Began the project a couple of weeks ago after seeing Stevieg's setup in a CNET review. Did lots of research prior to buying any components and must say this forum has helped immensely.
Via SP1300 with 1 GB ram, 80 GB 2.5 Fujitsu HDD, Slot load Pioneer DVD Writer, Morex Mini ProCase, Opus 150W PSU, Belkin USB Wifi thingy, USB Bluetooth thingy, Powered USB Hub, Microsoft Cordless Optical mouse, Alpine 360W Amp and Xenarc 700TSV Touch screen.
Got slugged duty and a processing fee from UPS when I bought the LCD and PSU from mp3car.com so just take this into consideration when buying. Cost me around AU$1000 for the LCD and PSU. So far I have spent around AU$3000 and still need to buy a small keyboard, FM moduleof some sort and USB TV. Was going to buy Co-Pilot for my carputer but have it on my imate... And must say I am rather disappointed with viewing my Xenarc during the day. Took it for its first test drive today and could hardly see anything on the screen. Now have very expensive night time viewing screen :-)
Also have an imate Jam connected via USB which syncs and charges using the same cable.
XP Home, Road Runner Front END
To the pics...
Note the little Aircon vents behind the amp. very convenient! They are under both seats. I am going to see if I can channel this into the PC case somehow,
Built and tested the PC last week and put altogether yesterday. I bought another radio surround from Toyota $130 so i could easily out the car back to stock. The fitting of the LCD was easier than I thought it would be. Removed the standard dual din radio and fitted the screen with some ingenious brackets, cable ties etc. There was only a gap at either side to fill, cut two thin strips of plastic that I found (My wifes VHS case from one of her exercise vids) which matched extremely well. Hot glued these in place and the rest was easy. Still have to find a spot for the infrared wire which is still floating behind the dash.