Need Help Entering "Planning" Stages
Well I have done sufficient research and am now heading into planning. By planning, I will be choosing parts, finding bargain prices, and drawing diagrams of designs. Right now here is what I have in mind in terms of parts. My budget is roughly $1,000. I need advise and I have many questions pertaining to these parts etc.
Lilliput In-Dash 7" w/ Headunit
I don't want to be starting 100% from scratch. Therefore I will be having a monitor with a headunit. This is almost 200 dollars more. However, its pros are that it is a headunit, has DVD capabilities, MP3, CD Capabilities, Radio, etc. This way I am not working entirely from scratch. It is also a lot easier to install this into my Honda Civic dash and I am not a kind of solderer and fabricator so this will be best for me. Potential Problem 1: Will I be able to have my head unit and computer connected to the car stereo?
I have a fair amount of room in the trunk and have no reason to spare it. Also the tasks I do with my computers are hardware intensive. Therefore the computer will be:
Horizontal ATX Case
ATX Motherboard and Processor Combo (AMD or Intel idc, w.e is cheap on eBay)
512 DDR Ram (Already Have)
>40 GB Harddrive
DVD / CD-RW Drive (Already Have)
I have heard the term AMP a lot and have been told I will need one. I havn't seen many. When I look on eBay up comes huge *** boxes for like 200 bucks. I am hoping these are the wrong amps. Please Link me to AMps etc
My problem right now is visualizing everything. I have read a LOT about powering the Opus yet I am still very confused. I am even more confused when it comes to powering the lilliput Despite reading their posts. Most of the posts and advice people give me is "Use a DC Reg" but they don't explain what that is and how to use it so any help is good.
Yes I am a noob but please help me out.