Hi sorry was out of country for a while. I will post some updated pic soon in second post
This one I made is 9" deep (8" is minimum), 7" wide, and 4 3/8" height (it is depending on your LCD panel's height). I had thought about looking for a manufacturer/workshop to cut all pieces for me and resell if possible (Very sample materials, 1 24"x24" 0.63 aluminum sheet, and L shape jointer, screws), however, just dunno where to find.
The screen is Lilliput 629GL-70NP, however, I couldn't run in 800x400 native resolution through VGA, so I just use 800x600 compressed mode. I forgot to mention that all wires are soldered directly to the controller board print outs (CN3 for power and AV, CN9 for VGA, CN10 for USB)
The SATA cable was a 10" yellow cable, I cut the length and put a black SATA header (if you look closely, it can be disassembled. Bought separably) for custom length.
My first carputer was using a 12" screen, and controlled with a wireless presentation trackball mouse. The console center had a LCD screen to monitor the system, a laptop size CD-RW/DVD drive, 3 port USB port hub, and other system indicators. The first carputer was capable for TV, Radio, Gaming (NFS Underground by the time), GPS.
The last plan is, I am planning to upgrade the board to a AM2 780G ITX board with a 3250e 22W.
HEy, thats a damn good fab you did ! Thumbs Up for ya !
Just a few questions as Im thinking of doing the same...
Can you tell me where'd u get those buttons & USB ports ? And why are you upgrading from the Atom 330, is it really that slow or underpowered ?
Another thing, Intel Atom now supports resolution of 800 x 480 with 3rd BIOS Revision ! Download from Intel Website....
Source : http://www.legitreviews.com/article/757/3/
I tried with latest version 0140 but still doesn't work on 800x480
Originally Posted by kiani1
Those buttons are custom made, I just cut pieces and sand them
Currently D945GCLF2 has no problem at all, Atom does its job. However, I just don't like the chipset that Intel used. For the same power I can use a better platform such as 780G+22W 3250e, thats what I am thinking of upgrading.
hey ckegg, nice job on the case! I am in the middle of a similar build. I was just wondering what size and sort of fan did you use on the top there? did you just connect it where the old northbridge fan was?
Nice, Love the fab work on the case!
I use a CoolerMaster Dual Ball Bearing 80mm fan, and connect it to the CPU fan powering on motherboard so I can adjust the fan via BIOS. You won't notice the noise while driving even you max speed the fan.
Originally Posted by cogzi
I just had a problem using M3 power supply that you mentioned. If I use the delay powering function, the power supply is not working. I have to use Standard PSU mode.
Very Nice case. I wish it could fit in my Si.... :(
Hey guys. I have a 99 civic and am seriously thinking about installing a carputer. I am trying to learn as much as possible but cannot figure out why the OP has the newly installed touch screen AND the relocated stereo deck. Can anyone help me out with this? And to the OP: man that looks good!
very clean install...How is the floating hard drive holding up? Not sure what kind of temperatures you are seeing, but it seems that these gel cases could be affected without that much heat. Great idea though!