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Saw this in the Metro this morning. The limited edition HALO 3 console with 20gb hard drive will be £150 instore (Oxford Circus & Piccadilly branches only it said) and online.

Starts at 4pm today supposedly

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#1
great price, do you know what games are going to on sale
#2
Anyone know if this is the new chipset (175W) or just old stock:thinking:
#3
who_are_you_uk
Anyone know if this is the new chipset (175W) or just old stock:thinking:


Although most people though it would have the newer chipset only they turned out to be a mixed bag, so you have to check the box.
#4
who_are_you_uk
Anyone know if this is the new chipset (175W) or just old stock:thinking:



Considering that the Halo 3 Limited edition was released last September, there were very few Falcon boards back then, chances are you would pick up a second gen HDMI chipset the Zephyr instead which has a better heatsink but still the 203W PSU and the older 90nm CPU chipset instead of the Falcons cooler running 60nm chipsets.

Its a good price, but as I recall the Halo 3 edition Xbox pack doesn't even come with the game, and is not everyone's cup of tea (I think it looks as ugly as hell) However it does come with the play and charge kit.

My advice shop around, better getting a premium pack for £200 with two games that you know would be a Falcon with a 175W PSU.
#5
I'd personally wait for E3/
banned#6
not worth it - get a pro
#7
cicobuff;2385792
My advice shop around, better getting a premium pack for £200 with two games that you know would be a Falcon with a 175W PSU.

any hints on where i could do this mate?
#8
dont understand the negative comments this is a hot deal, i have 2 of the halo 3 special edition consoles since launch and both get used a lot with no problems,im after a third for living room under my shiny new plasma but need the white model this time :) rep will be left if sale happens at 4
#9
Bully
dont understand the negative comments this is a hot deal, i have 2 of the halo 3 special edition consoles since launch and both get used a lot with no problems,im after a third for living room under my shiny new plasma but need the white model this time :) rep will be left if sale happens at 4


do they have HDMI....?

does look cool! :roll:
#10
That's what makes me laugh, Bully owning a machine for 9 months without a problem doesn't make them reliable. Personally I'd never buy a 360 until they release a definitive fix, which hopefully the 65nm GPU out Q3 should provide.

Until then I'll stand by my PS3.

@Satnam, look on the box there's a barcode area on it that mentions either 175w/203w. Ideally you want the 175w model.
#11
larusso
not worth it - get a pro

It IS a Pro, just coloured different, has a Play and Charge kit and cheaper. :w00t:
#12
The_Hoff;2386566
@Satnam, look on the box there's a barcode area on it that mentions either 175w/203w. Ideally you want the 175w model.

cheers, but i was trying to find out where there are these deals with confirmed falcon chips, preferably online as i wont have time to go searching around stores the next week or so
#13
Brilliant price, easily the cheapest around. Hot.
#14
The_Hoff
That's what makes me laugh, Bully owning a machine for 9 months without a problem doesn't make them reliable. Personally I'd never buy a 360 until they release a definitive fix, which hopefully the 65nm GPU out Q3 should provide.

Until then I'll stand by my PS3.

@Satnam, look on the box there's a barcode area on it that mentions either 175w/203w. Ideally you want the 175w model.


they have fixed the ring of death - it was simply microsoft being cheap and wanting to make their own chip which caused it - they ahve now changed the chip around
#15
Massive Spaniard
do they have HDMI....?

does look cool! :roll:


yes hdmi and play and charge kit :thumbsup:
#16
great price i payed £340 for console 2 controllers 4 games when item was released
#17
Very Hot deal....
banned#18
dandoc2
they have fixed the ring of death - it was simply microsoft being cheap and wanting to make their own chip which caused it - they ahve now changed the chip around


:lol:

Type "falcon rrod" into Youtube.
#19
[QUOTE=The_Hoff]That's what makes me laugh, Bully owning a machine for 9 months without a problem doesn't make them reliable./QUOTE]


Not sure about your logic there, as i said i have 2 of these since launch both get used a lot and never had any problems so in my book that is reliable :thumbsup:
#20
Can you use your Virgin Credit card to get an Extra 10% off thus making it £135??
banned#21
Forgot to mention, a quick Google suggests that if this is the Halo 3 Special Edition bundle it can be a Falcon.
#22
all this talk of chip sets is confusing...

