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Hey all,

i've had my HTPC up for a while now with an Atom board in it, but since it wasn't fast enough for HD playback...i changed it for an old AMD X2 4000+ cpu + 8800GT. works flawless now...
But that's not the point of this thread....

The point is...i now had a spare Atom board without a case...
Also i found an old Xbox360 case lying around...emtpy...
Yep...the Atom is going in the 360 case

And so...Project X begins

The lonely and naked Foxconn D52S board:


The empty X360 case:


The naked PSU that's going in there as well


The idea is pretty simple, everything has to go inside the case.
Board / PSU / HDD.
So far i've started with trying different layouts, cutting up the psu so it can fit inside, and searching for ways to connect a power button + led.

So i'll keep you posted
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subbed, this will be pretty sweet.
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Ok, time for the first update
i've cut out the rear grill so that all connectors are available,
and i've been messing around with the PSU.
so... here are some pics

Just the board in the case


Opened up the rear


With the PSU in place (sort off)


Unfortunatly that's all i could do today...had to fix a computer for a client as well
Hopefully tomorrow i can make some standoffs for the mobo and psu so that they stay in place, and maybe even make the holes for the power cord + switch of the psu.

i'll keep you posted
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Could you join the two x360 covers? Is a very difficult work, I will follow you.
post #5 of 47
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join the 2 covers?
how do you mean that?
i'm always open to new ideas
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looks like a great mod, subbed
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post #7 of 47
Hey I know you were asking about the psu in another thread, you should get and itx psu. That setup doesn't need much wattage.
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Yeah time for another update
i've had some free time today so i modded a bit
Here are some pics with the progress:

i completed the opening in the rear


placed the mobo standoffs


close-up of the standoffs and hot glue



put the sides on to see how it looks


just enough clearance


and the perfect height as well


since that worked so well, i did the same for the PSU, but this time i melted some leftover plastic for extra strength. looks ugly, but works well.


and the PSU in place as well


now THAT is close


that's it for now, next i'm gonna de-solder some psu wires so i can fit the switch and plug in the back of the case, and then i'm gonna search for a place to stuff a hdd in there

i'll keep you posted
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looking really good cant wait to see it finished
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post #10 of 47
If that PSU ends up being too big you could get one of those really tiny ITX PSU's.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ame=Mini%20ITX
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