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 Post subject: collinE's 360 lappy finally finished! (not sold)
PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 8:15 pm 
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I don't have a sexy name for it or anything, but here it is:

The dimensions of the beast are 16.75" x 11" x 3.5". I ended up using the same monitor Ben used on his first 360 Laptop which is the Westinghouse 1280 x 768 17" widescreen monitor.

The motherboard is a Falcon and I used an HDMI to DVI adapter to connect the video. I reworked the heatsinks using a similar method that Ben used in his Engadget tutorial, but used the extended heat pipe on both the GPU and CPU heatsink.

I did the 12v fan mod to three 40mm fans blow air out the back and a 30mm fan attached to each heatsink. Sounds like standing in a wind tunnel, but it keeps it cool. so 5 fans total.

The unit has a 20GB hard drive that was a special Halo edition, but the cover is gone now, so it really doesn't matter.

Case is made out of the fine Sintra/Komatex that is both strong and workable. Paint is Krylon Fusion.

I wish I could think of anything else, but my brain is pretty fried from building this.


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Ask any questions.

Edit: It's up on eBay now. Make a bid!

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 Post subject: Re: collinE's 360 lappy finally finished!
PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 8:18 pm 
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don't like the red but this is sexy :D

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 Post subject: Re: collinE's 360 lappy finally finished!
PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 10:34 pm 
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Sexy laptop!

I like the red. It reminds me of my roommate's RE5 edition.


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 Post subject: Re: collinE's 360 lappy finally finished!
PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 10:46 pm 
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Pretty, always love good shots of the internals.


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 Post subject: Re: collinE's 360 lappy finally finished!
PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 11:35 pm 
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Thanks! I desperately want to take better pictures, but I can't find the charger for my camera to get better ones.

Also, I wanted to add that the ring of light was made with hot glue. I laid a piece of tape over the top, flipped it over, and filled the holes. When I removed the tape, it gave it a more cloudy look which lights up the whole section without concentrating it too much. The button on the ring of light is the end of a glue stick which had a hole drilled up the middle to let the light come up through it. maybe I'll have some cloudy acrylic next time, but for now.. yay hot glue!

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 11:37 pm 
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Nice job. How was it to cut out the pieces yourself? Planning on selling it?

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Nice job. How was it to cut out the pieces yourself?

Hell. The only power tool I had access to was a dremel, so majority of the case making time was put towards making all the edges straight with a box cutter and file. :wtf: Next time, I'll find someone with a table saw or something.
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Planning on selling it?

I am actually. But my fantastic eBay idea was killed by the D-bags doing fake bids and phony sales. I'm not sure what to do now.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:15 am 
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Have a local bid, if anyone in your area is interested in it.


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 Post subject: Re: collinE's 360 lappy finally finished!
PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 1:37 am 
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Nice mod! Looks great, and like everyone else, I love the internal shots. The black and red is quite a bit different, but it looks good the way you did it.

As for Ebay, you have great pictures there, plus a link to a YouTube video. People are going to know it's not a fake. You could sell it if you wanted. If not, let us know what you do with it. Hopefully you can find it a good home.

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 Post subject: Re: collinE's 360 lappy finally finished!
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Fantastic! :D It looks really clean and well built. I personally would have chosen another colour scheme but thats just a matter of taste I guess.

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Nice job, would love to see some high res pics, especially the ring of light, great idea.

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Good job...off the wall color but I agree with limpport it does kinda remind me of the re5 xbox 360. Looks great.


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 Post subject: Re: collinE's 360 lappy finally finished!
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When I picked out the colors, I thought it would be universally loved. Crazy. I'll take a poll next time. :)

I'm working on getting some better pics. Maybe I'll borrow a camera. was using a 6.0mp Sony Cyber-shot. Don't get it.

Edit: techknott, your wish is my command
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This is my new favorite 360 laptop. Very clean design. BTW I love the red. :)

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 Post subject: Re: collinE's 360 lappy finally finished!
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personally not so keen on the red, but i really-love the layout, love the heatsinks and also the pic with the original case from the 360 and screen on top f each other. Considering the fairly minimal flattening of the motherboard this is a nice thin laptop.


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