80mm Silent Fan Mod

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Just about silent may take your advice and up to a 100% What temps do you get when running emu' and games? Happy birthday Nextelhalo by the way The biggest thing I found in my thirties is I cant quite match it with 20yr olds in tennis or squash anymore :shock: :o :D
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Temps can vary due to so many variables like indoor temp, is the xbox in an enclosed entertainment center, fan CFM and any other cooling mods. I usually get close your temps but a little higher because it gets so hot down here. Thank you sir, i dont think i'll be able to keep up as well with the drinking part for sure.
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Man, I need to do this. I currently have the stock (I think) fan setup with the 12v mod and that thing sounds like a jet engine!
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I hate when someone gives me an old modded xbox with the 12v mod done, your right it sounds like a jet engine.
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Would I be able to revert that 12v mod back to stock and just adjust my fan speeds? Until I can get a better aftermarket fan?
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Yep, you would have to run the fan off of the motherboard though where the stock fan plugged in. If the fan plug was cut to achieve the 12v you'll need to get a new plug and tape or solder it up.
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Pulled an 80mm off a spare parts computer I had sitting around until I can get a new fan. What are the CFM and decible levels you guys try and shoot for?
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only one haze wrote:Pulled an 80mm off a spare parts computer I had sitting around until I can get a new fan. What are the CFM and decible levels you guys try and shoot for?
Infinity and zero respectively.

Practically, both of these work well for me, and are very quiet:
http://www.xilence.net/en/products/fans ... ng-80.html
http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/cooling/case- ... tic-f.html

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Thanks! Ill be picking up that Arctic fan
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Just finished with two 80mm silent fan mod.

Damn they are really a tight fit.

Here are some pictures:
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This was my first fan I used, did not have to cut that much on it.
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The other one is a Arctic Cooling fan, and this one needed much to cut.
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Tight, but SILENT
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RoyalX wrote:Just finished with two 80mm silent fan mod.
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Very, very neat (and minimal) cuts to the drive caddy.

BTW, not sure you've got your comments right. What fan is it in the above picture?
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Thanks.
spicemuseum wrote:BTW, not sure you've got your comments right. What fan is it in the above picture?
Both pictures are the same SHENZHEN XIN WANG ELECTRONICS 80mm fan.
I looks like a cheap brand, but it is quieter than the Arctic AF 8025.

I did not make a photo of the Nexus and Arctic Cooling 80mm fan.
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Could anyone confirm if this Arctic Cooling F8 PWM fan would be suitable?I want to use a fan that plugs into the motherboard and can be controlled through XBMC
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I used an xilence fan myself dimensions 80x80x25 so that artic fan should fit
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dan.h wrote:Could anyone confirm if this Arctic Cooling F8 PWM fan would be suitable?I want to use a fan that plugs into the motherboard and can be controlled through XBMC
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Well, yes and no. Its a PWM (4 pins) fan. You should get a normal (3 pins) one.
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Re: 80mm Silent Fan Mod

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Just an update, if anyone wants to try this out I've now created an in-depth video showing exactly how to do it and also how to clean your xbox while you're at it lol. Details are in the first post :)
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I'm interested but having trouble finding a Xilence fan at a reasonable price in the US. Any other alternatives anyone would recommend?
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Re: 80mm Silent Fan Mod

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things i did
1 if you have a compressor go ouside clean every thing with a compessor helps allot
2 clean cpu gpu + heatsink than aply new thermal paste doesnt matter witch brand i used the cheapes chinese brand 1 dollar believe it doesnt matter
but every things needs to be clean
3 there is a big plastic onder the hdd cady take it offf it blocks airflow from psu side it helps allot
4 cut there intire piece of plastic hdd cady where it says danger etc sticker cut it off more cooling for the hdd helps allot
5 cut out the metal grill at the fan alsow cut out the plastic grill behind the fan helps allot more airflow less noise
6 mem coolers video chip cooler etc

my xbox runs idl 22gpu 26 cpu
halo 2 / 6 hours straight gpu 35 cpu 40 stable / with stock fan 70mm did not do the 80mm fan mod maybe wil do it on the future

:) oh and i have fan speed at 2% in avalaunch

stock fan >>> http://www.pchub.com/uph/laptop/656-775 ... e-Fan.html
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whufclee wrote:Just an update, if anyone wants to try this out I've now created an in-depth video showing exactly how to do it and also how to clean your xbox while you're at it lol. Details are in the first post :)
An observation (not criticism) - your cutting is far more extensive than I do on my fan mods. Similarly to RoyalX, I never need to cut the DVD chassis mount, and I cut the hard drive chassis mount less extensively than you do. I hope the consequence of doing less cutting is that the high airflow rate over the CPU cooler is retained. Another consequence is that the whole assembly is very snug, retains its rigidity, and I don't need any zip ties to keep the fan, or any other parts, firmly held in place.
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Re: 80mm Silent Fan Mod

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Well it depends on which fan (make or brand) you use spicemuseum
With this fan I did not have to cut on the DVD tray and only had a few cuts on the HDD tray.
Cause this fan has no corners on one side. So I measured it out very well on the HDD tray. The line from a marker is still visible :D
But on my other xbox with a different fan. I had to cut more from the HDD tray and grind a bit from the screw paw of the DVD tray.

But I did not need any zip ties.

@ whufclee
I see on the vid, that you pry the clip from the side to get the fan out.
Try to pry with a (small) flat screwdriver vertically from above on the clip. The fan pops out.
Thisway the clip won't break.
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