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Finally getting around to it!

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After years of desiring what I like to believe is the be-all, end-all solution for in-car entertainment, I'm finally getting around to building my CarPC. I'll be regularly loading information on this build at so if you're on Facebook, get all over it.

Here's what I'm working with:

Monitor: Chalkboard Electronics 7" Capacitive Multi-Touch
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85N Phoenix-WIFI
CPU: Intel Core i5-4690
Soundcard: Creative Sound Blaster Z
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws 8GB
Storage: Intel 730 Series SSDSC2BP240G4R5 SSD
Power Supply: M4-ATX
Keyboard/Mouse: Griffin PowerMate/Mini Wireless Keyboard
GPS: Unknown at this time
Frontend: Centrafuse

Undecided External CD Drive
Front and rearview cameras converted to digital via Easycap USB
8ch 12v USB relay board
Rooftop GPS/Cellular/PCS/WiFi antenna GPS 2400
Dualshock 4 for emulators

This is all sitting at an address in the States waiting to be shipped here to New Zealand. I'll have photos and a fully-fledged build log when everything arrives. I'll periodically be updating this thread as it comes.
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All looks great, but you should really look into an audio interface. Even the cheaper M-Audio's will blow that out of the water!
Everyone seems to say go with an external DAC of sorts. I'm having an incredibly difficult time justifying one as most of my music is ripped MP3. I do play FLAC, but not often enough to justify going the extra mile for that last 1%. I do, however, need something that is 5.1 capable as I am doing in-car surround sound. I guess I'm just wondering if it is worth it.
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