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Make my 360 quieter or just give away?

post #1 of 15
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Do these things get loud as they get old?
I got it the week they released here in UK and then it died after about 3 months.
Replacement has been fine but sounds like a plane taking off.

Can you make it quieter or should I just get a new one?
post #2 of 15
Build a custom case for it using Silenx fans.

Honestly, I don't think there's much (anything) that you can do to quiet it.
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Koolance water cooling kit
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Sell it and buy a elite version, much quieter & cooler temps. Thats what I did!
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post #5 of 15
Lol dude, there is ZERO diffrence in the elite than in the original 360 (other than maybe some better fans). This has been argued and proven already in the forums.
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post #6 of 15
Just crank up the volume on the tv that should drown out the fan
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post #7 of 15
The elite has a better heatsink and fans, the bigger HD, HDMI connection and that's it.

The big difference is the fact that it's covered under warranty with better cooling.

Sure you could get a 360 Premium, upgrade the cooling and all that, but warranty = out the window.

You do NOT want to lose your manufacturer warranty on the 360, so the big reason she should get the 360 Elite is because not only does it have quieter/better cooling, but she keeps the much needed warranty along with it.
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post #8 of 15
The Elite's heatsink is identical to the Premium's. And as of yet, research shows that only the Elites with Benq DVD drives come with a different fan and that doesn't change anything either.

http://www.llamma.com/xbox360/news/i..._360_elite.htm
http://www.llamma.com/xbox360/news/i...ite_part_2.htm
http://www.llamma.com/xbox360/news/i...ite_part_3.htm

So no, it doesn't really have better or quieter cooling. And the number one reason anyone notices noise is the DVD drive, not the fans. Not all Elites come with Benq drives and even then there have been various results across the different versions.

What drive do you have now cogno? http://www.llamma.com/xbox360/Xbox_3...Comparison.htm
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post #9 of 15
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oh ok thanks for that.

Im away in the countryside at the moment for the long weekend so I shall have a look when i get back tonight.

I don't think there is any warranty left on it as its over a year old now?

I received the email quote I have been waiting for with my watercooling parts $1400....eek better be good!
post #10 of 15
If you need to get rid of it, I can buy it off you?
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