Building The Ultimate Xbox One X

– Hey guys, this is Austin, and welcome to the ultimate Xbox One X Now this has been a very highly requested video

So much so, in fact, that we got an anonymous letter from Hong Kong giving us some suggestions to include for the video So with some of those in mind, let's get to building Nick Cage approves Yes So everyone's probably familiar with the wonderful look of the Xbox One X

AKA it's just a black box Which is where this comes in

This is going to be a skin which is going to make our Xbox One X look a lot like an original Xbox Would some say it looks like an Xbox One? So, in the picture they've got like the front of it, it's got like the Xbox logo and stuff But, this is just a top skin Clearly wouldn't happen if this was dbrand – [Voice Over] Shots fired! Shots fired! – It's actually pretty much lined up, I'm slightly off center

So you put it side by side with the original Xbox it actually doesn't look so bad I mean, I know I wasn't 100% precise but I think it's close enough that I'll buy that Next up, because we know just how useful cooling fans and extra attachments are for consoles, we have not only an intelligent cooling fan, but we also have a cooling dock with extra USB ports So we've got three small cooling fans, it's gonna plug in via USB, and to be fair it does give us a USB pass through, so I guess it just snaps on something like this I mean it actually does kind of blend in whether this is going to make any difference at all I am incredibly doubtful of but luckily we have a whole other cooling dock to keep it even cooler for our, whatever it is we're doing on an Xbox which is gonna make it overheat

Connecting actually is pretty easy Then we just do that Wait a minute So I see that there's a fan, but where is it pulling air from? There's no place for it to pull on the bottom, on the front, on the sides, why are there three fans if they have no intake or exhaust? What this does give us is three more USB ports up front One of the things we're going to have to keep in mind with this video though is that we have a lot of things that are going to be requiring USB, so making sure that we have full USB 30 on as many ports as possible is going to be a challenge Because a mere one terabyte of storage is not going to be anywhere near enough, the next step is yet another add-on hub thing This is going to give us the ability to not only plug in a full 3

5 inch hard drive, we are also going to be getting even more USB ports Oh joy That's pretty cool, so it's actually got a Scorpio on the front, which would make sense because this is a Scorpio version of the console, that now has a skin covering all that up So, people still know we're cool? So the idea here, it it's anything like some of the previous hubs we've used, is that we'll be able to, not only plug in that three and a half inch drive, so this is going to give us three more USB 30 ports on front

Now with a three and half inch drive bay we can go completely crazy and put basically any kind of desktop hard drive in here, but as opposed to doing a standard hard drive, instead we have a two terabyte Seagate Firecuda So this is going to be an SSHD which means that in addition to having two terabytes of capacity, (plastic crinkling) in addition to having two terabytes of capacity there's also a little bit of flash storage on here which depending on the game might not actually make a huge difference to load time, but at the very least it should be a little bit quicker than the standard hard drive One nice touch is that you have everything you need to do this As long as you have a 35 inch hard drive, I do actually think that this will work with a two and a half inch as well, but if you have a screwdriver you have everything you need to put it on the sled

And with that I think we can, well, just put it in here So this entire thing is going to operate using the front USB 30 port on the Xbox So as long as we're able to line that up we're going to cover up the power button but it has a little push button, actually it's clear too, so you can see when it's on and off It's gonna be a little tight, I guess it will work though

The only issue that I actually don't really like with this is that opposed to having it's own separate power cable which I will admit is a little bit annoying, instead it's actually going to go on top of the current power cable Considering how much power the Xbox One X pulls through just figure eight cable seems a little sketchy, also our fan doesn't let this go in all the way This is falling apart very quickly but I guess that works, right? While three terabytes might be enough for a normal Xbox One X, this, my friends, is the ultimate Xbox One X which is where this comes in The Seagate Game Drive with an additional eight terabytes of capacity Unlike the rest of our accessories this is really straight forward

So instead of attaching it directly to the Xbox this just needs a USB cable But it does give us an additional two USB 30 ports on the front of the Xbox To think, I was worried about not having enough ports, like, five minutes ago So with just an external power brick and a single USB cable, we're now up to 11 terabytes of capacity? Which is where this comes in: the Samsung T5 SSD

