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By: MindDrive Rating: 5 (2 votes)
Homepage: geocties.com/minddrive_rs Login to rate this case
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Cost: $3800
Last updated: 01/10/2007
Info: **edit**
sorry the "homepage" website was typed wrong- the link is http://geocities.com/minddrive_rs
if you look at the bottom of that page, there is a menu that will take you to more pictures

Complete custom van prodject for audio competitions, vacations, breaking things!

Mobile computing at its loudest ;)
15" LCD Mounted in the dash where ashtray, sterio and cup holders used to be.
700 Watt inverter from Wal-Mart
Chaintec mobo (cheapo socket 478 w/ VIA chipset)
2ghz celly
512 pc2100
60gb maxtor hdd
Optorite 8x4x8x DVD+RW, 4x4x8x DVD-RW, 24x24x24x CD-RW External USB 2.0 Slim DVD Writer
Microsoft GPS unit with Streets 2005
80211.b wireless pci, 80211.b wireless usb (sometimes one picks up better than the other)

200 Watt MDS amp (mids/highs)
2 Kenwood 920 Watt amps (mids/lows)
6 queen sized foam rubber mattresses (for audio insulation)
4 bags of extra large size pillow stuffing (for the doors)

Unfortunately this project has cost quite a deal of money and is not exactly "finished"... (1800+ just in the puter and audio). I bought the van off the dealerships lot for $2000 (they wanted 4300) i have yet to sink about $3000 more into it for it to be "show room finished" and 1200 of that will be just tires and rims.

Took a L O T of thinking, cutting, re-thinking, re-cutting and LOTS of planning on how to set the computer in the dash instead of just having a computer in a case strapped down somewhere in the vehicle.

Theres enough power in it that it blew the roof off of the cross members and the window behind the drivers seat almost blew out onto the ground durring the first sound check.

As of 9-18-05, i entered my first audio competition with this van with all 3 amps, 4 subs, 2 6x8's, 2 6"'s and scored in the 3rd round 144.4 decibles, 1st round was 138, 2nd was 138.6 --- didnt place but even the high rollers there thought it was wicked

EAT YOUR HEARTS OUT .... i know i would ^_^
Comments: (19)
Preliminary power test
Preliminary power test
Initial sound check - noise / connections
Initial sound check - noise / connections
how i mounted the motherboard rack
how i mounted the motherboard rack
GPS unit and USB connections
GPS unit and USB connections
the "BOOM BOOM" ;)
the "BOOM BOOM" ;)
the amps - 2040 Watts shown
the amps - 2040 Watts shown
MindDrive commented on 2007-09-21 16:49:25 that:
sorry but this project has been canceled due to the insane prices of gas in illinois... it takes 130$ to fill the tank ~_~ BUT i have started another project like this but in a cadillac eldorado ;)

DECwakeboarder commented on 2006-01-02 22:00:00 that:
Amazing...can't wait to see it finished

romeo55 commented on 2005-12-28 22:00:00 that:
hurry up and finish it, i've been waiting 3 months already!!!!!!!!!

MindDrive commented on 2005-11-14 22:00:00 that:
ya - its gonna "eventually" be competition quality finished --- thats few thousand dollars away - and thats not including the paint - thanks for the props - and yeah - i plan on putting a more powerfull computer in it but i didnt want to waiste the money on bling bling hardware just to find out it wont work lol --- and YES it does set off car alarms and ive even set off a building alarm

Hushplz commented on 2005-11-07 22:00:00 that:
Nice Setup you have :D

kickabyte commented on 2005-10-20 22:00:00 that:
wow... do those subwoofers set of your cars alarm. are you going toclean up the wires

confuzzedintelguy commented on 2005-10-05 22:00:00 that:
that is the scariest car pc i have seen but good work.

MindDrive commented on 2005-10-04 22:00:00 that:
laptops fall over and break, "anyone" can just throw a laptop in a vehicle and plug in the auxilary input into the headphones... i wanted something that makes even pro audio people look a few couple times

MindDrive commented on 2005-10-04 22:00:00 that:
doh ... anyway - as for power ... goto walmarts auto section... look or ask for the inverters - 700 watts is enough to run a computer and a 27" tv so 2 or 3 of them and i can have just bout anything running - plus i have 2 batteries in my van - one for the inverter and the van... one for the amps

AntitrustSpider commented on 2005-10-01 22:00:00 that:
Why not just get lap top? :)

lost commented on 2005-09-29 22:00:00 that:
wow. i cant wait for the final pics. but where u gonna get all the power from?

wanksta commented on 2005-09-25 22:00:00 that:

MindDrive commented on 2005-09-19 22:00:00 that:
if you goto geocities.com/minddrive_rs/home.htm you will see that yes it is wireless ^_^ why would i put a machine in there w/o wireless :( - next toy on its gonna be a direct tv dish on the roof with a tivo box

TimeMachine commented on 2005-09-19 22:00:00 that:
nice kickers

gunak87 commented on 2005-09-17 22:00:00 that:

DarkScorpion commented on 2005-09-17 22:00:00 that:
awesome idea, but looks kinda messy. If you can clean the dacsh up a bit, it'll be even more badass. Gotta give you propz though, it's still insanely awesome

DarkScorpion commented on 2005-09-17 22:00:00 that:
sorry, over saw the fact it's not completly finished.

Verran commented on 2005-09-17 22:00:00 that:
Hah! Love it! I've wanted to do something like this for a long time. All you've gotta do now is make it wireless so you can pull into your driveway and pass new MP3's to it from inside the house :P

Psychotic_god commented on 2005-09-17 22:00:00 that:
Wow, very nice, gotta give you credit for a very unusual and very nice mod

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