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  1. I agree it COULD look clean but that shield is asymmetrical with the hole placement. Sets my OCD on FIRE
  2. Not bad at all! I wouldn't have gone with the dark tint and red combo personally but you pulled it off quite nicely. Curious why you installed the top RF shield hiding all the cool insides.
  3. Nice. Is that just red spray tint like Nite Shades or something?
  4. Welcome! It's a bit scary. I felt the same way. Done a bunch of soft modding and I am at a hobbiest level of soldering ability but when you do the tsop soldering correctly and fire up hexen to flash and it works... you feel like to can do anything. Huge confidence building. My advice is don't rush, read up and watch all the you tube vids FIRST, then get to work and GO SLOW. Especially when flashing it's super easy to click through one of the menus and miss a step or flash the wrong size bios because you were rushing or over-confident. While you have the board out, it's a good time to clean it up and do the clock capacitor removal and/or the fan upgrade. (depending on which version of board you have). If you have any questions feel free to ask on here and someone will steer you in the right direction for sure.
  5. Welcome back to the Xbox world. Especially with the 6th gen and up, there really is no substitute for original hardware. emulation is pretty good on 5th and down (provided you have a beefy enough system) but you're right the OG can do so much. I am so lucky to have found a nice 1.2 at goodwill that was easy enough for a modding noob like me to be able to TSOP but still challenging enough to keep me interested. This site is a treasure on the internet and I've learned so much about the console that I passed by back when it was new.
  6. I don't see a reason it wouldn't work. I just liked the idea of internalizing a cheap HDMI converter rather than purchasing a separate cable. From what I've seen and read the Pound cable is decent but here in Canada they aren't available. Have to order them through amazon.com instead of .ca and the price and shipping is just silly. comes out to around $50 to my door. hence going with the much cheaper alternative. plus tinkering is always more fun than plugging in a bespoke connector.
  7. yeah you did! Nice job! Hardest part is getting the silver connector shield back together and lined up so those little clips hold it in one piece, isn't it?
  8. AMEN! Couldn't agree more.
  9. You're not Walmart, dude. No one is going to expect you to teach them how to solder, troubleshoot their shit solder job and hold their hand the whole way. By the looks of your PCB it's fairly straightforward. No messy bodge wires halfway across the board to some tiny via like an old school mod chip install. Just be clear that you offer no support on it and no one can complain that you're not helping them. You're helping the scene immensely by taking the time to create the board in the first place. No one would think you're a bad person for not wanting to answer 50 emails a day from some kid who bridged solder points on their mobo and fried it. I realize there's a line between doing the right thing and standing by your product versus just selling something and not taking returns in the unlikely event that there's an actual problem with the chips.. You've been very candid from the start that this is a very doable install for most people but isn't for everyone. I'm sure no one is thinking it just snaps into the ATX connector and you're done and if they are thinking that as long as you clearly state that's not the case then you're covered. The more I think about it, I do see your reluctance is justified. It's not a big enough scene anymore to warrant licensing the PCB design to a bigger company and taking a royalty. That would be good for you in that you wouldn't have to support it, it would be up to the website that was selling it to decide how to handle returns etc. If even a hundred people purchased it, there's no way a company would bother adding a sku for it... probably? Regardless of what you do, just know that at the very least there are people on this board right now that are interested. Ok maybe don't take out a bank loan to purchase a run of 10,000 units but I could see 15 or so being snatched up by board members. That's some nice cash depending on what you price them at. Just something to consider.
  10. That's the best thing I've ever seen for a console mod. I normally don't care for LED fans but they work perfectly for that application. Amazing paint work. Is that a Gamester FPS master controller with backlit LCD there too? SO MUCH GOODNESS IN ONE POST!
  11. Welcome Banane! There's a lot of info on here and feel free to ask questions (after you have done a search first of course!)
  12. As a Canadian I don't know what it means anymore so I was curious what OP's thoughts were. My only interaction with the flag has been on the Dukes of Hazzard growing up. And the fact that he's from MI didn't make much sense as to why he'd be flying the flag. It's a really well-done paint job and flows great with the lines of the top of the console. I was mildly curious as to why he chose it and thought I'd ask. But yeah no worries. I just wanted to explain myself so people don't think i was egging him on to expose a big thing. That's not how I roll and I don't want you chaps thinking i'm a shit-disturber.
  13. That's a really well set up slim mod. I'm curious about the confederate flag motif but maybe it's none of my business. Feel free to explain though
  14. I dunno. I'm just being paranoid of a cheap product. It very well may last a while. It ended up that I didn't do the mod yet as I was curious what N64Freak was charging for his board and the fact that my roomate is now using the converter in his room. I might still pick up another one to try. If it for some reason fails then I could always hit up N64freak for one of his boards. (assuming he has one available).
  15. Very cool! Thanks for the files. I might check these out this weekend. As this system is brand new to me (I was a playstation guy at the time) there's a ton of things like this that i didn't know was possible. I just recently found out about xbox trainers and this is right up that alley.

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