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    2003 Boxster S... I'm at it again!!!

    2003 Boxster S… I’m at it again!!!

    Another car... Another Carpc that's the rule. This time around it’s my 2003 Porsche Boxster S that I'm tinker with. Taking mainly the knowledge from my 2001 Boxster S build, it should be easier. I should be almost done with the software side of things. I've been using a laptop with windows 7 to simulate what I can expect from the car's pc.

    The 2001 setup

    Head unit- DEH-P860MP
    iPod Adapter- CD-IB100
    Aux Adapter- CD-RB20
    Amp- GM-6200F
    Speakers- Boston Accustc Pro50
    HP laptop- Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile 1.83 GHz 667 MHz FSB
    Memory- 4.00 gb
    Hard Drive - 250 gb
    Power Supply- inverter
    Screen- 7'' touchscreen (ebay)
    WiFi/Internet- Sprint Touch Pro EVDO
    OBD-II Dashcommand lite
    GPS- Garmin PC
    Microsoft Streets and Trips 2008
    Frontend- None
    Camera- Front mounted RCA Cmoss Camera
    OS- 1st was Vista 64 Ultimate / 2nd was Vista 32 Ultimate



    The 2003 setup

    Head unit- DEH-P860MP
    iPod Adapter- CD-IB100
    Aux Adapter- CD-RB20
    Amp 1- GM-6200F
    Amp 2- GM-3300T
    Speakers- Boston Accustc Pro50
    MCS PC- Pre built Dual Core 1.6GHz Zotac ION Carputer
    Memory- 4.00 gb
    Hard Drive 1 - 160 gb
    Hard Drive 2- 500 gb
    Power Supply- M2-ATX
    Screen- LILLIPUT 7" 629GL-70NP/C/T VGA TOUCHSCREEN
    WiFi/Internet- Sprint Touch Pro EVDO
    OBD-II Dashcommand Full
    GPS- Microsoft Streets and Trips 2010
    Frontend- Microsoft Media Center (mod)
    USB Camera- LifeCam Show
    OS- windows 7 Ultimate x64

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    The Car

    While I wait on my parts too arrive here is the Car.
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    how do I move this over to Worklogs?

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    The longest part of the whole thing...waiting. Of the 8 things I'm waiting for, 4 of them are in. Next week everything will be in by Thursday. Hope I can have everything in the car by Saturday the 9th of January.

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    answer moved over to here.

    Pelican -- Pelican Parts is place where quite a few P-car owners hang out. Mostly, air cooled, earlier models. Also, lots of experience hanging around there too.

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    Software is done

    I’m finish with the software side of things. Everything works better then I hoped for. Now only if this MCS PC works as well as the laptop does. I’m still waiting on the PC to come in; it should be in on Wednesday. If I had to find something wrong with the setup it would be GPS. I could use a better GPS software package. I’m running Microsoft’s Streets and Trips 2010. Problem with this software is its UI or lack of one. The program really hurts for a UMPC UI. Because of this I can’t do a quick POI. I really want to buy the Garmin software but the last time it was updated was 2008. For what I would pay for it, it’s not worth the investment to me. So I'm still looking for something.

    Other than that software is done. Everything is running fine in the frontend.

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    The problems start

    Last night I made some mock ups of the MCS PC and the new pioneer amp… tried them today for placement… not good.

    The amps are to big together to place next to each other. The PC is too big to place under the seats. The factory Bose amp is too small; so I can’t use its space… looks like I going build a freaking chest for the trunk… not happy about it. But there is just no space in the car.

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    Amp with mock PC

    no room at all the other piece of cardboard is a mock of the size the new amp will be.
    the other picture is the old box from the 2001 build plus the PC box still no room...
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    waiting on one part

    Almost everything is in. The PC doesn't have an AC adapter so I order one over night. The second amp is suppose to come in on Thursday. I thought I would finish the project this weekend. Due to the fact I'm doing the 2010 Polar Bear Run (car rally) this weekend I may not install it into the car... but I'm a big kid with new toys.

    side note I added a Asus - 8x External Double-Layer DVD±RW/CD-RW Drive Model: SDRW-08D1S-U this will go in the glove box.

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    Everything is IN!!!

    Finally everything is in. Installing windows 7 (x64) ultimate right now. let the fun begin... This will be a lonnnnng wait. ultimate is a very slow process on a dual core atom. Guess I will go finish watching the BCS Championship (pulling 4 bama).

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