The long-awaited Xbox 360 chassis from Lian Li is finally here, and it'll be formally known as the PC-XB01.
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so u gota buy a console then stick it in dat ridiculous pc case just to enjoy average fps games :S meh!!
That's what it takes to get £300 worth of games console to work the way it should? Jesus Christ.
Now the 360 will look like what it really is, a small scale PC. This is small step in the right direction, but the ultimate goal would be a 360 emu. Of course Microsoft would go ape $hit over such a thing but eventually we'll get there.
So that big ugly thing that looks like a spaceship is supposed to be a xbox 360? *Sigh*
It's a bit ugly aint it? not so sure I'd want that under my TV, I'll keep the one I have! Get the sys board reflowed and install some proper xclamps and its pretty safe from rrod anyway! The noise is a little issue, but the majority of noise from my unit is from the drive, so I don't see how the case could help there?
It is ridiculous that a company can get away with launching such a flawed product like the 360. Well done for Lian Li for addressing part of the issue as best they can, but there should really never be a need for this type of product at all. I'm on my third 360, and extremely unimpressed. Spending out on a new case may alleviate some problems, but I doubt it'll totally cover up the jet engine roar of the DVD drive.
But it will also void your warranty. When my 360 rrod on me while I was living and working in taiwan I had to jump through f/n hoops to get it fixed, mostly at my own expense. I've only lost one, but the experience made me not like my xbox very much anymore. Sure the games are good, but I shouldn't have to be scared of using something because it could just break at random.
I wouldn't say they "got away" with anything. The nonstop negative press, The billion dollar repair costs, etc.... what would you like? Jail time?
@joj319 Recall springs to mind, and replacement with a unit that has a normal defect rate. I don't care about the bad press or billion dollar costs MS have incurred. The fact is that even with the current revisions the 360 still has a failure rate way above the industry norm. To me that is getting away with it. The fact that no matter how times MS repair my 360 under warranty, it WILL fail earlier than anticipated because it has a design flaw, and eventually a failure will happen outside of warranty and I'll be left with a useless brick - that's getting away with it. In almost 30 years of being a gamer I have never purchased a device with such a fundamental flaw and overall bad build quality (the disc drive noise being the biggest culprit, but the fans runs a close second). Things go wrong and break, I accept that, it happens. What I don't accept is buying a brand new item with a problem I didn't know about at purchase, and getting refurb units back every time it breaks.
Its still gona be loud the disc drive isnt being replaced, which is the main cause of the noise.
I would definitely buy an Xbox 360 if microsoft teamed up with lian LI and put it in one of those cases as an option. It may not be beautiful but it the Xbox 360 will definitely run cooler. Another thing I would do is buy a silent 90mm fan and install it in the front of the case for extra cooling. I might even buy the new 60 gig Xbox 360 and install it in the Lian Li case.
We shouldnt have to invest more money to keep our 360's alive.Im on #4 from RRoD and it gets cleaned all the time and is in the open air and not inside a hot entertainment center.
Wait, I thought it was the actual chipsets that were causing RROD. Not just the cooling design? But if this case stuff works really well, it might just be that extra something for Xbox360 owners who are tired of RROD.
i have always wanted a second pc :/
WOW!!! not that bad...(i even think about right now to buy one) The price is acceptable and everything inside looks really nice, clean and organized OK...i must admit...Microsoft should had worked earlier around that problem but atleast (i think) they are now getting it done. (im on my third X360...and thus far no problems...hope that stays so) So try not to see this case as a problem solver......NO.....try to see it as a case mod (what it obviously is) and a way to give your Xbox a new (and like i think) Very "Sexy" look :D
dude dont u remember they did they fixed it by painting it black haha :p but looking at it i dont think the 360s problem is the case it is just the chip or something else
.....hmmmmm.....*scratches head*...maybe your right but when you think about it and look how the motherboard layout is and where the DVD drive has its place then you dont need to be "Einstein" to recognize that all thus factors are an equal of an bad design......(just my thoughts)
So you need to make your 360 look like a goddam server to make it work properly! Wow, no thanks! Can you imagine that you got a new 50 inch plasma or lcd and that thing even near it, that's just to funny!
some other manufacturer should bring out a decent DVD-drive... oh, and a decent motherboard... oh, and a good cooling unit... oh, and... I guess we could indeed see it as a case mod, like W S K mentioned to skip the discussion about who created this mess...
...resort to these measures for any console you purchase. Especially if it's brand new. Likewise you shouldn't have to spend money on non console items so your console functions better or more efficiently then it's was suppose to perform straight out of the manufacturers box. I don't upgrade computers anymore and absolutely feel that you shouldn't have to upgrade your console. This should not be considered news and lastly I'm kind of ashamed someone felt this was necessary for the 360 system.
you would think that microsoft, or sony and nintendo would put their consoles through an intense quality test. i mean really beat the hell out of their systems to see where they fail and fix this before they release it for mass production. in this case its mainly microsoft but still, it would be equal to a crash test for a car.
I think it's an interesting option for those who still have working launch consoles. Despite the 360's unreliable history, I do believe that newer models are far less prone to failure - and for new owners, this Lian Li chassis is largely of no use. However, if your launch console still works, and you want to make it cooler and possibly a little quieter, the Lian Li chassis looks like a good option. Personally I think it'd be fun to put together, too. :)
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