deos this halo console have the old school chip set that caused all the probalms or is it actually newer!? the fact its got HDMI makes it very tempting indeed.
#23
its a 50/50 chance of getting falcon on it

but it will be reliable anyway as it has the extra gpu heatsink
#24
the gpu overheating is what causes the rrod
the fix was the gpu sink

the .65 cpu just makes the 360 use less power not fix the rrod

dont get me wrong id still prefer a falcon
but it will be fine if it isnt
#25
My house mate has had one of these since launch day and we have never had any problems and its been used loads in a house with 6 guys, it does have a 203w power brick but I'm quite sure its the newer chipset as you can look inside the xbox itself and see the different heat sinks etc. The newer xbox's can work off the old power bricks but not vis versa, anyway as he is leaving this year I think I shall be ordering one of these at 4pm with my Virgin credit card to hopefully get the exrat 10% off.
#26
i dont understand much about xbox 360s. why has it got to be falcon are all xbox 360 like that
#27
most of these have 205 watt psu's btw even if they are falcon's
the only way to find out is look through the side
or use a power tester to see how many watts its using
#28
Massive Spaniard
all this talk of chip sets is confusing...

deos this halo console have the old school chip set that caused all the probalms or is it actually newer!? the fact its got HDMI makes it very tempting indeed.



What is confusing, if you are prepared to actually google on a few Xbox forums you would find all the information you need if you intend to buy an Xbox 360.....

1st revision Xbox codename Xenon, 90nm GPU and 90nm CPU, No HDMI, 203w Power supply, extremeley unreliable and get hot fast, higher probability of RROD (Red Ring Of Death)

2nd Revison Xbox code name Zephyr, revised motherboard, still has 90nm GPU & CPU but has a HDMI input and better capacitors, addresses the overheating problem and RROD by adding a better heatsink and pipe to the GPU, more reliable than the 1st revision but still reports of RROD also has a 203W PSU

3rd Revision Xbox code name falcon, revised motherboard again, as the Zephyr has the HDMI input features 65nm CPU but still a 90nm GPU, considerably cooler than the previous Xboxes and less power consumption requiring only a 175W PSU. So far since its slow introduction last August/September proving to be considerably more reliable.

As the Halo 3 console was released last September there is a high chance it will be a Zephyr not a Falcon, regular Falcons did not appear on these shores until around December-February.

My advice, obviously get a Falcon currently or wait til the 4th revision when both the chipsets are 65nm. Also if possible buy an Xbox from a bricks and mortar place like Gamestation who in my instance price matched a Choices UK deal, this was last May when the 360 was still £300 with bundle deals.

If anyone has tried Microsoft Customer services (like me with my Xbox Racing Wheel) you would be glad you did buy from a bricks and mortar store. Customer Service is appaling with lots of run arounds and shoddy replacements. I am on my 3rd Xbox from Gamestation having owned now all 3 revisions of it, each time no fuss instant swap with a new one, last replacement I had was in March and a new 12 month warranty, and so far very pleased with my Benq Drived Falcon.
#29
cicobuff
What is confusing, if you are prepared to actually google on a few Xbox forums you would find all the information you need if you intend to buy an Xbox 360.....

1st revision Xbox 90nm GPU and 90nm CPU, No HDMI, 203w Power supply, extremeley unreliable and get hot fast, higher probability of RROD (Red Ring Of Death)

2nd Revison Xbox code name Zephyr, revised motherboard, still has 90nm GPU & CPU but has a HDMI input and better capacitors, addresses the overheating problem and RROD by adding a better heatsink and pipe to the GPU, more reliable than the 1st revision but still reports of RROD also has a 203W PSU

3rd Revision Xbox code name falcon, revised motherboard again, as the Zephyr has the HDMI input features 65nm CPU but still a 90nm GPU, considerably cooler than the previous Xboxes and less power consumption requiring only a 175W PSU. So far since its slow introduction last August/September proving to be considerably more reliable.

As the Halo 3 console was released last September there is a high chance it will be a Zephyr not a Falcon, regular Falcons did not appear on these shores until around December-February.

My advice, obviously get a Falcon currently or wait til the 4th revision when both the chipsets are 65nm. Also if possible buy an Xbox from a bricks and mortar place like Gamestation who in my instance price matched a Choices UK deal, this was last May when the 360 was still £300 with bundle deals.

