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post #21 of 42
You realise that the main exhaust of a 360 is the rear?

I think it would be more than sufficient for cooling. I did a similar thing to my original Xbox.
post #22 of 42
Yeah that looks like you attached a diaper to your xbox.
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Yeah, but it works. And the fan IS an exhaust. Look at it closely, that is the exhaust of the fan. But there is one more thing I forgot to mention. I put tap on the top of the GPU heat sink that the air is forced to be drawn in though the front of it. Previously it was only drawing air off the back 1/5 of the thing. >_> So that makes it cooler as well.
 
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post #24 of 42
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Originally Posted by Lord Xeb View Post
Yeah, but it works. And the fan IS an exhaust. Look at it closely, that is the exhaust of the fan. But there is one more thing I forgot to mention. I put tap on the top of the GPU heat sink that the air is forced to be drawn in though the front of it. Previously it was only drawing air off the back 1/5 of the thing. >_> So that makes it cooler as well.
Sounds like a cheap fix, but it's not going to be permanent. All of these fixes people have done before. Yours is nothing new. It may help save a bit of life from the 360, but it's eventually going to eventually fail if it's already shown some signs. The temperature is not the only problem with the console.
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post #26 of 42
I did the same with my original xbox, put a 80mm fan in there. But its actually consealed inside the case

I recently modified my 360 too, well thats if you consider removing a broken DVD laser and put a nice bright new one in there a modification broken to fixed!!
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post #27 of 42
[Sarcasm]Yeah that's great, looks really good too, can hardly notice that it's even there! [/Sarcasm]
    
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post #28 of 42
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Guys, Look I know it is ugly, but I do not care about looks. I AM FOR PERFORMANCE! And what it lacks in looks it does make up for it in cooling. Like I said, the mod dropped my temps by 13C on the 360 and almost 20C for the GPU. IF I did care about looks, I would have done something about it by now.
 
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post #29 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lord Xeb View Post
Guys, Look I know it is ugly, but I do not care about looks. I AM FOR PERFORMANCE! And what it lacks in looks it does make up for it in cooling. Like I said, the mod dropped my temps by 13C on the 360 and almost 20C for the GPU. IF I did care about looks, I would have done something about it by now.
What are you using to check the temperatures?
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post #30 of 42
I like it. Look's like the kind of thing I would do lol.

Most people can't appreciate how we do.

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