Well anyway, I've been thinking lately about building a computer using the smallest case I can find. I already have a soundblaster 5.1 Audigy 2 card, DVD drive, etc etc. From the SB card, I will hookup all the amps to it. Basically, the PC will be the main source. I will use the factory radio to feed into the computer when I want to listen to a station. I'll use a low level to high level converter to connect the radio's signal into the back of the soundcard.
For the screen, I will buy 2 10.4" flatpanel/Touchscreen monitors and mount them somewhere in the center infront of the radio and also somewhere in the back for passengers, perhaps on some kind of flexible stand. It will look like a regular tv monitor, but it's actually a VGA screen. Look for it on ebay. No hassle with a mouse, just touch screen! I'll use a compact wireless keyboard incase I need to type anything.
I will have MP3, DVD, wireless internet, etc all in the car. I will probably store the PC in the back compartment if it's small enough.
A laptop you say? I don't have $1200 for one. I just need to spend about $300 for the rest of the gadgets.
So what do you all think? I can control everything from the touchscreen, (volume, equalizer, crossover, etc) and also full 5.1 Dolby Digital surround when playing DVD's. Oh yea, also, any suggestions for a center speaker?