Lian Li PC-XB01 Xbox 360 case finally released

Posted on Thursday, Aug 14 2008 @ 15:50 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
We first heard about a Xbox 360 chassis replacement project from Lian Li a long time ago and today it's finally available! The Lian Li PC-XB01 is quite a bit bigger than the Xbox 360 case, 160mm x 250mm x 415mm vs 83mm x 258mm x 309mm (W x D x H), but it should offer a lot more airflow and lower noise levels. This case will prevent your Xbox 360 from overheating but do keep in mind that your warranty will be void if you do so.

The Xbox 360 modding case from Lian Li features an all-aluminum black hair-line brushed anodized chassis that can be used vertically or horizontally and it comes with lots of cooling and noise-reduction features.
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.

Lian Li says the PC-XB01 Xbox 360 case has a MSRP of $149.

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Re: Lian Li PC-XB01 Xbox 360 case finally released
by Anonymous on Thursday, Aug 14 2008 @ 16:20 CEST
I wonder if there's really a market for this case.

You're paying $149 for saying bye bye to your Xbox 360 warranty and you get a case that's much bigger and fugly compared to the real Xbox 360 case.

The only advantage I can think of is a bit less noise.

  • Reply by Anonymous on Thursday, Aug 14 2008 @ 23:10 CEST

    its for 360 modders and theres quite a lot of them

  • Reply by Anonymous on Wednesday, Jan 28 2009 @ 00:45 CET

    oi u must work for microsoft cause this case owns in looks bish :P