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    Starting Off My Carputer

    I just bought a 2000 BMW 323i recently and i'm really interested in putting a pc into my Car.

    I have really no clue where to start There is a few things im looking to do in my car
    "Not in any order"
    1.Internet .
    2. Gaming(ps2).
    3.playing itunes.
    4.playing my ipod.
    5.dvd .
    6.Gps .
    7.Using music apps(like fruity loops) and other Apps.
    8.Being able to use the controls on my steering wheel.
    9.turn on and off with car.
    My budget is around $1,500 max

    I am a mac user and pc user but my main computer is a mac i was reading in the forum and it looks to me a mac in my car is limited. So a pc looks to be my best bet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soul45
    I just bought a 2000 BMW 323i recently and i'm really interested in putting a pc into my Car.

    I have really no clue where to start There is a few things im looking to do in my car
    "Not in any order"
    1.Internet .
    2. Gaming(ps2).
    3.playing itunes.
    4.playing my ipod.
    5.dvd .
    6.Gps .
    7.Using music apps(like fruity loops) and other Apps.
    8.Being able to use the controls on my steering wheel.
    9.turn on and off with car.
    My budget is around $1,500 max

    I am a mac user and pc user but my main computer is a mac i was reading in the forum and it looks to me a mac in my car is limited. So a pc looks to be my best bet.
    Why play your iPod if you have a carputer?

    Peace,

    Rafster

    P.S.

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    I am a mac user
    yack mmmoook

    about your gamin do you really want a car pc and a ps2?

    ok so you need a car psu http://www.mini-itx.com/store/?c=10#p1813 PUS 120W 12V ATX DC-DC Power Supply
    then a mobo http://www.mini-itx.com/store/?c=2#p1601 with ever i would go for the VIA EPIA MII 12000 LVDS 1.2Ghz Motherboard coz its packed with stuff
    dvd player what ever you want.
    find a good screen with vga and rca for the ps2.

    about playing your ipod hummm well are you going to keep your head unit if so pplug it in to that if not plug it in to your line in on your mobo (you will need the carpc to be on)
    gps get a gps thingy from ebay and find some software.

    playing itunes...playing itunes why oh why your going to have fun with that

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