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Anyone interested in a PC/PS3 Hybrid?

I have a little project for myself; and I plan to follow through with it.

I have a 60GB PS3 shell, internal frames, etc.
I also have a blueprint for a PC that looks like a PS3 on the outside.
(I have done over seven months of measuring, research, etc.
... and I know it can be done. I've seen a google image post by chance,
can't find it again).

So if I put up a bid for a PS3 PC with:

PS3 Case
Core i5-661
Zotac H55ITX-A-E Mini-ITX Motherboard
4GB DDR3 Dual-Channel
WD Scorpio Blue 160GB Hard Drive 2.5
Radeon HD 5570 (Kinda hard to fit a bigger card in there)
Slot-load DVD (Manual/Switch)
270W PSU
(Please Note: I have already taken care of internal cooling fans)

Now I mentioned that it can be done, but I didn't tell you that the guy who did it did NOT make it full-functional. He did not have the latest hardware and had no functional USB ports, nor did he have a slot-load drive. Not to mention he cut out the back of the PS3 and the motherboard was exposed. Ugly.

I will not be doing that; I will make sure none of the internal parts are revealed.

So I if I put up a bid on eBay with a PS3 case that was sealed off, had a working slot-load DVD drive, 4 front working USB ports, WiFi, Core-i5, capable of 1200x1600 resolution, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, Ethernet ports, HDMI, Optical Port, VGA port, and a 160GB hard drive - not to mention all the ports would line up with the PS3 shell's ports - for $1500/$2000 min. bid + 90 day warranty from me, would anyone bid on it?

On top of that, for everyone with overheating concerns, I'm throwing in a USB based fan that is manufactured by DDR Game, Eforcity, or Sony (they are the same model, different brand) for the PS3.

And I'll throw in an HDMI cable with a detachable "HDMI to DVI-D" adapter.

(Plus I think I can extend the warranty depending on negotiations...)

Oh! and Windows 7 64bit.

If there are any suggestions that anyone can make (other than saying, "yes! I want it!") feel free to do so... this is a forum thread after all.

Your opinions are appreciated.

PS - I'd like to give inspirational credit to Electr0ant ( He made the XB360 PC Mod and I wanted a PS3 counterpart.

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Must say that this is interesting, however the 270W PSU might not be enough to ensure a smooth operation?

By the way, good choice for the WD scorpio hdd but if I were you, I would get a 500GB instead.

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PSU Issue

I thought about that, but it will be harder to find a right fit.
I already have a 270W lying around, but if necessary/possible I will probably upgrade to 450W.

Kinda hard to work with the PS3 shell.

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