Xbox 360 slim fully internal water cooled

Stay tuned .. When his is finished it will the first internally water cooled slim

 

We have designed a new project featuring the Xbox 360 slim 250gb console.

The aim is to have all the water cooling parts fully internal which is a real challenge as there is hardly any space inside the casing compared to the earlier xbox 360 "fat" consoles and I decided not to place it into a PC case to save space and effort.

Scroll down for the build Pictures and videos!

Links:

facebook.com/xboxsystems 

Forum build thread

Youtube channel

Specs planned:

  • SSD Hard drive
  • Black or Arden blue painted case
  • Blue coolant UV reactive with blue UV tubing 6MM ID / 8MM OD,
  • Custom waterblock with built in Pump,
  • 2 x Dual 40MM Radiator with high flow 6CFM<20CFM fans
  • Clear acrylic 2mm or 3mm for case cut-out.
  • Aquatemp Thermaltake Temperature monitor alarmed,
  • Fillport system, no reservoir,
  • UV purple LEDs
  • Cut out for CD drive


Project Deadline for completion: April 2014.

19-9-13 

23-9-13 

Unboxing of my first delivery for the project!

Hopefully more items will be on their way soon and then we can get cracking on with the project :)

 

Here comes the build build Below (15/05/2014)

Anyway I started yesterday, and basically it's assembled today. lol.

1) Started opening it up.
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2) My box of watercooling bits which has accumulated over a long period of time.
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3) Exposed.
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4) I always make a mess. Test fitted the waterblock/pump combo and fitted in the first twin 40mm Radiator.
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5) Managed to find some long thin bolts which worked perfectly for my use! No need to drill through the metal case. These were also long enough.
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6) Better view of the motherboard and the cooling setup:
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7) I did test it like this aswell but I didn't like it and the air flow would have been a problem. I really want everything as flush as possible so to put fans on the top would be quite a bulge.
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8) With the CD drive in, to route the pipes and cut them to size.
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9) Originally I was going to mount the Side blowing fan on the second rad but decided against it in the end.
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VIDEO LINK:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDjwMds2EdQ


10) And the clear case like this.
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11) Pic.
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12) After endless messing round with trying to fit the 6mm blue tubing on the rads, I decided to just go for a normal Clear tubing which I found in one of my drawers. This was actually more better for flexibility! I put on some spare anti kink coils on that I had. Would have been better in blue? Also added my T-line for the fillport.
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VIDEO LINK:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTJZJgxd3hM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYZK66RFyPE

13) Potentiometer:
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VIDEO LINK:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Df8R2rGkBK8

14) Cutting time! -For the rad.

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15) Done/

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16) Fitted the rad too to test.
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VIDEO LINK:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYMOlpRo2tM

17) Cut the second rad casing to make room and easy installation of the 40mm Fans. 
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18) Installed!
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19) Wired up the Pump to the original fan adapter.
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20) More test fitting! Progress! I'm surprised it's taking me this quick tbh.
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21) Linked up to my PC and motor + Fans run perfectly! Tested the pot and that works too! Awesome!
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22) CD drive inserted.
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23) Looks better!
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24) Testing time!
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Note: I have a video of the first start-up, it failed.

VIDEO LINK:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwP_HAoGjFQ (FAIL LOL)

 Then was working after the fix so the picture is below :)

25) Fans, and pump all working. It's incredibly quiet!
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VIDEO LINK:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-6OB1ydB-o&feature=youtu.be

That's it for now. later on in the week I shall have the case cut and start messing round with assembling it.

You can contact me here for any questions. 16/5/14

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