2008 Nissan Altima Coupe build - SQ focus
Well, I guess I can start up a thread as a bit of a place-holder. I'm beginning to investigate the car pc option for my A/V needs. I currently have an Alpine W205/Blackbird combo along with the H701 processor. It has been having issues lately, so upgrading is on the list of things to do. I guess the idea of having to upgrade every component in the system (due to the way everything is integrated) kinda turned me off, so I began looking at building a carputer. This is my first build (and I'll probably go crazy) so please point out any potential issues or offer advice where possible so that I can make this work.
Here's what I'm looking for:
Music played from HD
Video played from HD (some movies, some TV shows - mostly divx codec usage)
Bluetooth phone integration (iPhone)
The components (I haven't purchased yet, just the planning stage):
CPU - Intel E6300
Motherboard - Intel DG41MJ
RAM - 4GB Corsair DDR2-800
OS Drive - Intel X25-V
Storage Drive - Some 1-1.5 TB drive
Optical - Thinking about a Blu-ray drive
Case - G-Atlantic Mini-ITX
PSU - likely the M4-ATX
Sound - M-Audio Delta 1010LT
Radio Tuner - maybe the Visteon HDZ300?
BT - some USB bluetooth dongle
GPS - probably the BU-353
Wireless - another USB adapter?
Monitor - Not sure yet, depends what fits...
Software (any suggestions welcome here) - Either XP or windows 7
either console or audiomulch
RR (or maybe Centrafuse)
MS Streets and Trips?
So that is the first plan. Does anyone see anything completely wrong with this setup? Am I missing anything? Will there be some crazy compatibility issues I'm not noticing? Otherwise, I'll try to scrape some money together and get some parts ordered in the near future and update this thread accordingly.