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    Quote Originally Posted by anDru View Post
    yeh i hear u guys in the states are real low on these beauties........theres alot of supras i hear though?
    Not so much as you might think.. here in Orlando I see one every few months...

    sometimes in Downtown some big shot has to show off his Lambo or BMW 650i but other than that.. I havent seen a lot of nice cars around here

    I did see an R32 few years ago .. right hand drive and all .. pretty cool

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    Yeah in michigan, specifically oakland county their are tons of nice cars. bmws, porsches, supras, rsxs, civics =)))
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    I think that's one of the few cars I haven't seen on the road.

    and to let you know, I completed an entire audio system and laptop based carputer...and am trying out an sbc that i'm building and I have yet to cross a grand.
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    I assume since your in NY that you havent spent 1000$ USD, he doesnt want to spend more than 1500$ AUD, I have no idea what the conversion is ther thouhg
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    There is no way to build a good, small, new system (with everything) for under $1500 AUD. its around the right mark though. People who claim they have are using cheap (read crap)/slow/old (recycled) components.

    Motherboard (with embedded CPU)
    PCMCIA slot adapter (for wireless internet)
    7" touch screen (in dash)
    DVD ROM
    GPS
    Bluetooth
    Case
    DC-DC PSU
    Wiring
    HDD
    RAM
    Wireless card or USB
    Wireless antenna
    + shipping all the way over here...

    = LOTS

    AUD = USD / 0.76 (approx)
    1500 AUD = ~$1153 USD
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    Jarrod here has givin me the low down on how much one of these babies cost....after talking to him ive kinda realised i need a bit more then 1500 AUD. but its all good for what his about to hook me up with in this sexi car hehehe...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonknell911 View Post
    Yeah in michigan, specifically oakland county their are tons of nice cars. bmws, porsches, supras, rsxs, civics =)))
    hahahhahah civic? nice car....good one mate....sorri but down here we use civics as a mesuring tool for sh@t cars

    have u guys seen the Fast and furious movies? most of the cars in em we have available here......except the rare mustangs and all...very rare....but proberly millions of em up in the states?

    how often do u guys see a japanese import up in the states?

    just to show u how everyday a japanese car is down here in aust. this is just at a local park few blocks from my house



    anyone reconize the cars?

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    sorri but down here we use civics as a mesuring tool for sh@t cars
    Hey mate, you need to think before you post, and really work on your spelling.
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    how am i not thinking? im jsut stating the truth....here in australia/melbourne we honestly dont think highly of civics when it comes to performance. i know it might sound a lil overboard but its the truth. they nice cars and all for families i guess but they just absolute rubbish for any other reason. sorri if it hurts to say.

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    It hurts my brain to know that someone could have such a limited grasp on reality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarrod View Post
    There is no way to build a good, small, new system (with everything) for under $1500 AUD. its around the right mark though. People who claim they have are using cheap (read crap)/slow/old (recycled) components.

    Motherboard (with embedded CPU)
    PCMCIA slot adapter (for wireless internet)
    7" touch screen (in dash)
    DVD ROM
    GPS
    Bluetooth
    Case
    DC-DC PSU
    Wiring
    HDD
    RAM
    Wireless card or USB
    Wireless antenna
    + shipping all the way over here...

    = LOTS

    AUD = USD / 0.76 (approx)
    1500 AUD = ~$1153 USD
    Actually, i did inventory. I did my normal 10% rule. My entire system costs upwards of 9 grand MSRP/Retail and goes from a year old R51 Thinkpad with 1.5GB ram with brand new docking station, motorized LCD screen, x50 axim as remote control and nokia 6800 as remote desktop rear keyboard and Gryation Ultra GT compact combo front keyboard, a few crates of nitemax gear, SDC with inverter, to audiocontrol/alpine parametirc eq/infinity kappa/basslink sound system. Did i mention internal wifi and bridging external wifi/cellular from a PC card that handles GSM/GPRS/ and wifi B for surfing the web? No? thought i should through that in in my "cheap" system. AND, for STILL under a grand, i'm reconsidering using my R51 as the CPC and use an SBC with LVDS screen from an apple ibook and cf GPRS/GSM quadband with voice CF card, and a docking station i orginally bought for triple displays off my IBM, get triple displays off my SBC.

    Haha, and i got a PS2 and LCD screen, axim accesories, sound accesories, a PC lock key for my carputer, and researching for a HUD thread...but yes...my stuff is crap and recycled goods. That's all included wth that under a grand thing. Its called having good friends, trades, and knowing how to shop.

    anDru, lol, i agree with you on civics, but you have to remembe, we in the US don't get skylines, evos, supras, NSXes, 180sxes, and other lovely cars that never see the states. You highways are littered with factor built power the likes poor dragon can't even fathom....and the modded cars...they'd give him wet dreams (just messing with ya dragon lol, but a civic can't touch a the cars they got down there)

    anyways, just shop well, don't be afriad to get things second hand, esp if its a good deal, The forums bring down the price of things dramatically. Dont' be afriad to get rid of stuff you don't need, someone else may want to play wiht it. Barter hard if neccesary, but always fairly and you'll be respected and people will throw things your way first cause they like you.

    Oh and shipping will suck monkey balls for you, so yeah...

    Right now there are a few mini itx boards with 1.6Ghz P-M processors for $165 plus shipping overseas. That's $180 probably. Grab yourself a PCI riser for around $6-10 ebay, that's 190. Pick up another ebay/member PCI vid card (MX440 or whatever), that's $25 shipped max, $205. Opus goes for 60-75, just under 300. HDD, if its laptop, should be around a dollar a gig, or less, desktop, 25 cents a gig or less. Roughly 50-60bucks. running you around $350. Audigy NX, see what hits the sale, you'd be surprised, you're up to $420ish max. screen will set you back. In dash would be nice, but usually members sell them form ~300 for motorized, 150 for regular non in dash. See what you can do. $720 max. Ram is liek $20 for 512, that solves that. So at $740 USD, you have a carputer...and that's with the stuff you paid for! GPS is $50, so 790 you have it with GPS. Go shpping on the web and you can get a wifi adpater free with rebate. $800 you added wireless. isn't this getting fun? BT isn't neccessary but through in free to $20 for an adapter, and $50 for a buncha parts for install, you know, 4 bucks for a VGA cable, usb hub, power stuff, screws, old dvd drive, and oh, yeah, if you really wanan make a case, go right ahead, and you get 870 for installation. Turn that into aussie and then knock off some figures for the stuff that you traded that you dont' longer need for some of the above parts and if you can't make it for under 1000AUD, you need to take a course in economics or something lol.

    I swear, americans just throw away their money like there's no tomorrow. . Atleast it keeps their taxes low.
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