FOP

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  1. the etching was done with frosted glass spray paint.
  2. nope, my beans is r.i.p... he was the dopest though. we're talking about a french bulldog next time but i'm not ready yet...
  3. very nice! i've been looking for ways to dampen the sound coming from my hard drives. thanks. good job on the translation freak!
  4. FOP

    Wanted: PSU

    yeap, pin removal tools are one of the best investments you can make.
  5. looks like you are making loads of progress! so dope... how loud is this thing going to wind up being? with tornados on the psu you're in for some big noise...
  6. FOP

    Wanted: PSU

    as long as you get a psu that has a sleeved atx cable then you'll be fine sleeving yourself. most reputable psu manufacturers are now sleeving at least the atx so look for one of those. it also seems like the ultra-x psus are coming down too, i've seen them lately for as little as $99. i don't know how great of a psu they are in terms of quality though... just remember, the psu is heart of your computer, don't skimp, don't be cheap, get something you know suits your needs and comes from a reputable manufacturer. my dream psu of the moment is High-Performance 510 ATX Deluxe from pc power & cooling... but it's a little too steep at $210 US... a bunch of us are in los angeles or the surrounding area that have experience with sleeving. give us a holla if you need help...
  7. Seeing the black Stacker's makes me appreciate my silver one even more... I don't know what it is. I originally wanted to trade my silver in for a black one, but now I wouldn't trade mine for any color.
  8. the new case came in... the pictures stink. sorry. i need to get out my tripod and lengthen the exposure to get some better images... but here's a taste... as it stands the green is showing more on the wall than in the box so i've got a couple of strategies... 1. add a more green lights. maybe a ring of leds under the jewel or a cold cathode... 2. frost/sandblast the x on the top cover and ditch the metal plate... hopefully the frosting will difuse the light along the x... i like the way the metal plate looks when the lights are on but it isn't so condusive to my new green light fetish...
  9. yeah, the thompson drives have an awful rep... maybe that's why they sell for $10-20 on ebay where the samsung drives sell for $75 and up... crazy.
  10. thanks miyagi. it's very tempting... maybe i can get a cheap thompson on ebay. do the mod on that to see what it looks like.
  11. about the only thing left is to get a replacement for the cover. then i may mod the drive to show the disc spinning... i just don't know if i want risk any harm to my samsung drive...
  12. purple will look dope with your white case!
  13. i'll post pics here as soon as the new case comes in...
  14. i think every mod i've done involved some amount of trajety... from burnt fingers to cut knuckles to fried video cards... i'm accident prone. the trajety of this mod was that during the course of cutting and test fitting my clear case got knocked off of the table and onto the floor where it cracked and broke... so it looks like i'll have to wait a bit to witness the awesome green glow of my new mod...
  15. i turned on the xbox the first time and the leds on the fan lit up but the fan didn't spin... the hdd rack was squeezing the fan in the middle so i had to disassemble everything and do some more cutting and grinding... once i had a little more room it worked like a charm. new fan without the top cover... new fan in the back to the box
  16. next we need to modify the hdd rack in order to accomodate the bigger fan... as stated in the guide, i used the warning label as a guide for my cut test fitting the hdd rack once it fits well (tight but not too tight) everything went back together EDIT: be sure and remove the hdd before making any cuts on the rack...
  17. test fitting the fan... if it looks like the fan is sticking up too high, that's because it is... with this mod you're basically sticking a regular 80mm fan into a slot that was built to hold a slim 70mm fan... the cm fan need some additional grinding in order to fit flush with the bottom of the xbox case... use caution...
  18. next, time to butcher the cm fan... the victim & the instrument too bad this is going to be covered by the hdd first step, take off all the corner tabs on the in flow side of the fan second step, take off two corners on the bottom of out flow side of the fan
  19. first up, time to remove the fan grill. it might make noise and marginally impede airflow. before after
  20. first step, assessing the situation... the new chip is a xenium ice! this is an awesome mod chip with its own operating system... once i removed the fans you can see the difference in cooling this mod is going to make...
  21. modding your xbox takes everything you do on it to a new level... it's amazing... it's also utterly addicting. you can read more about xbox mods on this thread. it started with a homebrew chip and then moved to the case... i bought a clear case and thought it looked great but it was missing something... normally, i am not a fan of bling aka lights and uv and all that stuff most modders are into but this case called for something. i thought it would really dope to have green light eminating from the inside of the box. thus the inspiration for adding a green light to the guts of my box... i started thinking about the mod and decided if i would be adding a light i might as well upgrade the stock fan. why upgrade the fan? well, when i modded my box i added a 7200rpm maxtor hard drive. this up from the stock 5400rpm drive and runs a lot hotter. the inside of the xbox is so cramped that the extra heat from the hdd might cause interference with overall performance. the solution is either to run the stock fan at a full 12v or swamp it out... what kind of modder would i be if didn't choose to swamp the fan out... the fan i selected was the 80mm cooler master led fan in green... after i had my fan in hand, i followed this guide from xbox-scene... and i was off. here is a brief write-up on the mod process... i'm only posting small thumbnails out of respect to the dial-up users. each thumb should link to a larger photo if you're interested in seeing more. (i tried to keep each photo to around 30k but since there are 15 photos it seemed to be too much for our dial-up friends...)