MODS PLEASE MOVE. I thought I was posting in Worklogs but I guess not.
Well after two years of lurking on this forum I can finally begin my worklog. I received the final essential pieces to my setup today from the MP3Car Store. The biggest reason for me to build this CarPC is because I have such a large music collection. I love my music and I love the idea of having all of it with me wherever I drive. I know there are other alternatives such as an iPod or some other MP3 player but they are just not as "cool" or unique as a CarPC.
So to start off my worklog, below are some pictures and a list of the stuff I have and the stuff I still need to buy. I have almost everything except for a couple of small things that I should be buying in a couple of days.
Items I Have:
- Old Gateway 310 Series
- Lilliput 8" TS Widescreen
- DSATX 220 w/ Brain Stem
- BU-353 GPS Receiver
- AudioControl Three.1 In-Dash EQ
- 0AWG Knukonceptz Power Wire
- 8AWG Knukonceptz Power Wire
- Knukonceptz In-Line ANL Fuse Holder w/ Fuse
- Knukonceptz RCA Wires
- Spare OEM Radio Cage
Items I Still Need:
- Fused Distribution Block
- Dynatron & 3M Automix
- Other misc. fabrication items (i.e. sand paper, primer, paint, etc.)
Most of the stuff I've purchased - 01:
Most of the stuff I've purchased - 02:
Fabrication: My plan is to mold the Lilli into the radio cage. I'm going for the factory look.
Computer: The Gateway will run on WinXP w/ SP2. The Gateway currently has 256MB of RAM but I plan to upgrade it to 1Gig. It also has a 60GB hard drive which should suffice for now for all my music.
Audio: I will be using the on-board sound card for now. The output will be connected directly to the AudioControl Three.1 EQ. input. The AudioControl will act as my main volume controller and also allow for tweaking of the sound. The AudioControl outputs directly to the amp for the sub and the speakers via the Knukonceptz RCAs. The EQ will also be fabricated into the radio cage.
Internet: My internet will come from my Nokia 6260 using Nokia's PC Suite Software. I'm with Cingular BTW. I've been testing this with my laptop and it has worked great. The speeds have been very reasonable.
FE & Software: I will most likely be using Centrafuse as my frontend with the iGuidance plug-in.
Power: The Knukonceptz power wire will be used to upgrade my current power setup. The 0AWG will be connected to a fused distro block where it will separate to my amp (4AWG) and the DSATX (8AWG).
Check out my album for more pictures