If anyone has tried Microsoft Customer services (like me with my Xbox Racing Wheel) you would be glad you did buy from a bricks and mortar store, I am on my 3rd Xbox from Gamestation having owned now all 3 revisions of it, each time no fuss instant swap with a new one, last replacement I had was in March and a new 12 month warranty.


what he said
#30
i got my first falcon beginning of november

week 35 on the back 203 w psu but a falcon
second week 36 203w also but still falcon



all week 36 are falcon that ive seen in the uk
week 35 its 50/50
#31
Shonk
most of these have 205 watt psu's btw even if they are falcon's
the only way to find out is look through the side
or use a power tester to see how many watts its using


Not true, the PSU is considerably different being 2/3rds the size of the Original 203W PSU that the Xenon & Zephyr Xboxes's had.
banned#32
Adamo
It IS a Pro, just coloured different, has a Play and Charge kit and cheaper. :w00t:


the premium can suffer with RROD
#33
cicobuff
Not true, the PSU is considerably different being 2/3rds the size of the Original 203W PSU that the Xenon & Zephyr Xboxes's had.


no they arnt
they are exactly the same size

unless there's a newer revision again
#34
My advice to anyone, walk straight past this deal, take a printout of DanDoc's posted Play.com deal of the 360 with 3 games for £180 and go into Gamestation, have the deal price matched and ensure your box is a Falcon, thats the only sure fired way of getting decent warranty and ensuring you have a Falcon.

This limited edition doesnt come with any games at all.
#35
cicobuff
My advice to anyone, walk straight past this deal, take a printout of DanDoc's posted Play.com deal of the 360 with 3 games for £180 and go into Gamestation, have the deal price matched and ensure your box is a Falcon, thats the only sure fired way of getting decent warranty and ensuring you have a Falcon.

This limited edition doesnt come with any games at all.


I agree, better to get it from a local games shop with games for 30 quid extra then have the hassle of sending it back to MS for repair (I got fed up after my 4th exchange and traded everything in for s PS3).
#36
Shonk
no they arnt
they are exactly the same size

unless there's a newer revision again


Actually mine I had in March definitely is a smaller PSU 1/3rd thinner and a lot lighter and has a sticker underneath saying 175W output. I have just looked right now this minute. Its a Revision A, definitely is thinner than the older power brick and nowhere near as heavy.
#37
roboraver
I agree, better to get it from a local games shop with games for 30 quid extra then have the hassle of sending it back to MS for repair (I got fed up after my 4th exchange and traded everything in for s PS3).


The issues I have had with Microsoft customer service with my Racing Wheel (one of the batches that had to be retrofitted due to overheating, and sending me a scratched replacement), if I hadn't have invested so much money into games for the 360 I would have told them right where to shove the console and bought a PS3 myself.
#39
cicobuff
What is confusing, if you are prepared to actually google on a few Xbox forums you would find all the information you need if you intend to buy an Xbox 360.....

1st revision Xbox codename Xenon, 90nm GPU and 90nm CPU, No HDMI, 203w Power supply, extremeley unreliable and get hot fast, higher probability of RROD (Red Ring Of Death)

2nd Revison Xbox code name Zephyr, revised motherboard, still has 90nm GPU & CPU but has a HDMI input and better capacitors, addresses the overheating problem and RROD by adding a better heatsink and pipe to the GPU, more reliable than the 1st revision but still reports of RROD also has a 203W PSU

3rd Revision Xbox code name falcon, revised motherboard again, as the Zephyr has the HDMI input features 65nm CPU but still a 90nm GPU, considerably cooler than the previous Xboxes and less power consumption requiring only a 175W PSU. So far since its slow introduction last August/September proving to be considerably more reliable.

As the Halo 3 console was released last September there is a high chance it will be a Zephyr not a Falcon, regular Falcons did not appear on these shores until around December-February.

My advice, obviously get a Falcon currently or wait til the 4th revision when both the chipsets are 65nm. Also if possible buy an Xbox from a bricks and mortar place like Gamestation who in my instance price matched a Choices UK deal, this was last May when the 360 was still £300 with bundle deals.

If anyone has tried Microsoft Customer services (like me with my Xbox Racing Wheel) you would be glad you did buy from a bricks and mortar store. Customer Service is appaling with lots of run arounds and shoddy replacements. I am on my 3rd Xbox from Gamestation having owned now all 3 revisions of it, each time no fuss instant swap with a new one, last replacement I had was in March and a new 12 month warranty, and so far very pleased with my Benq Drived Falcon.


thanks.... certainly answered my questions

im just trying to work out if its worth my while replacing my old xbox for an hdmi one. if im replacing i may as well get the newest thing on the market...

any word as to when this 4th revision is out
#40
Massive Spaniard
thanks.... certainly answered my questions

im just trying to work out if its worth my while replacing my old xbox for an hdmi one. if im replacing i may as well get the newest thing on the market...

any word as to when this 4th revision is out


very soon
expect it in the next 2 months

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