21 months ago
I am thinking about sticking my main rig in the same case as an Xbox 360 (the hardware, not the case). Any suggestions on how to do this, or non-expensive cases that would work for dual systems?
My current rig: i7-6700k H100i GTX Asus Strix MicroATX Z270 Mobo Air 240 Case GTX 1070 Founder's Edition 24GB of corsair dominator platinum RAM (DDR4-3000)
Plan: -Getting a used Xbox 360 off of ebay or craigslist for less than $50 -Taking all the hardware out, replacing HDD, etc. -Finding a dual system case, so I can put it in the same case as my PC
For this I am wondering if I should buy a dual system case (most of which are pretty expensive), mod a case, or create my own case.
Note: The reason I want to do this is because some of my favorite games are on the Xbox 360 and I really don't want to give them up. The main games I really like are Halo 3: ODST, and a few of the other halo games that aren't supported for PC. Other than that, I really like most of the other PC games, but I was really disappointed when I found out about there being no PC versions for some of these games. Anyways, the games just remind of happy times when I had not as much to do, and I really enjoy them. My original plan was to just do a separate mod, building the 360 in it's own case that has better airflow than the actual 360 case. I have had 2 Xbox 360s in my lifetime and I'm pretty sure the first one (it was a halo 3 edition) died of overheating. the second one (a star wars edition) is becoming slower because the hard drive is dying.
Does anyone have any experience with anything like this?
If no one has any suggestions or experience, I will probably just keep my main rig how it is now and just do the Xbox 360 as its own separate thing, like my original plan. I just thought this would be cool if I could get it to work.
Also, if anyone has some suggestions for custom cables, I would love to hear them. If you are wondering, I have a G3 650 PSU by EVGA (https://pcpartpicker.com/product/g63RsY/evga-power-supply-120g10650xr) and the color theme of my build is blue/black. Any suggestions that could go with cables like that would be amazing.
Anyways, I would love to hear some suggestions! If you have advice on any of the stuff I mentioned, please don't hesitate to tell me about it.