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    Citroen Xsara VTS, 2nd Carpc project

    Hey There

    I am a long time member of this forum, and a have had a working carpc for along time now. I recently found the Commell LS-372, and thought i would get around to building a much smaller CarPC this time around, even though my old one is quite small to. So the objective will be to make it so small that it will fit behind my 8" monitor in the dash, as will i fit a new AMP for the front & maybe some rear speakers in there, so my trunk will be nice and tidy, with no space wasted there, only i small sub and my 10" sub will be back there.

    So no pictures yet except for the old ones, link is in my sig, i will keep a list of hardware and plans here, with prices and links to them.

    - Motherboard : Commell LS-372 Core 2 Duo, 216 Euro, Arrived
    - CPU : Core 2 Duo T7500 2.2Ghz 4MB L2, 800 Mhz FSB, 202 Euro, Arrived
    - Memory : 2GB 667 Mhz 200 PIN SO-DIMM,45 Euro,Arrived
    - Disk : Hitachi TravelStar E7K200, 98 Euro, Arrived
    - Case : Probably Custom Sheetmetal, Trying to find a workshop
    - Power : MpegBox DSX12VD, 75 Euro,Arrived
    - Wireless : Engenius NMP-8602+ MiniPCI 400mw a/b/g Card & cables for chassis connection, 43 Euro, Arrived
    - Radio : HQCT, Ripped from the current system, 99 Euro
    - GPS : USB Sirf3,TMC, Ripped from the current system, 98 Euro

    So for now the cost is : 680 Euro
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    Update : I just ordered a Hitachi TravelStar E7K200 instead, it looks like this the high end of laptop drives right now, 120 GB,SATA-300,7200 rpm,16 MB cache. It's around 98 Euro.
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    Update :
    CPU and Memory has arrived, damn that T7500 is small :-)
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    Update :
    Just got word from BVM Ltd. that the order for the motherboard has gone through, so it should be on its way any day now.
    Transflective Lilliput 8", LV-677DC Core Duo 1,83Ghz, , Mpegbox uSDC20D, Shuttle Express, HQCT, PG XS6600 http://carpc.boyakasha.dk

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    Update :
    Motherboard arrived today, and i have begun testing it out. Only need to pickup my SATA laptop drive now.
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    Update : I might be selling the car soon, so my project is gonna be converted to a home media center for now, don't really wanna be changing the entire wiring in the car if i'm gonna sell it soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by _dopehead_ View Post
    Update : I might be selling the car soon, so my project is gonna be converted to a home media center for now, don't really wanna be changing the entire wiring in the car if i'm gonna sell it soon.
    You dont have to change much wiring.... My install is huge, with enough components to out do a high tech survellance truck, lol.... I opted to buy plug and play adapters that pluged right into my original wiring. Only wiring I had to run was the 4 Gauge wire, reverse wire, audio for rear amps and a power wire for the cam. So your not going to put the PC into a diffrent car?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HiJackZX1 View Post
    You dont have to change much wiring....
    I agree -- I'm setting up my installation to be completely removable and transferrable. The tiny size of that Commell board you're using means you could just about put that system on a Segway.
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    Ya, i will put this system in my new car eventually. I was actually talking about all the other wiring other than the pc, since i am moving my system from the trunk to the dash, everything will be wired differently, since i am not using any of the original cabling in my car.
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