A Hardware Thing: The Linux Powered SteamBox 360

Six months in the making and more than a few nicks and cuts, all to bring to life a bit of madness.

Madness is what madness does and what I did, I did not in the name of the Doctor. I did it because a simple Imgur album someone posted long ago gave me an idea: to build a Steam Machine inside the shell of a console. The XBox 360 turned out to be the perfect donor.  Small, with a reasonably sized interior it would had to have all components inside, power supply included. And so it was.

No big rambling bits this time, the video up there has most of everything. I will just leave you with the pictures and benchmark results.

CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2400G Heatsink  Noctua NH-L9a-AM4
GPU Radeon RX Vega 11 Case  XBox 360 Shell
Motherboard ASRock Fatal1ty AB350M Gaming ITX/ac OS  Fedora
RAM Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB DDR4 3200MHz Extra Bits:
SSD Western Digital Blue M.2 SATA 500GB  USB 3 (2 x USB-A) Header;
Power Supply Seasonic SS-300TFX 300W (80+ Bronze)  3 x Gelid Solutions 40mm fans

Pictures:


Benchmarks:

Geekbench 4 – Single

Geekbench 4 – Multi

DiRT Rally

The Talos Principle

Unigine Superposition

Unigine Heaven

3 Comments
  1. @N_MAG

    Unless the preset has a specific resolution (like the Unigine tests) everything was run at 1080p. Presets used are labelled in the graphs.

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