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Old 21 Sep 2008, 12:30   #1 (permalink)
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I was wondering what advice you savvies have on this, a PS3 or Wii are out of the question (PS3 too expensive and don't get me started on the Wii)

All these different types of Xbox, and I don't know much about any of them, what would be the best type of 360 to get and where could I get the cheapest price? Also I have heard of this red ring of death, how common is this and how easy is it to get it fixed? Hearing about it puts me off buying one.
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Old 21 Sep 2008, 12:35   #2 (permalink)
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Well, from what I know, avoid the core. Simply because Hard Drives are useful, and so are HDMI ports.
Arcade is lacking in the hard drive.
The Elite looks good, if more expensive.

As to the red ring, you send it off to microsoft and it comes back in a few weeks, if its withing the 3? year warranty. I've heard roughly 1 in 3 Xbox's suffer from this, though the later models may have it fixed.

Sorry, but I'm a PS3 owner and can't offer more than this.


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Old 21 Sep 2008, 14:27   #3 (permalink)
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3 year warranty, I've had to replace three(used the spare tops to make a battlewagon). They' ship it back to you pretty quick, a friend of mine got his back in about two days. I got one of the first-gen models though, they've cut back on the grimlins since then.

I'd say get the premium. Unless you download movies to your hard drive three times a day, you really won't need the 120gig. The jet black Elite does look cool though. I only got the core becasue that was all they had availible at the time.
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Old 21 Sep 2008, 15:13   #4 (permalink)
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I say get the elite - sure it may be more expensive but, according to those in the know, the faults that riddled the previous ones have been stamped out making it more reliable. The times ive had red ring of death it's been on the earliest models (the very first wave, the second, and once a total fluke).
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Old 21 Sep 2008, 15:41   #5 (permalink)
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They had smashed the red ring of death around christmas last year, I have one that was made in December 2007, and it has not had any problems. I had one of the origionals before that, and it didnt Red Ring until 2 years later.

I say, if you want the Elite, go for it. Otherwise get the middle one, not the arcade, waste of money unless you're me and dont have a xbox with a warrenty anymore(which I wont after November.)
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Old 21 Sep 2008, 15:44   #6 (permalink)
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Just get the elite - I has one and it's so sexy and smooth!
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Old 21 Sep 2008, 18:25   #7 (permalink)
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I have found a Halo edition console for 180, apparently is more reliable than the premium, has a quieter fan, has a cool halo exterior and comes with all the stuff you need to play, good buy? The standard premium console is 120 and the Elite is 220.
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Old 21 Sep 2008, 19:08   #8 (permalink)
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Where on earth are you shopping?!
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Old 21 Sep 2008, 19:16   #9 (permalink)
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i suggest if ya get either of the white ones ya get a fan... one of the main reasons for ring of death is.... melted mother board due to the proccessors over heating... i heard the black one is more reliable... oh and also they now don't care if is in warrenty or not... they'll repair it for free no matter what. well in the uk anyways i sent mine of twice came back a week later both times... got a month free xbox live gold with each of them hehe
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Old 22 Sep 2008, 17:24   #10 (permalink)
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Play.com, The premium console is actually 150, I guess they mispriced it, I'm sure it was at 120 yesterday.
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