Oil cooled or water cooled Xbox

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Oil cooled or water cooled Xbox

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Reading about temperatures in another thread got me trying to find projects or pictures of water/oil cooled xboxes, there must be many but I cant find any :-/.
I wandered in to pc cooling and also wether an xbox would boot from an ssd because of this.
Anyone on here done this
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I have heard reports about SSDs working.

Not sure the measurements of the heatsinks but I'm sure its possible to water cool, provided you customize the case for it.
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The DVD drive would have to go for oil cooling but for the HDD I have seen a guy attach sealed pipes to the air hole on the HDD .
Looking at this aquarium sort of thing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DXMXBn ... ata_player
Looks great and I think it would be cool for an Xbox project .
A couple of worries for me tho , one would be would it smell like a"chip pan " after a while if not totally sealed :-)
The other , would it not get too hot and be dangerous ....
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hawsey wrote:The DVD drive would have to go for oil cooling but for the HDD I have seen a guy attach sealed pipes to the air hole on the HDD .
Looking at this aquarium sort of thing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DXMXBn ... ata_player
Looks great and I think it would be cool for an Xbox project .
A couple of worries for me tho , one would be would it smell like a"chip pan " after a while if not totally sealed :-)
The other , would it not get too hot and be dangerous ....
I found a picture of this one lol , I think it would look brill with some dye in the oil and one of those robot fish swimming around ....
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For water cooling the only thing that really matters is the water blocks for the cpu and gpu they have to be custom made.
project media center "part one" (working progress): 6tb trusty 1.4ghz + 128mb v1.4 Xbox water cooled pc case with xenium ice, LCD, HDMI out and optical out.
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For a Pentium3, it's just not worth your time.
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I'm about to start testing submersion cooling.

In the past I've done extensive testing on heatsinks, thermal compounds and surface treatments, flow-control, fan-swaps, etc. Submersion should make all of this mostly irrelevant and make the system more reliable and very quiet. First two points of concern are the high-voltage of the power-supply and the hard-drive.

For short-term use/testing you can use soy/sunflower/canola (vegetable) oil. For long-term you'll likely need to use a commercial coolant or hydraulic/transformer/mineral oil.

If I come across something interesting or successful I'll try to post it up.
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I wouldn't be putting any of the high voltage parts like those found on the power supply in canola oil or any oil unless you want a chip fryer of coarse. :lol:
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