Lian Li answers cries from Xbox 360 owners

Written by Tim Smalley

January 10, 2008 // 3:35 a.m.

Tags: #360 #chassis #cooling #enclosure #improved #improvement #issues #li #lian #overheating #problems #replacement #warranty #xbox

We popped along to see Lian Li this morning and it had one of the more interesting cases that we’ve seen during this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, and this one isn’t for PCs – it’s for Xbox 360 owners.

The company has designed an all aluminium Xbox 360 replacement enclosure that lives up to Lian Li’s reputation for quality and sleek, stylish design. The chassis was a prototype, but it contained a fully-functional Xbox 360 on which I had time to do a quick race in PGR4.

Of course, you’re going to have to pull your Xbox 360 out of its original case, which means that your warranty will be void. But with that said, Lian Li’s solution is a vast improvement over the Xbox 360 chassis’ cooling, which means that it will be a much quieter design and overheating should be less of an issue as well.

Lian Li’s representatives said that, due to the prototype case’s design, there is the chance for end users to replace the Xbox 360 hard drive with something cheaper and larger too, because Microsoft’s drives aren’t exactly good value for money when it comes to pounds per gigabyte.

This product is by no means final, but Lian Li is hoping to launch it later this year – we’ll bring you more information on the product as and when it becomes available on the market. For now though, we’ll leave you with some pictures that you can discuss in the forums.




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