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    Finally, 2004 Toyota MatrixPC is ready for primetime

    Alright, It time for me to show off my Toyota Matrix installation. After all this hard work and money spend, the result worth every single pennies.
    First, the result: Click on the image for larger version





    Another


    Now the MatrixPC spec:
    Mobo: Asus A7N8X-VM/400 $80
    CPU: AMD Athlon Mobile 2500 $100 but free AMR
    RAM: 2x256MB Mushkin PC2700 $40 AMR
    HD: Seagate 80GB 7200RPM 3.5" $30 AMR
    DVD: Maddog Multimedia 16X DVD ROM $10 AMR
    Graphic: Onboard/Integrated GeForce4 MX
    Audio: Onboard/Integrated C-Media 8738 6-channels.
    Control: USB finger mouse/trackball, USB Keyboard, Infrared Remote Control, USB Touch Screen. $50 for all
    Monitor: Lilliput 7" VGA with Touch Screen. $260 w/GB
    PSU: Custom build ~220W DC-DC base on Sproggy PSU with build-in SDC. $100 parts Digikey
    Case: Custom build clear arcrylic/plexiglass. $45
    GPS: Delorme Earthmate USB GPS receiver with Routis 2004 $200
    WiFi: Cheap Airlink+ USB WiFi adapter. $15
    SoftwareWinamp, WinDVD, FrodoPlayer, RoadRunner, Routis, FireFox, Custom build Video Safety shutdown (in the work for legal purpose).
    Other Custom build e-brake <=>Serial interface Video Safety shutdown $5 for 2 relays
    In progress OBD2 Interface

    Car Audio Spec:
    HU: Alpine CDA9830 $250 Crutchfield
    Speakers: All around Infinity Kappa 2-way 6.5" (62.5i) $160 Goodguy
    Amp: None, but will be soon for a 4 channel amp to drive those Kappa.
    Sub: None
    Other: Replace tiny stock battery with Optima Red Top $110 Super Autobac
    Overall : A much better than $2k Navigation option from Toyota. Toyota service tech will be in shock if they see the system.
    Last edited by MatrixPC; 03-01-2011 at 01:49 PM. Reason: Update images
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    These are some pic for the Custom Mastero/Sproggy 4.5 (45a for me) PSU I built. Click on image for larger version
    I am in the process of upgrading the current PSU to a much more powerfull one.

    Most componets are in




    Complete PSU
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    2004 Matrix XR A7N8X-VM/400 AMD XP-M 2500+, DS-ATX
    89 Supra Turbo P3 600E@750/Abit BE6 II, Alpine M-BUS Car2PC.
    Y2K Accord Dell GX150
    RoadRunner is the best FE PERIOD
    EmoRebellion is a SCAMMER

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    Let these pictures speak for themself Click on image for larger version







    Last edited by MatrixPC; 03-01-2011 at 01:50 PM. Reason: Update images
    2004 Matrix XR A7N8X-VM/400 AMD XP-M 2500+, DS-ATX
    89 Supra Turbo P3 600E@750/Abit BE6 II, Alpine M-BUS Car2PC.
    Y2K Accord Dell GX150
    RoadRunner is the best FE PERIOD
    EmoRebellion is a SCAMMER

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    Installation: Pictures, little dark due to low light Click on image for larger version

    PC: Under passenger seat.



    Control: Power sw, HD LED, Power LED, IR receiver eye


    The whole IR Receiver


    The HU replace the 115V Switch and outlet location. The new location for those:



    Best of all:
    In-dash fabrication process

    Last edited by MatrixPC; 03-01-2011 at 01:50 PM. Reason: Update images
    2004 Matrix XR A7N8X-VM/400 AMD XP-M 2500+, DS-ATX
    89 Supra Turbo P3 600E@750/Abit BE6 II, Alpine M-BUS Car2PC.
    Y2K Accord Dell GX150
    RoadRunner is the best FE PERIOD
    EmoRebellion is a SCAMMER

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    Looks awesome man, props on the install. I guess it's not as cool now since we've been staring at the picture in your avatar but still cool
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    Very nice install. Good job on the fabrication.

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    How did you mount the pci card into the plexi? Thats my current dilemma.
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    Whered u get the Amd Mobile Athlon for free after mail in rebates????? Please tell me !!! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJ8501
    Whered u get the Amd Mobile Athlon for free after mail in rebates????? Please tell me !!! lol
    Yes do tell.
    Dak TruckPuter:

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    Changed to planning for a Mac Mini Trukputer...w3rd.

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    Awsomeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Is All I Can Say!

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