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One of greatest things of technology today is the mass use of wireless equipment. However, one of the more inconvenient aspects of PC building is adding wireless components into your system, rather than out of your system. This is a better version of a mod tutorial I created awhile back, due to the fact the old thread didn't have many pictures and was not explained well. Assuming you already own the 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver, this should be a cheap/fun mod.

::Bill Of Materials::
Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver
2x USB Adapter w/ PCI Extension
1-2x Cable Ties
Double-Sided Tape (optional)

::Tutorial Steps::
1) Remove the screws from the USB adapter on the PCI plate. There are two screws that hold the USB cables together, and you'll need a precision philips head to remove it. Once that's done, set it aside.

2) Remove the back panel or side panel of your case (works for all size form factor cases). For full ATX cases the 360 dongle should fit perfectly in the space between the back panel and the hard drive cages. In a Micro ATX case, use a spare 5.25" drive bay or use the space under the front fans to 'hide' the dongle.

3) Take the USB connector and plug it into the USB 2.0 header on your motherboard. Make sure you've fed the cable through the back panel or under the motherboard for clean wire management. I have mine running down the side of the motherboard, from the USB header to an empty 5.25" bay.

4) Now, with the 2 port USB adapter that you unscrewed and already ran the cable through, plug the 360 adapter into this and get it to fit in the back/side of the case. Note, you will have 2 USB slots, and the 360 adapter fits into one of them. You can use the other for a bluetooth/keyboard USB adapter and make an "internal" bluetooth or wireless keyboard controller. Now you've reduced wires for two items. Get ready for that full wireless system!

5) Sync your controller to the adapter (if not completed already).

6) Use cable ties to wrap around the 360 Wireless Receiver wire. You don't want these cables loose in your system. (Optional)

7) Use double sided tape to secure the dongle to the computer. This is more necessary for mATX cases than full ATX.

That's it! You've successfully hidden the 360 adapater in the back of the case and it's not taking up a USB slot. This is a great mod, I love it, and I hope it works out for you too.

::Tutorial Pictures::
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Note: In this picture, the cables are shown between the fans. This is not final assembly, as the cables were moved to underneath the fans when I put the motherboard back in. I just needed to push the cables up to make sure I had enough slack from the USB header.
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Edited by greydor - 2/6/11 at 8:04am
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Those cords in front of that fan are really going to kill air flow.
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Originally Posted by mbudden;12282743 
Those cords in front of that fan are really going to kill air flow.

They aren't, it just looks that way from the last picture (that was before the mobo was put back in). It's between the two fans at the bottom of the case. Thread updated to explain.
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what if you need to re-sync you controller?
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yeah :/ wuld kill airflow. what about putting it in ya spare 5.25bay? :]

ahhhk tongue.gif nice work
    
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Originally Posted by skitzogreg;12282749 
They aren't, it just looks that way from the last picture (that was before the mobo was put back in). It's between the two fans at the bottom of the case.

Ah.

If it was me, to make it look nicer. I would have cut and re-soldered the wires to make the cable shorter biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Roweyi7;12282750 
what if you need to re-sync you controller?

I simply remove the 5.25" bay door and hit the button smile.gif
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