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Old 04-01-2010, 05:12 PM   #1
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I'm thinking of opening up my Xbox 360 since the warranty has now gone (and has already been sent back twice and been fixed) and fitting quieter fans within it, since it sounds like a jet even when the DVD drive isn't running.

Any idea on some fans that will be suitable for it and be whisper quiet but still deliver better airflow, so I can get them ready in advance?

It uses 2 40mm's at the back, correct?

If it breaks again, I will want a newer model with HDMI anyway
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http://www.xoxide.com/xbox-360-mods.html

you will need the unlock key witing till my warrenty is up to to do this
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Old 04-01-2010, 07:10 PM   #3
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Thanks

So, you can't do it by hand without tools?

i.e apart from torx, etc
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best video i found uses philiip and torx while your in their you should clean off all the crappy paste they put on and get some artic 5 or something
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I'll take a look at that Thanks again

Still need an idea on the fans to get though
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http://www.consoleshop.com/home.php?cat=317
these are some aftermarket fans
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Old 04-01-2010, 08:03 PM   #7
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Thanks, I'll check them out
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Old 04-02-2010, 04:25 AM   #8
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I can't really imagine 40MM heatsinks being quiet and cooling a 360. My friend has Talismoons in his 360 and if its not what I would call quiet.

You could always do this

http://www.silentxbox.com/xbox_eng.php
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I was actually gonna buy that case for mine and go liquid on it. :O

But I've never played anything other than FM2 and Halo3, so I didn't see any advantage there.

You can do it without the unlock tool. Flathead screwdrivers and small phillips, as well as torx.
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Old 04-02-2010, 03:06 PM   #10
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Well, I do want a quieter one...
But for the price of doing that, I could probably buy a newer Xbox with HDMI which would be better suited to me anyway.

The PS3 is whisper quiet. Why can't the 360 be the same?
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