Very, very nice. I miss my GTI.
By the way, are you a female? You might be the first one here.
Going to a laptop harddrive for the OS will probably slow things down overall, including bootup times.
we are going to be moving the tweets to the a-pillars and going with a 3 way set and putting the mids in the pillars too...Rainbow Pro line with Kick Bass...http://www.rainarc.com/component_pro_3way.htm
there's going to be a few other changes made as well
I'll be wet sanding some more on the amp rack too....might end up putting another layer of carbon fiber on there...who knows I might end up redoing it completely! Get rid of the stress bar and just go all out back there...maybe a 2500 for 2 12s and another two channel amp to run just the kick-bass and the 4150 4 channel on the tweets and the 4" mid driver....it's a never ending project
planning on going to the slim-line slot load DVD....and possibly going with a second hard drive...only lap top this time...and just for the OS...need to have the full size 160 for the 80+ gigs of MP3s that I have.....so many things to consider though...hehehe
yes, female I am...not to worry though...I'm use to being one of hte only females in car related areas....=]
I didn't really think abouthow it would affect boot-up times.....I guess that makes sense though...I'm trying to figure out a way to go about cutting down on noise....the judges don't like that much when you are competing in SQ....any Ideas? I have thought about just deadening the case....but I also need to leave it open somewhat for cooling.....???
Did you do the carbon fiber your self? looks good. Thinking of doing the same in my car.
What about liquid cooling? From the looks of what you have done to the car already you shouldn't have much trouble with that. Or you could try looking around at passive heatsinks and near silent ones. Zalman makes some good silent heatsinks, you can find them here.
Also, check out this website from TechTV's The Screensavers about building a silent case, link .
the idea of liquid cooling in car applications doesn't seem to appeal to me. The water will get hot, and stay hot sitting in the sun thus being completely counterproductive. I suppose you could cool the water somehow, but then you have to be careful that it does not get below ambient temperature othen you'd have to deal with condensation.
I suggest you stay with a good air cooling option. I suggest you research silent/quiet computing on google to find some good options.
"I for one welcome our new female overloard...err..counterparts"
i thought the water then passes through a radiator and gets cooled down with the help of a quiet 120mm or so fan.The water will get hot, and stay hot sitting in the sun thus being completely counterproductive
curious - in the second picture, wat are the buttons in your ash tray for?
Im not sure where your carputer is (maybe blovebox, maybe behind screen), but since you have a VAG (Volkswagon Audi Group for those of you with sick minds), this might be of interest for you if you are intersted in cooling. It is for a new body style (B6) A4, but still...
BTW VERY nice install.