Xbox Original Desktop PC




Hey everyone this is my first instructable. I hope I dont do so bad. I apologize for not making this into a step by step but I thought about taking pictures once I was almost done. After many inspirations ( and failed attempts) of case modding ( specifically with xbox cases) I finally was able to make a desktop PC inside of an xbox. Mind you, it wont have the ability to play hard core games ( crysis, fallout, etc etc) but it shouldn't have any problems playing emulators. I will post further down the line, people, and their creations that have inspired me.

The specs:

*** edit 10/17/2011 ***
for some reason the two controller ports refused to work ( something about how they were wired causing a short) and the PC now has 4gb ram instead of 2gb. No more Blue fans as they were way too loud, and I now have a fan where port 1 and 2 used to be.

Intel Pentium Dual Core E5200 OC'ed to 3.00 GHz
4GB DRR2 Ram 800MHz
120GB Sata 2.5in Drive
Integrated Nvidia Geforce 7050
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

Some Neat Things to Consider:
Power button acts as well the Power button
Eject acts as Reset Switch

- This guy, Will, he does some pretty crazy things with his mods, he was part of what helped me change from the xbox 360 casing to the original xbox one.
- others on instructables such as: And for making me think about wiring the controller ports.
- and many others more that I cant remember now.

Special thanks to my Good Friend Amir for cutting most of the case out with a dremel for me. thanks bro you helped lots.



    • Tape Contest

      Tape Contest
    • Pie Contest

      Pie Contest
    • Remix Contest

      Remix Contest

    8 Discussions


    3 years ago

    nice, only downside is that you have editted the frame, wich doesnt look that good

    if you could have find a way to get all of it working without a total redo of the back side it would have been great

    (modding a 360 now myself)


    4 years ago on Introduction

    I've got a company in Egypt, I want to import computers I hope that is counter offers prices 2 feet and needy prices screens lcd (


    5 years ago on Introduction

    Hey, I'm looking to make one myself. Do you have any recommedations as to what motherboard and other parts to use. Good job btw


    7 years ago on Introduction

    I regret throwing mine out a week ago now...but nice job.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Im doing same project but i made mine a little bit harder..... fitting a dvd drive aswell

    1 reply

    7 years ago on Introduction

    wow everyone is finishing before mine! :P
    mind you mine is in a 360.
    i could be done already if the cd drive wasnt being such a pain..

    your build looks like it turned out very well!
    will there be more in the future...?

    1 reply