Alrighty, so I've currently got a Zephyr (Bladed/Pre-NXE dash) getting ready to be JTAG'd for personal use. Having read up on where to solder wires and diodes, how to make a proper LPT cable, and the usual protocols for flashing/reading and whatnot, I'd say its about ready to be opened up and gone at. However, there are a few things I'm a bit more than curious about:
A: I plan on using a large sized hdd, however, I'm torn as to whether usb or a 5400rpm laptop hdd would be more beneficial, performance wise. The ideal size of the drive I'm hoping to pick up is 500GB - 1TB, but it'd be fantastic if I could be pointed in the right direction
and B: Seeing how this /is/ a Zephyr and its likely to get pretty hot in the case, I had thought about adding either 2 wisely placed 60mm fans on/near the heatsinks or, a larger 120mm fan in the same area. The dvd drive will be made external by placing it in an HDDVD enclosure and wiring through a DVI cable, so there'll be plenty of room for air circulation and all.
I apologize for the wall of text, but, being prepared is on my list of priorities for this box. Thanks for any potential replies~
Edited by ibtAutumn, 24 September 2010 - 02:29 AM.