Car PC install in my 02 Avalanche
Ok folks so I've been lurking around the forums and looking at ideas to build my Car PC. Due to the fact that I am on a tight budget and still have to make monthly payments it has been a slow start but it is gettting there. This will be the start of my mods and improvements I'll be making to my vehicle in the coming months.
Mo-co-so.com Black Box PCI Mini ITX Case for Carputer Car PC with PCI Slot
Zotac nforce 610i- ITX motherboard
Dual Core Intel Pentium Processor E5300
320 GB Western Digital Hard Drive
M2 - ATX power supply
Future upgrades :
4GB Ram (...DONE)
Quad core Processor
1TB hard drive
PCIe 1x graphics card
Via M1200 motherboard
Via M1000 motherboard
160 Gb hard Drive
1 Gb of Ram
12.1 Inch VGA touchscreen monitor
Space Navigator Mouse
2 4 Port Usb hubs
BU - 353 GPS receiver
USB AT&T Aircard
external DVD-RW drive
3G mobile broadband Router
TPMS Sensor Kit
PDC Sensor Kit
Relay Kit to control some vehicle functions
Windows 7 Ultimate ............upgraded to Window 8 Pro
Centrafuse Auto Navigation
Garmin Mobile PC
Alpine IDA-X300 ( for my recently stolen iphone)
Alpine Type S speakers in all door........... Upgraded to Focal VR6s
Alpine 12 disc CD changer
Alpine PDX 1.600 Amp (for the sub-woofers)
Alpine PDX 4.150 Amp ( for the Doors)
Pioneer 10 inch shallow mounted Subs
Kicker Solo Baric Subwoofer in the bed
Alpine amplifier(s) ........... DONE
Alpine subwoofer(s).......... DONE
Alpine In Dash DVD monitor
and the list goes on.........
All of this is now protected by a Viper Responder alarm that includes a Whelen 6 strobes kit ( 90 watt strobe bulbs) and a 100 watt police siren.
Before I go much further, I want to say a big thank you to everyone whose posts I've read, Whose ideas I have burrowed freely and whose hard work in the CarPC forums have got me where I am with this project today thanks again
I learned the hard way that the BU-353 is not completely waterproof. Mine stopped working after a real heavy rainstorm and a car wash. I cannot say which one affected it but I opened the thing and there was rust inside where water had got in it. I had to order a new one and this time it stays in the car.
I purchased 2GB of ram to add to my current 1GB setup. because I noticed CF has a slight lag after I click on buttons.
Turns out one of the pins for the 2nd memory slot is damaged so my mobo will not read memory in that slot.
Also my hard drive is failing. I keep getting errors upon boot up that I need to back up my data before my hard drvice dies. There is a major hardware upgrade in the near future
I can't believe i has been over a year since I last posted an update.
Over the past couple of months I've been working on the exterior and other stuff so I have not done much to the computer at this time.
Now I am bout to start