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Project: XBOX Supreme

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  1. kier

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    Hi members,
    My name is Richard aka Kier. I've did some nice things in the past with cases
    And I wanna share my ideas and skils with you guys. Some previous builds can be seen
    on my site madebykier
    My first build overhere is not gonna be an pc but an watercooled xbox

    Hope you like it!!!

    Sponsored by:

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    Hi fellow modders.
    I was looking a long time for this Lian Li case, the PC-XB01
    I knew he was EOL, but there is always someone who has this one.

    So the search continued.

    Did this case is really a beauty and offers quite a few opportunities because
    Xbox is not really big and little more content, while the Lian Li is quite large.
    It therefore offers opportunities for an expanded water cooling setup to installon the CPU and the GPU Proccesor.

    After some research, I accidentally found a lovely Lili with a good friend:

    Gnoom172.

    Gnoom I owe you one

    Also He had a nice Watercooling set for the Xbox. Which is very sweet, but too little for me.
    I was then also noted by wwwicked a nice set from the famous Highflow shop ;)

    It was the XBOX PRO Dual 40 Watercooling Kit

    Also very nice. But for a large case like i have now it’s actually too small
    So after some fitting and measuring, I found out that it is quite possible for the following parts:

    EK-Multioption RES X2 - 250 Advanced

    Laing DDC-1 MCP350 12V

    Black Ice GT Stealth 120 Black

    Nanoxia DX Series 120MM DX12

    Hmm, I think the color combo is gonna be again black / green uv......I like it ;)

    And 2 x a EK-Supreme HF Nickel CPU Block

    The Supreme's will fit nicely. I just need to mod the brackets, but this will definitely be nice

    With this beautiful List I went to Freddy, and Highflow is again prepared sponsor this build

    Freddy / Highflow thnx again very much

    To start with I have some photo’s taken from the beautiful Lili

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    These are the victims that I had left from a distant past. ;)

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    And I could not resist to test the little sweet set

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    With the set is nothing wrong, but would like some more extreme than this, what will succeed. I know it for sure.

    So this is the start of a my new build.

    Grtzzz. And to be continued
     
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  2. newtekie1

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    Definitely subscribed, looks awesome!
     
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  3. KieranD

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    Is that the innards of a xbox 360 S?
    Looks cool btw.

    EDIT: Okay its just premium 360s the old models.
     
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  4. lilhasselhoffer

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    One simple question; why?

    The project looks cool and all, but the xbox finally has a decent cooling setup with the Jasper and later revision processors. Decreasing the temps even further will very likely extend the useful life of your xbox, but you'll probably spend twice the price of an xbox modding them into this case.

    If you're running the hardware as a cheap server box I'll give you some credit. At the same time, an atom board can probably hang with the 360 in that type of processing (for a much cheaper price tag. If you're looking at a cheap desktop you can get more power from a sub $300 price point than you will if you sink $300 into the project (very likely considering case, cooling, and two donor boxes).

    Why???


    I look forward to whatever reason you come up with to justify this project. On the same token, I hope M$ doesn't flag your console as a cheater if you do attempt soomething as insane as overclocking. Best of luck.
     
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  5. kier

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    Hi,

    I think one simple answer is in place.
    The why question: why do guys like me mod? To make things nicer then they allready are
    And to show off there skills. Also hopefully give people ideas for there projects.
    I've done a lot of builds with pc's but I just wanted something differend and I always loved
    the LiLi PC-XB01. These 2 xboxes i have are the older versions with the bad X-clamp thing.
    Allready have the new one, so these where lying around.
    It's not about overclocking or the costs, just to have fun to mod something in a way that not much people has done.

    Thnx.
     
  6. lilhasselhoffer

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    That's as good a justification as any that I can come up with for half the crap I do.

    I obviously worded my thoughts poorly, and for that I apologize. What I had meant to ask was if there was a reason beyond "because I have the parts and can." Using an older xbox and aftermarket cooling just seemed like a substantial undertaking without an underlying plan for using it differently. Of course, I'm guilty of doing this kind of thing, just to see if I can, on several occasions.


    As before, best of luck with the project. I hope if works out for you.
     
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  7. kier

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    lol, not a problem
    Don,t have to apologize, most of my mods keeps giving questions like "are you crazy?" ;)
    Like you said "just to see if I can"
     
  8. kier

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    Update!!!

    Today and yesterday got some very nice stuff in of my belgium neighbors and High Flow

    Yes, I had some luck ............ Ac Ryan acryl still in there shop;)


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    Uv green rules ;)

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    The size of the side panel taken

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    And put some nice UV strips in the back

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    Both sides and just the right size

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    Placed the acryl and lights out

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    Also placed the sidepanel

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    And the effect is quiet nice


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    The other side is coming the same with some adjustments, transparent window and hole in the side panel.
    And today got some nice stuff from Highflow

    The Black Ice GT Stealth 120 Black radiator

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    A nice EK acryl top for the Laing DDC-1 MCP350

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    And the MCP350 pump

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    And my favorite fan, the Nanoxia DX 120MM DX12

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    Also not to forget, the 2 EK-Supreme HF Nickel CPU Blocks

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    Placed the EK acryl top

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    And this is what's coming in xbox

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    After all this picture taking, it's time to Dremel the bracket
    marked the pieces

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    After some filing and grinding

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    And put it together again

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    Number 1

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    Both Supreme's side by side

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    That's it for now. Weekend is coming more ;)

    Grtzzz.
     
