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I would love to do an Xbox build like this but I don't have the money to put into it frown.gif

Anyway Good Luck with yours
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Updated OP with some pics and stuff.

I can't believe I didn't notice this before, but it turns out the blu ray drive I got won't even come close to fitting with the motherboard in the case as well, so I'm returning it and I'll have to order a slim drive instead (updated OP with the drive I'll be ordering). A slim drive should fit with about .25" - .5" to spare.
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Updated with some more pics and stuff. rolleyes.gif
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Not bad thumb.gif It looks like a mATX motherboard could fit in there tongue.gif
    
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Not bad thumb.gif It looks like a mATX motherboard could fit in there tongue.gif

That's what I was thinking, but I measured and it turns out it'd be about a inch and a half too wide rolleyes.gif
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If you plan on making this a decent gaming machine (which I'm sure it can be) get a flexible PCIe extension cable and lay a low-profile grpahics card on it's side. Also I seriously suggest you get a more powerful CPU that fits around the 65 watt TDP. It just makes the finished build that much more satisfying. Also it would have been nice to use the original hard drive connector that came with the Xbox 360 hard drive since that carries both standard SATA and power. In fact you didn't have to modify the cage at all. Just desolder the socket from the Xbox motherboard and you would have been okay.

Nice job with the backplate. My friend is considering a similar build where I would help him piece it together though we weren't sure where to start. I had an NES build though all my cuts were a lot rougher, mainly because I have don't have any sanding equipment.
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If you plan on making this a decent gaming machine (which I'm sure it can be) get a flexible PCIe extension cable and lay a low-profile grpahics card on it's side. Also I seriously suggest you get a more powerful CPU that fits around the 65 watt TDP. It just makes the finished build that much more satisfying. Also it would have been nice to use the original hard drive connector that came with the Xbox 360 hard drive since that carries both standard SATA and power. In fact you didn't have to modify the cage at all. Just desolder the socket from the Xbox motherboard and you would have been okay.
Nice job with the backplate. My friend is considering a similar build where I would help him piece it together though we weren't sure where to start. I had an NES build though all my cuts were a lot rougher, mainly because I have don't have any sanding equipment.

The CPU was originally an i3 with 65W TDP, however my budget couldn't afford it with some of the pricing of the other stuff, so I downgraded to a cheap CPU. As far as the original HDD connector for the Xbox, that would have been nice.. but while I was sleeping one day someone decided to throw out my box of "junk and stuff", the motherboard along with the Xbox parts I wasn't using were in there. It doesn't bother me since people won't see it though. I found this though that would have been nice instead of trying to use the original cage for that connector.

http://www.chlazza.net/xboxhdd.html

I think the picture brings more justice to the back plate than it deserves.. I didn't sand it at all. but it fits near perfectly except for on one of the sides it's not super straight and veers off sideways a bit, but it still fits good.
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looking amazing man! Could you tell me how to use original xbox drive though? it has a funny power connection on it, and How would it eject?
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looking amazing man! Could you tell me how to use original xbox drive though? it has a funny power connection on it, and How would it eject?

This is what the original xbox 360 connector looks like:

http://www.gamechn.com/UploadFile/-20090331011457R.jpg

Apparently it transfers both power and SATA. Soo...

The entire drive itself ejects the same way a normal one would. If you want to use the original Xbox drive AND connector(see pic above) (Someone threw mine away or I would have used mine as well) then you will need one of these:

http://www.ecrater.com/p/8120182/360sata-xbox-360-hdd-sata-adapter
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Originally Posted by iinversion View Post

This is what the original xbox 360 connector looks like:
http://www.gamechn.com/UploadFile/-20090331011457R.jpg
Apparently it transfers both power and SATA. Soo...
The entire drive itself ejects the same way a normal one would. If you want to use the original Xbox drive AND connector(see pic above) (Someone threw mine away or I would have used mine as well) then you will need one of these:
http://www.ecrater.com/p/8120182/360sata-xbox-360-hdd-sata-adapter

i meant cd drive tongue.gif. I just jerry rigged my holder like you did for sata cables
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