Xbox 1st gen


Trash Compacter
Original poster
Mar 16, 2018
Purchased a faulty 1st gen Xbox
Aluminium she’ll cut and folded (Linus design CNC file)

I5 8400
16gb ram
B360i MSI
Zotac Gtx 1050ti
HD Plex combo 400W

I’ll post progress while building

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Mortis Angelus

Airflow Optimizer
Bronze Supporter
Jun 22, 2017
Nice work! Can't wait for more pics!

Something I wonder, and which I was kinda annoyed that Linus never showed in his video, is how did they re-attach the top-shroud of the xbox again? With this layout and design, there is no way to re-insert the corner-screws and stand-offs. Did they just put the shell back on without screwing it together?

What are your plans for that "issue"? How are you going to re-attach the top part of the Xbox to the lower part? This is why I built my personal Xbox inside the original heatshield, to also get room for the screws and stand-offs.
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Ross Siggers

SFF Lingo Aficionado
Nov 10, 2018
Looks sweet! A little beefier than the Dreamcast I'm building, I wish I'd chosen a bigger console now, like a fat PS2 or one of these. Much more flexibility with layout.
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