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Post by capn qwerty on Fri Jun 05, 2009 6:45 am

I have been given the opertunity to get my own 360 (I've had to share it with...pretty much everyone, since the one I've been using is connected to the main TV). And I have a few purchase-related (sort of) questions:

Is it true that it's cheaper to buy the hard drive-less 360 and then buy the 120 GB hard drive seperatly?

If so, where can you buy just the 120 GB hard drive?

Does the Elite consol have any advatages over the other 2 besides more memory?

If I migrate my XBL accounts from my old 360 to my new one, will my saved game files come with it? Or do I need to buy a memory card?
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Post by KristallNacht on Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:52 am

capn qwerty wrote:
Is it true that it's cheaper to buy the hard drive-less 360 and then buy the 120 GB hard drive seperatly?
It's only cheaper than buying the 20gb and upgrading. Buying the Elite still has the benefit of being black and coming with HDMI

If so, where can you buy just the 120 GB hard drive?
Anywhere games are sold lol

Does the Elite consol have any advatages over the other 2 besides more memory?
comes with HDMI cables. And its black

If I migrate my XBL accounts from my old 360 to my new one, will my saved game files come with it? Or do I need to buy a memory card?
Migrating your GT bring SOME 'save game' data along with it, like Halo 3 profile and stuff. But most games with in depth saves (GTA4, fallout 3) leave the saves on the HDD. So you'll need a memory card for those. Or look up how to transfer files from HDD to HDD.
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Post by PiEdude on Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:45 am

I thought the Elite had better graphics too.
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Post by Toaster on Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:48 am

PiEman wrote:I thought the Elite had better graphics too.

no.....

It has an HDMI port on the back, but so does every recently manufactured 360 these days.

I'm not sure of the exact difference, but I know that buying HDs separately is obnoxiously expensive, because M$ has a monopoly on that market. THe prices may have gone down after 'nxe'
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Post by Angatar on Fri Jun 05, 2009 1:24 pm

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Post by Toaster on Fri Jun 05, 2009 1:48 pm

Angatar wrote:The Elite also has more games for backwards combatability.

Misinformation?
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Post by Angatar on Fri Jun 05, 2009 2:48 pm

Really?

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Post by Felix on Fri Jun 05, 2009 3:08 pm

I don't know if this is true or not, but it's been said the Halo 3 edition is RROD proof.

I've had the RROD so I assume it's true, but I'll have to get back to you on that.
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Post by Nocbl2 on Fri Jun 05, 2009 5:44 pm

I have it.... it almost did it. Luckily, my brother jumped out of the chair and ripped out the cable 'for teh lulz'.
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Post by Toaster on Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:03 pm

Angatar wrote:Really?

Don't take my word for it, but no, I don't think that's true.
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Post by JB on Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:54 pm

What I read on the internet about the Elite before I bought mine was that they had "fixed" the hardware malfunctions on it. I can honestly say as my Xbox broke for the 6th time since I got it 2 years ago this July that isn't true, frankly if your looking to avoid the ring of death, you just have to hope you don't get someone elses refurnished xbox from the store.

benefits? well HDMI as everyone has said, its black, and it's got the 120 gig so you won't have to constantly keep freeing up space on your hard drive. Also there is a slight rumor that games run smoother on the Elite, but I have yet to see this on mine (although I do think if you're connected to the internet with it that it runs better with better internet connections, don't quote me on this)

downfalls? The thing costs $100 (U.S.) more than the 20G xbox, and $200 more than the arcade, as for having a longer console life? Well, XNate02's xbox is the 20G and he's had his for 2 years this Christmas without it breaking once, and my friend Taylor has had his arcade for a year and a half without breaking, it really depends on whether or not you got the best of the cheap hardware.
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Post by KristallNacht on Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:08 am

ReconToaster wrote:
It has an HDMI port on the back, but so does every recently manufactured 360 these days.

the difference being that the elite comes with HDMI CABLES. the normal 360 does not
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Post by CivBase on Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:49 am

ReconToaster wrote:
Angatar wrote:The Elite also has more games for backwards combatability.

Misinformation?

ACTUALLY....

This is somewhat true. The 120 GB hard drives give you complete backwards computability, as I recently found out with my new HD. It's not the elite itself, but the hard drive that comes with it. Kinda cool, cuz now I don't have to go to all the work of moving my original Xbox downstairs to play originals.

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Post by kslidz on Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:38 am

really i didnt know that

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Post by capn qwerty on Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:29 pm

So definetly the Elite then?
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Post by kslidz on Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:31 pm

i love mine and if you get it used it only costs like 350

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Post by CivBase on Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:47 am

capn qwerty wrote:So definetly the Elite then?
I think you'd be best off getting the core system plus a 120 GB hard drive. Save yourself $100... but then you don't get XBL gear I suppose. Elite would probably be a safe bet if you're interested in backwards compatibility. Otherwise, get the regular. It's hard to fill up a 20 GB hard drive on an Xbox.

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Post by Elabajaba on Tue Jun 09, 2009 2:24 pm

CivBase wrote:It's hard to fill up a 20 GB hard drive on an Xbox.
Actually, it's pretty easy to fill it up. If you installed a game on it for reduced load times, then that's most of the space taken up, if you have a few demos or large arcade games with that, you're hard drive is full.

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