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Lian Li Launches PC-XB01 Xbox 360 Case

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Lian Li Launches PC-XB01 Xbox 360 Case

Thinking of buying an Xbox on Friday when the 60GB model launches or already own a console and find yourself worrying about its likely failure? You could just cross your fingers and rely on the extended warranty program, or you could splash out on the PC-XB01 from Lian Li and re-house your console in a new, cooler (in every sense of the word) case.

There is some argument that voiding your warranty, and denying yourself a guaranteed replacement Xbox 360, to put your console's innards in a new case might be a bit of a risky affair. Overheating isn't the only affliction that could kill your system, after all. However, if your primary concern is to stop your console over-heating or you just want a (debatably) nicer case for your Xbox than Microsoft's there isn't any other option.

There are other benefits to the PC-XB01. The use of a large 120mm fan to exhaust air, and the addition of noise-insulating foam around the drive bay should help avert one of the Xbox 360's biggest criticisms - namely that it's bloody loud when in use.

The PC-XB01 is priced at $150, and should be available towards the end of the month. A few e-tailers are taking pre-orders now for about £60, so if you're interested you know what to do.

TheEvilGenius

August 14, 2008, 9:23 pm

There's a few more pictures of this over here:





http://www.engadget.com/2008/0...





It's not a bad idea, but I think I'll leave it a while longer before buying one to see whether it actually works. There's been so many fans (external and internal) bouncing around, all claiming to fix the RRoD problem, that I'm starting to think that nothing short of a watercooling system is going to work. If at all.

ilovethemonkeyhead

August 15, 2008, 12:15 am

*looks at image*





are those?... yes... those are clearly holes for watercooling pipes :D





i wouldn't be suprised to see a slim xbox 360 by 2009, or anything...

bazza

August 15, 2008, 1:28 am

I guess all efforts MS are doing to remedy the problem are null and void since this meme has a self perpetuating life of its own. The 60GB version apparently has the notorious offending chips relocated to a better position on the motherboard to alleviate heating.





But hey, why stop a widely celebrated joke?! ^_^

Hugo

August 15, 2008, 5:03 am

Hey, Microsoft threw itself on this particular sword, we're just making sure the thing stays jammed in good and proper ;)

TheEvilGenius

August 15, 2008, 2:27 pm

If Microsoft had a dollar for every different "cooling system" sold for the 360....





Hang on....

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