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post #31 of 96
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[UPDATE]

Got a bit of cutting done today.

Cut out the Xbox logo, fitted finger guard and grill, finished drilling the hard drive brackets.

More cutting should be done tomorrow.


Cut the logo out, should provide sufficient intake for the CPU coooler




















Goodbye XBOX


Finger guard and grill


The HDD brackets finished


Finger guard in place








Shows clearance of the finger guard


Grill fitted





Main aim of the grill is to hide the inside of the xbox, e.g. the CPU cooler





Shot of the inside, I will be cutting of the ends of the bolts that I don't need
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post #33 of 96
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[UPDATE]

Merry Christmas guys!

So, the ATX power cable was far too long on the power supply, so i decided to shorten it, and then sleeve the wires. What a NIGHTMARE!

The next jobs are to drill hold in the power supply to mount it in place, drill holes in the lid to mount the HDD, cut out the back for I/O ports and drill holes for motherboard mounts.



Shortened and soldered


Sleeved and ready








Using all wires black and then one white as a highlight colour if you like tongue.gif


Testing the power supply and motherboard still work after all I've done to them


Uh oh frown.gif


PHEW! Working and posting fine
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Very well done sir! Subbed!
    
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Very well done sir! Subbed!

Why thank you, progress may be slow until after the new year but I shall try keep the updates coming in!
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post #36 of 96
Looks pretty good in there man.

No room for a laptop dvd drive in the original slot? Would be kinda neat. That an an ssd. biggrin.gif I know I know budget though.

That top grill looks a little restrictive. Maybe a filter instead to hide the inards?
   
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post #37 of 96
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Looks pretty good in there man.
No room for a laptop dvd drive in the original slot? Would be kinda neat. That an an ssd. biggrin.gif I know I know budget though.
That top grill looks a little restrictive. Maybe a filter instead to hide the inards?

i put a fan up to it to see what the air flow was like and it seemed pretty okay, its just to provide a little air for the cpu cooler, the chip is a dual core and this is the stock quad core cooler so heat shouldn't be an issue.

i was contemplating a disk drive but i don't use disks enough these days to bother frown.gif
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post #38 of 96
This is awesome. It's crazy that you're fully intending to use a 3.5" HDD instead of a 2.5 (HDD or SSD) just because of the lack of space to work with. I'm looking forward for more updates.
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This is awesome. It's crazy that you're fully intending to use a 3.5" HDD instead of a 2.5 (HDD or SSD) just because of the lack of space to work with. I'm looking forward for more updates.

I thought that myself, but i didnt have a 2.5 to hand and after buying people christmas presents i was absolutely skint! but it fits, so i can do my best to work around it smile.gif
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post #40 of 96
Is it possible to paint the fan grill black and make it a little less noticeable? I feel it kind of spoils the look of the Xbox.

Otherwise everything looks good! Waiting for your next update.
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