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# 41373 14-Sep-2009 22:59
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Hi all
Im Wanting To Build/Buy A Head Unit Sized Computer For My Car. It Doesnt Need To Be Flashy Or Anything, I Just Require 80GB Hard Drive, 1Gb Ram, 4 USB Ports, Windows Xp Or Vista, Touch Screen Capabilities, Doesnt Need To Have A Disk Drive, Also Has To Have A Red, White And Yellow A/V Plugs With A Really Good Sound Card, Graphics Card Is Optional, Also Would Need To Be Able To Survive Engine Crank And Turn Off With The Car And Be Hard Wired Into The System, Less Power It Uses The Better To, Also The Less Heat It Generates The Better As Well

Thanks For Your Help
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  # 255765 14-Sep-2009 23:07
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"head unit sized" with those specs? When should I stop laughing?

Single DIN, or double-DIN?

Be hardwired into what system?

Turn off with the car? You will need to figure a way to trigger that...

Lots to consider here, and FORGET about single or even double DIN sized, unless you are prepared to compromise on a LOT and/or spend big huge $









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  # 255766 14-Sep-2009 23:10
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ah no, a wee while ago there was a guy on trademe that sold these single din pc units that turned on/off with the car for 2500$ they met my requirements except they had a disk drive, but i noticed he has been disabled

 
 
 
 




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  # 255767 14-Sep-2009 23:11
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also ment to put, be hard wired intop the electrical system of the car, after all it is what im talking about

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  # 255789 15-Sep-2009 07:22
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check out MP3car.com they have a lot of info. It seems the nettops like the eeebox have been useful for these albeit remotely located - under the seat etc. there are volatage regulatoors you can get that will also hibernate the pc when the ignition is off. Fiddly, but a cool project.

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  # 255797 15-Sep-2009 08:13
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Yeah MP3Car.com has some really cool stuff in their store. I dont think there's many places in NZ that sell this sort of thing, unless you just want to get a Mac Mini and pay a stereo place to install it. They should have all the power converters you need, but may not have one that sends the kill signal when the car goes off.

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  # 256594 17-Sep-2009 18:01
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Haven't really got an answer for you, but as soon as you work it out, please post here, i am very intrigued now!





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  # 257652 22-Sep-2009 20:31
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http://www.compulab.co.il/fitpc2/html/fitpc2-sb-datasheet.htm

This could fit the bill as a basis for a half decent small carpc

 
 
 
 


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  # 257653 22-Sep-2009 20:32
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There is a company in Australia that sells double DIN units. They sell for around AU$2500.

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  # 257657 22-Sep-2009 20:41
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sbiddle: There is a company in Australia that sells double DIN units. They sell for around AU$2500.


Holy heck, not cheap at all.

Got any links?






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  # 257665 22-Sep-2009 21:15
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Don't remember the name of the company.

There are plenty available online if you Google them. You should be able to land one in NZ for around $2500 or so.


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  # 257666 22-Sep-2009 21:18
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www.cartft.com has some good prices. 1032 EUR incl UPS shipping to NZ.

You also save 19% VAT for shipping outside the EU. Put GST on top of that when it arrives in NZ and IMHO it's a very good price!


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  # 257667 22-Sep-2009 21:19
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sbiddle: www.cartft.com has some good prices. 1032 EUR incl UPS shipping to NZ.

You also save 19% VAT for shipping outside the EU. Put GST on top of that when it arrives in NZ and IMHO it's a very good price!



how much for customs? havent imported something from overseas is a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG time

EDIT: ignore this post, lol.







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  # 257678 22-Sep-2009 23:10
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Hi all
i have found a company in nz that sells what im looking for, 900$ for the base model

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  # 257679 22-Sep-2009 23:11
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lunchboxxx: Hi all
i have found a company in nz that sells what im looking for, 900$ for the base model



link?

more info?
phone numbers?
specs?







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  # 257687 23-Sep-2009 00:13
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Aaroona:
lunchboxxx: Hi all
i have found a company in nz that sells what im looking for, 900$ for the base model



link?

more info?
phone numbers?
specs?


http://www.recycle-it.co.nz/goods.php?id=652
Phone Number: 07-824-9334

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