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So I started dedicating my time today to do better cooling for my 360. So far what ive done.

1. Installed a red ring kit with Shin Etsu X23
2. I did the fan Shroud Mod
3. Replaced the 360 fans with (Talismoon Whisper Max)

I have also modded the Rear of the 360 by cutting out the Metal Mesh & the plastic Mesh leaving the fans wide open. Did a Clean cut job so it looks nice

Now here is what I want to do. I am looking for a TUT for my Power Supply that will show me what I need to do to mount a fan on top of the PSU. Similar to this. I do not have a slim 360

My power supply gets hot so im trying to figure out a way to really cool this sucker. Either with a better Shell that has alot of breathing room or mounting a fan on top of it.


Edited by 4LC4PON3 - 4/27/11 at 10:22pm
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Anyone have al ink for the PSU fan Mod site? Would really like to get my PSU Modded to run cooler. As of right now this thing gets hot.
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I know that there's an XBox modding community out there...something about llamas. Here you go. That should have just about everything that you need.

By the way, which XBox 360 revision do you have?
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I got a falcon I didnt even need the red ring kit installed but I figured I would do it anyways since I had the kit here already that wasnt being used

Thx for the link
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I got a falcon I didnt even need the red ring kit installed but I figured I would do it anyways since I had the kit here already that wasnt being used

Thx for the link
I've had a Falcon RROD on me. Are you sure your mods were worth voiding the warranty? They'll honor E74 basically for the life of the console. Something to consider next time, I suppose.
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the console was already voided from before so Im not worried about it.
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I don't think the PSU fan mod will help it that much, unless you really game for long periods of time. It should be similar to the slim, just need to locate the correct pins to run the power and ground wires to.

Other than that there isn't much else you can do for cooling besides doing a watercooled setup. You could also mount a thin fan above the GPU on the inside and cut out little holes in the case.
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Do you have any reason to think the PSU is getting "too hot"? Ive never heard of that before.
And if its just getting hot, and not "too hot", then I dont see what the point in tring to make it run cooler is. If it aint broke dont fix it.

As for the xbox, why havent you dont the X clamp mod, with some arctic silver 5? That would be the very, very first thing I would do.
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I have done the Xclamp kit already as posted above. I called it the red ring kit. I have installed a red ring kit with Shin Etsu X23.I was just reading about how to install a Small fan on the Heat sink & modding the shell of the 360.

As for the PSU im going to do the Fan mod. The users at Llama gave me an idea. There is already a fan port connector inside the PSU that the current fan connects to that I did not think about. So im just going do what is done in the video above.

Note: For the user who said you dont see the point. Honestly I just like to keep things cold. The PSU gets pretty hot to the touch the internal fan is working properly but I just dont feel that, that tiny little fan is doing the PSU any good for cooling on the PSU.

besides mounting a fan on the PSU shell itself I am going to start Modding the Shell in itself so it can breath. I can an idea which I will explain later.
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A good site to check out is http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php. There are lots of tuts on xbox 360's, case mods, cooling, pcb traces etc... its a good place to gather some info. The fan mod for the Phat Xbox is about the same I just can remember the tut is for it.
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