Xbox 360 Water Cooling

Discussion in 'Gaming News' started by Graeme*Kustom*, Aug 16, 2007.

Share This Page

  1. Graeme*Kustom*

    Graeme*Kustom* Administrator

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2001
    Messages:
    13,955
    Likes Received:
    7
    This is probably old news to those of you really 'in' with Xbox 360s, but it caught my eye and I felt it should be shared :)

    Innovatek have a watercooling block for the XBox 360 so in theory this could be combined with a cooling loop from your PC, but the best thing is it completely eliminates the need for any fans in your 360.

    Nice.

    We can bring these in - likely priced at £60-£70 so do let us know if you want one.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Gr Anthony

    Gr Anthony New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2007
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    i was think about what it would be like having water cooling in a 360 a while back..... how strange.
     
  3. Tom

    Tom Merrrrrr

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2002
    Messages:
    4,147
    Likes Received:
    0
  4. Sub

    Sub The cake is a lie!!

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2005
    Messages:
    2,770
    Likes Received:
    0
    :O want one! i hadn't seen a full cover block before.. thats sweet as
     
  5. Westy5

    Westy5 Space

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2005
    Messages:
    1,823
    Likes Received:
    0
    Now I like the sound of that - Passive Xbox anyone?!
     
  6. latency

    latency Existentialist

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2004
    Messages:
    8,780
    Likes Received:
    0
    You'd need a bad-ass radiator to conbine that in a PC loop though, the 360 kicks out as much as your pc itself, so it's two machine on one loop...

    Zalman Reserator would indeed be cool :)
     
  7. movinginthedark

    movinginthedark Trogdor...

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2006
    Messages:
    1,518
    Likes Received:
    0
    Oooh... would consider ripping my 360 apart to install that :D
     
  8. Graeme*Kustom*

    Graeme*Kustom* Administrator

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2001
    Messages:
    13,955
    Likes Received:
    7
    If there's genuine interest then please do let us know and I'll see that we get them stocked.
     
  9. Sub

    Sub The cake is a lie!!

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2005
    Messages:
    2,770
    Likes Received:
    0
    *puts hand up* genuine interest!
    infact i'd like to try and make it all fit inside a 360 somehow.. could be a project worth doing considering how much i move it around....
    yea put me down for one please :)
     
  10. digit

    digit 01011000111100

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2004
    Messages:
    855
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm interested I guess. Any chance you could do a bundle so the water block and a pump for example?
     
  11. brumster

    brumster Midland Muppet

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2004
    Messages:
    3,635
    Likes Received:
    0
    Would be nice to tie into the loop of your PC, if you (1) had them next to each other and (2) had the spare cooling capacity. Otherwise, hooked up to a pump and maybe one of their passive radiators, might look nice. I would consider the quick-release water-tight couplings they do - used them on my Innovatek w/c rig when I had it, and they work a treat. Means you can disconnect it all should you need to move things about, with minimum of fuss.
     
  12. Graeme*Kustom*

    Graeme*Kustom* Administrator

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2001
    Messages:
    13,955
    Likes Received:
    7
    We've ordered some of these blocks, they shall arrive at the start of next month !
     
  13. Graeme*Kustom*

    Graeme*Kustom* Administrator

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2001
    Messages:
    13,955
    Likes Received:
    7
    Got the blocks now

    http://www.kustompcs.co.uk/acatalog/XBox_360_WaterCooling.html

    [​IMG]

    They run straight off on 10mm OD tubing or you can swap the connectors with G1/4 to 8mm adapters if you want to use with an AquaComputer system.

    Potentially I think this could be great with the Aquaduct XT 240

    Only thing holding back is powering the fan controller for this, it requires a bit of internal trickery to get a 12v line out from the 360, but we'll keep an eye out for any easier possibilities here :)
     
  14. Sub

    Sub The cake is a lie!!

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2005
    Messages:
    2,770
    Likes Received:
    0
    i shall probably pick one up in the new year :D (remind me) i just crashed most of my cash on quad core i'd totally forgotten about this lol
     
  15. Zozart

    Zozart used to be splaty

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2002
    Messages:
    3,526
    Likes Received:
    0
    This does sound rather cool, but it's a shame that the loudest thing in my 360 is, by far, the DVD drive. :rolleyes:

    If anyone gives this a go, do tell us how much quieter the thing is. :D
     
  16. Sub

    Sub The cake is a lie!!

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2005
    Messages:
    2,770
    Likes Received:
    0
    i have to agree there, the DVD drive is stupid loud :( wish it could be replaced, can you play 360 games with the hddvd drive?(is that quiet?)
     
  17. Fat Jez

    Fat Jez Master of the High Five!

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2003
    Messages:
    4,405
    Likes Received:
    0

    No, it tells you to stick the disc in the main drive. Interestingly, the HD-DVD and internal drives are almost identical in shape (internal DVD has some legs to support the drive inside the xbox), if you take both apart. Makes you wonder if one day MS will produce an Xbox with an internal HD-DVD drive...

    Cheers,
    Stephen
     
  18. Euphoria

    Euphoria The music dude!

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2003
    Messages:
    6,636
    Likes Received:
    0
    MS should of made the Elite with the HD drive built in, would of made far more sense. I've just had my original 360 replaced for the new model premium. The drive is louder than the original...
     
  19. Affro

    Affro Regular Kustomer

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2004
    Messages:
    144
    Likes Received:
    0
    Anyone got a suitable cooling kit to go with this block, I've replaced my normal stock cooling with some more powerful fans, it's well loud, this would be an ideal replacement.
     
  20. Sub

    Sub The cake is a lie!!

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2005
    Messages:
    2,770
    Likes Received:
    0
    i think the dvd drive issue should have been solved a long time ago :( nothing worse than a jet plane taking off whenever you want to actually play games :( i also agree the elite absolutely should have had the HD dvd drive, there really is no reason why M$ can't do it, other than wanting to make money off it. it comes with HDMI but no HD capable optical drive to me thats a load of crap. the sooner they move things over to HD-DVD the better the content will get with games, aka HIGH res textures, 1080p EVERYTHING.. we deserve it already come on!