strang3majik, on 24 January 2013 - 04:42 AM, said:
I'm just getting numbers together, but, they have me ticked off enough that I'm actually seeing about getting an attorney about this.
My power supply actually got hot enough sitting on the corner of an open table that it burnt the table. In all honesty they're lucky nothing has caught on fire. And they told me that it sounds like its faulty and that I need to buy a new one. Even after I have near $2000 invested between the system, Xbox Live, and games.
But I'm just trying to get an idea of how many people have experienced any type of Xbox 360 overheat. Whether it be the console or power supply. Red ring of death or just a 2 light red ring.
A shame they don't just recall them all like any car company would have to, but I guess that's the good part about being the untouchable giant.
Anyway...anyone who has had this issue...comment below please.
you can not consider xbox live as an "investment"
thats like trying to sell a 300 dollar car for $4000 because thats how much gas you "invested" since you owned it
jszucs, on 24 January 2013 - 03:54 PM, said:
Do you guys realize how much computing / grafix power is crammed into that small box, for as cheep as possible?
You do realize your only choice for grafix like that before 360 and PS3 was PC gaming which has a MUCH steaper price tag of like $400 for just the video card, let alone a balzy PC to support it. And now your up to 3 or 4 of those 400 video cards for a modern gaming rig. And they burnt up, had to be rebuilt, had random power failures ECT
For the money the Xbox 360 and PS3 are amazing buys for the money.
And again if you have a NON SLIM 360 and you don't build your own proper case for it, or at a minimum run a small external fan just blasting into the inlet and slightly over the power supply..... IT WILL BURN UP. Best I did was about 3.5 years (for someone who serious plays like 6-8 hours at a time I'd call that good. When I PC games I was replacing something about every 6 months. Just look at the power requirements of a video card, and you will realize where all that heat is comming from. Some video cards require like 200W alone.
do you even know anything about PC and gaming?
ill assume not
you do realize consoles hardware is waaay below that of a PC, allowing it to be made far below the cost of a pc.
that and the reason PC requires such awesome hardware, have you ever noticed that every xbox has the same cpu/ram/motherboard/gpu/OS setup? and every ps3 the same? guess what? PC are not, so the designers have to make it work with millions of different hardware combinations, where as consoles only have 1-3 depending what consoles it comes out for.
so much extra work, along with higher possibility of piracy is the reason there isnt much released for pc nowadays
btw, if i remember right, both manufacturs only have about 60-80 dollars in parts in each unit