Slim or elite?

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by zac320, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. zac320
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    Hey guys I'm looking at buying a pre modded 360 with an xkey, I have found a good deal for a 120gb elite which I'm thinking of buying otherwise there's a 250gb slim but it's dearer and not as good of a bundle.
    Are the slims worth it?
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  2. Joe88

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    go with the slim, the elite will just end up getting a rrod down the road
     
  3. XiTaU

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    if the elite is a jasper model u shouldnt have any problems with it.
     
  4. slingblade1170

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    The Elite is probably a Zepher or Jasper (more likely Jasper) and you won't RROD with it but if the slim is at a great price probably be best to go with it.
     
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    I'd say go for a Slim, if it's premodded.

    Falcons and Jaspers are the best phats there are.
    Falcons needed some cleaning once in a while.
     
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    you want to avoid falcon at all cost, that board is one of the main problems as the gpu still uses the 90nm architecture
    jasper elites are on the rare side, common for late arcade models
     
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    Most "Elite" models I had in me hands where Jaspers or Kronosses.

    Falcons are pretty sturdy tho.
    Mine has seen extensive gaming before I RGH'd it.
    And even stock, it ran quite cool.

    It's the Zephyrs which are just as worse as the Xenon.
     
  8. zac320
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    I'll give you the run down

    120GB ELITE
    XK3Y
    2 controllers
    1TB HDD
    17 hard copies of games
    Kinect
    Headset
    $320

    320GB SLIM
    XK3Y
    1 Controller
    2TB HDD
    $470

    I am in Australia BTW, I don't mind paying $470 except when there's a lot better bundle for $320
    Also I should mention I already have an elite and every now and then i get RROD but all I have to do is restart the console
     
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    How old is that Elite of yours?
    2006?
    Then it's prolly a Zephyr.

    I'd go for the Phatty personally.
    But the Slim is also pretty sweet.
    Comes with a 2 TB HDD as well.
     
  10. slingblade1170

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    Even though I prefer a phat Xbox myself I see why this is a tough choice, there are a lot of extras and benefits to both deals. I'm gonna say go with the Elite console, your odds of it being a jasper is good and if it does RROD and money isn't an issue you could just get it reballed. For the extras & the $150 price different it seems worth the risk.
     
  11. XiTaU

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    Just find out if the unit is a jasper from the guy selling it and buy the elite if jasper or go for the slim if not if ur willing to shell out that cash.
    If it was me id just get a jtag but thats probably just because thats what im used to.
     
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    I don't know if elites are as loud as my xenon 360, but if they are I'd go with the slim. I can't even have my 360 in the same room as I game in, it's so loud. Also, loading time is slower than the slim which gets annoying when going back to the dashboard and looking at your collection of arcade games. When I do turn my 360 on I have to turn it on twice in order for it to work. All theses complaints I made is reason why I'll be selling my old 360 and replacing it with a slim model.