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#1 Dreamcazman

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Posted 22 February 2004 - 01:44 AM

My Xbox mobo was sitting over 50 degrees C and I figured that was too high so I decided to do this air intake fan mod tutorial.

It has effectively lowered the temperature by 10 degrees!

Download here and let me know what you guys think. It's in a rarrer Word format.

Edited by Dreamcazman, 22 February 2004 - 01:48 AM.


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Posted 22 February 2004 - 01:51 AM

thats pretty cool

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Posted 22 February 2004 - 01:54 AM

Very neat. You might want to show that the fan can share power with one of the power sources on the mobo.

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Posted 22 February 2004 - 01:58 AM

Mirrored for you as 225 Kb PDF, as opposed to 3.5 MB rar. smile.gif
http://s87573135.onl...Dreamcazman.pdf

Nice little tutorial! I'm going to add a link to it in the FAQ post!


VVVVVV Fixed

Edited by brahm2, 22 February 2004 - 02:01 AM.


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Posted 22 February 2004 - 02:00 AM

It may be just me, but your link isn't working.

EDIT: Disregard what I said.

Edited by polyesterjones, 22 February 2004 - 02:32 AM.


#6 Dreamcazman

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Posted 22 February 2004 - 03:43 AM

Cheers guys.

Thanks for that Brahm. I didn't have the facility to make a pdf unfortunately...

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Posted 22 February 2004 - 03:49 AM

Not bad, very helpful beerchug.gif

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Posted 22 February 2004 - 03:49 AM

that is a pretty good little tutorial, though I wouldnt solder to the bottom of the psu. seems a little risky to me and plus it would be much easier to draw the power from a hdd power splitter or if you wanted, you could solder to the pins that the yellow dvd cable plugs into on the MB (back side of course) there is a 12v source on one of those pins.

I was actualy thinking of doing this mod before I saw this. I think palmore did it except only on the other side blowing over teh psu.

combining this with a heatsink on the mcpx chip would mean a drastically lowerd temperature..

damn, so many mods I have in my mind to do right now bu tso little money to do them.



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Posted 22 February 2004 - 04:02 AM

QUOTE (pedro @ Feb 22 2004, 04:49 AM)
it would be much easier to draw the power from a hdd power splitter or if you wanted, you could solder to the pins that the yellow dvd cable plugs into on the MB (back side of course) there is a 12v source on one of those pins.

The reason I soldered straight onto the PSU was for 2 reasons.

1. So if I have to take the MB out at a later time I don't have to unsolder anything

2. I already have a molex connector behind the HDD which is used to power up the jewel LEDs. It would've been too crowded if there was any more wire there.

Good point with using the 12v from the DVD. Like I said, use whatever 12v point you like smile.gif

I did check out the other tutorials, but IMO, they made the Xbox look a little mutilated (no offence). I wanted this to look as neat as possible and cool the MCPX down in the process, which is why it's on the opposite side of the Xbox.

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Posted 22 February 2004 - 04:03 AM

anyone know where you can buy a 60mm x 60mm x 10mm fan?

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Posted 22 February 2004 - 04:06 AM

QUOTE (deviation56 @ Feb 22 2004, 12:03 AM)
anyone know where you can buy a 60mm x 60mm x 10mm fan?

I have a 60 x 60 x 13 mm fan.. It came off a computer heatsink

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Posted 22 February 2004 - 04:20 AM

QUOTE (deviation56 @ Feb 22 2004, 06:03 AM)
anyone know where you can buy a 60mm x 60mm x 10mm fan?

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Posted 22 February 2004 - 04:28 AM

QUOTE (sega27 @ Feb 22 2004, 06:20 AM)
QUOTE (deviation56 @ Feb 22 2004, 06:03 AM)
anyone know where you can buy a 60mm x 60mm x 10mm fan?

none of those are 60mm x 10mm...

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Posted 22 February 2004 - 04:29 AM

Sega27 - Those fans won't work, you'd never get it to fit in the Xbox.

I'm sorry everyone, I don't know where you can find a fan like the one I used, in the US. The CPU HSF I got it off was a no-name brand ball bearing type.

It wasn't expensive at all. I'm sure most computer shops would have something that is comparable.

The thinner the fan, the better cool.gif

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Posted 22 February 2004 - 04:33 AM

QUOTE (Dreamcazman @ Feb 22 2004, 06:29 AM)
Sega27 - Those fans won't work, you'd never get it to fit in the Xbox.

I'm sorry everyone, I don't know where you can find a fan like the one I used, in the US. The CPU HSF I got it off was a no-name brand ball bearing type.

It wasn't expensive at all. I'm sure most computer shops would have something that is comparable.

The thinner the fan, the better cool.gif

well i did find one site that had a nice 60mm x x10mm fan but its $10, they don't tell you the db, and it cannot find that same fan anywhere else on the net:

http://www.hardcorec...211&1=242&3=152




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