Well i have been spending way to much time in photoshop and illustrator the last week (not including the 2 days i spent building a htpc) but i have gotten a good amount of work done on the case.
I originally wanted to just cut out some letter from the case but when i drew it up it just dident look right so i scraped that idea and just made a window and used a font simluar to the one on the bottom of my original xbox (l00k at my sig) and im happy with it.
it will be activated fluorescent blue behind it.
after i cut out that window the side was looking kinda plain so i decided to do up some sleek flames.
I cant believe how good that came out, considering the 1/32" drill bit just wanted to eat everything it came in contact with, i have spend 2 days sanding it and it still need more (hopefully the filer primer will fill it alittle bit more next coat).
I finally got the dvd cover mounted.
The CPU Heatsink is looking alot more shinny.
I have decided to scrap the idea of 1 (db25) cable to the drive since i would have to run a sata cable the whole way anyways (i.e. in the db25) and it would be easier to flash with a sata port on the back, so i got 2 sata to esata external ports and a 3.3ft esata cable on the way (should be here next week).
I will post an update when i get the main parts painted and this db25 cable wired with a working power cable route thru.
Edit: I Forgot to mention that i got the console, i have alreddy removed some capacitors (im using shorter ones) and i will get that ready for some in depth temp testing tomorrow, i will update with the results.
also i think i might need someone with a clean room to help with this project so if you or someone you know has access to a clean room please pm me.
Edit: Progress Update:
I got everything moved for the heatsinks and i replaced all the capacitors im going to with shorter ones (just the ones around the heatsink) its been on for just over an hour now (idle) and the temps are as expected.
there was one spike up to 130 (cpu) about 30mins in to testing but it came back down to 120 after about 3mins.
im going to put the case back on and do some more idle and some ncaa 08 testing.This post has been edited by Grim187: Dec 26 2008, 04:42 AM