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Old 08-14-2008, 09:15 AM   #1
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Default Lian Li launches PC-XB01: the Xbox 360 Chassis replacement

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Unique Features for the PC-XB01
  • Cooler Xbox 360 alternative chassis
  • Black, hairline brushed anodized aluminum chassis
  • Sound dampening foam and silent fan (120mm@1500RPM)
  • Vertical or horizontal positioning
  • Replaces original chassis completely (DIY skills needed)
Lian Li launches PC-XB01: the Xbox 360 Chassis replacement
Lian Li shows Microsoft how its done!

14 August 2008, Keelung, Taiwan Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd will launch the PC-XB01 chassis for the Xbox 360 today. The XB01 is a chassis replacement for the XBox 360 chassis, which alleviates heating issues from hot components and reduces noise from vibrating optical drives in the original case design. The PC-XB01 requires DIY knowledge for the transfer of components, but once completed, heat will no longer be a factor in dampening your XBox 360 gaming experience.

Lian Li is an executive upper-class aluminum PC chassis manufacturer, well renowned as the ultimate brand for modding and stylish designs. Those same attributes are incorporated in the PC-XB01. Including an all-aluminum black hair-line brushed anodized chassis. The case has the traditional filed edges to reduce sharp corners, as well as folded and handcrafted aspects synonymous with Lian Lis superior quality and high safety standards.

The PC-XB01 is 160 x 250 x 415mm (W, D, H), giving lots of space for copious cool airflow. The 120mm (1500RPM) rear fan draws off the heat from inside the case effectively and silently, while the ODD region is encased in stylized foam to reduce noise experienced from spinning disks in standard units.

All the Xbox 360 ports are hidden behind stylish dust covers and the ODD bay also has a spring loaded dust cover for aesthetic appeal and convenience. The unit can be placed horizontally, or vertically, depending on your needs, and the water cooling pipe holes are an option to use should you be inclined to do so. The case is designed to fit the entire Xbox 360 internals similar to the original, with the power transformer attaching from the outside.

The Lian Li PC-XB01 is the perfect complement to the Xbox 360 to alleviate heating issues. The stylish exterior gives your product a sense of class and will fit in with almost any living room environment. Microsoft Inc is very strict on warranties, so it should be noted that you will not be able to return your product if you use the Lian Li PC-XB01 alternative. With that being said, you are less likely to have overheating.

For more details on features for the PC-XB01 please go here:
http://www.lian-li.com/v2/en/product/product06.php?pr_index=261&cl_index=1&sc_index=35& ss_index=87

About Lian-Li
Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd is an Aluminum Chassis and Chassis peripheral manufacturer and provider of industrial wholesale as well as OEM & ODM services for the PC industry as required. With over 20 years of service excellence, ISO 9001 certification and a team of professional staff willing to do the utmost to deliver durable, superior quality products for your discernment.
I saw this at CES this year. It will be worth the asking price for 360 owners.

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Default Lian Li XB-01 Case

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"The consoles versus PC wars have been ongoing for longer than most fan boys can remember, but one of the arguments that has almost always been in the PC camp's favour is that their gaming platform of choice can be upgraded however you want. Sure consoles can be modded or tweaked, but it normally takes someone who really knows what they're doing to accomplish either of these feats. Now however, this argument has been turned somewhat on it's head, with Lian Li releasing a custom case for the Xbox 360; and it looks nothing like the original. "
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