The Intercooler 360 - Nyko's new XBox 360 cooling accessory for extending game play – is generating massive interest amongst the XBox 360 community and achieving record-breaking sales in the UK following its launch at the beginning of August.
I don't know if this is something that MS would want them bragging about...hehe
Everyone, take my advice here, don't buy this. It is loud, it makes your 360 PSU overheat, but above all else it's not needed. If you have a launch console, let it fail if it needs to and get it repaired for free. Consoles made after the first shipment don't really break down now. If you have a launch console and you get this, you'll only make your console last longer than the free warantee, so you'll have to pay when it breaks down.
yeah im on my second but *touch wood* no problems and its quieter than my first one :S weirddddddd
Not only is this not needed, but it is also a flawed product! Go to the xbox forums (accessories section) and do a search and find out the horror stories of these things melting the power prongs of your console, shorting out, smoking, etc. THEY ARE JUNK. Don't buy one - they simply aren't necessary (and there's a good chance they'll destroy your otherwise fine 360).
funny I have had one on my consol,e for 6 months now and it works flawlessly. Weather it is required or not I invested the $20 to be safe. I can goto any forum and say i got 3 peckers. It doesn't make it true does it? The Power cord is really loose in the Intercooler unit though I will say that.
in my opinion the 360 gets just as hot as the original xbox and that wasnt even hot and its just as loud as the original xbox too :)
Turbo Charger,intake, just kittin don't hate
I have a launch day console. Never any problems and it doesn't get hot. So I don't know about these things. I keep it's area dust free. Keep it well ventilated too.
I guess it may give you a piece of mind for $20 but I hate to tell you that this thing is totally worthless! Go to the XBox forums and see for yourself. There are units that still overheat with the cooling fan. It's all about proper ventilation!
As far as I know Nyko makes a vertical cooler stand and this intercooler. I havn't seen another cooling product other than people madding their boxes with homebrew mods.
here is but one more example. You can do more searching on your own. http://www.koolance.com/sho...
its a tactic used consistently nowadays, look how many people profited from fear mongering after 9/11. security companies, more folks buying guns, personal protection companies, people stocking up on groceries "just in case", generators in case terrorists take out power plants. even cell phone companies from better ways to "protect" your self. fear sells, people worried about their 360 burning up sold this device, which is likely useless. If you bought one of the defective ones, it will die no matter what, unless you game in your freezer:)
I have one (along with 3 buds) and it may be a bit noisy, but haves not had any of the issues folks are posting about with it. Do not see how 3 extra fans on the back of my 360 to help the machine run cooler could hurt it !!! I mean all they are doing is drawing warm air out of the 360. No different than extra fans on a PC .... they help .... not hurt the machine. Why do folks think it will hurt the 360???? For the small price ... why not be extra sure ???
Okay, don't be a fool and buy one of these things. Instead of paying 20 bucks, pay 40 to get a 2 year warranty if your that nervous.
walmart does not sell extended warranties. i am not nervous, but do not see how it can hurt your 360 IF you do have one.
you have to buy Microsofts warranty that comes with the box. You can get the warranty in the first 90 days of owning the console. that's the only way to get a warranty after you bought it.
Never had an heat issue. Take care of you're console or stop playing it for 26 hours at a time with the vents covered and keep you're house cool. My 360 got warm at first for the first month or so now it doesn't get warm but i still keep a small tower fan to cool all my electronics. These fans add-ons are a joke.
If you're good enough you can give the 360 an workout remember you're fighting the 360's cpu and the AI in the game can be chalanged enough to give it an work-out. I swear the thing can get angry.
It's not the fans themselves that hurt the system. The intercooler draws power from the brick and then feeds power on to the 360. Its the shoddy electrical connections in the intercooler that cause problems (shorting, arcing, burning...)
you guys are going to stress the internal fans out...don't buy this. microsoft's water cooled system (stock) works just fine.
I hate to say it but their little $5 steampipe is horrible. Even thought I love the 360 it heats my bedroom up. The PS3 will do the same thing too but their pipe system is not a true watercooled system.
your little 5 dollar steam pipe...as you say. sorry you have problems but as the poster after us says...mine gets barley warm. how about throwing away the dramatics and just say mine does not work like everyone elses. and since yours is not working right, you are the perfect example of some one who should stay away from a product that will stress your stock fans...which was the whole meaning of my first post...which you over looked and took the time to attack the water cool system i mentioned...way to go. you nailed it. lol
The xbox 360 does not get hot, mine feels the same as if it was off. The air out of the back is a bit warm but nothing different then my computer. The noise is noticable when playing in a quiet room since the disc is spinning at 10 000RPM but who plays in silence.
A friend of mine has one and it sucks dust and hair right into your 360. It killed his 360 in 2 months.
Tell his fat ass to clean his room up.
I got plenty money so I modded my 360 to lower tempature. See avatar pic. Dont believe its mine hit me up with a friend invite and see my 360 with my vison camera. gamertag: ASSASSYN 36o