Mazda 3 Carputer Idea: Assistance
I am hoping that this is enough information to be offered assistance. I recently bought a 2005 Mazda 3 S Touring and the main mod i have in mind is to construct and install a carputer system. I would like the mini-itx computer in the glovebox (which is pretty big btw). The screen would not replace the current system at all. What it will do is be flush above the top vents in the center console as is true with the stock navigation system that comes with the Grand Touring model. Specs are below:
O/S Install: Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
Software: Maybe the StreetDeck Pro Software, otherwise standard software
Features: Movies, MP3, DVD, Navigation, CD-Audio, and emulation gaming
Options: Bluetooth (for mouse), GPS (for nav)
The link to all the parts I am looking into is in this Word document: Click Here
The diagram showing my interior and placement of units
Closeup of the end result i'd like to see for the lilliput monitor that manually can flip up:
The questions I have are the following. Would the on-board video for the Jetway motherboard mentioned in the word document be sufficient to run Media Center application within Windows, or at least StreetDeck at 30fps?
If not, would a PCI Radeon video card fit and work in the case mentioned? Lastly, after assembling the computer ready to go (OS installed and everything), would it be practical to have a shop install this instead of doing it myself? I'm not very savy when it comes to DC-DC converters and such, little worried about that.
Thanks for all your help!