The relentless downward pressure on PC component prices has made it possible for enthusiasts to assemble ever more powerful yet inexpensive systems. In our hands, $1,000 is enough to assemble a PC capable of pretty high performance game play at astonishingly low noise levels. We showed you how to assemble a Silent SFF Gaming rig a few weeks ago; this time, it's a mid-budget gaming system in a mid-tower case that is even quieter, at least at lower loads when you care most about the noise. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
19/07/07 -Updated USB adaptor cable link 27/04/06 Furbs Xbox Media Centre setup/customising guide 05/01/06 - Link to a easy to follow new Hard Drive installation Guide ; - Updated SoftMod Link.
I have seen hundreds of people (mostly n00bs or newbies) who want to flash thier TSOP or use a gamesave exploit and an "after" exploit (audio, font, UDE, etc.) using a USB stick, CF card, or any other portable storage media that can be connected to a USB port. Many people, like myself, saw on the Screen Savers Kevin Rose hacking the xbox with the USB stick and the PSO keyboard adapter and we all wanted to know, "HOW THE FUCK DID HE DO THAT!?!?" Well, I have the answer:
Overview : This tutorial will explain in very simple terms how to softmod your xbox console using the Softmod Installer Deluxe 3 (SID3) which is included with the Auto Installer Deluxe 2 (AID2) package. Software required : - Winrar - DVDDecrypter, Nero or other .iso burning software - Auto Installer Deluxe 2 (which includes SID3) - Action Replay or Other Memory card software for pc OR - A pre-modded xbox to transfer the SID files to the memory card via ftp What is Softmod Installer Deluxe 3 (SID3) : The Softmod Installer Deluxe 3 files are the files which you must copy onto your xbox memory card to install onto your unmodded xbox.. What is Auto Installer Deluxe 2 : The Auto Installer Deluxe 2 is crammed packed with 60+ apps, dashboards, emulators for your xbox console.. Once you download the AID you can burn the .iso file to a CDRW/DVD-R (preferably dvd-r) and boot it in your xbox once it has been modded either with a modchip or using the SID softmod.