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    1st CarPuter, need some help/advice

    Hello, this is my first CarPuter and I was hoping for some help/advice.
    The CarPuter will be installed on my friends Subaru Forester FXT.

    The below diagram shows what we have and how everything is setup so far. The amps were already present since he had a previous stereo system in place. So, on to my questions.

    1. What will I need in order to connect both amps to the computer?
    2. Where can I get power/ground distribution blocks?
    3. Where can I connect the power cable for the Xenarc?
    4. I'm guessing that for the CD/DVD I will have to use a USB one instead of a Ribbon cable.

    Well those are my questions for now, If you have any comments on how I can set this up better, please let me know. I will be adding GPS and cameras as well.



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    How powerful is the audio? a 30A fuse sounds small. For the amps to connect to the carputer, id recommend a USB sound card such as the Sound Blaster Audigy NX.
    Frys, Wal-mart (and perhaps Target) carry distribution block. So do all car stereo shops.
    The Xenarc can be connected to either the car pcs powersupply on the 12v line, or thru a dc-dc regulator to the cars electrical system (or directly to it if it has a regulator in it, not sure)
    A usb cd/dvd drive will allow for a more flexible installation. They have ide (or laptop) ide to usb converters.

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    Why do these noobs keep posting in the FAQ forum? Can't people read? Seriously, please don't be a retard.
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    b8bboi, instead of acting like a retard why don't you tell me where to post it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by salvi
    b8bboi, instead of acting like a retard why don't you tell me where to post it?
    There's a whole listing of the subforums if you'd just look.
    Also, had you read teh rules specific to the subforum you were viewing when you decided to post, you'd see that it's for answers.

    Thread moved to the Newbie forum. Not you try to be more aware of what you're doing, read the rules for the individual forums and behave like a reasonable human being. And don't call people names. This is your only warning for that offense. The next time will get you banned. Capiche?
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    OmegaAvenger, thanks for the help. I will find out the power of the audio and the fuse. I will go with your recommended USB sound card and look for the distribution blocks.

    With the Xenarc, I can just cut the plug that it comes with and connect the power wire to the Acc line coming from the M2-ATX?

    Thanks for the advice on the CD/DVD, I'll look for the converter.

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    Seriously, please don't be a retard.
    Well, make sure you tell the same to your partner here, because he started the name calling, not me, capiche!

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    Quote Originally Posted by salvi
    Well, make sure you tell the same to your partner here, because he started the name calling, not me, capiche!
    Way to make a good first impression. Good luck on the install.
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    Quote Originally Posted by salvi
    Well, make sure you tell the same to your partner here, because he started the name calling, not me, capiche!
    It has been duly noted...
    And b8bboi is far from my partner. He's just another forum member.
    I don't have a partner. I work alone...

    Wait... Didn't Chuck Norris say that in some movie?
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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