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#1 ianmalcm

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Posted 01 July 2003 - 05:30 AM

I always thought the name "x-box" was misleading, for its not really a box. Presenting the X-Crate.
With all the Halo parties I go to, I needed something easier to transport. All materials from Home Depot, and has a locked latch with heavy duty steel handle on the top for easy carry. Its footprint is about 7" x 8" making it significantly smaller and more manageable.

With a 120gig WD SE drive, cold blue 4" cathode, and 1/2" thick wood, I decided to use a spare 92mm fan I had laying around. With 2900 RPM and Air Delivery of 55.1 CFM, my system stays cooler than it ever did before. You can feel the air being sucked through the vertical side vents.

I would like to put a mono left-channel speaker on the front next. Any comments and suggestions for improvements are appreciated! smile.gif

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#2 hedbig

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Posted 01 July 2003 - 05:32 AM

thats supposed to be easyer to transport....

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Posted 01 July 2003 - 05:34 AM

wow... i dont know what to say. I know it's late, but i dont think i'm seeing things.... wow......... it's nice i like it. good job, very good job

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Posted 01 July 2003 - 05:37 AM

screw mono man make that thing have full stereo. it'll make up for the big size..... actually having a flip up 30 inch plasma screen would be pretty sweet too, but who's got the money ya know

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Posted 01 July 2003 - 05:44 AM

it looks big by itself, but tomorow I'll take some comparison pics.

an 5" LCD on the bottom of the lid would be nice and cheap. Would make it just as portable as a Gamecube

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Posted 01 July 2003 - 05:48 AM

I recommend covering the fan with a metal grill, or making a wood one.


I was thinking about making a case out of an ammo-can from the surplus store... Just have to *insulate* it well biggrin.gif

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Posted 01 July 2003 - 06:09 AM

cool

neat idea!

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Posted 01 July 2003 - 07:28 AM

Glad to see you didn't follow the "silver/gray" trend or the "I want all my components to match" trend. HAHA. That thing is ugly. But it also looks great.

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Posted 01 July 2003 - 07:35 AM

I like it a lot, kind of TOM GREEN meets Macgiver(how do you spell his name again)...

VERY COOL and ORIGINAL!

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Posted 01 July 2003 - 08:30 AM

QUOTE (feflicker @ Jul 1 2003, 07:48 AM)
I recommend covering the fan with a metal grill, or making a wood one.


I was thinking about making a case out of an ammo-can from the surplus store... Just have to *insulate* it well biggrin.gif

Here's a link to a page where someone has built their mini-itx into a ammo can if it helps.

http://mini-itx.com/projects/ammobox/

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Posted 01 July 2003 - 08:32 AM

QUOTE
That thing is ugly. But it also looks great.


yeah, what *he* said!

way to be different! beerchug.gif

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Posted 01 July 2003 - 10:13 AM

Shit i want one as if you are ever in a ship wreck at least your xbox will not sink laugh.gif

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Posted 01 July 2003 - 11:01 AM

QUOTE (hedbig @ Posted on Jul 1 2003, 02:32 AM)
thats supposed to be easyer to transport....

yea, what he said...

its different still, so i guess it's still somewhat cool...
that lcd srceen under the lid would be awesome...

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Posted 01 July 2003 - 11:42 AM

Wood? blink.gif Good efort tho

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Posted 01 July 2003 - 11:48 AM

Wicked! I want one!!




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