Time to take the plunge
I stumbled across this site while doing a search .. I must say.. there is a wealth of information.. and some very talented people here..
I have spent countless hours reading about the projects , looking at installs done by the members here.. ( I enjoyed every minute) .. but I can hear my wallet starting to cry out loud..
You guys/gals have convinced me to take the plunge..
I have some extensive computer experience.. and NO car audio experience..
Here are my goals:
Factory looking install ( most important)
dvd movie player
TV ( possibly)
I just purchased a 2006 Mustang GT and this will the vehicle
A member here named 2 STanGeR did a awesome job on a Mustang.. and was the deciding factor for me..
His install can be found here: http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...highlight=2005
I will be ordering the kit for the lilliput monitor this week..
Here are some things that I already have ( what are your thoughts )
shuttle sb75g2 MB
Intel pent 4 2.8c chip
1 gig kingston ram
200g WD hd
I have set a budget for around 1600.00 for this project.. ( initially)
I would like to use the factory speakers for now.. they arent great.. but..
Once I get the system up and running I can always upgrade the speakers then..
Come on guys.. lend a noob a hand.. if you got to start all over again.. how would you do it..
Input is GREATLY appreciated..
i have one for sale here if anyone is interested. black annodized finish suburu/mustang kit
also selling, 60gb toshiba 2.5 hd, 1gb ocz dd2 sodim (notebook) ram, pentium m 740 cpu
Welcome and good luck! One thing I noticed on your setup is the 2.8 P4. It may be a bit power hungry for a carPC app. Some people have them in use, but it seems the majority use a mobiel chip or a VIA board for less power consumption.
Talk to the people with similar cars for ideas and pitfalls to watch out for. Also, start a worklog thread... it has helped me organize my thoughts and is a great place for people to comment on your setup.
Oh yeah... have fun with it!!!