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Old 08-18-2007, 10:20 PM   #1
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Default Buying Xbox 360

What would I need to get if I just go the cheap route and purchase the core system for $350. I dont think i need the HD DVD addition since I have a HDMI tv. Can someone put together a package with prices

I've asked my friends and another board. So I'm just trying to see what folks think. Thanks
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Old 08-18-2007, 10:29 PM   #2
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Default Re: Buying Xbox 360

I dont think the core is that much anymore. I think the Core is down to 300 flat in the states plus tax.

Im assumiing youd get Madden so itd be

300
50
40 (another controller)

and eventually youll want to get the hard drive, which is another 100+ bucks, which is why most people just buy the premium one. you're lookin at 420 bucks for a brand new package is my guess.
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Old 08-18-2007, 10:47 PM   #3
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I'm not sure but man when you buy a 360 you got to buy Halo 3 in a month.
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Old 08-18-2007, 11:23 PM   #4
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Xbox 360 is great. if you can get it cheap then get it.
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Old 08-18-2007, 11:52 PM   #5
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Dont i need extra wires for the 360 to HDMI hookup?

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I'm not sure but man when you buy a 360 you got to buy Halo 3 in a month.

No thanks on Halo 3. Never liked Halo...rather Bioshock and StangleHold
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Old 08-19-2007, 01:11 AM   #6
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Actually core system is down to $279.99. System/hard drive (white box) is $350 and the elite is like $479.99
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Old 08-19-2007, 01:15 AM   #7
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i wouldnt get it right now, they hype has pretty much cooled down for the most part. wait till it goes down in price.
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Old 08-19-2007, 01:17 AM   #8
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That's the thing tho the price dropped 2 weeks ago (400 went down to 350, 300 went down to 279)...so it probably won't drop again for a while
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What would I need to get if I just go the cheap route and purchase the core system for $350. I dont think i need the HD DVD addition since I have a HDMI tv. Can someone put together a package with prices

I've asked my friends and another board. So I'm just trying to see what folks think. Thanks
Just get a ps3. Don't be a jew. You won $600 this weekend. Use it to get the 80gb version. You get Moterstorm with it plus t 5 free blu ray hi-def movies through the mail. Either that or...

Gamble some more.
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Old 08-19-2007, 03:07 AM   #10
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if there is a costco/ price club in your area get one there. . it will come in a pack with one game (prob crappie 1) with 2 controllers, and a controller charger. . its a good pirce dont remember the exact total but its got waht you need all together added up for cheaper, and just keep the reciept and they will return it whenver (if you need to) no questions asked.
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Old 08-19-2007, 03:14 AM   #11
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GoBB, core system = rip.

See, at $279, you get a wired controller. No HD. Nothing. To buy a 20 GB HD, you'd need to pony up an extra $100.

Buy the 360 Pro at 350. Here's what you gotta do:

Look around the XBox 360 box if you can. There's tab that says you can lift to see the serial #. See if there's an HDMI slot.

Or, you can look for the LOT #. I think most Lot #'s around 0728 are safe. Don't buy any 360s that are like 06xx.

Be weary though. Best Buy is selling these HDMI 360s but you won't get the free game with it. I think if you buy an older 360 w/o HDMI you get a free Top Spin 2. Circuit City is also doing this same thing but giving you Table Tennis instead. Make sure you buy the warranty plan at the store though, it's better then waiting an extra 2 weeks from MS.

Bioshock got hype on it. You got NCAA, Madden, etc.. also there.

Costco works too but they're cracking down on refunds. I bought my first one there and the guy reluctantly took mine but warned me about 90 days next time or some ****.
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Old 08-19-2007, 03:18 AM   #12
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No thanks on Halo 3. Never liked Halo...rather Bioshock and StangleHold


You played Gears of War before? How about that?
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Old 08-19-2007, 03:21 AM   #13
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i wouldnt get it right now, they hype has pretty much cooled down for the most part. wait till it goes down in price.

Halo 3 is gonna bring the hype back up...
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Old 08-19-2007, 06:06 AM   #14
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What would I need to get if I just go the cheap route and purchase the core system for $350. I dont think i need the HD DVD addition since I have a HDMI tv. Can someone put together a package with prices

I've asked my friends and another board. So I'm just trying to see what folks think. Thanks
HDMI is an input. To get HD DVD quality you need to buy the HD DVD add on.

Since you do have HDMI you want to get a premium with HDMI that just came out. You'll see it on the box. You may have to check different stores out but it will be worth it. You're paying the same price but one is much better.

If you want to play on XBL(xbox live) you have to have a Hard Drive. Pretty soon you're going to need a hard drive to play all the new games. A HD is a lot more to buy separately, so I would buy it in a package. Not only do you get the HD with the premium. You get a wireless controller and component video cables.

So you can play on component until you get your HDMI.
Oh if you don't buy the premium you won't have anywhere to save your game so you would have to buy a memory card.

In the end it turns out to be cheaper buying the premium. So go find a premium with HDMI for 350 and you should be good to go.

Although if you want to farther complicate it. In a few months the 360's will have a new cpu that will run much cooler. So if you can wait it would be worth it.
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Old 08-19-2007, 08:20 AM   #15
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spend the xtra $ and get the premium system. h/d is cool to have cause memory cards suck. cordless controllers are great too.
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