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So a few years ago my Xbox finally choked out its last pixel and died in the horrible fire that is RRoD. After a failed attempt at trying to restore it to life it was stuffed in my closet never to see the light of day again. 

That was until a few days ago when I was spec'ing out my new HTPC build and couldn't find a case that i liked. Every single case was either, too big, too boxy, or too small to fit everything i needed. Even with the mini-itx standard cases were around 12'' long! That's way too deep! So I've decided to try my hand at building an HTPC into an Xbox360. 

Now this has been done before i know. There are some spectacular case mods ( case in point: http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=197719 ) and some terrible ones out there. But I want to do something slightly different. 

Requirements: 

  • Retain Xbox 360 shape and appearance. 
  • Retain as much of the original functionality as possible. ( This is going to require a lot of work )
  • Stuff as much power in it as possible. 

Parts:

Parts to Reuse: 
(Xbox Board Pinout: http://dwl.xbox-scene.com/tutorial/Xbox_360-HandC-V1_4.pdf )

 
So thats the plan! I'll update when I make progress and be sure to site anything i use. 

 

Here are the links to the other parts of this build, check them out!

Part 2: http://wetzelrice.com/blog/build-an-htpc-in-a-xbox-360-part-2-getting-the-power-supply-to-work

Part 3: http://wetzelrice.com/blog/build-an-htpc-in-a-xbox-360-part-3-finishing-up