I decided to change the case of my launch day 360 last year for no other reason than for something to do (read enjoy taking things apart). I had been eyeing up the Lian Li XB01 for some time and, after paying a brief visit to Scan, decided to give it a go.
The results were a much quieter and cooler console plus I gained better understanding of how it all fitted together.
The Lian Li XB01 is also built with watercooling in mind so when money allows it may well become another project of mine.
Here are some pictures for your perusal.
Cracking her open.
Half of the standard 360 case gone. The hardest part of the whole project was removing the original case; it just didn’t want to go!
The innards; not much to it is there?
Time for the transplant; nurse pass me the Phillips screwdriver stat!
Bare Lian Li ready for fitting.
Off we go. I replaced the included 120mm fan with an Akasa fan to give some illumination; well a little bit of pimpage doesn’t hurt.
A few more connections made and we’re almost done.
Backplate with a little cable management.
Drives added and she’s done.
Et viola – runs cooler and quieter and, in my opinion, looks better.
All in all a good afternoon project and a fairly straightforward one to complete.
Sorry but ha in your face PS3 fanboys. You know the ones who mocked the Xbox 360 version of FFXIII for being too big and gloating over their Blu-ray drives!
Who’s laughing now? [ducks for cover]
The Japanese giant explains why the PS3 version is “taking a lot longer than we first thought”
Speaking recently to Final Fantasy producer Hiromichi Tanaka, he extolled to NowGamer the problems in cramming such a massive undertaking onto a machine with the limitations of the PS3.
“The PlayStation 3 has a limited amount of memory compared to the PCs we’re aiming at,” he told us “We have to optimise the data so that it will fit on the console and that’s taking a lot longer than we first thought…”
Whether this means the game will see a superior version on PC is as yet unclear, but that seems to be the way his comments point. Which wouldn’t be entirely surprising.
Read more over at the amazing @ NowGamer