Hacking Most reliable phat model?

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Hey all. So my current 360's drive died, and rather than going through the trouble of trouble shooting it and trying to fix it, i'm opting to just buy a whole new console. My knowledge is outdated by about 5-6 years, so my question is if i'm going to buy another, which one should i be shooting for?
 

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If you really want a phatty then go for the Kronos model (or Jasper model) made in 2010/late 2009.
Falcons are pretty reliable.
Anything under 2008 is rubbish basically.

If you don't care about modding etc, go for a Slim.

I figured, but just thought i'd ask. yeah slim's a no-go. gonna flash the drive as soon as i get it.
 

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Don't know if anything before Jasper is garbage, but I still use my Xenon Jtag with the fan directly soldered on 12v. It's only problem is the noise from the fan, it's like a plain is starting in my living room. But besides that it's still working great.
 

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Advantage of hardware hacking is (without those ugly 12v fan mods) that you can directly modify the fan speed in the SMC, giving it 100% at boot.

As for reliability with stock speeds, Xenons and Zephyrs, not worth it.
Late Falcons are (if gotten cheap enough)
 

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Don't know if anything before Jasper is garbage, but I still use my Xenon Jtag with the fan directly soldered on 12v. It's only problem is the noise from the fan, it's like a plain is starting in my living room. But besides that it's still working great.
You're extremely lucky to have a xenon that still works XD. I had two and they both went kaputs. I salvaged parts to fix my friends 360 lol
 

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It'll still dry out after years of use.
Intake fan well placed drastically reduces the inside temperature, not to mention disallow any heatpockets from building up.

Then again, even the PS3's cooling is poor.
When you're making consoles by the 100.000s at a time, saving 25 cents on a different design is already 25 grand less in production costs.
 
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since i have an xkey, i removed the dvd drive, added a fan on both cpu and gpu and routed the air to come out the back. she runs for hours without even getting hot, just warm. i obviously can't tell the temp but im always concerned about RROD so i feel the back of it every so often after its played for a while.

as dinoh said, intake to flow the air from the front through the back is best but involves cutting the case usually. i did it to a phatty a while ago and added a temp sensor, was cool but noisy.
 
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