Hi, all. This is my third carpc, my first one (2005) was a pentium 4 with a gameboy advance like screen and modified Mpxplay (more info here), the second one (2007) was a dell optiplex, nvidia MX400 PCI with s-video output to a ntsc monitor, a 200W inverter and using xlobby like frontend.
Monitor: Lilliput 7" 629GL-70NP/C/T
MB: intel D945GCLF2
Memory: 1Gb DDR2 666Mhz
HD: Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200BEVT 320GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache 2.5" SATA
GPS:USB GPS Receiver BU-353
PS: M2-ATX, 160w output, 6v to 24v wide input Intelligent Automotive DC-DC Car PC Power Supply
Sound: Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE Sound card - 96 kHz - 24-bit PCI
Radio: Visteon HDZ300 HD Radio with home made cable.
Case: Modified Metal Enclosure (custom).
LMC (custom frontend)
My car, Seat Leon 2008 TFSI 200 HP.
The PC is under driver seat, the amp is in the trunk under wood false bottom.
Here the enclosure with motherboard on bottom, power supply and hard drive in the plexiglass.
PC in the car under driver seat (the seat is moved back)
cables are a little messy. You can see the hd radio still is not fixed simply placed on top of the case
with the driver's seat in normal position
Amp in the false bottom
false bottom draw
I get a metal plate from oem stereo and uses for integrate the monitor
cut the bottom of the screen (where were the buttons) to fit the fascia and relocate IR.
finally in the car:
compare with original stock stereo
I use the scroll of a mouse modified for the volume control and put it on the center console where the cigarette lighter was
This is a demo video of my frontend: (link)
Video from my cell phone low quality:
more info in www2.dasilvas.info