Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by toidiochysp, 28 Jul 2004.
ypu can get empty xbox shells on ebay which is where i got mine
Sells all xbox parts, including case shells. Just an alternative to eBay.
Wow. I've put together a fileserver/media pc in an xbox's case with a mini-itx board but this looks awesome so far. I might just redo it with a better motherboard and video card after reading this, hmm..
about a PSU, i found a really slimline, and i do mean slimline, we're talking circuit-board here, atx-compatible PSU here:
only problem - it needs a 12v input, so you need a DC adapter.
i've seen those before, the only problem is most are recomended for Via Epia mobos and nothing else, and the 12V input is not a problem, i have many 12v adapters just sitting around
this thing will power most p4 boards, and is more powerful than the other one posted - they're only recommended a lot for via boards because they're so small, and so suited for epia-applications.
or you could just get one of these small psu's i think it would fit this project quite well
Thats the exact thing that posted before. As he said they only work on VIA's mini-itx form factor mobo. I still think the one i showed would be the best size/money psu.
but if you read the page is says, " New! Pentium4 Support! PW-120-M can power most P4 motherboards running up to 3.0Ghz!" so thats why I posted it, its not just made for mini-itx's but if yah wanna cram that other one in, go ahead its your mod
another thing i should point about about the PSU i need it to power my LCD that i am going to some how use
that would be pushing it on a 200W PSU.
check www.itx-warehouse.co.uk - you might be able to get yourself a second smaller PSU and use that exclusively for the TFT.
thanks for the link but i kinda need things that are in the US, shipping would cost a little more than i would like to spend
oh, oops. thought you were english.
in that case, this stuff is easy to find. google
alright i've come to a fork in the road, i found some "skins" for my xbox shell which will look a lot nicer than if i tried to paint it, i just need help in deciding which color i should get
or Blue Chrome
and dont worry if time runs out on the auction theres a lot more that are still there
These skins are major poo! Seriously, i got the silver one and it lasted about 20 minutes before peeling back! I got the xbox completely grime free before too.
if you do get them i'd suggest a can of spray adhesive would be a good accessory to them!!
Just spreading the word!
alright its been a while since i updated this so here we go
This is the box the heat sink and fan i ordered from ebay, its small and perfect for me
And here is the heatsink! it was a lot smaller then i expected even though i knew the demsions of it, and most of all its PERFECT for my case and it will leave me plenty of room.
And this is my old laptops 24X Cd-ROM with an adapter to make it an IDE CD-ROM, and it works great, i tried it out on my server.
o yeah i want to say thanks to leezard from www.x-trememodz.com for hosting the pics for me since i killed my photobucket account. More updates will be comming soon, but at different intervals now that i have a job and cant spend all day at home.
What would be great on one of these mods would be to have a slot load DVD drive... then you could watch movies on it... heh
Great project BTW - I would say try to sand the (visible from exterior) hot glue down and paint the area around the USB black, and possibly find some dye to dye the little flap thing of the LCD black too..
thanks for the ideas, i had considered working on the front area a little bit, i just haven't had time. and i might get a laptop DVD-ROM drive when i have some more money
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