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This is purely a concept but I was wondering if it was at all possible.

My idea is to basically build a basic computer inside a car and hook it up to an awesome speaker system with a X-FI card or something.

Although I'm not sure how this would work out, I can imagine putting a power converter/inverter/whatever into the Ashtray plug and plugging in a 200W-300W PSU into it and just using a basic Mobo and stick the X-FI card in there.

I can pretty much imagine it in my head, I can't really think of a Display mod to use so I can navigate through a Windows or Linux O/S to select music and set playlists.

I'm curious as to what the possiblities are here
    
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www.mp3car.com

Been done... lots. Add a touchscreen and you're golden.

=D I'm still trying to decide between Lillput 629GL and Dynamix 8" 816... I tried the Xenarc 2008 Firewire LCD and didn't like it much.
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Interesting idea

You probably wouldn't want to hook up your inverter through the cigarette lighter. Send a direct cable straight from your battery to your inverter then plug that into your PC. I have a 2000watt inverter in my boat that is hooked up like that because the cigarette lighter is only capable of doing about 200 watts. Also remember that a 300 watt PSU uses a lot more than 300 watts so you may want to get like an 800 watt inverter.
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Damn and I thought I was awesome

Nah I know 300W PSU pulls a lot more than 300W given efficiency.
    
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Interesting idea

You probably wouldn't want to hook up your inverter through the cigarette lighter. Send a direct cable straight from your battery to your inverter then plug that into your PC. I have a 2000watt inverter in my boat that is hooked up like that because the cigarette lighter is only capable of doing about 200 watts. Also remember that a 300 watt PSU uses a lot more than 300 watts so you may want to get like an 800 watt inverter.
hey dubya tee eff you quoted me lolz
    
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hey dubya tee eff you quoted me lolz
Yeah, I like hearing funny things. Or even serious offensive things, they're still funny.
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heh, sorry brother
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