As you might be able to judge by the title this project is going to involve putting a PC into an Xbox Case, and several other modification. This case is being created for a case mod competition on www.twistedforums.com the forums for www.twistedmods.com As you might be able to judge by the title this project is going to involve putting a PC into an Xbox Case, and several other modification. This is an external shot of the case. The case was purchased on ebay several months ago and has been sitting in my closet colecting dust ever since. I have been planning this mod for a while and i finally have the opertunity now that i have found all the parts needed, including a small enough motherboard, low profile cooling solution, a PCI "L" bracket, and a laptop CD-ROM to IDE converter. the specs of this comp are going to be Amd Athlon 1600+ 128MB of RAM, 30GB HDD, 24X Laptop CD-ROM, and an ATI All in wonder 128 Pro PCI video card. Here is a simple shot of the front of the case, there is no CD-ROM but the slot should easily be filled with my dead laptops CD-ROM. you can also see the four controller holes, where i plan to put 4 USB ports, or other various ports that i will need, possible my video in ports. only time will tell. Here is the inside of the case after i removed and exhuast fan and and the metal coverings. the case looks like it will be easy enough to mount a mother board in, i will see next week when i have the motherboard. the inside of the case is only about 80mm high so i have to locate parts that will fit into it. One of the first things i thought of was to make the jewel on the top of the case clear so i can light it up with a color i will later choose. so i removed the jewel by heating up the back of the jewel, that part that is attached to the case, so after about 2-5 minutes with a hair dryer and a steak knife i was able to get it all of in one piece, with only minor scratches to the case, which will probally be hidden when i paint the case. here a pic of the top of the case with the jewel gone and here is the jewel its self i will later on sand down the back of the jewel to make it clear, and i will etche PC into the jewel its self and it will have a back light of of color i will soon choose. But before i can sand down the back i need to remove the black adheisive that is on the back of jewel. So i placed the jewel in my freezer for about 30 minutes i believe. Then using my trusty steak knife from the kitchen i proceded to remove the back adheisive fairly easily. Here is a before pic and here is the pic after i removed the black adheisive my next step was to see what kinds of mods i can do to the front of the case its self. so i proceeded to remove the front of the case. which was actually quite easy, it just required lifting some tabs and unhooking someother ones. here is a pic of the case with the front taken off after i took off the front i realized that i could mod the actual face plate of the xbox case itself including the power LED and activity LED, i will also be able to use the power and eject buttons, not necisarrily for there original functions but they are still work able. Here is a pic of the buttons and LED when removed from the front of the case when i turned it over it was covered with a back covering hiding the traces on the actual PCB. so i took it off and here is the PCB fully exposed. and by the looks of it, it will be quite easy to modify to do what i want it to. and the latest thing i did was start to moddifty my my AV inputs for my All in Wonder Card. Here u can see it here with a large and quite ugly covering. since it was soft i turned to my steak knife( i can find my utility knife) and started cutting away, when i was donw i had something that looked like this This will be easier to put into the case since it is smaller, of course i will probally make custom connecters that will go to the outside of the case, so i can plug my VCR and Atari into it. This is all i have done for now and more updates will come soon. and i look forward to finnishing this soon, because it has been an idea of mine for a while now.