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#1 halo9054

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Posted 04 July 2003 - 03:23 AM

This post is now an Xbox-Scene Tutorial - Yeah!

You can go directly to this tut by clicking here

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Edited by halo9054, 02 September 2003 - 02:59 PM.


#2 JonnyR69

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Posted 04 July 2003 - 02:58 PM

Nice mod, but wouldn't it have been easier to use a 70mm fan since that is what the original is?

Juat wondering. Also, how do you remove the original fan?

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Posted 04 July 2003 - 03:03 PM

THEY DONT MAKE 70MM STLEATH FANS!

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Posted 04 July 2003 - 03:06 PM

Ok, well look at this fan:

http://www.directron...c7015m12ca.html

I know it's a little louder, but not too bad. Would it be easier to install?

How loud do you think the original fan is at 7v?

As well, how do you remove the origianl fan please?

Thanks.

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Posted 04 July 2003 - 03:39 PM

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Posted 04 July 2003 - 04:43 PM

still there?

#7 halo9054

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Posted 04 July 2003 - 05:10 PM

To remove stock fan:

You will need to crack open your xbox. Then remove your HDD and DVD drive. If you don't know how to do this read the tutorials.

Rear fan has two clips that secure it to the metal casing. Then there are two lower clips that hold the fan in place. You just need to pop one side of the lower clip and then lift one side of the fan up. As you do this you may need to use your screw driver to push the top locking clip - out so you can lift the fan up and then out.

Just take your time and you'll figure it out. Having a good light makes it easier to see the clips and housing.

Why did I go with the 80 mm - well I wanted a silent fan with good CFM's. Vantec doesn't make a 70 mm and truth is you can easily fit the 80 mm in the stock footprint. The bottom locking clips need to be removed so that the case fan will sit right down on the case floor.

Yes, I could of special ordered a 70 mm but my computer parts place is just around the corner and really the whole mod took me less than an hour. 45 mins max. Now that I know how to do it - I could probably mod it in less than 20 mins. But I took my time and enjoyed the tinkering.

I tried to look up the specs on the stock fan - but couldn't find anything really close. I can tell you the Vantec Stealth is noticeably much quieter than the stock.

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Edited by halo9054, 04 July 2003 - 05:18 PM.


#8 JonnyR69

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Posted 04 July 2003 - 05:21 PM

Cool, thanks lot for that info. It's a big help to me.

Also, what is your opinion on the fan I listed above. Do you think it's alright, or should I just go with the one you used? I know your opinion will be biosed now that you already have a Vantec, but an honest opinion would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

#9 halo9054

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Posted 04 July 2003 - 07:07 PM

Doode:

I took a look at your link - Evercool 70 mm. It spins faster and is 8 dBA's louder and has a slight edge in CFM's - Would be a good choice as well.

I can only speak to my experience and the Vantec Stealth 80 mm was the right choice for me. I looked at it this way.

1. My local parts guy had it in stock
2. I have a Dremel
3. It spins slower
4. It clears 27 CFM's which was noticeably more than the stock fan
5. It's really quiet 21 dBA
6. It comes with a 3-4 molex pin power through adaptor
7. It was really cheap

Honestly, I couldn't tell you the difference 8 dBA's would make. But I was really surprised by how quiet the Vantec Stealth is. There's another quiet case fan also available but I couldn't find it at my local parts store. So availability played a large role in my selection.

Ultimately, it's your decision. The Vantec Stealth was the right choice for me. biggrin.gif

Edited by halo9054, 04 July 2003 - 07:09 PM.


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Posted 06 July 2003 - 01:31 PM

bump - added pictures.

#11 Senates684

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Posted 06 July 2003 - 05:28 PM

looks very nice beerchug.gif This is the fan that I used....41 DB laugh.gif so it was kinda loud...I got a rheostat and chrome knob...I would of got this but since it has to sit inside your system its kinda hard to work out...good job tho man smile.gif

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Posted 06 July 2003 - 10:46 PM

Thanks Senates - yeah could have gone with the 70 mm. But I took size and silence with the vantec. The 80 mm wasn't that difficult to install. That pyramid system is very COOL pardon the pun. Too bad it has to be installed inside. Looks good tho.

Hey with the 70 mm did you leave the bottom fan clips in or did you remove them?

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Posted 06 July 2003 - 11:01 PM

I removed em...I had to cut into the harddrive tray tho..that pyramid would look cool on the jewel, too bad it has to be inside

#14 halo9054

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Posted 06 July 2003 - 11:08 PM

Hey Senates did you do any other fan mods?

What temps have you been getting?

Thanks

PS: Any pics?

Edited by halo9054, 06 July 2003 - 11:09 PM.


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Posted 06 July 2003 - 11:17 PM

I think the 80mm fan is not worth it. If you look at the fan view from the outside of the xbox you will see that almost 1/4 of the fan is being blocked by the case. It probally generates more noise allowing air to be forced into the blockage caused by the case. I would stick with the 70mm since thats what the case was designed for or use and 80mm and hack out the back of the case.




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