This build log is officially done! Today I went by Fry's and picked up 2 usb switches, one of them an automatic one ($20), the other a manual one with 2 buttons and a cradle so it sits vertically ($12). I also bought two usb cables to work with the boxes.
The automatic one from iogear did not work for this application. I think its just for printers or maybe its not for use with the PS3. Anyways, it didn't work. It connected to the pc alright, but when I shut down the pc and powered up the ps3... nothing- bummer. auto would've been nice.
But the manual switch works like a champ and was cheap. Its small and I have it sitting on the left side of the PS3, right up against the left side wall of the cabinet, on the open shelf (that the consols sit on) for easy access.
Also, I fixed the subwoofer! Whoo-hoo!! I had the 2 black wires that I soldered switched. It took me a minute to figure out, as there are 2 black wires and 2 green wires. Of course I started with the green wires heh. After I got the soldering re-done, I clean up the wiring inside the cab with some zip ties. I never hooked up the red (reset) button because I have not found the little 2 pin mobo connector that I need. I found one for the reset switch, but I think the wire I used was the sound thru-put connector wire for the gpu ><.
This machine is 100% working and it's fun as hell to play. GT5 was made for this baby. It actually feels like your driving
Heres a breakdown of costs and materials for this project
5.1 reciever/speakers $250
G27 wheel set
misc cables/stuff $100
approx total $2850
project kept me happily busy for a bit less than 6 weeks
Thanks for looking and for all the comments and suggestions!Edited by bob808 - 1/25/11 at 12:33am