Well I had a sunshade with my first installation, so I thought seeing as the days are getting sunnier (yippee) I would add one to my latest setup.
Dam nice work mate, I own a ford fiesta zetec-s and strugling like mad to get the screen in nice where the head unit was :(
I also took a look at your project (to do so I had to register) so I will see you over there too, and ask you some questions on it. :D
Just updated the CarPC. :)
Replaced the Epia M10K with a Commell LV-672 motherboard and a P4 3.2Mhz CPU. This also meant replacing the M1-ATX 90w PSU with the M2-ATX 160w PSU. For good measure and to keep up the general system speed, I also replaced the IDE 2.5" hard drive with a similar SATA model.
Hardest part was finding a 1U socket 775 heatsink & fan to fit in the very restricted space. In the end I chose a Thermaltake CL-P0187 model, which was very difficult to get hold of here in the UK, just about everyone was out of stock. As you can see from the pics I then had a hell of a job to do with the Dremmel to get it to fit. I had to do some creative sculpturing of the heatsink base to get it to clear three capacitors. Still, all's well that ends well. :peace:
The reason for this upgrade was to ensure I had enough processor and graphics power to take advantage of the increasingly graphical RoadRunner frontend I use.
This has speeded up boot and hibernation times ( as you can imagine ! ) and has allowed me to use transition screen effects, flash and the like in a meaningful way, for the first time. :D
nice motherboard :D and very nice heat sink :p
Very nice! Wizz, do you have a MSN? I'd like some help if that's ok!