I've been reading your entire thread this one and the other one that you started before. I've got a couple of questions for you, I'm going to be doing a Civic install soon also.
1. Did you get your navigation dash panel from a Honda Dealer? I found this dash panel from an online dealer parts store and it looks like the Double Din Navigation Dash that I will be needing (Item 12 in diagram).
and another Dash Panel here:
The first one is a lot cheaper than Crutchfield, just wondering if you recall the product number from when you purchased yours.
2. How is your heat issues with your CarPC mounted in the trunk? I'm going to fabricate a mounting panel that will be mounted below the speakers in the trunk because I don't want to lose trunk space like you did but I live in Houston and it gets really hot here in the summer.
3. I have a Shuttle XPC that I was thinking of using for my CarPC. It has been a really good and durable rig. I take it all over the place and it's been banged around pretty hard and always reliable. The MOBO also has a PCIe slot and a PCI slot so I can have stand alone video and audio (I hate intergrated graphics). Also Shuttle XPC has good driver support for their MOBO's and BIOS.
I'm currently using the Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz 1333MHz Socket 775 Dual-Core 65nm Processor with 2G of RAM.
I'm new to this CarPC stuff but have vast knowledge in the desktop world. I was hoping to strip the components from my shuttle, but I not sure if it would be compatible with the ATX Power Supplies with integrated Startup/Shutdown Controllers.
What do you think?