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carpc monitor option!

Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by K2e2vin, Aug 25, 2006.

  1. K2e2vin

    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    I've had my CRT in there, sucks. Anyways, trying to figure out; should I get a computer LCD screen or a video monitor designed for cars to begin with? The monitors Ive seen are about 12" and support 800x600. Which would be a better route to go? And where's the best place to mount it? It's being used only for tuning(Crome) and audio(Winamp).
     
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    Those are definatly the most popular carputer screen around. They also have 7" Lilliput touchscreen's if your GUI's are friendly enough.
     
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    SSL0207 Mhmm....

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    i was thinking of doing an in-car computer system (no dvd-rom drive, just a nice big hard drive with all my dvd's ripped to it) and it seemed that it could be done for just under $220 (like 100 for micro-atx mobo and decent cpu, 40 for 2 sticks of 256mb ram, 60 bucks for large hard drive, and 20 in accessories and such, no need for anything other than onboard video) plus whatever custom-case you build and whatever monitor you choose... seems better bang for your buck...
     
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    Well so far I paid about ~$130 bucks; most of it coming from the case/psu. I still just need a monitor but it's not top priority right now. Taking advice from people on the board, I took out my 80GB HD and traded my bro for his 15GB one. Thats plenty for music and tuning.
     
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