Hardware [Q] Picking up a Xbox 360

Yepi69

Jill-sandwiched
OP
Member
Joined
Nov 29, 2010
Messages
2,862
Trophies
2
Age
29
Location
Behind you
XP
1,786
Country
Portugal
I'm planning on picking up a Xbox 360, either new or used.
I've seen some consoles brand new for about 100€ so I can't miss that out, however which model should I pick?
Am I losing anything on picking up the most recent model?
 

Yepi69

Jill-sandwiched
OP
Member
Joined
Nov 29, 2010
Messages
2,862
Trophies
2
Age
29
Location
Behind you
XP
1,786
Country
Portugal
I'd pickup a hackable model, but it would be the same as the PS3. Hacking it and never turning it on again.
360 games are plentiful and cheap so piracy is not something I'm going after.
 

DinohScene

Gay twink catboy
Global Moderator
Joined
Oct 11, 2011
Messages
22,565
Trophies
4
Location
Восторг
XP
22,926
Country
Antarctica
Place an Xkey into it, stealth patch the games with ABGX and run them online.
RGH is offline forever yeh.
Unless you want to spend hundreds for shady stealth servers.
 

DinohScene

Gay twink catboy
Global Moderator
Joined
Oct 11, 2011
Messages
22,565
Trophies
4
Location
Восторг
XP
22,926
Country
Antarctica
It's a bit expensive yeh, but worth the price if you want an easy solution.
Otherwise, a Phatty and flash the drive.
You'd need a special burner for the 8.5 GB ISOs tho.
 

foob

Well-Known Member
Member
Joined
Dec 26, 2007
Messages
553
Trophies
0
XP
473
Country
I'm planning on picking up a Xbox 360, either new or used.
I've seen some consoles brand new for about 100€ so I can't miss that out, however which model should I pick?
Am I losing anything on picking up the most recent model?
The Xbox 360 E models have no optical output.


The only advantage ( to me ) of the first-generation ( old) faulty Red Ring Of Death models was that they had no wireless tech bundled in the hardware, and also came with no wireless controller (which I prefer).
https://ehtrust.org/science/peer-reviewed-research-studies-on-wi-fi/

The S models that followed had wifi/ bluetooth and HDMI integrated. Same with E.

https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Xbox+360+E+RF+Module+Replacement/22622
https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Xbox+360+E+Wi-Fi+Card+Replacement/22491

I am using an unhacked 360 E ( latest ), though I removed the RF module and wifi module from the unit because I wanted to game 100% wired with the official wired xbox 360 controllers. I wanted zero possibility for constant wireless emissions emitted by the RF module and zero possibility for wifi polling and zero interest in non-traditional controls. There are some tradeoffs to this approach on the E model...you have to turn on the unit from the remote, eject discs from remote, etc. because the POWER and EJECT buttons connect to the same board. No problem. A very small price to pay for microwave-free gaming.

I absolutely despise the fact that 100% wired gaming choices are gone in the latest consoles from Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo.

Anyway, the latest E model uses half the power of the original xbox 360. It's a solid unit. Quiet too.Though maybe the S models were better...I never owned one to say either way. And you can't buy them new anyway.
 
Last edited by foob,

Site & Scene News

Popular threads in this forum

General chit-chat
Help Users
    BigOnYa @ BigOnYa: @yeager1239 read thru here and if not answered, create a thread and ask...