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Old 10th June 2010, 14:27   #91
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Hey Frank,
SSD prices are quite low now.
32GB SSd for 85 USD.

Newegg.com - Computer Hardware,Hard Drives,SSD,SATA II

nice option for the HDD
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Hey Frank,
SSD prices are quite low now.
32GB SSd for 85 USD.

Newegg.com - Computer Hardware,Hard Drives,SSD,SATA II

nice option for the HDD
That's a great news to hear. In fact the 2.5 normal HDD was my only fear about the reliability of a carputer. But then if SDDs are getting cheaper, I think can start collecting my carputer parts. Meanwhile, frank !!! Your install is really a Hi-fi one. The ASUS sonar itself is a stunner. Waiting to see it all in place !!! Best of luck friend
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That's a great news to hear. In fact the 2.5 normal HDD was my only fear about the reliability of a carputer. But then if SDDs are getting cheaper, I think can start collecting my carputer parts. Meanwhile, frank !!! Your install is really a Hi-fi one. The ASUS sonar itself is a stunner. Waiting to see it all in place !!! Best of luck friend

Its a godsend man..
it used to be like 300 USD for a 32 GB SSD at one point...
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They do, but it's like 8K
Their C2D one is 3.2K
I want a Core i3 one. CHEAP

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Congos Frankie boy. Your install threads are highly enjoyable as ever. But this ones not only outrageous but at the same time very different from what we know as ICE on cars. Very nice choice of equipment. But just wanted to point out something. Why did you choose such an old card as 7900 instead of entry level GT2xx cards for HD purpose? Nevertheless subscribing to this thread..all the best.
Thank you so much man! I haven't yet chosen the display card. I am going in for something with an onboard graphics chip, so nothing elaborate. But yes, 1080p compatible, and also compatible with all the number crunching involved in sound processing

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Its a godsend man..
it used to be like 300 USD for a 32 GB SSD at one point...
I would want an SSD, but I will be storing lots of stuff. So a 1TB drive is anyways required. WIll think of SSD after 6 months.

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That's a great news to hear. In fact the 2.5 normal HDD was my only fear about the reliability of a carputer. But then if SDDs are getting cheaper, I think can start collecting my carputer parts. Meanwhile, frank !!! Your install is really a Hi-fi one. The ASUS sonar itself is a stunner. Waiting to see it all in place !!! Best of luck friend
Thanks mate. The Xonar got me into a little trouble at home since I had to pay duty over it. LOL. but all that will be worth it when I hear the first note playing from the carputer

Guys, some more stuff has turned up at my doorstep.
The OBD II Scanner and the keyboard + mouse are here.
The keyboard and mouse are pretty SEXY, and the reason why I haven't taken detailed photos of the same is because Streetaddict has taken some good photos of the unit. It looks MUCH better in person though.
Here's Streetaddict's photos.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/1932751-post660.html

I have also put a few photos of the data from the OBD scanner on my laptop
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An Audiophile Computer in the making: frankmehta's Fiesta S-20100612-13.22.59.jpg  

An Audiophile Computer in the making: frankmehta's Fiesta S-20100612-14.12.18.jpg  

An Audiophile Computer in the making: frankmehta's Fiesta S-20100612-13.19.51-desktop-resolution.jpg  

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

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How much did you pay for the OBD, if you're alright sharing ?

And from the pics, it seems that the OBD might cause a hindrance while driving. Are you gonna relocate the OBD port or live with it ?

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The keyboard and mouse are pretty SEXY, and the reason why I haven't taken detailed photos of the same is because Streetaddict has taken some good photos of the unit. It looks MUCH better in person though.
Here's Streetaddict's photos.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/1932751-post660.html
. This looks a sweetheart! Did not expect something this good for the price paid (eBay India: lenovo Mini 2.4GHZ PC TV Wireless Mouse Keyboard N5901 (item 270578417483 end time 12-Jul-2010 15:14:29 IST))
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Hi Frank,
Your DIY's and research for raw materials makes me really think are you doc for humans or computers! Keep it up. Once you finish off make a simple step by step notes for all of us here so that we can too have those sexy units in short span in our cars as well.

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How much did you pay for the OBD, if you're alright sharing ?

And from the pics, it seems that the OBD might cause a hindrance while driving. Are you gonna relocate the OBD port or live with it ?
I have paid about 2.5 k for the OBD if I am not wrong mate.
Yes, the scanner is a hindrance and not safe. Need an OBD to OBD cable. Soon.

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. This looks a sweetheart! Did not expect something this good for the price paid (eBay India: lenovo Mini 2.4GHZ PC TV Wireless Mouse Keyboard N5901 (item 270578417483 end time 12-Jul-2010 15:14:29 IST))
It most definitely does look HAWT!

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Hi Frank,
Your DIY's and research for raw materials makes me really think are you doc for humans or computers! Keep it up. Once you finish off make a simple step by step notes for all of us here so that we can too have those sexy units in short span in our cars as well.
Cheers mate. Will post a list of prices, components and where I sourced them from, very soon. Let me compile my own list first
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Heck!! Thats quite a lot of equipment there Frank.

I hope your next project after this is not getting a dentist's chair installed to create a mobile fiesta dental clinic, with a soothing audio experience !
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Centrafuse OBD is very very limiting, you may want to try out ProScan. I am using it and found it very helpful.
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Proscan works ONLY with Scantool.net products :-(
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Not really, I use it with a generic ELM327 OBD.
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ok, I get it, they don't sell the software only now. Which they used to do earlier. I guess they were getting flooded with support calls from people who bought their software (but not the hardware) and then hit with all kind of issues.


There is a good sale today with $50 off, so you get the USB software and the tool for only $120, which is close to what I had paid for only the software earlier, so go for it. You can even go for the wireless version considering the OBD location in your car.

Frankly speaking it's really a dumb place to put an OBD connector in ford, you can really not do any analysis while driving the car! However it should be easy to take the whole thing off and relocate it somewhere close by, where it would not hinder while driving.

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Question :
Does the Obd Scanner allow you to show details such as FE,Avg FE,Range etc?
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ok, I get it, they don't sell the software only now. Which they used to do earlier. I guess they were getting flooded with support calls from people who bought their software (but not the hardware) and then hit with all kind of issues.


There is a good sale today with $50 off, so you get the USB software and the tool for only $120, which is close to what I had paid for only the software earlier, so go for it. You can even go for the wireless version considering the OBD location in your car.

Frankly speaking it's really a dumb place to put an OBD connector in ford, you can really not do any analysis while driving the car! However it should be easy to take the whole thing off and relocate it somewhere close by, where it would not hinder while driving.
Recent developments huh!
I am trying to get hold of the older version. Will tell you if it works. Any alternatives?
About the connector, looks like I will have to order an OBD to OBD male to male cable, since removing the connector from there might alarm the Ford people and void the warranty

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Does the Obd Scanner allow you to show details such as FE,Avg FE,Range etc?
Yes, it does. And quite accurately at that, though FE is more about the driving conditions/style so you need to take it with a pinch of salt.


Guys, sorry for not updating this thread due to poor internet connectivity. Equipment has been coming in slowly.
The DVB T tuner has come, and so has the hard drive. AFAIK, the LCD is on it's way too.
The reversing camera has been ordered too.

Here's a couple of photos.
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An Audiophile Computer in the making: frankmehta's Fiesta S-p1060255-desktop-resolution.jpg  

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