This has been a work in progress over 4 years... so i dont think i remember EVERY detail... But ill work something up
Well i've been using the same 80 GB hard drive for 3 years in the car and its been holding up *knock on wood* It has even been mounted horizontally the whole time (for the best durability you want to mount them on edge so the standard bumps dont jar the heads into the platters obviously.. but it takes up 4x as much vertical space) I think the bonne has a nice enough ride to keep it safe
I am going to get a laptop hard drive in there when this one finally gives up.
Heres my list of equipment and approximate price i paid for it when i got it.
Asus Pundit Barebones Computer -- 160
-AMD 3200+ 64bit processor -- 120
-1 GB 3200 DDR -- 100
-Trendnet 54G Wireless PCI Card -- 20
-Zoom Bluetooth 2.0 Class 1 adapter-- 24
-M2-ATX 12v to ATX power supply/ shutdown controller -- 80
-80gb WD hard drive -- 0 <-had it laying around
-GPS15 Garmin Board GPS -- 50
Xenarc 700TSV 7" touchscreen -- 400
Creative USB Soundcard --30
7 port USB hub --10
It runs windows XP that i slimmed WAY down using NLite (a free pre-installation widows modding program) It cold boots in less than 30 seconds. Once that boots its runs a program called Road Runner. It is the front end you see there in the bottom pictures. It is basically a big-button controller for winamp and it will run external programs like iGuidance for GPS.
It also works with a phone control software so once i get a microphone i will have it answer my cell phone over bluetooth after showing me whos calling and pausing the music.
And thats all i can think of at the moment.