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wonderkins
I got owned by spwolf:
The Ultimate Humiliation
(08-11-2007, 06:14 AM)
So, against my better judgement I cracked my new Premium, an HDMI model many of us have been discussing here at Gaf.

Sorry gang, it doesn't appear to be the Falcon.

The board and CPU look the same as what Llamma posted for the Elite, many months ago. So the multi-barcode sticker I posted earlier is correct: these are Zephyr boards.







And the label for the BenQ drive:



A word about the watermark: EviLore (or any other mods/admins), I will certainly remove it at your request. I believe when other sites on the web run these, they should be properly attributed to the community from whence they came. If Shacknews (BuddyC or ChrisRemo), Gaming-Age (Jim), or Kotaku ('cause you guys have guts to spare) would like the full-size, unalderated photos, I would be more than happy to provide them. All I ask is that you watermark them with your respective site logo and link back to the discussion at Gaf. Just send a message-thing (sorry, can't remember what they're called) and give me your email addresses. All others, don't bother asking. And sorry if that came across as preachy and egomaniacal.

And, yes, this is a big fuck you to xbox-scene. I do not desire attribution; in fact, it should go to all of us at NeoGaf. Only scum abscond with something that is not there's.
Jtyettis
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(08-11-2007, 06:16 AM)
Good Man, 0728 and above will be your Falcons.

You got 0727 Zephyr, correct?
No_Style
Doesn't want to make an
ass of himself
(08-11-2007, 06:16 AM)
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Slightly disappointed by the lack of 65 nm CPU, but at least it is the quieter BenQ drives right?

Originally Posted by Jtyettis

Good Man, 0728 and above will be your Falcons.

Really? Interesting.
sprsk
force push the doodoo rock
(08-11-2007, 06:19 AM)
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Interesting.
Jtyettis
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(08-11-2007, 06:19 AM)

Originally Posted by No_Style

Slightly disappointed by the lack of 65 nm CPU, but at least it is the quieter BenQ drives right?



Really? Interesting.

Well, supposedly that according to the Mole that brought us the info on the 0727 boards which were to include HDMI. Turned out to be correct on that call, we shall see on 0728.
RiskyChris
Banned
(08-11-2007, 06:19 AM)
I thought this thread was about Odysseus buying a 360.

madmook
Admire my girth. Mmm.
(08-11-2007, 06:20 AM)
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Are all the HDMI premiums coming with quieter Benq drives, then? I may be tempted.... my current core's drivetray sticks a lot.
Barkley's Justice
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(08-11-2007, 06:20 AM)
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best thread title + lead-in ever.

and THANK YOU for putting this to rest. many gaffers have lost sleep
wonderkins
I got owned by spwolf:
The Ultimate Humiliation
(08-11-2007, 06:21 AM)

Originally Posted by Jtyettis

Good Man, 0728 and above will be your Falcons.

You got 0727 Zephyr, correct?

You are correct! And you have a good memory!


So, Target, prepare to get this back when the 0728s come. Not 'cause I don't trust this one. Because I want the latest and greatest. Huzzah!

Edit: Sorry guys. Please see this post concerning the lot numbers.
Last edited by wonderkins; 08-11-2007 at 10:19 PM. Reason: Clarification.
No_Style
Doesn't want to make an
ass of himself
(08-11-2007, 06:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by madmook

Are all the HDMI premiums coming with quieter Benq drives, then? I may be tempted.... my current core's drivetray sticks a lot.

My Premium does that when the Xbox 360 isn't in use for some time.. It's the cursed plastic or something.