This is actually something we use on a daily basis here at the office So, all of our videos are edited off of these T5s, one of the nice things is they come in really large capacities This one is gonna be a full two terabytes of quick SSD storage, all running off of a single USB cable Almost said USB-C cable, but we gotta use USB-A for this one I mean do you need 13 terabytes on you Xbox One X? Probably not

Do you need to build the ultimate Xbox One X? Probably not Are we done building the Xbox One X? Absolutely not As far as controllers go, we have a couple of Xbox One Design Lab controllers These are really cool because you have a lot of customization options for how the controllers look, and importantly they're still going to be the same size, which is important because we have a dual charging station I mean, it doesn't really look pretty with our Design Lab controllers but now we have two controllers down and two more to go

If you really want the ultimate controller for the Xbox One X though, you want the Duke So this is modeled almost identically after the original Xbox controller, and while it's a little bit controversial, some might say it's, well, you'll see, you'll see Oh yeah, that's what I'm talking about This is licensed by Microsoft even though it's made by Hyperkin Wow that looks almost identical to the original

For context, this is what a standard Xbox One controller looks like and this is the Duke It's massive I think you're definitely going to be better gaming on a standard Xbox controller, but the coolness of this is just, there's just no way to get around it Now unfortunately this is going to be a wired controller, but thankfully it's going to be a really long cable and it is detachable with microUSB As if all these controller options weren't enough we also have the Keymander

This is actually something I did a video on, like two or three years ago But the idea here is that this is going to be an adapter that will turn a mouse and keyboard into what the xBox thinks is a standard controller So inside this little box, well it gets a little bit complicated but hopefully it won't be that bad So around front we have a mouse, keyboard, and gamepad, I think you actually have to have all three plugged in because it pretends to be the gamepad but it's actually passing through the mouse and the keyboard signal Then around back we have another series of USB ports for power, PC, game, as well as data, which looks like a eighth inch jack

Oh man, this is, this is a lot (clock ticking)(ding) Welcome, my friends, to the completed ultimate Xbox One X And yes, all of these cables and accessories are completely necessary So, to start with we're gonna be showing you what the Keymander will do We are going to be spoofing it with the actual Xbox One controllers

You need to make sure this is still plugged in With that, your mouse, your keyboard, everything attached via USB, we should be able to play a game (mouse clicks) Hey it works! I mean it's really, really slow Maybe we should turn up the mouse sensitivity a little Dude, this actually doesn't feel that different than playing on a PC

I mean, there might be a touch of latency if I try and move really quickly, but it's not bad Now there's definitely an argument to be said that this is going to give you an unfair advantage, but, I mean, if you want to be more comfortable playing with your mouse and keyboard versus an Xbox controller, and you don't mind dealing with some finickiness, it is not the easiest thing to set up, and you do need kinda keep it tuned per game to make sure it has the correct profiles, but you can download those pretty easily Why do you have weapons? Okay, well this is unfortunate, this is very unfortunate Wait a minute I'll just use my, no, no Wait, I got, that count's as a kill right? I blew up on them I'm gonna count that as a kill Dave will be very proud

The Duke on the other hand, well it's definitely a much larger controller Personally, I do think that the standard Xbox One controller is better, but I mean better is kind of relative, right? The Duke is a unique option It also doesn't feel that bad, so some of the buttons are a little bit weirdly laid out compared to the newer controllers, especially stuff like the left and right bumpers which feel kind of tacked on, but it works Of course we're not here just to play Fortnite We have 13 terabytes of hard drives to install a whole bunch of other games if we want to as well

So right now if you go into the options we have the internal hard drive, we also have another 72 terabytes from that eight terabyte drive over there, we have the 18 terabytes of our T5, and then we have our two terabyte Firecuda which is in here They'll actually show up and once you give them a quick format, I mean, it kinda works Unlike a lot of the builds in the ultimate series that we do this actually all works, all the accessories are plugged in, attached, skinned, powered, USB-ed, whatever you want to call it, it's all actually working

Now does it make sense? No of course not Am I going to put links to every single one of these accessories that we used in the description? Of course I am

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