Keeping the red rings at bay is it worth one of the many quick fixes avaliable on the market
Posted 31 May 2009 - 02:20 AM
it discounted to $15, even at that price, is it really worth buying? or would it end up being a useless lump on the back of my elite...
Posted 01 June 2009 - 02:58 PM
Actually, they're made specifically for the 360 (they're commonly referred to as intercoolers, usually made by nyko). I heard from various people that they work pretty good and have decent airflow (3 extra fans, over the one inside it), and lowers the temps half-decently. As for the price, cheap fans usually work just fine (as in, $3 fans work just fine), but they just don't tend to have an incredible airflow/not always a great static pressure/not always real silent/not always durable. At $15 it's not much of a bargain though, I've seen them locally for like $20 before. No idea what they're like noise-wise, nor if the fans die in a year or whatever else as I don't have a 360 (I might buy one sometime though). Would I recommend one? Probably not!
Posted 01 June 2009 - 03:03 PM
edit: i suppose you could use both. I was happy to get rid of it and not have the occasional inconvenience of the cord weighing down the intercooler and pulling just enough out of the slot to power down the machine mid-game.
This post has been edited by iamtheky: 01 June 2009 - 03:08 PM
Posted 01 June 2009 - 07:48 PM
I recommend not buying it unless you know it will help cool the Xbox a lot better than usual. As your Xbox is one of the newer revisions (with the 65nm CPU and if your lucky a 65nm GPU as well), then so long as you keep the vents uncovered and it is sitting in a dry spot out of the sun then I reckon it should be fine with the stock fans.
EDIT: Definately read the link CoffeeFiend had at the end of his post...very interesting. Plus it will make your Xbox louder than it already is (they are already loud enough!)
This post has been edited by Zenskas: 01 June 2009 - 07:51 PM
Posted 02 June 2009 - 07:04 AM
RRP was 30 AU$, so it was half price. I checked the other day and saw two fans in the back of my console, it confuses me and others that so many say its just a single fan setup. I probably need not worry me so much as i place the console and powerbrick in an open environment. btw, i've seen the sort of setup before, from memory it was a verticle stand, which id have to give a miss. I keep mine horizontal, so i dont knock it over by accident (or on purpose ).