Anywho, friend and I are contemplating trade-in for Falcons.
Odysseus
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(08-11-2007, 06:22 AM)

Originally Posted by RiskyChris

I thought this thread was about Odysseus buying a 360.

you and me both
Hitler Stole My Potato
Banned
(08-11-2007, 06:23 AM)
For some reason I was thinking this thread was about Jake and the Fatman.
Phaethon0017
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(08-11-2007, 06:26 AM)
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Well my Premium warranty doesn't expire till June, so hopefully this one lasts a while.
Barkley's Justice
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(08-11-2007, 06:29 AM)
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so let's say you buy a 360 now. do you still get the 3 year warranty?
Barkley's Justice
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(08-11-2007, 06:30 AM)
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ps -

that photo of the chip...is that the processor? if so, why is there no heat sink on that?
wonderkins
I got owned by spwolf:
The Ultimate Humiliation
(08-11-2007, 06:33 AM)

Originally Posted by sp0rsk

Interesting.

It really is a pretty good movie ;)
wonderkins
I got owned by spwolf:
The Ultimate Humiliation
(08-11-2007, 07:22 AM)

Originally Posted by Barkley's Justice

ps -

that photo of the chip...is that the processor? if so, why is there no heat sink on that?

The microchip you see is the CPU, which is scheduled to make the leap to 65nm-space before the GPU.

The heatsink is removed. And for anyone that's ever done that, I have the shredded fingers as evidence. Those needle like protrusions at the solder points are attracted to flesh.
Grimm Fandango
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(08-11-2007, 08:06 AM)
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Thanks for taking one for the team.
AppleMIX
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(08-11-2007, 08:08 AM)
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Thanks, the second heat sink should do some good though.
bigswords
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(08-11-2007, 08:21 AM)
/bow, thank you for taking one for the team.
professor_t
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(08-11-2007, 09:46 AM)
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Wonderkins, you're the fucking man.
Vespa
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(08-11-2007, 09:48 AM)
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I salute you sir. Thanks for opening it up!
HyperZone<3
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(08-11-2007, 10:44 AM)
I like this movie because its like Sean Penn is playing a younger version of the dude from Carlito's Way.

wait a second...
llTll
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(08-11-2007, 10:56 AM)
i salute you. thanks for taking one for the team


now. can someone tell me whats going on?

any machine made in 4th July till 28th of July will have second heat sink + HDMI + BenQ Drive. [ will be called Zephyr ?]

any machine after 28th of July will have second heat sink + HDMI + BenQ Srive + 65n chip? [ will be called Falcon ? ]

did i miss something or iam totally wrong [ please correct me ]
also. aside from the date of the console, does it say anything on the box?

EDIT: Someone change the title. many people aren't checking this because they of the title :/
MCD
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(08-11-2007, 04:18 PM)
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This needs a proper bump.

wonderkins, thank you.
Dalauz
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(08-11-2007, 04:24 PM)
wow thanks, so xbox-scene was lying?
MCD
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(08-11-2007, 04:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dalauz

wow thanks, so xbox-scene was lying?

No one was lying here, it's just that early July 360s ain't 65nm yet.

at least there is the 2nd heatsink and the Benq dvd drive.
Dalauz
Member
(08-11-2007, 04:32 PM)

Originally Posted by McDragon

No one was lying here, it's just that early July 360s ain't 65nm yet.

at least there is the 2nd heatsink and the Benq dvd drive.

Any pic?
Lorul2
Member
(08-11-2007, 04:32 PM)
Agreed!

Colorful title outside, and useful info inside...Viva Pinata!!
MCD
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(08-11-2007, 04:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dalauz

Any pic?

Nope.

someone with Lot of: #0728 might one day open their 360, but right now, there are no pictures of the 65nm.
llTll
Banned
(08-11-2007, 05:42 PM)
bump

some mod change the god damn title so people can UNDERSTAND...

for fuck sake...
RBH
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(08-11-2007, 05:54 PM)
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Kudos on opening it up.
BenjaminBirdie
(08-11-2007, 05:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hitler Stole My Potato

For some reason I was thinking this thread was about Jake and the Fatman.

"What kinda danish you think that was? Cheese? I got a problem with cheese..."
clashfan
you are not alone
(08-11-2007, 06:27 PM)

Originally Posted by wonderkins

So, against my better judgement I cracked my new Premium, an HDMI model many of us have been discussing here at Gaf.

Sorry gang, it doesn't appear to be the Falcon.

