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they make 7 inch wide screens, which is what i was hoping to put in. sounddomain.com has some decent prices on screens, but are there any other site that you guys have found that are reputable and have good prices?
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go to http://www.dealtime.com

then electronics then go from there....it shows you the best price online...
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could i just buiild a reg. computer, put it in a smaller case, get a power inverter, and have the monitor be the LCD???
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could i just buiild a reg. computer, put it in a smaller case, get a power inverter, and have the monitor be the LCD???

I noticed the laptop i just got yesterday has a s-video out or something for hooking up to a screen. Get a S-vid to the "yellow red and white plug" cord, and u could hook up the screen. Then it has some type of music out, which you could hook up to the back of the aftermarket cd player or on my screen thru the thing.


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could i just buiild a reg. computer, put it in a smaller case, get a power inverter, and have the monitor be the LCD???
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I noticed the laptop i just got yesterday has a s-video out or something for hooking up to a screen. Get a S-vid to the "yellow red and white plug" cord, and u could hook up the screen. Then it has some type of music out, which you could hook up to the back of the aftermarket cd player or on my screen thru the thing.
Yeap - that's the next step for sure. I keep debating on how far I want to go into it so right now I just hook up my work laptop using the video out along with a wireless keyboard mouse combo. Works pretty good.
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I think you would have problems with too much heat, if you built a regular computer and compressed it ino a smaller box and threw it in your truck. Also the amount of money you would put into a regular computer would be much more than you would have to cuz of all teh xtras you wouldnt need. but if you are building it yourself then I guess you could just leave those out.
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I think you would have problems with too much heat, if you built a regular computer and compressed it ino a smaller box and threw it in your truck. Also the amount of money you would put into a regular computer would be much more than you would have to cuz of all teh xtras you wouldnt need. but if you are building it yourself then I guess you could just leave those out.

They sell those mini computers now that you could fit in. They're hella cheap I think. Or get a cargo box for the back of ur truck and install it in there, i wonder how long it would last heh. I'd just use a laptop, helps with portability. You could put it in the middle or on the other seat or whatever. So ur passengers could pick songs.

Best part about laptop though! Cruisin thru neighborhoods, connect to other ppl's wireless internet and download some new music :D

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The problem y'all run into there is the power supply. When you turn off the truck, your power goes bye bye and your computer gets fubarred. There are special power supplies that work for that though, and they're already 12V also. But then you run into finding something to do with a mouse and keyboard in your truck.

EDIT: There are also special motherboards and processors you can get that are specially designed to run cooler than desktops.
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The problem y'all run into there is the power supply. When you turn off the truck, your power goes bye bye and your computer gets fubarred. There are special power supplies that work for that though, and they're already 12V also. But then you run into finding something to do with a mouse and keyboard in your truck.

EDIT: There are also special motherboards and processors you can get that are specially designed to run cooler than desktops.
those special power supplies detect when you turn the key off and when you do turn the key off it sends a signal to the motherboard that then tells the OS to shutdown. therfore this is not an issue.

my ultimate goal is to put one of my modded xbox's in my truck and have my 100GB of music on there to que up and play. i would also beable to play all my media files and play games ranging from atari to nintendo, SNES, genisis, and N64 games and not to mention xbox games.

you can also get PS2 add on ports for the xbox and run linux

the only trouble is i dont need to be playing games while i drive
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[QUOTE=zabeard]those special power supplies detect when you turn the key off and when you do turn the key off it sends a signal to the motherboard that then tells the OS to shutdown. therfore this is not an issue.
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Haha that's what I was sayin Zach. Where are you gonna find a place to fit an XBOX though in your truck? Those suckers are big. I was planning on building my carputer to fit where the stock jack goes, and having the DVD drive in the glove box.
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This is what I need. Something pretty close to this.
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Anyone good at it?
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i used to have the dvd player in my car. Blaupunkt DVD-ME1. worked great, and can be used in car or in home. But it looks like its in a exploder console, so modding that upper hole doesnt look to hard to make it fit. defanetly looks doable.
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