My Project (just started)
Ok I'm new and from Australia. Just started buying stuff today :) Got all computer equip for about $400US (all new), Power Supply for about $150US (new). I hope the HD and DVD work properly and don't skip/break in the car! I suppose I'll take my chances then buy a laptop HD/DVD if I need to. Any suggestions on GPS or Screen would be GREATLY appreciated :) and any other suggestions of course. I plan on making custom software as I know VB and a fair bit of C++ and am not happy with any of the current software for my setup :p
At the moment I'm running off a 250W AC-DC PSU inside for testing, seems to be enough juice so far :)
Car: 1993 Mazda MX6
Engine: 2.5L V6 DOHC 121kw
Basic Stereo Information: Stock stereo. Sounds OK. Will upgrade later.
Carputer: AMD Athlon XP 1800+
Case: To build :p
Power: 250W DC-DC
Sound: Onboard Dolby 5.1
Motherboard: Asus A7N266-VM (9.6" x 9.6" onboard Lan, GeForce2, Sound)
Videocard: Onboard GeForce2
Display: To buy - Maybe Xenarc 7" Touchscreen
Extras: 16xDVD, TV/FM Tuner, GPS(still to buy)
I don't know where I'm going to mount the computer yet I'll have to pull some things apart and see where I can fit it :) A 7" LCD should fit perfectly in the double DIN slot with slight modification. I think I have it easy seeing other people's dash's and the tricky spots they have to mount LCDs :p
Any feedback greatly appreciated! Sorry for no more pictures I'll take some later.
By the way - The Asus motherboard is pretty sweet because for about $120US I got the motherboard with built in Audio/Lan/GeForce2 and an AMD1800. Seems good value and it's very small (well not compared to say the FV24 but still fairly small). Has 3PCI and 1AGP no ISA.