View Poll Results: How much did your Car PC installation cost?

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  • $500 or less

    121 20.00%
  • $500-$750

    85 14.05%
  • $750-$1000

    113 18.68%
  • $1000-$1250

    103 17.02%
  • $1250-$1500

    68 11.24%
  • $1500 or more

    115 19.01%
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Thread: FAQ Poll: How much did your car PC cost?

  1. #31
    Low Bitrate Pokiarchy's Avatar
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    Wow... 1k+? I've only spent 30 dollars so far.

  2. #32
    Low Bitrate simbot41's Avatar
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    I got my computer from my dads school where they were dismantling all their old ones. But I am still looking at $700 all up

    Being Aussie adds a couple of hundred though

  3. #33
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    I have used several versions for my carpc and to be honest they dont add up to $500 all together.

    First setup included a CRT monitor in the passenger seat (with an old pc which was free) This was a LONG TIME AGO 1996-1997 era

    Second setup Norand Touchscreen 133 (was $75 shipped from ebay)
    Had built in GPS but I had to purchase a PCMCIA Soundcard ($30 shipped)

    So far up to $110

    New system
    Dell Laptop (currently on a homemade jotto desk style mount in the truck).
    Laptop cost $200 and the Stand was approx $20 (for parts)

    GPS Unit with Iguidence $50 shipped
    802.11 PCMCIA card $10 shipped

    Total is $390.00

    Laptop is getting stripped and will be inset into the dash soon (I have to make sure the truck is going to make it through the year. Tranny is acting a bit funny). But in the end thats how you get 3 complete setups for under $500

    c-ya
    Chris
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    Dell P2 400 Laptop (reworked)
    GPS Mouse -w- Iguidence
    802.11 Realtek PCMCIA Network card
    Custom Laptop Stand

    www.chrisrowland.com
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  4. #34
    Maximum Bitrate kbyrd's Avatar
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    To keep this a FAQ-ish type thread, I'll provide some help (warning?) to newbies...

    This turns into a money-pit hobby real quick. It's never done, there's always something more to spend money on. But, it's a lot of fun.
    My worklog.
    Status: VM GTI sold, got out of the CarPC tinkering hobby, but I still think about getting back in.

  5. #35
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    Its a hobby though like you said its never done, that is the best part.

  6. #36
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    That much so far. Not completed yet.

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    Constant Bitrate DJKhan85's Avatar
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    I'm up around 1200 or so. 3 versions. various prototypes and stuff that just flat out didn't work out but cost me money. I am still not done and really don't ever see a definitive set amount I will end up paying.
    Computer:
    COMPLETE SYSTEM OVERHAUL!!!!!!
    STAY TUNED IN THE UPCOMING WEEKS!

  8. #38
    Newbie Nukeb32dc2's Avatar
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    P3 750 with 384Meg RAM, 32 M. Video RAM FREEBIE / OLD STUFF

    DeLorme EarthMate 2005 with GPS reciever $100

    13' USB and SVGA cable $45

    Lilliput 7" Touchscreen / Mirror $279

    Sound Blaster Live USB (behind monitor) $50

    microphone (for GPS, future bluetooth) $15


    I was at 490, then i splurged on a USB 2.0 card, 21 bucks and turned my carpc into a project again, damnit, if curious....

    Queer USB 2.0 Upgrade prob.

    OH YAH, KenwoodMP3 with aux. in pack - already owned but purchased 3plus years ago for around 400

  9. #39
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    MII12000 138
    256MB RAM 20
    200GB HDD 75
    8" touchscreen 125
    802.11g 18
    mouse 5
    ATI remote 20
    case 30
    7 port usb 2.0 hub 10
    USB slot load cd-rw & DVD 50
    GPS 50
    GPRS card 30
    USB soundcard 8
    USB bluetooth dongle 7
    M1-ATX 50

    That's 636, or $1122

    There are cables and bits and bobs probably totalling 30 or more that have mostly not been used. And no software or audio included in that total.
    Hardware: MII12000/512MB RAM/250GB HDD/8" touchscreen/slot load dvd/M1-ATX, 802.11g/bluetooth
    Software: Road Runner, Map Monkey

    Working on: reliablility!

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    Talking

    I'm a noob here. I just want to say, what a GREAT site this is!! I look forward to learning more from this forum.

    My set up:
    Work Truck: 02 Ford Ranger
    Jotto Desk Laptop mount $300
    Dell D600(picture is old, shows Dell csx) $work provided
    MS Streets and Trips 2005 $15
    GPS BU-303 $70
    FM Modulator for MP3s $20
    Vector Power Maxx SST inverter $50

    I hate Thomas guides:

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