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
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!!