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#1 ViSioNXx

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 04:25 AM

So i have a work log over at overclock.net but since i have not figured out a way to overclock my box they don't look to hard lol. I figure you guys may enjoy it a bit more.

So first a shout out to www.extreme-mods.com For some sweet parts comming to help me along with this. Without them I would have had to "rig" up alot more then what I have to now.

So here she is... a low budget mod...

I am not a pro on writing this stuff up and I do not have camera skills but i do have the modding bug smile.gif

Basically i have "pretty in pink" on hold right now waiting on LED's from china as well as a hard drive when i can afford it so I decided I have been wanting to Mod my kids xbox 360. I have had ideas in mind for a long time and searched through alot of parts and other peoples mods when i realized something. Most of the "$60" cases you can buy for the 360 are either ugly as sin or Simply easy to pull of for cheaper. I do not have any super special mods for this planned yet. Just the basic paint job, window install and some nice blue lighting.

Here's some stock pics:
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So first things first lets take it apart and cut the window.

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Also i decided a window was no good just to look at the cover for the disk drive....
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so i cut it and painted it too.
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of course the case and the Frame got some flat black love too

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and finally a photo of current status:
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As of now i am waiting on the ring of light leds "from USA" and i have to cut the window and get it placed. I may end up putting an extra 80mm fan inside some where or an old fan i pulled from a broken ps2. I also have to find a torque screwdriver for the HDD so i can put a window on it and paint it too. I may end up just taping it and painting it though...

As usual i want to hear some feed back and suggestions please smile.gif thanks for looking.

***8.24.12 UPDATES***


While I am waiting on a few surprises to get here from extreme-mods, I figured i would give a small update ..


I got 2 stock AMD fans that are the perfect size for replacing The 360 fan. I think I will just wire them in to the stock connector so they can run various speeds. I am not sure if these are any better then stock but I feel more comfortable drilling these out for LED's smile.gif
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Took off the heatsink to clean up that stock tim and as i feared it was old, crusty, hard to remove JUNK.
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Cleaned up the HS the best I could
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Also I decided this thing needs a bit more flash so I found a nice stencil for the side
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The dot pattern is for a small inlet for one of the new fans going on.

With the exception of ripping blue LED's out of old fans and stuff to wire some lighting, Thats all I have managed so far...

Input is welcome Thanks for looking

**8/24**

Got the window etched out. Now to get the LED's situated and get it lit up for a preview...

Looks better in person. Using a phone cam.
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The chosen fans....
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Trimmed and in place....
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Lit up preview... Will be better when i get more lighting behind it
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Thats all for now tongue.gif

Thanks for looking more to come soon!!

#2 ViSioNXx

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 11:16 PM

Got some Surprises in the mail from extreme-mods.com Thanks again to these great guys.
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Welp. Like i Posted before I got some things in the mail the other day. A few great parts from Extreme-mods. Lets have a look at what we got.

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A nice pink button set yay! Well this is the one Is the unopened one. I got a little carried away with opening the stuff and the other set fell on the controller......
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Also got a Core V2 cooler , which is just a set of fancy Fans with some Led's in them. Great pieces though.
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Really easy to install.
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Its got an Extension to the disk drive power cable with your single plug in on it with adhesive on the back side.
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And a jumper wire.
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Of couse these are sleeved now so i am contemplating what else i could sleeve. wink.gif But basically you end up with something like this
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Cant wait to get it completely back together and look at it. I am currently working more on shaping the fans to fit under the duct.I may not even use that duct. I really want a clear one. I have given thought to fabricating one. I got All the lights working on the controller also. I need some pics of that. I need to get some leds positioned better. I also need to get them soldered into the PCB just under the power connector since the fans already run off the disk drive power. I think this will look great when its finished.
Extreme-mods has some great stuff and I know sometimes finding this stuff from a good close site instead of some hong kong crap off ebay. They have really fast shipping and I have to say these plasitc parts are sturdy and came clean cut. No frilly ends to trim. The fans seem to move a good bit of air so i should be able to get by with my X-clamp for a while longer.

I guess I will leave you with a few other random shots and say goodbye until the next update. Might be showing off some new pink lighting in the white controller.

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Give me some input here guy. I would love to hear your thoughts and concerns. Thanks again to www.extreme-mods.com for there wonderfull help and service!!
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#3 Infamous Ob

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 02:04 AM

All of this project looks very inspiring. I love the custom colored buttons. I'm going to add www.extreme-mods.com to my Bookmarks. lol Overall, good job ViSioNXx.

#4 ViSioNXx

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 12:53 AM

Thanks i think... They also sent me the core v2 cooler set. They have some great stuff. I should have more to show soon. Anyways heres some finished pics.
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the fan wires got sleeved with paracord...
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Edited by ViSioNXx, 05 September 2012 - 12:56 AM.





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