Well, I have two Trusty upgrades. I use both for emulation - one is setup on the HDTV, mainly for my gf and I to watch shows via the network and the other is hooked up to an old Sony PVM monitor for arcade stuff only.
The HD Trusty is in a custom case, called the Xport Xpod. Here is a review from years back:http://forums.xbox-scene.com/lofiversion/i...hp/t254955.html
I had the case for years and it was actually pretty horrible for cooling, which I never realized. I found this out pretty quick when my new Trusty Xbox would power off when it got to hot! I found some posts on X-S about how to help by cutting out the grills for the fans - which I opened completely. Here is the post were people were talking about it:http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?s=&...t&p=1909275
I have 3x 80mm fans on this case - 1 intakes air from the left, 1 pushes air out the back (where the stock fan usually is right behind the CPU) and the final sits right on top of the CPU heatsink. I had to cut out the acrylic and move the HDD to get this to work. I then cut a hole in the top of the case, right above the fan, to allow cool air to be sucked in.
I also replaced the heatsink with a copper one, which I cut down myself to fit. That was a pain. Cutting copper is NOT easy. However, using this new heatsink dropped the temps by about 15 degrees F. The temps also seemed to be more stable - ie: they don't seem to ever spike. Trusty knows about these results, but he pointed out that using copper is much more expensive and much heavier. Also, based on the reduction in temperature, it just isn't worth it - which I totally agree with. Intel P3s are VERY tough and can take the standard temps no problem. Mainly I did this because it looks cool and I wanted to push the cooling for fun.
I also replaced the GPU heatsink with a tall aluminum northbridge one. I've been doing this with v1.0 xboxes forever because it gets rid of that little fan.
TEMPS > 125F / 95F under load, 110F / 85F - idle
For the Arcade Trusty, I used a red XCM case. Now, since I wouldn't have room for a big 80mm fan on top of the GPU in the standard setup, I decided to ditch the DVD drive. This enabled me to have 2 big 80mm fans. The layout is pretty much as follows:
- The HDD is where the DVD usually goes
- 80 mm fan acts as an exhaust behind the CPU
- 80 mm fan was inserted above the CPU heatsink - I cut a space for it out of that plastic HDD tray
- Custom copper heatsink
- Aluminum tall northbridge heatsink for the GPU (I also use one of the little GPU fans on top of this)
The last step was to remove the XBOX jewel on the top and cut a hole there to allow air to be pulled in. A friend of mine then sent me a clear jewel that could be popped on there when its not in use.
TEMPS > 118F / 106F under load, 110F / 100F - idle
I do need to test the temps more under strain, especially for the Arcade Trusty, but so far, this is what I've been seeing. Last night I was playing CoinOps for an hour or so and those were my results.
Hope this helps. I'll post that heatsink model I cut down when I hear back from my friend. He was the one who actually came up with the idea and found the right heatsink. (He also has a Trusty) I'll take some picts eventually and post them here.