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Ill be making a custom case out of acrylic to house a Playstation 3 and an Xbox 360. They will run on one power cable, one Ethernet cable, and can run both consoles at the same time. The colours used will be gloss black for the base and lid, gloss white for the walls, and red for the fans.

I'm thinking of cutting out a logo on top of the case. I want the logo to be just an "F" but in cool, angular lettering. If someone could make one for me or give me an idea, that would be great.

Materials I have:

-PS3 slim

Materials needed:
-Xbox 360 (to slim or not to slim?)
-Mini PSU
-1/4" 6"x54" white acrylic
- 1/4" 15"x15" black acrylic
- Network Switch
- Power cable splitter
-HDMI extentions


KEEP IN MIND I am 16, and this is my first case mod, so take it easy if I am not doing something right or should do something a different way. I am pretty good at modding stuff, so I think this will be pretty good.



I have started making sketch's, and I have two idea's, make it a slim 2.5" thick case that's really wide, or to make a "scaled up mac mini" type of case.

Warning: Sketches (Click to show)
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UPDATE 1

Here are some renders of my model in SketchUp. What do you think?

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Edited by hammadj - 3/29/12 at 6:11pm
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The wide one looks sick. I think it's better than the cubish sketch. Also, definitely go with 360 slim. It'd suck to put this much work in and have hw failure. And you'll probably have an easier time working with the smaller components.

Interested to see how this turns out.
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The wide one looks sick. I think it's better than the cubish sketch. Also, definitely go with 360 slim. It'd suck to put this much work in and have hw failure. And you'll probably have an easier time working with the smaller components.
Interested to see how this turns out.

Thanks man, the problem with the wide one is that it will be literally 2.5 feet wide. Its hard to fit it in home theatre cabinets. Although I do agree it would look much nicer with the two 200mm fans on top.

Or maybe you thought that because the wide one was more complete? buttons and all? I got lazy with the cubish design.


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def go wide and i think you should wc them... jsut saying wink.gif
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If you're worried about excessive width, maybe you could add depth? Like position the mobos behind the disk drives or something? Wide looks classier and more unique than all the mini itx cube PCs.
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