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I want to build a system, into an empty XBOX360 case. Is it possible?

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As title says, and what I would like to know: Is it possible to modify the XBOX 360 case so it could fit say an mATX motherboard inside it?

I do have an empty XBOX 360 case (not slim), even the strange looking "dual" fan.
Also, I have an empty NES case..
 
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Looking at youtube vids would sugest its possible but i have no idea where you would start.
 
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The biggest problem is the PSU, what do you have in mind for this "rig"? [Gaming, MediaPC]
 

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Your best option is to run the PSU externally, and I am doubting a full size GPU would fit. What is this PC going to be used for? If its a media center style then I would recommend a 5800K APU and 8GB DDR3 low profile. also use a 2.5 SSD and mount a custom DVD-RW. Its do able but def the PSU will have to be outside. I have seen pretty powerful PSU's like a standard Xbox 360 PSU being used on a ATX motherboard but would do some research on that.
 

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yes its possible also with ps3 fat, but no discrete GPU only integrated so a 5800K or similar like brandon said
 
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Yes. Go with an mini ITX board, A10-5800K as suggested, and get a slim PSU in the 300W range. It should fit into the case with little issue. The problem will be proper cooling.
 

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Yes. Go with an mini ITX board, A10-5800K as suggested, and get a slim PSU in the 300W range. It should fit into the case with little issue. The problem will be proper cooling.
Be cool to mount a H60/80 on the back of the case and the pump should set inside nicely due to the lower profile design.
 
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Hey, thanks everyone!

This is what I need to get it running:
Motherboard: ASUS F2A85-M Pro
CPU: A10-5800K Black Edition
Memory: Kingston ValueRAM 4GB * 2 DDR3
HDD: Kingston 120GB SSDNow V+200 (2.5")
Optical drive: Sony-NEC-Optiarc SNO BR Combo

PSU This was a bit tricky, so a friend of mine who is a trained and certified electrician looked at the XBOX and said he could 'build' me a PSU for it. The parts will be bought from Elfa Distrelec, and tested before installation.

The "rig" is mainly for entertainment, like a media PC.

About cooling the entire thing, I was thinking myself of watercooling since everything would rather crowded in the box itself.

This is nothing I'm going to build today or tomorrow, but something to do when I have looked it over completely. Because when I start - there is no going back..
 

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Nice xbox Media PC.
when you finish it post some pictures of it.
 

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Do you still have the original xbox PSU? If so you can pickup a picoPSU adaptor and use the connection of the XBOX motherboard to make it look original but have a PC inside. Below is some links that will help you out

http://www.mini-box.com/picoPSU-160-XT


 
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Hey...an XBox worth a shit for gaming!

Cool project, man.
 
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Nice idea