Ghz
    - Monitor Xenarc 700TSV 7" TFT LCD Display VGA Touchscreen - Black
    - Memory 256MB PC2100/DDR266 RAM
    - Hard Disk 2.5" 80GB Samsung 5400rpm

    Is this good enough is 802.11g avaible - $14.95
    http://www.proxim.com/products/wifi/...pci/index.html

    external 7.5dB Omni Antenna - $37.95
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5169814210


    Gryration RF mini keyboard + mouse - $79.95
    http://www.fentek-ind.com/rf-wireles...rd.htm#kbmrftb

    BU-303 GPS Receiver - $59.95

    In-Dash Slot-Load Slimline DVD/CDR Drive - *$95.00*

    What more do i need? Rememebr i'm a begin and have absolutely no idea of what i'm doing. all that i know is i love computers and would plugin through an IV if i could.

    It's already getting kind of expensive. If anyone has anything that they want to donate to my project send me an email to [email protected]

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    I don't know what "kick-***" means. If you mean really fast and really powerful, then no, that is not a good computer to get. The Epias are slow. Get something better.

    If you mean a great setup that runs mp3's, DVD's, wireless, GPS, etc. then yes, that setup will work. However, the mp3car.com store has a more cost-effective unit, particularly if you're willing to put the components together yourself.

    http://www.mp3car.com/store/product_...products_id=73

    You can also buy the same screen from them. If you're wondering, no, I'm not affiliated with mp3Car.com but I do use their forum a lot and always buy from them if they have the product and it is a reasonably competitive price.

    Note that your system did not include DVD or CD drive. I think, but am not sure, that the auto start and shutdown controller is not included in either case but there's not enough information for me to tell. Because it isn't mentioned, I assume it's not included.

    By the way, if you have anything you want to donate to ME, please PM me. You're right, this hobby is expensive!
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    mp3car store doesnt include the xenarc though
    edit: you mentioned that
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    You can do it for MUCH less. Especially if you have an old computer sitting around.
    A good system with the cool morex cases (especially since you only need a CarNetix for them) can be bought and assembled (by yourself) for less than $400. Not including a TS.
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