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#1 RBJTech

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 05:27 PM

Hi all,

Whilst waiting for a final part for my 'Aftercooler' project, I had a spare couple of hours and came up with this !

It's basically a mod to remove the oh so annoying whine of the PSU fan - and replace it with a Passively cooled solution (aka Very Large Heatsink ...) biggrin.gif

http://www.rbjtech.n.../Xbox360PSU.htm

For those that want to have a go at this one - PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE respect the mains voltage and make sure it's not plugged in when you take apart the PSU !! ohmy.gif [


Regards - Richard...

grim_d : i think we need that part about unplugging in bold don't you smile.gif

Edited by grim_d, 16 January 2007 - 05:54 PM.


#2 oZKa

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 05:34 PM

well my psu has never been loud but it does get hot, this is good for whoever doesnt want to get their psu so hot after playing hours, good job happy.gif

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 05:36 PM

Very "cool" idea =P. Nice tutorial, though I never really any noise coming from mine...

#4 RBJTech

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 05:42 PM

QUOTE(Zeck @ Jan 16 2007, 04:43 PM)  

Very "cool" idea =P. Nice tutorial, though I never really any noise coming from mine...


I hear it when I'm playing a HD-DVD on the Xbox 360 and the scene in the movie is quiet, it's a much higher pitch the main fans - perhaps it was just my unit ... sad.gif

Still - it's modified now ! You can't get quieter than 0dB .. smile.gif

#5 pablot

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 05:49 PM

Alright!! Good stuff again man, you just keep doing it! smile.gif

FAQ:ed!

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 07:27 PM

I do have to try this pop.gif
This guide is very good also.

Edited by lpezster, 16 January 2007 - 07:27 PM.


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Posted 16 January 2007 - 07:49 PM

to tell u the truth i have never heard it. But that might be because it is behind everything smile.gif

but very good tutorial

Edited by popballz, 16 January 2007 - 07:49 PM.


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Posted 22 January 2007 - 02:33 PM

mines never made a sound? lol.

Never even knew it had a fan.

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 02:41 PM

with the 360 making so much noise does the psu make that much noise??? mine doesnt... can barelly hear anything over the dvd drive spinning at 1000000 rpm...

#10 RBJTech

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 04:00 PM

QUOTE(ContractKiller @ Jan 22 2007, 01:48 PM)  

with the 360 making so much noise does the psu make that much noise??? mine doesnt... can barelly hear anything over the dvd drive spinning at 1000000 rpm...


.. agree on the DVD Drive - but I use my 360 for HD-DVD as well and that drive IS totally silent. I could hear the PSU above the rear fans believe it or not ... :-o

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 07:00 PM

makes sence then...

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 05:40 PM

There is a problem with pictures on Your tutorial RBJTech... http://www.rbjtech.n.../Xbox360PSU.htm ...can You help please?

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 11:36 PM

link is broken

#14 matt5cott

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 12:20 PM

As above, pics been dead for months, anyone got another good guide or such?

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 03:18 PM

QUOTE(matt5cott @ Apr 22 2009, 05:12 AM)  

As above, pics been dead for months, anyone got another good guide or such?

Nothing yet, someone was asking about that about a week or two ago sad.gif




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