Hello fellow gamers. Im here again with a mod ideal for a custom xbox 360 case that I hope I can get some ideals,advice,etc. My main ojective is to give the motherboard more space to beath and try and keep at room temp or alittle below so the solder dose not ever loosing do to heat. I thought of watercooling but don't trust it do to leaking etc. This case is going to be air cooled. Do anyone here know of any site that shows how to make your own fam shroud? I've been wondering what material to use for making the shroud. The original xbox 360 I will have to discard because of the new heatsink that will be put on the GPU. Im using this one. http://www.antec.com/us/productDetails.php?ProdID=77099# I looked at other ones and this will be less heavy. I don't want to crack the gpu. I ratter had a pure copper base for better heat transfer but this heatsink has copper heatpipes with aluminum fins. Sofar the case will look like a HTPC/DVD player case.
Materials using are.
Translucent acrylic for faceplate. So wireless controler can work without parts being shown through front
Acrylic for case
jigsaw/plexi blade to cut plexi sheets for case
aluminum case feet
Rotary tool to cut shapes out
tubbing for wires
handles for sides of case
60mm fans for sides of case
laptop fan for cooling the bottom of motherboard. To keep the bottom solder from loosening up.
Artic silver is used on both CPUs
Both heatsinks will have heatpipes with fans mounted in front to blow heat towards the back and out the case.
Some things are not listed yet because Im still in the ideal stage.