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JD February 2, 2009 06:59 PM

XBOX360 Thoughts
 
Well I'm having thoughts of water cooling my XBOX360, once it get's "repaired" again that is...

So my original thought is to use the XSPC XBOX360 block which Sidewinder now has and then some pump and radiator which is where I have issues.

I'd prefer if it was all internal but if it must be external, then a very minimal footprint. Maybe like a dual 80mm radiator attached to the rear fans externally? I definitely don't want a huge 120mm radiator stuck on it somewhere.

Of course, cost needs to be kept to an absolute minimum. At first I was thinking about use parts from a CoolIt PURE (when it's onsale for $50 or so) but all I'd be using would be the tiny pump which for $50, I could almost just get a MCP350 or something. I don't think the dB-1 would fit inside though.

Anyways, share your ideas, I don't even know when/if I can afford it, but maybe...

Oh and don't mention that Lian-Li case. It's ugly and poorly finished IMO.

KaptCrunch February 7, 2009 09:42 AM

have a look @ Dano2k0 internal

lowfat February 7, 2009 11:07 AM

The Lian Li XB-01 isn't ugly. http://smiliesftw.com/x/squint.gif

But I can tell you from experience it isn't an easy going watercooling the xbox. I tried doing mine this past summer. You will either have to run a 2nd power supply or solder on to the xbox board in order to grab power for the pump. I gave up at this point. You are going to need a very small pump in order to get it to fit and bleeding is going to not entirely pleasant I may add.

JD February 7, 2009 03:38 PM

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Originally Posted by KaptCrunch (Post 148576)
have a look @ Dano2k0 internal

Yeah I've seen that. It's awesome but way too costly to do IMO.
Quote:

Originally Posted by lowfat (Post 148605)
The Lian Li XB-01 isn't ugly. http://smiliesftw.com/x/squint.gif

But I can tell you from experience it isn't an easy going watercooling the xbox. I tried doing mine this past summer. You will either have to run a 2nd power supply or solder on to the xbox board in order to grab power for the pump. I gave up at this point. You are going to need a very small pump in order to get it to fit and bleeding is going to not entirely pleasant I may add.

After thinking it over, bleeding would be a huge issue. I think a MCP355 could fit internally, the radiator would be external. I wish they made dual 60mm rads but seems like I'd have to go with a dual 80mm. However the fillport would literally be like 1" if that so it'd be a major PITA to fill and bleed.

The case isn't ugly per-say but it just isn't designed well. None of the ports actually have cut-outs for each thing, just a gaping hole. They could of made separate cutouts the correct size for everything. And well its like $150 USD so it'd be just as much as all the water cooling gear.

After looking at the costs, namely all the 90s and stuff I'd need which add up significantly, it's a bit too much right now. I think I'll just do some simple mods for now like bolt-mounting the heatsinks, using MX-2 paste instead, and getting some RAMsinks.

Phobia February 7, 2009 07:23 PM

I've wanted to watercool my xbox for a while. However, i've always been nervous of messing it up, and want to wait until the warranty is up :P


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