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    Focus Car PC Installations In UK

    Hi all

    so ive installed a car pc into my focus 2003. This is all self planned and installed myself.
    Car Specs:

    Intel Motherboard w/ Atom 1.86ghz Mini ITX
    4GB DDR3 Ram
    160 GB HDD SATA
    Mini Box 350 Mini ITX Case
    M4 ATX PSU w/ M4 ATX Mini Case
    WIFI Dongle
    Bluetooth Dongle
    GPS
    Front & Rear Cameras
    Lilliput 6.95" screen w/ built in Auto reverse camera switch


    Here are some picks..

    Computer Under the seat before M4 ATX case Came

    Front Camera

    Windows 7 & the screen


    There are other pictures but ill have to get them


    Further plans
    Move Car PC from under the seat to the boot
    Front & Rear Parking sensors
    Front Webcam to record Driving
    Steering wheel controls
    Xbox 360 In car

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    That's a crap load of wires in the first pic. Let's see more. What FE are you running? Keep it going SNO

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    Running centrafuse man, Yea all that wiring has gone :P

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    Hello fellow UK Car PCer,

    There are a few UK based Car PCers knocking about. I tend to post more on the Astra forums but still have a very keen interest with what is happening on mp3car .

    My project started life in a Ford Focus too - hence my username.

    I'm very interested in the front camera, whether you get headlight saturation from other cars at night, etc.

    Cheers,
    Dave
    Vauxhall Astra SXi Car PC installed.

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    I have that same case. Do you have a picture of how it looks with your M4-ATX? Did you have to notch the case to get the power wire to fit? I am considering H2o Cooling since I have a cooler I could use. If I do I have to notch the case to pass the water lines out. I MAY do it simply because then I can house my computer inside the console and have the cooler in the interior of the car. But I don't know if the coolers are rated for extreme cool weather.

    Rodney

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    The M4-ATX looks very overkill for an Intel Atom PC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alawadhi3000 View Post
    The M4-ATX looks very overkill for an Intel Atom PC.
    An M3-ATX runs my I3 with lots of power left so I agree but still curious how he got it to work with the case.

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