building a computer for my truck

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by dubstar, Nov 2, 2003.

  1. dubstar

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    i have a 2001 F-150 Extended Cab and it has captains chairs. I've seen mods for putting in Expedition consoles, and putting "down-firing" subs inside it, but i want to put a small computer in it, so i can play my previously purchased ROMs. I was thinking i wanted to just put an NES in it, but why not go the extra step, and put my SNES games on it too.

    i've heard about people putting computers inside tool boxes, and lunch pales, where do they get their motherboards and power supplys?!
     
  2. Bronx Bomber

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    they probably would take stuff from a laptop, or something like one of those tiny shuttlepcs.

    but, finding a small enough powersupply is probably the hardest part.
     
  3. kitct

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    Shuttle w/an inverter?
     
  4. dubstar

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    inverter?
     
  5. jones

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    Dont forget to put MAME on there. origional mortal kombat 2 is the bomb for arcade, samurai shodown. theres some more but its absolute best for roming.

    My bro was putting a PC is his jeep for mp3s etc, ill find out what type of PSU he used, was pretty small.
     
  6. Un4gIvEn1

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    Via makes some new ITX boards that are super small. Give them a try!
     
  7. dubstar

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    sweet. i already started measuring, and i found a perfect spot to vent this mini-beast! i'll take pictures of the custom things i do, maybe even turn it into a tutorial or 'how-to' (samething, whatever)