Does anyone have any experience building a HD HTPC in an XBox case? I have this thing ripped apart, and I'm looking at a decent amount of space in an easily accessible case. However, the back panel is going to need some modifying, and I don't think it'll accept the old ATX board I have here. Might have to pick up a Micro ATX mobo. Also, without having everything in front of me, I'm not sure if a low profile video card will fit.
You'll definitely need an ITX mobo, and a LOT of time to invest in properly modding the case. I saw a video, I think through Tom's Harware, a couple months back of some guy who did exactly this and it came out great. I was looking into doing it as well until my coworker who was going to give me his old xbox decided to throw it away instead
Yeah, this looks like it'd be a gigantic PITA. I took one apart this morning just to look around a bit. Could be fun, but I'd have to scrap the (attractive) idea of piecing one together from sale items and parts I have lying around.
Well, I'm trying out a factory modified Silverstone LC02 case. (The modifications basically meant, they drilled holes everywhere in the chassis for airflow and heat dissipation). The LC02 IS about the size of a DVD player/Receiver. It's 15"x11.6"x3.63" And has all the right mountings for a regular motherboard (even takes ATX!).
gmanhdtv that Sony BDP-S1 is a great looking htpc..
Does anyone now of a list of drives in BluRay STB.
I tore my samsung apart but it doesn't have a normal pc connection on the drive.. It be great to kill 2 birds with one stone and get a drive and case at the same time via a STB