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Original XBOX HTPC. Computer inside XBOX case.

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Hi guys,

A few weeks ago I set out on the task of making myself a HTPC, but I wanted something special, so I shoved a whole computer inside of an original xbox case.

Finished Product:


Specs (Already had some components from previous build):

PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/K4Z7bj

CPU: Intel - Core i5-7600 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  (£201.00 @ Amazon UK) 
CPU Cooler: Silverstone - AR06 40.2 CFM CPU Cooler  (Purchased For £0.00) 
Motherboard: ASRock - H270M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard  (£108.16 @ BT Shop) 
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory  (£112.98 @ Ebuyer) 
Storage: Western Digital - Green 120GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  (£52.31 @ CCL Computers) 
Storage: Seagate - Momentus SpinPoint 2TB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive  (Purchased For £0.00) 
Storage: Seagate - Archive 8TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive  (Purchased For £0.00) 
Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Low Profile Video Card  (£138.16 @ CCL Computers) 
Power Supply: SeaSonic - 300W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular Flex ATX Power Supply  (£60.00) 
Other: NOCTUA NF-A6x25 PWM (£11.90)
Other: Original Xbox (£15.00)
Total: £699.51

Some Comments:

Graphics card never reaches 65c~ under load
Processor almost never reaches 70c~ under load

I was really worried the small FlexATX power supply would sound like a jet as its basically a server power supply, but the fan is completely silent, even under load. I had to check that the fan was working as I was getting worried but all is good! :)

Fans are audible in a quiet room but any noise will drown them out (like from a TV).
Side fan is set to silent, I don't think I needed to use it with the middle cut out and meshed.

Runs Windows 10 Enterprise with a custom shell that boots into Kodi for TV, Movies, Music, etc.

Has the option to launch BigBox for emulation. It can run anything up to and including Wii U games (Although that emulator is still in development!).

Build Log Album (Has lots of comments on how I made it):

If you guys have any questions feel free to ask :)

Edited by Zaazu
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Ended up cutting a hole in the jewel so I can still have the logo:


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