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Watercool it! you can game on console with the fun of modding it!. there is a case for xbox 360 that look like a pc. Lian-li XB01 And there is waterblock that goes on the cpu,gpu and ram in one piece ( X-Matic XBox 360 Cooler ).


Or you can keep it stock with passive heatsink and chance of RROD. ^^'
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post #102 of 134
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I don't see why I would need much more than 20GB when I have all of my music/videos/pictures on my Zune.
Sorry I was speaking relatively from my own point of view as I've used up a little over 30gb on mine.
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Originally Posted by Billy_5110 View Post
Watercool it! you can game on console with the fun of modding it!. there is a case for xbox 360 that look like a pc. Lian-li XB01 And there is waterblock that goes on the cpu,gpu and ram in one piece ( X-Matic XBox 360 Cooler ).


Or you can keep it stock with passive heatsink and chance of RROD. ^^'
I already planned on modding it. =]
I have some extra USB powered fans and tons of extra heatsinks.
    
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dreamcast
it doesn't get any better then that
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Originally Posted by Jaguarbamf View Post
I don't see why I would need much more than 20GB when I have all of my music/videos/pictures on my Zune.
With all the map packs, downloads and such you will get over time 20gb now will seem enough but later it will be nothing and you'll end up buying a new one anyway.
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Ps3:
Works as a great media player (blu-ray ect)
Free online service.
Great for RPG gamers.

Xbox 360:
Better xclusives (Gears, Halo, Forza, ect)
Better stability of servers.
Allows party chat to paying members (ps3 does not have this feature)

They trade blows and it really depends on your personal preference. If you have friends, go with whatever console they have since its always funner to play a game with other people. I have both consoles, and when i play single player, i find myself on the ps3, but when I play MP im on XBL with my buddies. GF loves the PS3s media streaming capabilities.
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post #107 of 134
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Originally Posted by Jaguarbamf View Post
I don't see why I would need much more than 20GB when I have all of my music/videos/pictures on my Zune.
The best use i can think of for the consoles HDD is to install games on it.

You can install the game onto the HDD kinda like how you would with a PC. You just need the disk to start it to verify that you own it.

The advantage of this is:
a) it helps preserve the disks
b) less noise
c) increase life expectancy of disk drive

I have over 20+ Xbox 360 games and they all fit onto the 250GB HDD that i installed into my Xbox and i still have plenty more space for other important things like DLC.
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PS3. It's a hell of a lot more reliable than a 360, and the exclusives are better. The only thing that should make you choose between consoles are the exclusives, and the PS3 owns that category. Unless you like chest high walls shooter #3092389573 aka Gears of War. Or Halo. Forza and Gran Turismo are similar enough that they cancel out. Halo beats Killzone, but Resistance beats Halo. I hate Uncharted, but tons of people love it, and honestly between Gears and Uncharted, I like Gears more, but Uncharted actually does have more of a story. The gameplay is about the same. Metal Gear Solid 4 destroys anything the 360 has though, so you're basically left wondering what do you really want to play? The exclusives are better with Playstation, don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Gears isn't so godlike that it trumps Uncharted, and Halo isn't what it used to be. There's God of War 3 too, plus the HD collection, plus the Origins collection in September, plus the Team ICO Collection in September as well. There's also the Devil May Cry HD collection coming in November, which is Playstation 3 exclusive, and Devil May Cry 4 is for the PS3 as well. I don't mean to offend anyone that has a 360, but it really isn't better when it comes to the games library.

Everything you can do with a 360, you can do with a PS3, for less, so just buy the PS3 already. You only save $50 by going with Microsoft, and it's not worth saving the $50 when you run out of exclusives to play. Right now PS3 is on the upswing. I am not a Sony fanboy either, though I'm sure it seems like it given the confidence I put behind the PS3 in this post. It's just that if you asked me 3 years ago what to buy, I'd say the 360 in a heartbeat, but now, the PS3 is top dog.
Edited by vikingsteve - 8/16/11 at 10:46pm
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The best use i can think of for the consoles HDD is to install games on it.

You can install the game onto the HDD kinda like how you would with a PC. You just need the disk to start it to verify that you own it.

The advantage of this is:
a) it helps preserve the disks
b) less noise
c) increase life expectancy of disk drive

I have over 20+ Xbox 360 games and they all fit onto the 250GB HDD that i installed into my Xbox and i still have plenty more space for other important things like DLC.
You forgot d) greatly decreases load times. This is the only reason I bought a hard drive for my 360.
Edited by M0rbidDeath - 8/16/11 at 10:44pm
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Xbox 360 250 gig Slim.

The PS3 is nice, but it's online sucks compared to the Xbox.....Xbox Live you have to pay $10 a month for, but you get what you pay for.

I have a PS3 and 2 Xbox's. The PS3 collects dust, mainly because the controller is trash and it performs at too low of frame rates at 1080p. That's another thing, don't use a 1080p TV. These current gen consoles are far to weak.........the majority of the games run in 720p and the select few that run at 1080p have very bad FPS.

At least the Xbox does 30 fps on most every game it has. Although it is nothing compared to a decent PC.

NOW, if you plan on keeping you PC, then it is a whole different story. If you keep it, then get the PS3 for the exclusives. The Xbox exclusives (halo, etc) are really overrated.
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