Is This Feasible?
Posted 24 May 2008 - 03:32 AM
* Modchipped - Doesn't matter what chip, just wanting reliability (any suggestions? I know solderless is bad)
* HDD Upgrade - To a 750GB Seagate PATA, that's over 175000 songs or 800 hours of video
* Nexus Psile Enclosure - So much sexier than original xbox and JUST big enough, really!
* XBMC - Installed as dashboard for ultimate media-ness
* Wireless on/off - Via DVD Remote and XERC 2. IR receiver will go in place of Psile case's front LED
* DVD Remote - To control XBMC like a media center. Will share XERC 2's IR reciever, so no dongle
* Wireless Controller - No controller ports externally (Will 2.4GHz radio freq work through the case? I don't see why not)
* Wireless Ethernet - No wires across living room. Just one question though: Could I use this:
http://www.psile.com..._details&CID=23 instead of a regular "wireless gaming
* Power Supply - I'm not sure what to do for this. I could try integrate the original xbox power supply or use an pico one for size in addition with sickmods atx converter. Any opinions?
Ok so that's my grand, expensive idea. Feel free to give opinions or suggestions or bash my ego because of my ignorance
Posted 24 May 2008 - 03:54 AM
Posted 24 May 2008 - 04:11 AM
I think I might consider the DIY custom case a bit more too, as that Psile is reaally expensive. Do you have any idea what I could do that might have a chance of looking as suave as the Psile?
Posted 24 May 2008 - 07:33 PM
Posted 24 May 2008 - 08:55 PM
Posted 25 May 2008 - 01:00 AM
The Wireless card you have chosen for the wireless well....wont work in the xbox since its ment for a PC
Yeah I wasn't sure about that, which was why I asked about it.
Yeah but they're so ugly, Psile = sexy. MIght go for an acrylic custom case
Posted 25 May 2008 - 03:08 AM
I feel like I am shooting down a lot of ideas recently, but the xbox just dosent cut it in the media center world anymore.
WHAT! Are you serious right now? Are you saying this in referral to the Xbox 360's Media Center? I hope not... XBMC on a nice Slimbox kills any 360 mod to date!
Posted 25 May 2008 - 04:07 AM
Posted 25 May 2008 - 07:07 AM
you can spend additional 50$ - 100$ for a quite big HD, and 10$ extra for the remote...
No self made Media center can fight (by far) with that... maybe only a little case can cost 150$ ...
I you whant to spend money (750 GB, Psile, etc) buy a regular motherboard, CPU and memory... and you will have a much more powerfull Media center than an XBox (and much more sexy too) .. you can put an XBMC on windows or on linux...
try to adapt thoses things on your XBox will be a pain in the ass, and you will fail on almost every thing (I seriously doubt you can put that HD on an XB, or but the XB mother on the psile, or use a PCI Card, or use a wireless ethernet.. etc)
Posted 25 May 2008 - 07:22 AM
no I was merely referring to the rising usage of hd media. I love xbmc I will still use it for years to come but my xbox is a piece and will stay that way. I was just pointing out spending that much money might as well get a popcorn hour or something
I still think a nice Slimbox and XBMC is better.
XBOX as a media center is great because is extremly cheap
Exactly! Cheap, easy to do and fun.
Posted 25 May 2008 - 08:05 AM
Xbmc does exactly what I need.....and I barter for the xboxs, get the HDDs cheap, do the work myself.
I can have a new-to-me XBMC with a 250Gb HDD in a matter of hours for about 100 bucks....hook it to my network, and have 1000's of hour of entertainment. Make it look how I want it to look.....Run how I need it to run.
How is paying all that money and not having the benefit of controlling the apperance or HDD capacity, compair to being able to have company over and say.....
"Yeah....I built that in a couple hours, last Saturday...250 Gigs of space....you like the way I put that awsome picture of Dale Jr's car in the background. It has 266 movies on it, and 44 seasons of TV shows. Plus my whole music library....plays all my favorite games...everything from NES to PS1. Did I mention...It plays all the picture CDs that my wife burns, like that one from last years 4th of July, when you made out with that fat chick, then barfed on her.....remember, anyways. Yeah....does all that stuff plus more. That's why I didnt buy that media center you bought." Then your buddy says....."Man....thats sweet as hell.....and Dont EVER mention that fat chick again."
Doesnt that sound better than just buying some media center from Best Buy?
Edited by FourTwentySmiles, 25 May 2008 - 08:09 AM.
Posted 25 May 2008 - 11:10 AM
On the other hand... $100 for an X-Box + 250gb HDD? Where did you find THAT deal?!
Posted 25 May 2008 - 07:11 PM
I found a 300 Gb HDD at Office Max for 100 bucks last year.
Posted 25 May 2008 - 09:06 PM
Posted 25 May 2008 - 09:45 PM
Sound ok to you?
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