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Which XBOX 360 design is your favorite?

XBOX 360 Pro/Elite [FAT] 6 26.09%
 
XBOX 360 S [Slim] 15 65.22%
 
XBOX 360 E [SuperSlim] 2 8.70%
 
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yo33331 said:

As the title suggests which XBOX 360 model was you favorite by a design standpoint and why?

My favorite was the FAT XBOX 360, I liked the design the most, it was looking fun, and next gen, also you could switch the faceplates.

Many of you may not prefer the FAT model because of the RROD, but just to point out, every FAT with Jasper motherboard (end of 2008 onwards) was prone to RROD, and they were the most reliable XBOX 360 revisions of all. Yes even more than the slims and the E models.. you can search the web to see how many units of the slims and E models have overheated in the last couple of years, and you pretty much can't find jasper console failing because of overheating ..

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Overheating wasn't the Xbox 360's main technical issue... The hardware most certainly did lack any thermal protection... However the main culprit was actually the new solder they used which when heated up and then cooled down over a number of times would result in cracks.
Which is why the "towel" method worked.

As far as hardware reliability is concerned, the E-models are definitely the most reliable as they were the most power efficient and had the best thermal characteristics.

curl-6 said:

I like all three, but the S wins out for me by the narrowest of margins due to being sleeker than the Pro/Elite and less plain than the E model.

The S model also had a few extra features over the E-Model.

* Optical Audio.
* Multi-AV out.
* Extra USB Port.

Which is why I didn't bother "downgrading" to the E model.

Plus the aesthetics of the E model were based around the Xbox One design language with horrible cheap plastics which scratch easy.

Leynos said:

S. One of the best-looking consoles ever made. The matte black is perfect as I hate glossy finishes.  I liked the OG 360 in second place. It was cool looking for it's time and I do love faceplates.  Had kinda Dreamcast 2 look to it for me. The E model is hot trash. Discount Xbox One and Xbox One is one of the worst looking consoles ever.

I have the Halo 4 edition Xbox 360 S. Definitely a good looking machine.



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Pemalite said:
curl-6 said:

I like all three, but the S wins out for me by the narrowest of margins due to being sleeker than the Pro/Elite and less plain than the E model.

The S model also had a few extra features over the E-Model.

* Optical Audio.
* Multi-AV out.
* Extra USB Port.

Which is why I didn't bother "downgrading" to the E model.

Plus the aesthetics of the E model were based around the Xbox One design language with horrible cheap plastics which scratch easy.

Thanks for the heads up; I think I'll be fine, I don't use any of those features and don't mind how the E looks.



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Pemalite said

As far as hardware reliability is concerned, the E-models are definitely the most reliable as they were the most power efficient and had the best thermal characteristics.

Go find E models in reddit and on ebay, that overheated with Red light, there are many .. however you can't find jasper FATs died with RROD (because of malfunction or overheating). The jaspers FAT consoles are the most reliable and the most immune to RROD.

Last edited by yo33331 - on 30 March 2021

yo33331 said:
Pemalite said

As far as hardware reliability is concerned, the E-models are definitely the most reliable as they were the most power efficient and had the best thermal characteristics.

Go find E models in reddit and on ebay, that overheated with Red light, there are many .. however you can't find jasper FATs died with RROD (because of malfunction or overheating).

That is all anecdotal.

Plus the E-Variant is the worst selling variant as it came at the end of the Xbox 360's lifetime, thus the sample size is smaller.

yo33331 said:

The jaspers FAT consoles are the most reliable and the most prone to RROD.

Wouldn't the RROD make them the least reliable?

You aren't making much sense.



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Pemalite said:
yo33331 said:

Go find E models in reddit and on ebay, that overheated with Red light, there are many .. however you can't find jasper FATs died with RROD (because of malfunction or overheating).

That is all anecdotal.

Plus the E-Variant is the worst selling variant as it came at the end of the Xbox 360's lifetime, thus the sample size is smaller.

yo33331 said:

The jaspers FAT consoles are the most reliable and the most prone to RROD.

Wouldn't the RROD make them the least reliable?

You aren't making much sense.

well I am sorry, I was distracted by doing two things at the same time .. I meant the most immune to RROD ..

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Shit, I just found out some E models only have 4GB of RAM, hope my backup system isn't one of those, is there a way to tell without setting it up?



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

yo33331 said:
Pemalite said:

That is all anecdotal.

Plus the E-Variant is the worst selling variant as it came at the end of the Xbox 360's lifetime, thus the sample size is smaller.

yo33331 said:

The jaspers FAT consoles are the most reliable and the most prone to RROD.

Wouldn't the RROD make them the least reliable?

You aren't making much sense.

well I am sorry, I was distracted by doing two things at the same time .. I meant the most immune to RROD ..

The RROD was rectified with the S models. Not sure how the E model will have RROD issues since its an ever later model. RROD was only an issue with the orginal fat 360s.

Iv never heard any official complaints with the S and especially the E Models when it comes to RROD.



The S is gorgeous, one of my favorite console designs ever.



curl-6 said:

Shit, I just found out some E models only have 4GB of RAM, hope my backup system isn't one of those, is there a way to tell without setting it up?

NAND, not Ram. - The consoles came with 512MB.

You can tell by looking at storage... But you can also expand their storage. - Just look in the HDD bay?

yo33331 said:
Pemalite said:

That is all anecdotal.

Plus the E-Variant is the worst selling variant as it came at the end of the Xbox 360's lifetime, thus the sample size is smaller.

yo33331 said:

The jaspers FAT consoles are the most reliable and the most prone to RROD.

Wouldn't the RROD make them the least reliable?

You aren't making much sense.

well I am sorry, I was distracted by doing two things at the same time .. I meant the most immune to RROD ..

The E Model is the most reliable. It had a 45nm chip rather than the 65nm ones in Jasper.

Jasper is the most reliable out of the Xbox 360 Fat consoles.



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When I had an Xbox 360 fat it never died, turns out putting it on the carpet cause most consoles to die . I always put my consoles on desks. only PC doesn't die from carpet , though sold fat. It lasted very long before selling it.

https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/76252/What+causes+the+Red+ring+of+death

copied and pasted this from link above.

RROD is usually caused by a processor or RAM failure. What happens sometimes is that the constant heating and cooling of the chips can cause the solder balls to fracture and break. When this happens the chip effectively becomes disabled.

To avoid future RRODs, keep your xbox cool (avoid laying it on carpet, put it somewhere it can "breathe" and do occasional cleanings of the cooling components) and if you service any of the cooling components, make sure you use a high quality thermal paste like arctic silver. You can follow our thermal paste guide if you need more information on "how-to".

Last edited by dx11332sega - on 31 March 2021

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