360 Phat Fan Alternative
Posted 29 September 2012 - 03:38 PM
I Read that the 360 Phat will fit almost any 60mm computer fan in the back. I have no problem using bolts/screws or what to hold them in. I just want my xbox to be quieter. I have already replaced the thermal paste with AS 5 but the fans make a horrible high pitched whine, even when spinning slowly.
However Im just wondering about wiring them up. I know the fans use DC current so polarity should matter.
Also if anyone knows what the easiest method is to attach the fans to the Mobo of the xbox. I just figured cutting the old cable off of the original fans so I still had the mobo connection.
So I could attach the original cable to the new fans via solder or whatnot.
Posted 30 September 2012 - 07:59 PM
Posted 30 September 2012 - 09:25 PM
It looks like the connector to the motherboard on the xbox is a 4 pin connection in a square configuration, one pin at each corner, HOWEVER each fan only gets 2 of the pins.
This would mean that as long as I use any 2 pin 60mm computer fan the only thing I have to worry about getting right is the polarity. Obviously I want the fans to exhaust the air not blow inwards.
This also means that the xbox just uses voltages to adjust fan speed rather than the 3 pin type or the 4 pin type. This should also mean that the xbox is unaware of the current RPM of the fans, so its safe to assume that I should get fans that move an equivalent or greater amount of air to avoid the same issue of having the fans run on high all the time.
Does anyone have a suggestion on a replacement fan that has worked for them?
Edited by theboss235, 30 September 2012 - 09:26 PM.
Posted 01 October 2012 - 07:42 PM
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