A gamer decided to disassemble an Xbox One console case, build a functional gaming PC, and then exhibit their work to other gamers. Other gamers complimented the designer for their innovation and for giving their old Xbox One case a new function in the modern age after they released various photographs and details of their new gaming PC.
The Xbox One was released in November 2013 as Microsoft’s response to Sony’s PS4. The console, however, had problems from the start due to the debate surrounding Microsoft’s proposed DRM regulations, which would have required continual Internet connectivity for the system to work.
While those efforts were abandoned, DRM made a brief reappearance with the Xbox Series X when Xbox Game Pass became the primary solution for gamers. Following the Xbox Series X debut, the Xbox One was discontinued, and one gamer decided to give their Xbox One new life by creating a new PC in the chassis.
FitMango2465, a Reddit member, uploaded their work on the consoles subreddit. The OP installed an Intel i3 10100 quad-core processor on a mini-ITX motherboard in the construction. The MSI MPG B560i was the motherboard in dispute.
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The OP then added 16GB of RAM, a 2TB m.2 solid state drive, an AsRock Intel Arc A380 graphics card, and a proprietary 600-watt power supply to the machine. FitMango2465 mentioned they had to use a Dremel cutting tool to tweak the console’s underside, remove the old Xbox part standoffs from the chassis, and add several fans throughout the unit when creating the PC.
However, this revealed the graphics card from the back, which the OP promised to clean up in the future. According to FitMango2465, the system ran quite hot under full load, with CPU temperatures peaking at 94 °C and GPU temps peaking at 85 °C.
While the Intel Arc A380’s performance is not intended for high-end gaming, its low price of $140 makes it a reasonable starting point for low-cost PC setups. FitMango2465 spent less than $700 on the construction in total. Other Redditors supported converting the Xbox One into a new PC.
In a follow-up, FitMango2465 stated that they wanted to replace the graphics card with an RTX 4050 and improve the system’s thermal performance in the future. Only time will tell whether these efforts are fruitful. Tell us in the comments if there are other gaming characters whose backstories you’d like to learn more about. In addition, you can sign up for our website American Tech Journal to receive news and updates.