October 11th, 2007, 09:29 PM #1
So I'm finally buying an XBOX
I was thinking of getting the Elite system. Is the extra HD space really worth the extra $100?
October 11th, 2007, 09:31 PM #2
Just it being black is worth the $100.
October 11th, 2007, 09:41 PM #3
extra hard drive space = yes
black = yes
see you on XBL
October 11th, 2007, 10:17 PM #4
I personally did not get the Elite because I don't need the extra hard drive space. 20 GB is plenty for me.
Ask yourself this.
Do you download demos and videos? Or... are you going to? I personally don't care for demos because you only get to play so little of it... it's not fun. If I'm really excited for a game, I don't need a demo to try it out really.
It's the Demos, Videos, Xbox Live Arcades that will really fill up your hard drive. So the choice is up to you.
If you get the Premium 20 GB though, make sure it includes an HDMI Port. Those are the newer stock, with the heatsink in there. Plus the manufacturer's date should be July 1, 2007 and above. So check for that.
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October 11th, 2007, 11:13 PM #5
I'm probably going to get the ugly ass Halo 3 version in the next month...
It's cheaper than elite, and since I will only play like 5 games, I won' need the large space.
October 12th, 2007, 10:49 AM #6
I'd say no on the Elite. Before, the Elite was the only model that had the HDMI port, but now the Premium has one also, so the extra 100GB and coloring doesn't mean much to me.
ONE THING TO DO WHEN BUYING A 360: Check the barcode sticker. Look for the words 'Falcon' and 'Zephyr' on the sticker. The 'Zephyr' is the older chipset that's been on the market for a while now, the 'Falcon' is the new chipset that's trickling out. The Falcon chipset has a smaller nanometer processor that's supposed to run much cooler and the chipset overall is supposed to be much more reliable. I know most of the Halo edition 360's have the new Falcon chipset.
Check the barcode sticker and make sure it says 'falcon' on it!
October 12th, 2007, 11:12 AM #7
It would match the decor nicely.
Originally Posted by Unfiltered
Thanks for the input everyone. I'm going with 20 gig w/HDMI, as long as it says falcon. I don't dl demos or videos.
October 12th, 2007, 03:54 PM #8
The demos are actually really cool, but they're not big enough to necessitate 120GB
October 13th, 2007, 08:43 PM #9
I guess I'll be waiting a bit. Almost every place is sold out (except for the H3 editions). Circuit City had some, but they were Zephyrs.
October 14th, 2007, 02:15 AM #10
Don't forget to pick up a $20 intercooler.