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Old 11-15-2007, 11:00 PM
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Default New 360 with Falcon = WOW!

My 2nd 360 since launch has finally bit the dust, so the coffin will be on the way to get it fixed. However, COD4 is just to amazing and I couldn't live without playing it for over a month.

Thus I started my quest this morning to find a premium system with the new falcon chipset. After 4 hours I finally found one and raced home.

First impressions are great. I invited the friends over and we had a 5 hour COD fest and everyone commented on how quiet it was. My old one would buzz, rattle, and had just lost it's way. Live was slow to join, and it would randomly lock up.

I have it laying horizontal, and after 5 hours the top of the case was cool to the touch, and the air blowing out the back was warm but not hot. The new BenQ drive is also a great step forward. Compared to my old Hitachi which is considered the loudest drive of the bunch, this thing is whisper quiet.

Over all I'm really impressed and excited I picked up the best buy warranty. So when they update the GPU to 65NM I'll have the option to trade this one in for hopefully an even cooler, quieter system.

My suggestion would be if your on the fence, and are tired of your launch system now is a great time to upgrade to the falcon.
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Old 11-16-2007, 01:36 AM
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How do you know which drive you have?
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Old 11-16-2007, 10:38 AM
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lot 734 is the falcon correct?
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Old 11-16-2007, 12:12 PM
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lot 734 is the falcon correct?
correct.

yeah i love my falcon chipset. i was so happy and relieved when i did actually find it cause i searched for it for a whole weekend. like you said it is so much more quieter than my other 360 and stays way cooler than my older one ever did. enjoy
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how do you know on the box which 'Lot' it is from?
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how do you know on the box which 'Lot' it is from?
it's on the same white sticker with the team number if you are looking at the box.
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Old 11-21-2007, 09:57 PM
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Is this only for the Halo 3 edition or do the premiums also have the falcon chip?
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Old 11-24-2007, 01:14 PM
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go to www.benheck.com he took apart various 360's and can tell you which 360 you have. what i do know is on the serial sticker on the box they have code names for which team made what system, the halo3 360 has the new nm chip as well as some new 360 systems that have hdmi built in. i dont knwo if there out in stores, but benheck.com and i think teamxbox.com stated this a few months back
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Old 11-24-2007, 03:43 PM
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i'm on my fourth console. Launch one died and i sent it to ms for a refurbished one. The refurbished died a month later and i decided to buy a core at best buy because microsoft was giving me the run around for my 3 red lights on the damn refurbished system they sent me only a month earlier. Anyway the core system broke about 3 weeks ago and i ended up having a bunch of best buy certificates so I paid the difference for the elite. So far so good but it wont matter if it dies again since I got the warranty extended another 2 years. I was going to get the halo 3 edition but the color doesnt grab me.
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Old 11-24-2007, 09:46 PM
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im on my fourth and had it since may or june so far so good knock on wood. if this one goes ill probably get the elite. or one of the new 65 nm premimums
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