Wow this has been a while getting its way onto the site, bit since i have all the material together, (i.e Pictures) i will share it.
This mod came about because a mate of mine wanted to have a Xbox 360 but not in the conventional way, but rather have a PC case so he could put it with all his other awesome gear
So after much planning and getting the right case to fit, i set about working out a way to fit everything in there including an internal version of the HDD and ODD.
This worked well and we threw in some bling LEDS and the below is the result, such a great mod, and i reckon i will make another one but with much,much more jam packed into, might even this about a projector or a internal kinect or even some monitors and things… i seem to only be limited to my imagination.
The beast will be built, currently this project has no name (but im sure i will come up with something.
All parts are in for this build finally, this means that a server of awesome proportions will now be created, much like a normal Frankenstein (might even give it some evil eyes or something)
– AMD Athlon II X2 245
– Corsair HX-850 Power Supply
– Gigabyte GA-880G-UD3H Motherboard
– Skill F3-10600CL9D-4GBNT 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3
– 16 x Western Digital Green 2TB WD20EARS
– Norco RPC-4224 Rackmount Server Chassis
– 2x Highpoint RocketRAID 2320
a funky timelapse capture of the built to youtube cometh.
So basically the idea behind this was to make it the smallest footprint as possible with out compromising speed and power.
Same specs, a USB 3.0 upgrade and even smaller machine footprint and a tight squeeze and the world most horrible cable management.
Cheers to PC Casegear for all there awesome stuff for this build.
Building a box to run Xcode and to perform all other development tasks im doing ATM seemed far away a while ago, however i made a small break through after the recent upgrades of Apple Hardware, i5’s have opened up most newer board revisions to be vanilla bootable. So with the following i was able to start this build:
1x Core i5 650 3.33Ghz
1x 9800GT 1GB
1x 128GB SSD
1x 500GB 7200rpm
1x 160GB 5400rpm
1x Xcube Case
Current Running OS’s, 10.6.4 Snow Leopard, Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and Ubuntu 10.04 x86
Things have been moving so fast , been so busy with smartphone testing, OSX Rigging, Starcraft II Playing and working hard.
Plenty of things to add to the blog later today, have work log of a new project to do with a Xbox 360 and total conversion to something portable and self contained
I Have finally finished making the MS-1727 the best notebook it can be. Have lined up for an iPhone 4 and compared to the Android world lastests Samsung Galaxy S. Pics and thoughts to be added for your enjoyment. Have somthing a litle fun with a 980X 6 core i7.
FYI Posting it has been postponed due to the last Hardware unit coming soon ;-)
UPDATE – The Unit has arrived today, installation and testing will commence tonight. With temps pics and all that jazz!
Core i7 920XM