Sparked by a conversation with my roommate earlier, I am now interested in custom built cases. Specifically game consoles. Even more specifically, combining multiple consoles into one case. This in itself does not seem to hard. build a box with some vents, mount the motherboards and such to the walls/ceiling (xbox 360 / PS3 / wii), and make the disc drives on the front face. With the output/power ports and air vents in back and a front fan intake in front. A three option(?) switch and power button would control which system turned on when the power button was pushed and also the output.
Obviously this is a very basic outline with little thought from a (hopefully) new modder. Are there any BIG issues with this idea?
As the title of this post is 'how to start...'. This is the biggest question. How should I start a modding hobby with little money (college student)?
Last question, at the moment, doesn't fall directly into the modding topic but is related to my above idea. Would it be possible to have a single disc drive for all three game systems? I have a feeling the short answer is no. While a longer answer could be yes if there was a way to have a program read the disc, figure out which game system then boot up the game system's processor.