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Old 20th July 2010, 23:03   #136
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Take for example his bed (last pic of post 124). Who you know stores his electronics in his bed. Frank actually sleeps and breathes this stuff.
Oh, was that a bed ? I thought it was a drawer.
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Old 21st July 2010, 13:11   #137
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... Oh my, I wonder what he'll do to my teeth should I ever need his services ...
Stick a diamond, and not charge for it! God bless him!!!

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... Poor Swift!
What Swift? I thought it would have attained Nirvana by now, and its mortal remains are strewn along GT Road? I had thought of asking Dr. LBM to return Badarpur TPS (which was hitched to his car) back to NTPC. NCR has severe power shortage.
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Old 22nd July 2010, 03:09   #138
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Frank: More pics please, this is one of the Best Car-PC being built in India IMHO.

Secondly, you certainly need to do cable management.
The way you have run cables, can be a Big problem when using such a big PC case in car, which will have lots of shakes.
you'll end up troubleshooting inside the case most of the time, if some cables get loose, or more problems like blown CPU if any cables gets into CPU Fan.

Also the cable management would help better Air-flow, Cooler cabinet and best performance, Do use atleast 3 chassis Fans.

You need to open the Side panel on other side of case, then insert wire from one cable slot, and it would run to its destination from backside of motherboard.
Play a bit with cables, You'll easily figure out the best way to do it.

I've recently done re-cabling of my desktop and it not only looks cool but less cables blocking airflow solves many issues and increases some performance.

Attaching a few pics to explain what i am referring too.

An Audiophile Computer in the making: frankmehta's Fiesta S-fr_build006.jpg

An Audiophile Computer in the making: frankmehta's Fiesta S-fr_image2.jpg

An Audiophile Computer in the making: frankmehta's Fiesta S-fr_img_1938.jpg
All images courtesy google and hardforum.com
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Old 24th July 2010, 09:50   #139
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What Swift? I thought it would have attained Nirvana by now, and its mortal remains are strewn along GT Road? I had thought of asking Dr. LBM to return Badarpur TPS (which was hitched to his car) back to NTPC. NCR has severe power shortage.
LOL! You remember all the old good days DerAlte.

BTW, I saw the surprise coming in.. Trust me, you're gonna love this had you been in Delhi. and Yes.. now the poor swift will attain nirvana.
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Old 26th July 2010, 23:49   #140
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@frank
two i3 processors trying to build a new i6 processor?
and why two pc? one was not enough?
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Old 5th August 2010, 21:08   #141
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Where have you dissapeared frank???
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Old 5th August 2010, 21:45   #142
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Yeah Frank, You cannot 'SLEEP' on the project after keeping us awake.
So what's the progress?
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Old 7th August 2010, 02:59   #143
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Where have you dissapeared frank???
Frank What are you upto man, your silence is killing us man.

come on post some work in progress, or reason for ignorance please.....
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Old 8th August 2010, 01:06   #144
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Hard Drive: Western Digital SATA II 500 Gb 5400 rpm 2.5" Laptop Drive
GPS Receiver: GlobalSat BU353
Reversing Camera: License Plate Waterproof Fish-Eye Lens camera
Hi Frank,
2 cents from my side...
HDD: you should go for 7200RPM 2.5" HDD. The performance of HDD is significantly better than 5400 RPM, moreover HDD is the slowest in the chain so is the bottleneck and you would want to buy the fastest one there

GPS: In car lesser wires the better, should go for a wireless GPS. Very easy to manage.

Rear View Camera:
Go for a wide angle CCD based one, it has much better picture quality than CMOS based ones.

HDD is just fine for in car use, it just has to be mounted properly in a well ventilated position. Contrary to popular belief heat is the bigger killer for HDD in car than shocks.

I have been successfully running my Car PC install for some time now. You can check out my install at http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/diy-do...-carputer.html
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Wont there be a delay to play the music (or anything) after starting the car and before removing the key after turning off, because of the 'puter booting up / waiting for it to hibernate / shutdown?
Phonix, it all depends on the way the pc is designed. A car PC has to be designed grounds up as a car PC, with all the right priorities in mind.
My start time is less than 4 seconds after turning ignition key.
No need to wait for hibernate/suspend, it is all automatically taken care of
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Old 8th August 2010, 01:13   #145
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ST7677, but the point is What does this franky Silence Means !!!!!
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Old 8th August 2010, 02:20   #146
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Silence means, either something big is cooking (final setup going on), or Frank has again lost his internet connectivity :(

Also, another point... Many people have been talking about SSDs in last 2 pages. Do note that cheap MLC based SSDs are not of much use and good SLC based SSDs (like the Intel's) are still 300USD + for 32 GB. Not at all worth it specially, considering that the 2.5" HDD can take all our roads without much complain.
One has to be more worried about the car and your own body before actually causing any damage to the HDD! These things are very sturdy.
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Old 13th August 2010, 14:44   #147
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@frank - howz the carputer coming? give us some WIP pics, updates, et all!!
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two i3 processors trying to build a new i6 processor?
and why two pc? one was not enough?
Isn't it clear already that Frank is building an HTPC along the same lines in parallel?


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HDD: you should go for 7200RPM 2.5" HDD. The performance of HDD is significantly better than 5400 RPM, moreover HDD is the slowest in the chain so is the bottleneck and you would want to buy the fastest one there
An SSD or a 7200RPM HDD is highly recommended. In a CarPC application, a higher speed drive would show its benefits in shaving off a few 10 seconds from the boot time. (More so during Cold Boot).

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GPS: In car lesser wires the better, should go for a wireless GPS. Very easy to manage.
I'll have to disagree here. A Bluetooth GPS will require a charging cable connected (mostly a USB cable) and most Lithium Ion batteries used in the GPS receivers are not very well behaved at high temperatures in the long run(read: car parked in the sun)

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I'll have to disagree here. A Bluetooth GPS will require a charging cable connected (mostly a USB cable) and most Lithium Ion batteries used in the GPS receivers are not very well behaved at high temperatures in the long run(read: car parked in the sun)
I disagree
I am personally using a bluetooth GPS for last 18 months or so and never had a problem. On single charge it runs for more than 12 hours with Navigation + Bluetooth + data logging all on and 16 hours with Navigation + bluetooth.

Usually one charge runs throughout a to and fro journey, unless it's a long >2-3 days tour across.
Moreover if required you can always charge it while driving thru the cigarette lighter USB charger.

I have a wired OBD and a wireless GPS, the inconvenience of OBD just irritates me a lot, in fact I am think of buying a bluetooth OBD too. Whereas GPS is simply too convenient.

More importantly, after the initial novelty wears off, one does not need a GPS to go to office daily or go within the city. One only needs it when going in unknown region or on long trips when you want to do data logging. At that time it is as simple as taking it out of the glove box and switching it on!

Not to sure about the heat issue due to sun, my car has vKool films so it does not get very hot even if parked in sun the whole day.


On a different note: I am facing some issue on video connectivity in my installation, need help here.
(Don't want to hijack Frank's thread)

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Old 3rd September 2010, 17:35   #150
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Hello all! The project has been kickstarted again! This week I am shifting to a bigger house and was doing up all the technology, serious home audio, security and automation, which made me very very busy and gave me no option but to delay the carputer. But all that is almost over now. Starting soon...
Watch this space for details guys.


Sorry for the delay in updating this thread.
Cheers!
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