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    Newbie JerzeyLegend's Avatar
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    2000 Chevy Blazer S.U.VeePC

    Ok. I have always wanted a PC in my car. Now I have the chance I am going to go for it.

    [VEHICLE]

    2000 Chevy Blazer LS 4 Door 2WD w/ optional 4WD

    Pics (click to zoom):





    She is not much, however she will get there. I am also getting aftermarket lights to spruce her up a bit.


    [CURRENT SYSTEM]

    I have a Sony Xplod CDXGT71W headunit. It's advertised stats are 52W per channel, 208W peak. It features an animated display which displays song name, artist, track, album; XM ready; 2 button backlight colors; motorized face; It plays WMA, MP3, and AAC (which I believe is the same as ATRAC3); It has front aux 3.5mm input; front, rear, and subwoofer pre-amp outputs; The only hiccup I see is that it doesn't have rear input. Only AUX in the front, however I can always get a different HU, or just run the 3.5mm jack into the dash.

    Pic (with my old Carputer, lmao):



    My Subwoofers are 12" Pioneer
    TS-W3041C
    800W max
    400W nom

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    My Amps are mix and match:
    1.) Radion D-420MX Mosfet 200W 2 channel with mono/stereo switch

    2.) VR3 200W max 2 channel

    I am considering getting a new amp and using those for surrounds.

    Pics (sorry they are pics from a Sidekick LX):







    [COMPUTER]

    I own a MSI K9MM-V mobo
    AMD Anthlon 64 X2 4200+ @ 2.2GHz
    2GB DDR2 RAM
    2 x 160GB HDD (1 x SATA; 1 x IDE)
    8-in-1 flash card reader
    DVD-DL multidrive
    Windows Vista/Mac Apple OS X x86 dual boot
    Windows XP guest OS on VirtualBox w/ Vista as host

    The motherboard is not that big, It's micro-ATX. The measurements are: 9.555 in. (24.5 cm) in lenght and 8.100 in. (20.6 cm) in width. With the GPU I have installed I would say about 5 inches deep.

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    [PLANS]

    I want to install a 8" Lilliputcenter dash. I would like to also move the HU to a new location and have it fabricated into the dash, perhaps on top of the dash, or down below between the cupholder and ash tray.

    I want to install two 5.25" inch bays into the glove box or center console.

    1.) Hotswappable HDD bay

    Pic:


    2.) DVD Drive

    I will invest in a wireless keyboard with built in touchpad for controls beyond touch, however, Windows Vista has extensive touch capabilties.

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    The system has a built in sound card, so I thought I would just run it into the AUX input in the front, until I figure out a better option since my HU doesn't have rear input. Since I am going to relocate the HU I can perhaps hide it or something. I don't want to buy any adapters, or I will just get the new updated HU in this series and sell my current HU to make back some cash.


    [BUDGET]


    I have $1,557 put to the side, however because of unforseen circumstances I can only spend $978 on this build.
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    Instead of the ICY Box I showed you in my first post, I was thinking of gong with this Kingwin KF-91 Aluminum case. It has a handle so I can just take the whole harddrive inside of a mount, this way nothing is exposed or messed up during transport. It's $24+ shipping on Tiger Direct.

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    http://www.tigerdirect.com/include/A...1024&imgcart=1

    I want that fabbed and mounted into the center console, along with foam padding for vibration resistance. I will slap in a 1TB SATA HDD in there.
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    If you're happy with the Sony headunit, you might consider opening it up and soldering leads into the Aux port connections, then running them out somewhere behind the face. That would allow an additional port inside the dash, and could save some of your installation budget.
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    Very interesting idea. I wish I knew how to solder. Maybe I will find someone who can help.
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    Question!

    My HU has a removable motorized face plate. Would I just wire + and - on the correct contact pin? Or perhaps tap into the wires on the inside? I have not opened my HU yet. I was hoping that there was something I could just jump off of with wires to a 3.5MM jack or even RCA jacks if I could.

    Anyone experienced at opening up Sony HUs? Any HUs?
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