New Carputer Install - Advise needed
Let me start out by saying that this forum has been a life saver. Before I started in here, I was thinking I could just through in a LCD and an old computer and be off. So after many hours of searching I am finally ready to start ordering parts and would like to see if any of you can see if I have gone wrong somewhere.
I have a 2005 Nissan Frontier that has a double DIN slot. I will be removing the factory stereo and replacing it with a VMI70 (SP-716) 7" in-dash LCD and stereo (something used from ebay with a audio in for the carputer). I went with the stereo because up here in Edmonton temperatures in the winter can average -20(its already dropped to -33 once) in January-Feburary and I would actually like to have audio if my car has been sitting outside.
For my Carputer I plan to dissect an old 1GHZ AMD, Asus A7V ATX, computer with a 40gig HD and build a custom box that will blend into my cab. Space isn't an issue at this time, maybe when I get more money I can buy a new ITX and have that installed later. I plan on buying a Carnetix CNX-P2140 (165Watts) to power the LCD and the computer. The question I have is will I have a problem with power if I plan to install in the future a USB GPS, DVD drive and OBD-II on that system? I couldn't find any power specs for the mobo and processor.
For wiring I will run a 4 gauge wire direct from the battery with a either a Fast acting circuit breaker or fuse (AMPS still to be determined). The LCD will be powered from the CNX-P2140.
So in closing, I will be using both in-dash LCD and CD deck with the factory speakers, an old 1 ghz AMD processor/asus AV7 mobo/40 gig HD and a custom box with the thought of installing GPS/DVD/OBD-II for the carputer, direct wiring from the battery with a fuse/circuit breaker in under the hood to a Carnetix CNX-P2140 for powering the pc and LCD.
Can anyone see anything I am doing wrong or could be doing better with my set-up? Giving the cold do I need to worry about my electronics by installing a sensor of some type or will the PSU take car of that?
Any advise you guys can give would be great.