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Belive it or not it wont do a thing,take your 360 apart and study its cooling methods and you will see why.

Best thing you can do is mofidy the left heatsink under DVD drive to move air over its fins more efficeintly,also buying some fans with higher rpm will allow more air to be drawn over the heatsinks.

If you buy new high rpm fans then id suggest you look up the shroud mod which basically seperates the wind tunnel at the back so you havea fan for each sides heatsink gpu/cpu.

Placing extra air holes will not allow you to draw more air over the heatsinks,neither will it force more air over the heatsinks.
If your really up for it you could replace the X-clamps with a bolt down set to minimise the chance of too much movement around the processors.
I've done the shroud mod (I also taped over the shroud where it meets the metal casing to stop air escaping), the X clamp mod, and cut out the metal grill at the back already, lol.

The Xbox 360 sucks air into the system (it draws it in from the side it would rest on if vertical, place a piece of paper there and you will see it stick, you can actually feel it aswell). So it makes sense to me for more intake holes to draw more cool air into the system.

Is something I'm going to experiment with though on another case first before I perform the mod on my main case. I'm also thinking of removing the metal grill on the base where it would rest vertically aswell.

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Originally Posted by llChaosll View Post
Hey all, this is what I have done to my 360.
Nice mod, though I'd have gotten a transparent shroud (which is my next purchase) or painted it black personally.
Edited by Lifeshield - 7/30/11 at 10:42am
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thread I made where you can get 360 mods
http://www.overclock.net/xbox/435678...ers-out-2.html
Edited by Juggalo23451 - 7/30/11 at 10:45am
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Nice mod, though I'd have gotten a transparent shroud (which is my next purchase) or painted it black personally.
Thanks, I actually painted the shroud black on the weekend.
Didn't cut out the rear grill yet though.
I will update with a pic later when I get a chance.
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I recently got to keep one of the many XBox's I've fixed from RROD, it was my mate's 4th Xbox, one I repaired and he gave to his little brother, the other two met violent ends.
He had a go at repairing one, replaced the TIM and bought some bolts to replace the X-Clamps, but it Red-Ringed again, and instead of giving it to me to fix, he Shot it with a ball-bearing gun, a crossbow, stabbed it with a Rusty old sword and smashed it with a Sledge Hammer.
The other one he destroyed, he ran it over with his car.

The one I have is a Zephyr, he ruined the Jasper unfortunately, and I'm betting the other one was a Falcon.

I cut a circular hole in the top, and mounted my Enermax Everest UCEV12 120mm Case Fan above the Heatsinks, and ran it via the Fan Header on the Mobo and it runs perfectly now.

Was really easy to run it via the header, just used a Gelid Y-Splitter I had lying around, and ran the XBox fan outta the full 4-pin end, switched around the Live and Ground on my 120mm in the Plug end and popped it in the other end of the splitter (that end has the Sensor pin missing).

The Fan is controlled by it's own Thermal Sensor (Which I previously cut off anyway), so it's fully controlled without noise problems throughout the range the XBox speeds it up.
I've also turned the rear exhaust around for now (Fan lead's on the right now), so it acts as a lower intake.
I'm gonna add a Filter to the top intake next week, and I'll switch it around back as an exhaust when I get a couple more fans to pop on the sides as Exhaust/Intakes, gonna give it nice airflow, and a Foil heatshield under the DVD Tray aswell, 'cos that sucker gets hot.

May perspex the top, might just give it a spray coat, unsure as yet. It works so I've been playing on it.

Using my Sandisk Cruzer Blade 16GB as a Hard Drive as he only gave me the console and leads, and my Sister's Spare Controller 'til mine comes tomorrow.
Bought split adapter for the controller, so I can use my PC headset, but otherwise pretty much Free XBox. (Bolt kit cost £1.75 or something?)

He even gave me his Black Ops, as he popped his console on his side a while ago for something, popped it back, and the disk had come lose, span improperly in the tray and scratched the hell outta the disk in a perfect circle.
I took it down a Game shop and got it buffed (twice) for £1.99, gonna give him a tenner for it.

Sweet.
 
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Can we have some pics of your 360 Evo?
I have my cousins 360 that RR'd also.
I hate trying to fix them, but I guess I'll try to get around to it.
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anyone have a decient link for the rrod fix ive tried new tim and reseating the heatsinks and letting the tim set up
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Here you go
awesome thanks man
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