Skoda Felicia Fun,My first CarPC Project
I have been thinkin about building a CarPC about a year or so, but here yesterday i wanted to finaly start my CarPC project, so i looked a bit on the internet, and found some hardware i would need, and where to get it.
So today i looked by the local PC dealer, and then got this:
Asrock 2Core1066-2,13G, Motherboard with Intel Core2Duo, 1.6ghz factory clocked to 2,13ghz, will be downclocked to about 1,4Ghz
A-Data 2048Mb DDR2 ram
Seagate Momentus 5400.4 120Gb SATA Harddrive
Globalsat Bu-353 USB GPS Reciever
Glacieltech CPU cooler, and a couple of ultra Low OEM CPU Heatshrinks
2 * Papst 120mm fans, Super Quiet, and even lower noise when run at 7 volts.
M2-ATX 160Watt Power Supply Unit
1 Labtec Media Keyboard, will be used as a interface for buttons, because of its great Macro functions, and cheapnes
Different cables, for power and drive connections, and a Serial cable for the Mainboard and some extra USB cables.
Stock VW RCD 300 Radio, for buttons
A couple of hinges, for the cabinet.
Heres the pricelist in dollars:
Mainboard with CPU 80$
Seagate HDD 55 $
Globalsat Bu-353 22£
Glacieltech cooler 2$
2 Papst Fans 25$
M2-Atx PSU 90$
Labtec keyboard 8$
Cables and RCD300 free
Price so far: 314$
Pictures of the Project so far, sorry for the crappy pictures, they are taken with my phone.
So things i need is before i can install:
Cabinet for the PC, Main cabinet for the PC made, just needs to be cut out.
Things i may add later:
Slimdrive CD-Rom drive, if i want to, i just planned on using USB sticks and use the HDD for music, Slim to ATA adapter bought.
Use a Amplifier instead of my headunit.
WIFI, Lowprofile PCI Wifi card bought.
By the way, i have some questions:
Does the M2-Atx use a seperate rail for the 4 pin 12 volt ATX connector, or the same as the other 12volt lines?
And where do you think i shoul mount the screen with out destroing anything on the dashboard? Here is a picture of it