"blackbox" Mod Log
Posted 25 August 2012 - 04:25 AM
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
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:
So first things first lets take it apart and cut the window.
Also i decided a window was no good just to look at the cover for the disk drive....
so i cut it and painted it too.
of course the case and the Frame got some flat black love too
and finally a photo of current status:
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 thanks for looking.
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
Took off the heatsink to clean up that stock tim and as i feared it was old, crusty, hard to remove JUNK.
Cleaned up the HS the best I could
Also I decided this thing needs a bit more flash so I found a nice stencil for the side
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
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.
The chosen fans....
Trimmed and in place....
Lit up preview... Will be better when i get more lighting behind it
Thats all for now
Thanks for looking more to come soon!!
Posted 30 August 2012 - 11:16 PM
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.
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......
Also got a Core V2 cooler , which is just a set of fancy Fans with some Led's in them. Great pieces though.
Really easy to install.
Its got an Extension to the disk drive power cable with your single plug in on it with adhesive on the back side.
And a jumper wire.
Of couse these are sleeved now so i am contemplating what else i could sleeve. But basically you end up with something like this
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.
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!!
Posted 04 September 2012 - 02:04 AM
Posted 05 September 2012 - 12:53 AM
the fan wires got sleeved with paracord...
Edited by ViSioNXx, 05 September 2012 - 12:56 AM.
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