I am debating about using these parts. If anyone has any input please by all means tell me. I have a sony vaio pcv-470ds laying around and it has been updated to 512 mb ram and has a pentium 4 cpu but I think it is a 2.8 gig but not sure. It originally came with windows me but I added windows xp pro shortly before stop using this pc for work. I am considering using this pc's mother board which has dual hard drives but I have no idea what mother board it is or anything as I am not a guru of pc. I am considering buying the opus 150 watt power supply if it works or can be simply modified-HENCE THE WORD SIMPLY. The pc also has a dvd rom and a cd burner which is oem equipment and I am hoping to use both, Why I am not sure as I have never burned a cd in my life but I think I need it because I dont know any better. I am wondering about updating to a sound blaster 2 sound card but I think this one is pre built in the mother board and it has a mic in, headphone out and aux in input all 3 using miniplugs. I am going to be using this pc as the audio source, with 3 rockford fosgate punch 1000 powering either boston acoustic speakers and a couple of 12 inch subs or infinity kappa brand. I am undecided on the moniter as I think I want touch screen.
Also this pc will be using the serial port to tune the holley efi.
The car has a huge dash area and the dash is completley gutted out. I will be fabricating the dash from scratch as most of the interior. The car is being powered by an aluminum 351 windsor with a clevleand stroker crank forged steel, 8.1 forged pistons and 427 cubes with twin t 4 turobs and a t56 6 speed.
This car will only see warm summer days as I live in wisconsin and will be stored inside a heated warehouse for winter.
I know I want the pc to control all the audio/video, efi, more then 1 video screens (undecided how many) possibly temperature control and rear view and front veiw cameras.
Any info will be greatly appreciated on whether to use this pc or use other items or what parts to use for multiple screens etc. I am open to all input but please make it simple as I am still not familiar with alot of the parts. I use pc's for cnc work and I know I like big powerful systems.