Shipping internationally since last month, the Lian Li PC-XB01 is a computer-styled hobbyist replacement casing for the Xbox 360, and it’s available in the U.S. today.
“The Lian Li PC-XB01 is the perfect complement to the Xbox 360 to alleviate heating issues,” the company said in a statement Thursday. “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.”
Thus, while Lian Li promises that heat will no longer be an issue for Xbox 360 owners, be forewarned that this is not for the faint of heart. Transferring your 360 components to this case requires some know how and a lot of guts.
“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,” Lian Li said. “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 product was first shown to an American audience at the Consumer Electronics Expo in January in Las Vegas.
The brushed anodized aluminum is sleek and stylish, just make sure you know what you’re doing!