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the original xbox controllers also used USB so you should be able to wire up ports 3+4 so they can still be used with the original controllers. Also with some soldering you should be able to use the stock power button and eject (use as restart?) and the lights for them.
Haven't seen too many original xbox to PC conversions so this should be good to see the way you go about it.

i have already look at the original power pcb and will be wiring them up, i havent actually got any controllers for this xbos as i sold them on a few years back , i was possibly going to put switchs in there for if i put CCFL's in this, undecided
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This looks awesome. Cant wait to see finished project! Subbed!
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i have already look at the original power pcb and will be wiring them up, i havent actually got any controllers for this xbos as i sold them on a few years back , i was possibly going to put switchs in there for if i put CCFL's in this, undecided

Also Even though I never attempted it that green Xbox symbol in the center of the top pops off. It is pretty hard to do, but if you get it off you can do some pretty cool things with it. Put some green Leds or something behind it and allow the X to glow?
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Also Even though I never attempted it that green Xbox symbol in the center of the top pops off. It is pretty hard to do, but if you get it off you can do some pretty cool things with it. Put some green Leds or something behind it and allow the X to glow?

ahh, i was thinking of gutting that straight out and putting a finger guard there, because the cooler is directly beneath it and would use it as an intake
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ahh, i was thinking of gutting that straight out and putting a finger guard there, because the cooler is directly beneath it and would use it as an intake

Maybe customize it so it only pulls air in though the X part of emblem? Shouldn't need much fresh air to keep it cool.

Also maybe toss in a IR receiver in one of the controller ports? I have mine external but internal is a much cleaner look, could even toss in one of those PC 360 wireless controller receivers and wire the sync button to the eject button on the front of the console.
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Maybe customize it so it only pulls air in though the X part of emblem? Shouldn't need much fresh air to keep it cool.
Also maybe toss in a IR receiver in one of the controller ports? I have mine external but internal is a much cleaner look, could even toss in one of those PC 360 wireless controller receivers and wire the sync button to the eject button on the front of the console.

havent got the funds fr the receiver and the controllers, plus i wont be doing much gaming either way
ill see about the x part of the emblem, if its not effective enough i chop it out smile.gif
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post #17 of 96
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[UPDATE]

very cold outside this morning, very little cutting done frown.gif
half way through making the brackets for the HDD, cut out where the power supply will be sat, fit the exhaust fan, and made a start on cutting out the i/o ports.

Bit chilly!


Exhaust fan fitted, HDD waiting for brackets






Plenty of filing to be done


Sleeved SATA power adapter


Mounts made, ready to be drilled



My awesome mini vice, weighs just over a kilogram


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post #19 of 96
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[UPDATE]

Mostly electrical work been done, been -2 to -7, not been able to cut outside...

Opinions on which colour I should have the power light? Depending on which way I put positive/negative it changes colour.


Made a bracket to hold exhaust fan in place



Soldered wires on original on/off PCB to universal plug


Insulated and sleeved



Had to shorten the wires on the speader, so sleeved whilst i was doing it



Putting this 40mm fan on the chip set because i remember it gets rather hot, also attached an extension to the wire whilst doing it, so that the exhaust fan can run on the same motherboard fan port.

Soldered and sleeved






Speaker and chip set fan attached






So guys, Green,



Or Red?


Front panel in place
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The red gives me nightmares from the 360. Green
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