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Hello there guys. Its a simple question really. I think I have thought about it and answered it myself really but I would just like some input on the matter anyway...Cannot hurt.

Now I have been thinking of getting a 360. Now before people say OMG get a PS3..well I have news for you. I have owned a PS3 and sold it due to the fact it was not used and was too expensive to have sitting around collecting dust.

The main reason I want a 360 is that its cheaper and I want XBL as all my mates have a 360 and I would like to have some sweet online gaming!.

Now I have looked at the Premium and Elite SKU's and at current I think I am just going to go for a premium.

I will tell you why.

1. The Premium comes with all the essentials..HD/AV cable, Headset and the basic obvious stuff..oh and 20GB HDD lol.

2. Due to the Updates the Premium has the falcon motherboard just like the Elite with HDMI and 65NM ETC.

So all in all the only thing I am really not getting is the larger HDD from what I can see..oh and the HDMI cable.

I dont wish to seem ignorant but is the Elite actually that worth it ? considering I want to go with a cheap console gaming solution. When I say cheap I mean Premium being the lowest...I dont want that Arcade thing lol.

Its just that now All the Xbox consoles have the new revised hardware it just seems to me the only REAL difference is that the Elite has a 120GB hdd, Big whoop ?.

The way I see it is if I want a larger HDD in the future for whatever reason then I can get it seperately !

Sorry for the Essay lol.
post #2 of 27
Well, I don't own a 360 (yet), I am about to buy one tho (there is a sweet deal for premium + 2 games in the Netherlands).

A friend of mine has a 20GB harddisk and he never had a real need for more, so I'm not paying that 100+ euro's extra for it.

I'd say go for the premium and if you really need more HDD space, you can always buy a new harddrive for it later on (and prices may have gone down by then).
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post #3 of 27
lets break it down for you whats more important to you?

A) HDMI, 120GB HDD & Black Case.

B) Component, 20GB HDD & White Case.
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I bought a Premium from Amazon around a month ago and can confirm that it's a Falcon version.

Trust me, you don't need the 120GB HDD and the Premium systems now come with HDMI anyway (Axon's wrong). Save yourself money and go for the premium The only difference between the two is the HDD size and colour.
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Go for the Elite, the overall cost actually saves you more, since the 120gb HDD is way more expensive if bought separately.

I already filled the HDD on my Premium and constantly deleting stuff. :\\
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Well I know that the Premium now has HDMI and the bells and whistles as such. You guys have pretty much confirmed that the only reall difference is the HDD size.

Having a black 360 does not float my boat lol.

The only reason I think premium for me is apart from game saves and some DLC and perhaps a little music I cannot see myself downloading crpa loads onto a 20GB HDD. Not only that but I want to keep costs down for now and if I need a 120GB later then im in a better position to go ahead and get one.

Unless someone can think of anything else thats remotely exciting about the Elite then I think I will go for the premium as these days its an Elite in white with a smaller HDD. If the Internals where a different version then things may be different when it comes to my decision making.
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Well I know that the Premium now has HDMI and the bells and whistles as such. You guys have pretty much confirmed that the only reall difference is the HDD size.

Having a black 360 does not float my boat lol.

The only reason I think premium for me is apart from game saves and some DLC and perhaps a little music I cannot see myself downloading crpa loads onto a 20GB HDD. Not only that but I want to keep costs down for now and if I need a 120GB later then im in a better position to go ahead and get one.

Unless someone can think of anything else thats remotely exciting about the Elite then I think I will go for the premium as these days its an Elite in white with a smaller HDD. If the Internals where a different version then things may be different when it comes to my decision making.
Black makes your e-peen bigger.

But so far, seems like you are set for the premium, so go for it.
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My E-peen is as big as its going to get I should think lol.

Yeah I think I will. Just out of interest...What did you end up downloading to fill up your HDD ?

Thanks for the help guys.
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Tons of demos, and after awhile the downloaded content for games adds up. I usually get rid of demos though so not a big deal.
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You can also just share movies/music on your pc and run them on your xbox, so hdd space is for demo's/games only I guess.
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