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I have an old Xbox 360 lying around... hmmm...

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#1 Tivum


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Posted 01 May 2017 - 03:06 PM

I was thinking about converting it to a PC of some sort, before I start doing anything is this even possible? I mean it was built just to play games so i'd say it would be a decent gaming PC. I was thinking about Linux or windows if possible. Any ideas or tips?

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 03:26 PM

Nope. All the parts are completely stuck in there. It can only run games that were designed for it and those games had to be very well optimised due to the old hardware inside it. You can keep it to play the older games on it but that's about it. And you can't install linux or windows on it as you'd need the drivers for the components.

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 03:31 PM

Based on specs I'd think it more effort than it's worth but there was a linux distro Free60 that was working on it years ago Xbox 360

CPU     3.2 GHz PowerPC Tri-Core Xenon
Memory     512 MB of GDDR3 RAM clocked at 700 MHz
Graphics     500 MHz ATI Xenos

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 12:21 PM

Well there is this guy who was creative about his HTPC:



sure no gaming but making a 360 into a HTPC is a cool idea.

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