Ditching the After Market Head Unit?
Ok so...I think I am finally breaking down and deciding on replacing my head unit with my PC. I can run cable from the sound card to my AMP. When it comes time for me to upgrade my AMP I would prefer to get one that has a remote to adjust and tune it. Any suggestions?
I am going to test this with my EEEPC which I have mounted as my CarPC currently. I will need to get a higher grade Jack to RCA cable adaptor but we shall see how it sounds. If all goes well as could be expected then that will cut more cost from my project (I was going to upgrade my head unit). This will also provide an easy switch over to use my Windows Mobile phone as a backup media player. Since the LCD Monitors have 2 video inputs, one will be the PC and the other will be my Phone if needed (though no interaction unless I use the VNC...we shall see). I use my rearview mirror as my backup camera already so that is covered.
I found this straight forward overview of connecting my PC to my AMP: CarPC Hacks
Which Power Supply? CarNetix CNX-P2140 or M2-ATX-HV Intelligent PSU
Ok...after some more forum reading and manual reading I wonder if I should get the CarNetix CNX-P2140 rather than the M2-ATX-HV Intelligent PSU.
They both generally have the same goal in preventing improper shutdown and protecting from battery drain. I am, however, especially interested in the "Pulse Start Feature" of the Carnetix. I have been looking for such a solution for a while now.Search for term pulse in the Manual.
Any suggestions? How well will the CarNetix work with the Intel D945GCLF2D Mini-ITX?
My Center Console Modify Plan
I think I am going to purchase a center console from a junk yard or online (I saw some people are selling online). This will avoid me having to chop up my stock and will serve as a backup in case things don't work out quite how I want them to.
This is basically what I will be disassembling and modifying. These pics are to provide a general idea of what I will be working with. My interior is tan not black. These pics are from a post on ebay...just to use as an example.
I plan on modifying the storage bin as the area to mount the motherboard and other components. This is an actual pic of my console...look at that wasted space.