Exos 2.5 LT Xbox360 cooling system question

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Exos 2.5 LT Xbox360 cooling system question

Postby jmcinvale » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:58 am

I have an Exos 2.5 LT Xbox360 cooling system and want to replace the pump and reservoir.

Will the PMP-400 provide the same or greater coolant flow as the original pump?

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Re: Exos 2.5 LT Xbox360 cooling system question

Postby Izerous » Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:23 am

IIRC the LT series had a PMP-300 or worse equivalent.

A PMP-400 would be a nice step up in terms of overall pump performance.
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Re: Exos 2.5 LT Xbox360 cooling system question

Postby jmcinvale » Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:43 am

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Re: Exos 2.5 LT Xbox360 cooling system question

Postby jmcinvale » Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:11 pm

Ok thanks. I'll order one.

I selected this pump & reservoir http://www.koolance.com/water-cooling/p ... uct_id=296

I modified my Xbox360 to use a computer power supply and I can just use the three to four pin adapter to plug the pump directly into one of the power conenctors.

The way I will connect the pump is by bypassing the internal reservior/pump and connect this externally.

I have the Xbox36o and cooling system sitting on one of those wire rack type shelves mounted to the wall.

I am using this flow meter http://www.koolance.com/water-cooling/p ... uct_id=288 and this nozzle body http://www.koolance.com/water-cooling/p ... uct_id=667

I will have the system set up like this:

Radiator at left of Xbox360, pump + reservoir between Xbox360 and radiator, Xbox360, Nozzle body (with temp sensor and drain installed) directly under Xbox360 so one top port alligns with the outlet port of the Xbox360 then the flow meter installed either under the pump or radiator whichever works best.

Can I use the regular straight nozzles or would it be best to use swiveling 90 degree nozzles in certain spots to keep the tubing straighter? Also would 90 degree nozzles affect flow enough to worry about?

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Re: Exos 2.5 LT Xbox360 cooling system question

Postby Fluxc0re » Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:56 am

On short runs of tube like you have 90deg. swivel's are a good thing if it will let you run your tube without strain on it .
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Re: Exos 2.5 LT Xbox360 cooling system question

Postby jmcinvale » Sat Mar 03, 2012 2:27 am

Since I have enough room in the Exos 2.5 LT I decided to mount the flow meter and temp sensor inside the Exos which will cut down on the tubing I have to run.

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I have 5 of the 90 degree nozzels so I would only need one more to have enough. I can install new sockets in the exos and xbox to allow the 90 degree nozzels to fit. Question is will using the 90 degree nozzels reduce flow more than just using u shaped bends in the tubing?

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Re: Exos 2.5 LT Xbox360 cooling system question

Postby jmcinvale » Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:41 pm

Here's a shot of the Xbox360 lit up with one of the seven colors.

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I got the parts today. Am buying a pump from a forum member Thursday. I got everything installed and ready for the pump to be connected.

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Tubing lit up by black light

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Re: Exos 2.5 LT Xbox360 cooling system question

Postby Izerous » Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:07 am

The 90' vs strait is always case specific. It depends on length of hose tightness of radius etc.

Your using the 5 way block as the tap in for the thermal sensor? A bit of thinking and you could probably use that as your 6th 90' fitting just a mater of placing it.

Also something that would reduce the overall restrictions inside the exos... replace the INS16 with 17/18 version as they are strait through models.
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Re: Exos 2.5 LT Xbox360 cooling system question

Postby jmcinvale » Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:40 am

I thought about doing that, but I like the blue LEDs of the INS-16.

Would be nice if I could change the LEDs to red as I like red much better than blue.

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Re: Exos 2.5 LT Xbox360 cooling system question

Postby jmcinvale » Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:23 pm

I saw this picture of an xbox360 that used two of the GPU-180 water blocks Image

Is it possible to still get the two clamps used in that design? If not can't I just cut off two of the metal pieces on the clamps (uses all four mounting studs where each heat sink originally went) that came with mine? If I can indeed use a second GPU-180 that will simplify the tubing routing in the Xbox360 and probably increase the flow rate somewhat.

I have a couple pictures of the completed system.

In the first pic the blue is a darker shade than what the camera shows also the reservoir is more of a blue greenish color. I used a couple blue-greenish LEDs from a LED Christmas light set to light up the reservoir.

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