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Hi all I am new, I have been using this forum for figuring out my new of Xbox, so I just wanted to thank all the posts for the help.

I wanted to share something in return that I am sure has been done but I have not seen a ton of.

Its not done yet, still have to Mount it in acrylic, and paint job. Have learned a ton though so far in this project. It has a flashed bios, 2tb shdd, I've made several CPU mount covers including one made of steel when trying to figure out best heat sink.

I also tried putting in 2 antech 620 h2o's I had; but i quickly wrecked those when taking apart. So i just went with a custom waterloop. This one was cheap, like $60. The most expensive part was the pump. The blocks are mounted on the acrylic with super glue. The rad is so big it doesn't need a fan. I do have a few noctua fans coming though that I got on the cheap.

I plan on integrating 4 Logitech receivers directly in the case as I have no desire for wired controllers. The case will likely be just a custom acrylic case. The video out is a pound with a mcable attached. Nice quality.

Will try to post updates as I complete things out.

Xbox 1.0

Enjoy!

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One quick question. The Intel chipset temp, what area of the 1.0 motherboard needs to be cooled to manage that temp? I am thinking about trying a fanless build because the radiator keeps things so cool. When I take the fan away from blowing on the mobo the though chipset temp rises.

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On 4/1/2019 at 2:29 AM, Xbox4rl said:

One quick question. The Intel chipset temp, what area of the 1.0 motherboard needs to be cooled to manage that temp? I am thinking about trying a fanless build because the radiator keeps things so cool. When I take the fan away from blowing on the mobo the though chipset temp rises.

U6F1 on a v1.0 - v1.5 motherboard.  Not present on a 1.6 motherboard. From the little bit I've seen / read about it, MS removed it to save some money as there were hardly any overheating problems with the console.

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True, but when people are spending $40 on logitech controllers, the desire to have a $60 fanless silent xbox does not seem that far fetched. I have been checking out some the case mods out there, honestly it doesn't seem that far fetched at all :-).

And when I say around $60-70 I do mean it, here are the amazon parts for the build brand new.

Please login or register to see this link.  2 water blocks $18, there are cheaper ones without fins if desired down to like $4 each.

Please login or register to see this link.  240 radiator $24

Please login or register to see this link.  Pump $22

Please login or register to see this link.  Tubing $5

Extras:

Please login or register to see this link.  Flow indicator $14

Please login or register to see this link.  Toggle Switch For DVD Drive $18

If Fans Are Still Desired:

Please login or register to see this link.  Additional Fan Headers $8

Please login or register to see this link.  Noctua Fans $14

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in the mid-to-high 30C's but again, running from the radiator with no fans.

When running with fans, it goes down to high 20-30C, much of it probably depends on the temps of the room also.

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Just a quick update with where we are at, still not done yet

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What is the large metal piece from your second post? Part of the cold plate? 

 

Either way, killer work. I’ve looked up water cooled Xboxes before and only ever found people getting shouted down over the idea! 

 

Would also love love to see what kind of overclocks you can get on this thing!!!

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15 hours ago, Magicaldave said:

What is the large metal piece from your second post? Part of the cold plate? 

 

Either way, killer work. I’ve looked up water cooled Xboxes before and only ever found people getting shouted down over the idea! 

 

Would also love love to see what kind of overclocks you can get on this thing!!!

It was my first attempt at a heat sync before I discovered it would be too thick. I was planning on mounting amd coolers to it directly. This is before I discovered it would be too thick and not dissipate heat efficiently. I then discovered the aluminum water block shown on the postings.

 

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11 hours ago, thePiratePimp said:

I've got a water cooled one that N64Freak built, I still have to put it together because it is way over my head and scares me!

Put that bad boy together!!! I saw your thread, the kit looks great. Would love to reproduce it myself. 

Some advice to help make you feel less uneasy... power the loop independently of the Xbox during testing. That way if there are leaks, you’re just leaking onto a board with no power = no harm done. 

Jayztwocents has awesome videos on building custom loops on YouTube as well :)

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this makes me want to start back on my watercooled xbox project. I also have one of the waterblocks from Lukas ;)

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10 hours ago, Magicaldave said:

Put that bad boy together!!! I saw your thread, the kit looks great. Would love to reproduce it myself. 

Some advice to help make you feel less uneasy... power the loop independently of the Xbox during testing. That way if there are leaks, you’re just leaking onto a board with no power = no harm done. 

Jayztwocents has awesome videos on building custom loops on YouTube as well :)

definitely sound advice, and I'll be checking out that channel for sure.  It would be an awesome piece to have displayed playing games on!  thanks again!!!

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