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    1993 Honda Civic LX

    This carputer was built mostly out of spare parts with the exception of the PSU and LCD. I went through a year of getting shafted with defective items, but I finally pulled through. This is temporary to see how parts survive the southern heat. I checked after school today and my CPU was running at 69 degrees celcius!!!

    Motherboard: mATX MSI MS-6378
    Processor: AMD Athlon XP 1700 UNDERCLOCKED to 1150mhz (overheating issues)
    RAM: 128mb PC133 SDRAM
    Hard drive: Quantum Fireball EX 6.4gb
    Power: 230watt 1U PSU and 300watt AC/DC inverter
    Screen: 5.6" sunvisor LCD (composite)
    Video card: ATi Rage Pro All-In-Wonder
    Mouse: handheld trackball
    Case: made out of foamboard + tape! :P
    Software: Coyote's MediaCar with modified Range Rover skin, Windows XP Pro Lite

    Stereo: Kenwood KDC-319 auxiliary input. Kenwood KAC-5201 amp. Kenwood 12" Tornado sub. Four 6.5" Kenwood 2-way speakers.

    The Car:


    The test bench and final resting place:


    The un-colormatched visor LCD (on purpose... I'm getting rid of this car in a few months):


    LCD playing a music video:


    MediaCar w/ modified Range Rover skin


    First impressions:
    I've been waiting so long to do this... so I'm glad to have something rather than nothing. The cool factor is definately there... I'm the only person in town with a carputer. The composite LCD looked great at first, but the more I look at it... the more flaws I find. One, for instance, is the inability to handle gradient colors (look at the last pic). I can tolerate it though.

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    Hey man nice effort. Not the cleanest install but its functional!
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    love the picayune case....cardboard box!

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    Quote Originally Posted by krypt2nite
    Hey man nice effort. Not the cleanest install but its functional!
    Thanks. I have the computer covered up by the floor mat...pretty stealth (besides the mouse of course). You can kindof see it in one of those pics. I don't want you thinking I just threw that junk on the floor.

    ...unless you're talking about the case. Then yes, it's crap. Oh... if only I had the time (and money).

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    Quote Originally Posted by noodles
    Thanks. I have the computer covered up by the floor mat...pretty stealth (besides the mouse of course). You can kindof see it in one of those pics. I don't want you thinking I just threw that junk on the floor.
    Haha nevermind I did think you just had it laying around all sloppy like =)

    Quote Originally Posted by noodles
    ...unless you're talking about the case. Then yes, it's crap. Oh... if only I had the time (and money).
    Hey man whatever works. Atleast you have a working comptuter in your car.
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