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  1. #1
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    Sep 2011

    2004 Ford F-150 Carputer Build

    Hey guys and gals. I am in the process of building and installing a computer in my F-150 and wanted to document what I'm doing.

    So far I have all the hardware and am putting together and getting it installed. I will update on the progress. Watch the following videos I have of the hardware and the Amp install and tell me what you think and ask any questions you may have:

    Computer Hardware

    Amp Install

    Hardware Specs:

    The computer is cased in a mITX PC Car Chassis Case Enclosure, the case is very small and only allows enough room for a Mini ITX motherboard and a notebook hard drive. There is no room for a disk reader or any other type of hard drive. The small size is perfect for car installation when room is taken into consideration.

    I have the Intel Desktop Board D510MO with 2 sticks of DDR2 memory at 2Gbs each. As far as the hard drive, I purchased the Western Digital 250 GB Hard Drive. I also have an external DVD±RW Drive and a wireless USB keyboard with touch pad.

    For the monitor I have the Mimo 720-F Touchscreen Monitor. With this being a USB monitor it can be used as the primary, and only, monitor but you will not see anything on the screen until windows has loaded and booted the drivers. No big deal, but if you have to set the BIOS or change those type of settings you will need to connect a VGA monitor. You will also need to do this to download and install the drivers for the touch screen. (NOTE: along with the VGA monitor, you will also need a standard CD/DVD reader and a PSP mouse and keyboard to get the initial setup and drivers loaded)

    For powering the computer I have the M3-ATX Intelligent Automotive DC-DC Car PC Power Supply. For internet I have Intel 6200 IEEE 802.11n Network Adapter.

    This is enough for a basic set-up.

    I will list the extras I have below without going into much detail:

    1. Bluetooth USB Adapter
    2. SIRIUS SC-C1 Vehicle Tuner
    3. SIRIUS Universal Interface
    4. GlobalSat BU-353 Waterproof USB GPS Receiver

    SIRIUS Satellite Radio Install
    Last edited by jonnychapps; 11-18-2012 at 11:48 AM. Reason: Adding Video

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Pittsburgh PA
    Well done and helpful vids....

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Thanks. I read a lot of posts on this site that helped me out, so I'm trying to return the favor to others that are just starting out.

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