“Extrem Konsolen Modding”

Not to be outdone by their North American counterparts, these German-speaking hackers have come up with a truly unique console mod. Although modding one system may be OK for most, the builders of this console decided to combine three systems into one clear plastic box. A stripped down Xbox360, Playstation3, and Nintendo Wii were all put together to form this “Extrem” system.

The build style should be very appealing to those interested in video game hardware. Combining the look of a tower PC with a clear plastic allows one to see all components in action. Since the box is lit up with electroluminescent lighting, one is able to show off this system in the day or at night.

Although awesome the way it is, one could see this combined with a MAME cabinet, adding more systems to it, or any number of other mods. For another great console mod that is very polished and gives the steps to build it, check out this portable N64 mod.

Comments

  1. andrew says:

    Cool! Another step might be to make the lights stroke in sync with audio out (using beat detection), cpu speed/temperature, or controller input.

  2. Stef says:

    now thas some fancy modding :)
    great job

  3. Moggie100 says:

    This “glowy=cool” thing people seem to have I’ve always found odd.

    I’ve watched it emerge in PC cases, and they just look ‘meh’ unless the rest of the case is equally neat (themed cases, unusual construction, etc.) and the light is just an accent. I guess I just dont see the cool factor of a glowing box, as most parts in them are static, unlike the machines of old.

    I’m genuinely puzzled, so apologies if this came across as a troll – the project here is quite well made, so don’t take this as an attack on it either.

    • moo says:

      Im the same way, I have a friend that has a case that’s similar to this one. He’s packed so much led’s in there that it hurts my eyes sometimes when i m using it. I have an Antec 900 and the stock fans with the led’s is all i need in terms of light.

    • svofski says:

      No, you’re not alone in this. I shrug every time I see a cool glowing box, especially if it’s glowing blue. Blue is a nice colour, but the chinese electronics made me really hate it.

    • craponaut says:

      My netbook LEDs shine so bright I had to open it up and put some electrical tape over the light. I hate LEDs in the wrong place. Asus for example, all their LEDs are way to bright and all in wrong places. So I guess I never understood the greatness about this kind of project.

  4. raidscsi says:

    Anyone else notice the exposed laser from the drive @ 1:02.

    Not sure if that’s unsafe or just a myth.

  5. Adam says:

    it’s a cool project, but how do you not call it the “Wii Station 360″?

  6. DjBiohazard says:

    How about cooling, they’ve combined three consoles which can get quite hot.

    I have all three in my bedroom, and it’s nice and toasty there…

  7. Novack says:

    Function wise, it does the job. Look wise, looks like crap. They did go all out working on it.

    Looking at this makes me think of some teenage kid with a piece of crap car where he only spent money on rims, stereo system, and his own “custom” paint job.

    It’s great to see someone modding consoles. But, the thing looks like an abomination.

  8. kukuta says:

    Nice concept, but ugly as sin.

  9. Jack Richeson says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RI9n85UlfmY … Yoshi’s box from 2002 =) Somehow.. I don’t think this one tops Yoshi’s

    • Slegiar says:

      personally, just at a glance, i think this ones a bit better. everythings contained in the case, from the looks of it you don’t need to open the case in any way to access vital locations (ie, game slots or whatever) and i could see this being usable quite easily, while yoshi’s….well….sure its a lot of system all packed into one. but in some cases its just putting the whole system in the computer with a few small workarounds. but, to everyone their own opinion ^^ ‘s a cool build either way

  10. dext3r says:

    Great effort, but I feel that the 3 systems apart would take up less space? This mod is not something I’d put in my living room :\

  11. ferdie says:

    idee gread but the bild ugly a hell
    why you make the controller port wii at the side of you case an not on the front.
    it look of all the consols trow in that pc case
    it,s not nice bild in and the heat bild up
    will kill the xbox360 and ps3 in no time
    this is a mod of a dude that never have do this i think.

  12. I didn’t see any EL wire in the video, I think you meant to say cold cathode lamps instead. The cooling tubes probably glow like that because they’re UV reactive.

  13. Dan says:

    It looks like the system is water cooled.
    Although Im not a 100% sure.
    Nice build though.

  14. Christ-Chex says:

    Yoshi’s box from 2002 exactly what I Was thinking.
    Screen Savers Did it first and did it best. Hard to really top that.

  15. Ian says:

    This would impress me:
    -Take up less space, slightly larger than 1 console.
    -All liquid cooling, silent.
    -1 power out, 1 Ethernet out, 1 hdmi out.
    -Onscreen switching gui or automatic switching.

  16. redeye says:

    It actually has water cooling, which is pretty nice for a console :D

  17. Me says:

    The first thing I thought of was TSS’s box! Yoshi FTW hahaha so cool

  18. A person says:

    How much to buy one?

  19. modchip says:

    Very interesting mod – never seen that with the watercooling for modded consoles before. Thank you for sharing! Should you ever want to produce such a thing commercially, we could offer it in our modchip shop – please get in touch then.

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