New To putting in a Carputer
First of all I would like to say hello to everyone as this is my first post. I wanted to ask a few questions because I have been searching the fourms and frankly I am little overwhelmed with information so I would like to thank everyone for the help in advance.
First of all I have a 2001 VW Golf. It is pretty standard, I have a single DIN cassette player (which is what I have been using to play my ipod) and the DIN above it is empty, just used to put some things in there.
I like my monsoon sounds system but I want to install a carputer. I would like to build on from scratch but I don't want to use a full size PC as I have seen a few of you use in the back of the car. Second, I would like to know how much will this set me back. What are some of the better touch screens out there and what is the difficulty of putting them in. I am looking into spacing this project of the summer (only taking on class over summer at uni gives me plenty of time). Also what type of PC should I put in there, I was thinking more along the lines of a 64 bit PC with 768 megs of ram 80 gigs of hard drive space and a GPS receiver (anyone have an idea of how much a GPS reciever will cost).
EDIT: One more thing, how would I go about running say windows. Wouldn't everytime I start the car I would have to boot into windows or is there a way away around that.
Thanks again for all the help and advice, I really can't wait to start so I will kepp you all up to date.