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Stuffing a PS3 and an Xbox 360 Into a PC Case 96

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An anonymous reader writes "A man identifying himself as 'Timofiend' has posted a detailed walkthrough of how he built an impressive case mod that fits both a PlayStation 3 and an Xbox 360 into a mid-tower computer case. He used one of the newer Slim 360 models hooked up to an ATX power supply, and one of the bulkier old PS3 units, with its standard power supply as well. After arranging the internal boards, persuading the two optical drives to fit and loading up on fans to prevent overheating, he wound up with a very cool (and functional!) blend of gaming platforms."
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Stuffing a PS3 and an Xbox 360 Into a PC Case

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  • by cachimaster (127194) on Tuesday September 06, 2011 @03:06AM (#37313582)

    Now I see the tag. "Hardware hacking" ?!? Hardware hacking my ass. The xbox 360 glitch hack is hardware hacking, this is, at most, pointless hardware assembly.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday September 06, 2011 @03:17AM (#37313626)

    Probably because said hobby was posted to Slashdot as if it were something newsworthy. Why wasn't this story put under the idle section?

  • by beelsebob (529313) on Tuesday September 06, 2011 @03:24AM (#37313664)

    Completely agreed... also, what's it achieved that just... you know... putting an XBox 360 in an ugly case wouldn't?

  • by ModernGeek (601932) on Tuesday September 06, 2011 @03:45AM (#37313752) Homepage
    I know that I'm going to get modded down for this, but this isn't news worthy at all.

    This is a total hackjob that required no real knowledge of electronics or real craftsmanship to accomplish.

    I really think that everyone on the Internet has gone soft. We used to drive excellence through insults, and when an insult came along, everybody else insulted the person until they either left or got better at what they did. The Internet used to breed excellence and anything short was seen as a waste of bandwidth. Now someone just chops together two video game units and gets all sorts of attention on the front page of Slashdot.

    Get off my lawn! I don't want to see this garbage on the front page of Slashdot!
  • by drinkypoo (153816) <martin.espinoza@gmail.com> on Tuesday September 06, 2011 @05:30AM (#37314104) Homepage Journal

    Agreed, this looks like dogshit, and it's something people seem to do all the time. Which is puzzling, because if you have two consoles, it would seem to be valuable to be able to turn them both on at once. And putting them both in one box makes that a questionable thing to do at best. Noise city...

  • by jimicus (737525) on Tuesday September 06, 2011 @05:47AM (#37314158)

    I've been of the opinion since the PlayStation 2/DreamCast/original XBox era game consoles should have standard notebook optical drives in them since it's the most likely part to fail. We could use tool-less removal systems like most 1U servers have to swap them.

    I don't get it. If they do that, you might not buy a new console when the old one packs up.

  • by serviscope_minor (664417) on Tuesday September 06, 2011 @05:58AM (#37314200) Journal

    Frankly not all of us here have the l33t sk1llz to make the world's best case mod evar. I count myself among those lacking the skills. So I actually do find it informative and interesting to see what can be done with mere uncoordinated and ill-equipped mortal level of skills.

    I really think that everyone on the Internet has gone soft. We used to drive excellence through insults, and when an insult came along, everybody else insulted the person until they either left or got better at what they did.

    No, we used to troll and insult because it's fun to cut others down when you can't see the effects of nastiness and also much lower risk than doing it in person, where one risks a real-time punch in the face.

    The Internet used to breed excellence and anything short was seen as a waste of bandwidth.

    I think you have rose-tinted spectacles so thick that you can't actually see anything through them. Were you actually on the internet... well... ever?

    Get off my lawn! I don't want to see this garbage on the front page of Slashdot!

    Slashdot always has been a random mix of things from the amazingly excellent and high tech to random small hack jobs. I find the spectrum interesting because while the amazing stuff remains as amazing as ever, I'm far more likely to be able to do one of those small random hack jobs myself.

  • by PopeRatzo (965947) * on Tuesday September 06, 2011 @07:36AM (#37314650) Homepage Journal

    Completely agreed... also, what's it achieved that just... you know... putting an XBox 360 in an ugly case

    Thereby turning a perfectly good game platform into a crappy console.

    To me, 1Xbox 360 + 1PS/3 PC + HD6870 + 8gig RAM

    Two long-in-the-tooth-and-not-expected-to-be-upgraded-for-some-time consoles are not as good for games as my PC.

    Have you seen what Deus Ex HR looks like on a PC compared to the other platforms? It's like day and night.

  • by tecnico.hitos (1490201) on Tuesday September 06, 2011 @08:09AM (#37314956)

    We used to drive excellence through insults.

    No, you used to drive away poor quality jobs through insults. Don't fool yourself into thinking you are responsible for someone else's success.

    Besides, when the internet was younger, it's users were far more likely to be technologically adept.

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