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  9. Yukikaze

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    This is pretty awesome. I need to steal that acrylic idea for some of my plans...
     
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  10. kier

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    Be my Guest, good to share ideas ;)
     
  11. MxPhenom 216

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    OMG this is awesome. I want to see the finished part. Awesome how you modded the HF block to work on the xbox.
     
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    Now the acrylic really is something nice. I really like that a lot!
     
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  13. kier

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    Update!!!

    I found out that the radiator does not quite fit nicely. When i put him on the inside and place the fan on top it came too much into the case. So I moved him to the outside. First marked the holes for the fittings.

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    After drilling the holes placed the radiator

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    Placed BP Fittings

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    And placed the fan

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    Power on

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    I love the looks of the Nanoxia uv green

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    The total is still quite nice, the radiator is pretty slim. But not finished, something beautiful is coming my way from Mnpc , but that’s classified

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    I also have painted the mounting hardware for the dvd and hdd black

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    And I’ve started to work an the other side. In this I want the uv green edge back again. So again sawn another piece of green

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    And then mod the original panel

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    The intention is that there is a window in the same shape as the original
    Tape on both sides .....

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    Draw some lines

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    And after some cutting and filing:

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    Tape off and he's done.

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    Now it is obviously not good to have a green window. Windows should be transparent, no color allowed. Therefore I used the green plate and did some more cutting
    First, mark and drill holes in the corners for the jigsaw

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    And again some sawing
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    First I placed and fixed with bolts to put everything in place

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    After that I had a mold for the transparent acryl.

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    And the result

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    And put everything in place. All that work for a green edge, lol

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    But I like it

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    And the window just transparent

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    Total shot...........you like?

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    Next update, I’m gonna let you see the loop of the water cooling ;)
    See you then, I hope
    Grtzzz.
     
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    Update 30-05

    Here we go again....update time

    Had the tray of the Xbox board disassembled and painted it black

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    This is better than the aluminum look.

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    Exchanged the original rivets for black ones

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    scotch tape on it from damage the paint

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    Nice flat and black

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    Also did some brainstorming for the window and got some nice ideas presented. I am going to try engraving this time.
    So after some practice and see some movies

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    For the lines I use a diamond point bit

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    And for coloring / Shadow effect I used a diamond tip

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    First some practice on a scrap piece and then ............. the real work
    with a steady hand you'll do quite well. The first angle

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    In the dark, and an LED strip behind

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    And yesterday, the second part done. Pretty funny this engraving ;)

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    And that was the update for now......you like it? I know I did

    Grtzzz.
     
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    Cool, although i cannot see the point with water cooling. I would like it more if it was just air cooled as what was wrong really with consoles is the boxes that they are in.

    Would like to see a PS3 version done just for the fact they get stinking hot..
     
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    that is frickin' epic modding!
     
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    that damn thing is bad. Some people don't see the point, but it like me with my car modding hobby with rims, paint and ground pounding stereos. Its what ever makes you happy and it gives you a way to express yourself.
     
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    Put the rad and fan inside man!
     
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    It's not the why? It's the how ;)

    Thnx!!!

    Your absolutely right

    It was the first plan, but do not have enough space next to the board
     
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    Update 02-06

    Today did the final touches to the engraving. Like this engraving thing
    we gonna do this often ;)

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    The black painted parts are also placed back

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    And I was brainstorming for the watercooled components. Pump and the 250mm Reservoir

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    The EK Supreme's with BP fittings

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    Reservoir next to it

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    We fill under the xbox drive. This gonna make a plate with a hole for reinforcement

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    He goes from the pump in to the first block

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    And from the second block he goes into the radiator, and from the radiator back to the reservoir.
    And two last pictures of the hardware with window
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    This is it!!!

    Grtzzz.
     
  21. Yukikaze

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    Amazing work. Next update plz!!
     
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    Nice work.
     
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    Update 04-06

    Just a hardware update. Yesterday I received from a friend (thanks Marco) a second-generation Xbox, with a Falcon Xenon GPU on board.
    The layout of the PCB is also some different and better looking, it is much cooler and therefore less likely to give the RROD.

    Old PCB:

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    further in the update photo's of the new print

    On the this new board are placed some capacitors, where some data is printed on

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    To have a nice clean print I get the caps cleaned with acetone and after some brushing the become quite clean

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    I've also been busy with the tubes. From pump to the first EK Supreme

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    And from the first to the second block by BP rotery and multi-link adapter + Custom acryl tube

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    And from the second block to the black ice 120mm radiator with Tygon R3603 tubing

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    First part is finished.

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    From the output of the radiator to the reservoir

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    And the loop is ready for use

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    As you can see the new print varies somewhat with the old, and is much cleaner.

    Have a nice weekend!!!

    Grtzzz.
     
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    subd, epic :respect::respect:
     
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    Very clean looking loop. Nice!
     

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