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    Mx-3 Car PC

    Stage 3 [not done yet still have more sanding and more adjusting of wires]

    [Specs]

    Mobo:ASUS A7v333
    HD: 40gig western digital
    Processor: Amd 1700
    Sound: on board
    Power: PowerMagic 200w on vector 200water converter
    Ram: DDR 2100 512megs
    Video: Raedon 7500 with tv out


    Tv: 6.5" composit









    almost done and the mobo doesnt lean i was showing something and didnt have the support bar connected yet

    ill be pulling everything about in about a week and adding dynomatt to the glove box along with cutting 2 port holes in the lower sections where ill be running additional fans
    93 Mazda Mx-3 Gs
    pacesetter exhaust, Prm intake,
    ngk wires, ngk platinum plugs,
    b&m short shifter
    Custom Molded 6.5 Lcd screen
    Custom Molded Sony CD/MD deck

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    Its starting to look pretty good!
    2011 Nissan Frontier SL
    AMD X3 2.2 | M4-ATX | 16Gb SSD | 2GB DDR3-1333 | MSI GF615M-P33 MB
    OBDPROS USB | BU-303 GPS l LILLIPUT TS | Car2PC adapter | XM Direct | USB Dual band N with custom mag-mount antenna.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Custommx3
    Its starting to look pretty good!
    Barry, his must be done by now ... LOL.
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    1990 RHD JDM 300ZX TT 2+2 5sp T-Top
    491RWHP / 18psi / 94 octane

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    Quote Originally Posted by jschrauwen
    Barry, his must be done by now ... LOL.
    ...what?

    Think we need a little grave digger smiliy just for when people dig up post's that are almost 3 years old....

    2006 Mazda 3
    Behringer DCX-2496
    JL300/4 Focal 6W4311B Focal TN52
    JL500/1 JL10w6v2

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    Variable Bitrate jschrauwen's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis5587 View Post
    ...what?
    Think we need a little grave digger smiliy just for when people dig up post's that are almost 3 years old....
    LOL .... I know both from MX-3.com
    It appears that it's very difficult not to get flamed as a newb on here. Search, Search and more search I've been told over and over again. When I find a vehicle specific install that I can look to and gleen knowledge from, I still get rapped. This is a very very difficult BB to avoid getting dinged on, no matter which way you approach your query. I'm sure it was all in jest though.....right?
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    1990 RHD JDM 300ZX TT 2+2 5sp T-Top
    491RWHP / 18psi / 94 octane

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    Totally agree man...but lets be real...we are all a bunch of computer/car geeks...have to get our flaming in somewhere

    This board is one of the worst I have belonged to though, it is like the culture of the board to tell people to search, and flame them any chance you can get. I know a bunch of questions get asked over and over again...I say post nothing if you don't have anything positive to say. The person will get the hint.

    As to the mx-3 --- drop a KL-ZE in it already

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    Quote Originally Posted by canadiandream View Post
    Totally agree man...but lets be real...we are all a bunch of computer/car geeks...have to get our flaming in somewhere
    This board is one of the worst I have belonged to though, it is like the culture of the board to tell people to search, and flame them any chance you can get. I know a bunch of questions get asked over and over again...I say post nothing if you don't have anything positive to say. The person will get the hint.
    As to the mx-3 --- drop a KL-ZE in it already
    I'd consider myself a car geek, but I'm not even close to being a computer geek. The closest I got to personally working on my home PC was installing a few LAN cards for cable / phone internet and replacing the power supply the failed - that's it. No mobo, processor, memory, HDD or disk drives installed by this noob ever. I don't mind receiving constructive criticism since the key thing is constructive, which is helpfull and motivating. Trying to assume that I'll achieve a level of competance and awareness about the inner workings of PC's that is on par with a majority on this BB would be folly. Not that it wouldn't be nice, but that I'd rather use it than play or experiment with it. I believe that there's a certain minimum knowledge level necessary to be a happy and comfortable CarPC USER but not one that a majority of this BB feels the average noob should know. I'm still using the first home PC I ever purchased 5 years ago - Pentium 3, 1 Ghz. I've been quite happy with what I've been doing and wanted to do with it and found that this happiness level didn't require me to know the inner workings of whats inside the chasis or what it does.
    I'd like to think I could approach my first CarPC project in the same manner, but finding it's not going to happen that way.
    I'm quite familiar with the routine SEARCH directives since I'm a Mod on another BB. For most noobs I'll usually recommend a search but will almost always provide a number of links to get them pointed in the right direction. Now I usually get the same sort of thing here most of the time, but it's the links that are provided is what sometimes is disheartening. In most cases, they're links to threads that are 5, 10 and sometimes 15 pages long. I'm sorry, but I'm not going to spend that much time going through that many pages to find what i believe to be a fairly straight forward answer. Most questions I pose are clear and concise and usually require a very short answer. Nonetheless, I will still get the pre-programmed response in some cases.
    If the majority of the computer geek membership could appreciate that there's a considerable amount of other members that don't share in their passion the same way they do and that are looking only for information to sort specific issues. Don't flame others if they don't share in the passion for this hobby like they do. It only serves to steer newer members away from being more interactive on this BB. I'm quite sure that there are elitest computer geek BB's out there that could serve those passions of theirs. My only motivation towards this BB and the CarPC world is that it seemed the prudent way to go for the needs/ wants that I have for my car - a newer and better ICE with the benefits of 5.1, DVD/CD-RW, AM/FM/TV, WIFI, GPS, almost limitless memory, and especially the potential to remove the need to keep a laptop on the passenger seat to monitor and manipulate my Megasquirt Engine management system via a serial cable. Like I said, it seemed to be the perfect solution to my needs, not to mention that I'm getting tired of the old ICE that I installed over 10 years ago.
    Lets face it, CarPC's will be the norm in the near future for all production cars anyway, so why not get a little head start anyway - from a users perspective, of course.
    OK, rant over .... LOL.

    MX-3??
    Oh ya, it's got the JDM Spec 2.5L installed, with a J-Spec LSD sitting in the garage waiting to be installed this winter. Along with a new Eaton M62 SuperCharger as well. Car has been lowered, with external mods, engine mods, suspension mods and interior mods to include all brand new Special Edition leather throughout. I've acquired parts from Japan, Australia, Holland, the US and all over Canada. My car passion definitely supercedes my CarPC passion which I believe may be the reverse for a good percentage of this membership. Therein lies the differences between myself and some of the membership here. Something I don't forsee changing in the very near future, and shouldn't necessarily have to, IMO.

    John
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    491RWHP / 18psi / 94 octane

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