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GateCrusher420 VIP Member

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#1 11 years ago

I have heard from multiple sources that it is possible to remove the hardware from the stock 360 case and put it in a generic home theatre case. is that possible. I have also heard that if you like to spend money you can make an acrylic case but you have to make it your self. Any of these rumors true?




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#2 11 years ago

Sure, you can put the 360 components inside whatever case you want to.

Keep in mind that by opening the 360's case, you're voiding the warranty.




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#3 11 years ago

If you have the skills you can transplant the guts of any games console (or computer for that matter) into just about anything you want, provided that the donor 'case' has plenty of airflow/space etc.

In theory you could even leave the components strewn out on a coffee table and (providing they're still connected to each other) they would still work...unless you do something silly like remove the heatsink/fan unit.

And yes, as Marv says by doing all this you will deeply void all forms of warranty and customer care packages that are in place on your console.




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#4 11 years ago

I wasn't planing on doing it. It sounded cool. Plus, if you were to take your l337 console to a LAN party like I do sometimes you would be top dog. Another question. Is it possible to change any of the components (i.e. processor, gpu, ram, ROM) in a 360. I have heard of another rumor that you can buy a HDD from a dealer like Maxtor and put it in for the current 20GB HDD that comes with the system. Is that possible?




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#5 11 years ago

I've been considering building a PC into a 360 case, and if you want to replace your case, this would probably be the best source: The Llamma's Game Console Parts and Accessories They have gold, chrome, clear, halo green, blue, red, and black.

Rookie;3701966In theory you could even leave the components strewn out on a coffee table and (providing they're still connected to each other) they would still work...unless you do something silly like remove the heatsink/fan unit.

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#6 11 years ago

Yeah, it's possible to hack the 360 to pop in a larger hard drive.




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#7 11 years ago

Wow Homer....just wow. Good Ventilation?




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Col. Kenny;3704517Wow Homer....just wow. Good Ventilation?

Yes, and it is much cooler than your natural habitat




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#9 11 years ago

I hope you die a terrible...terrible death Homer. No one else here gets that joke but still its very insulting, just remember, i know where you live...




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#10 11 years ago

GateCrusher420;3703329I wasn't planing on doing it. It sounded cool. Plus, if you were to take your l337 console to a LAN party like I do sometimes you would be top dog. Another question. Is it possible to change any of the components (i.e. processor, gpu, ram, ROM) in a 360. I have heard of another rumor that you can buy a HDD from a dealer like Maxtor and put it in for the current 20GB HDD that comes with the system. Is that possible?[/quote]

Not for anything besides the HDD because the 360 does a hardware check when it boots up.

[quote=marvinmatthew;3704388]Yeah, it's possible to hack the 360 to pop in a larger hard drive.

Ehh... there is a catch. Even though it is possible to put a bigger HDD in a 360, the 360 can only physically see the maximum amount of space available in a M$ retail 360 HDD (120GB).