The board and CPU look the same as what Llamma posted for the Elite, many months ago. So the multi-barcode sticker I posted earlier is correct: these are Zephyr boards.

A word about the watermark: EviLore (or any other mods/admins), I will certainly remove it at your request. I believe when other sites on the web run these, they should be properly attributed to the community from whence they came. If Shacknews (BuddyC or ChrisRemo), Gaming-Age (Jim), or Kotaku ('cause you guys have guts to spare) would like the full-size, unalderated photos, I would be more than happy to provide them. All I ask is that you watermark them with your respective site logo and link back to the discussion at Gaf. Just send a message-thing (sorry, can't remember what they're called) and give me your email addresses. All others, don't bother asking. And sorry if that came across as preachy and egomaniacal.

And, yes, this is a big fuck you to xbox-scene. I do not desire attribution; in fact, it should go to all of us at NeoGaf. Only scum abscond with something that is not there's.

Thanks for being a team player and opening your 360. Lots of useful info.
wonderkins
I got owned by spwolf:
The Ultimate Humiliation
(08-11-2007, 06:37 PM)
No thanks necessary. It's like your first computer; curiosity gets the better of you and you have to open it. Plus, and I may be naive, but I think that extra heatsink will do the trick. I don't think these will have any problems.

And for anyone that opens their 360 (e.g out of warranty) and tries to remove the x-clamps, I found that you had to press down on the clamp and then use a pry-tool to work the clamp off. The clamp has a bit of spring to it; just be careful you don't flex the board. The x-clamps wouldn't budge without pressing it down while working the edges.

Now, like Jtyettis stated, the wait begins for Lot 0728. Hopefully, someone finds one soon and posts a shot of the sticker. If it shows FALCON, then we'll have our megaton.
donkey show
Little Big Dev
(08-11-2007, 06:53 PM)
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^ Did you replace the x-clamps while you were at it? Might as well relieve the board of some un-needed flex and stress.
painey
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(08-11-2007, 07:12 PM)
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image punching two identical twins at the same time, one fist each.
ThirdEye
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(08-11-2007, 07:12 PM)
Is the BenQ drive any different from older ones?
hyonoid
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(08-11-2007, 07:19 PM)
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believe.


Not believe
Last edited by hyonoid; 08-11-2007 at 07:25 PM.
Blimblim
The Inside Track
(08-11-2007, 07:24 PM)
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Thanks for opening your brand new 360! I was certain these would be still 90nm parts when people started saying it had the second GPU heatsink, but sometimes I hate to be right :/
Shamrock
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(08-11-2007, 07:25 PM)
Hey thanks man. I just bought a Elite made In June 2007 2 weeks ago. It has the extra heatsink, but damn I was pissed off because I thought if I wanted just a few extra days I would get the 65nm chips. It doesn't seem like their out yet even in July Models, so I don't feel quite as bad.


Edit:

Wow xboxscene already used your photos and linked this thread. I wonder if they actually read the last line of the post.:lol
Last edited by Shamrock; 08-11-2007 at 07:30 PM.
Insane Metal
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(08-11-2007, 07:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by hyonoid



believe.


Not believe

...lol

a friend of mine did that^^
Wario64
works for Gamestop (lol)
(08-11-2007, 07:48 PM)

Originally Posted by Shamrock

Hey thanks man. I just bought a Elite made In June 2007 2 weeks ago. It has the extra heatsink, but damn I was pissed off because I thought if I wanted just a few extra days I would get the 65nm chips. It doesn't seem like their out yet even in July Models, so I don't feel quite as bad.


Edit:

Wow xboxscene already used your photos and linked this thread. I wonder if they actually read the last line of the post.:lol

They're already bashing this forum in their forums.
tenchir
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(08-11-2007, 08:00 PM)
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Looks like they removed their watermark from the previoys pics.
Barnolde
Banned
(08-11-2007, 08:13 PM)
Fucking knew it..

Hurry the fuck up with 65nm, this is beyond retarded. >_<

XS also "pseudo-apologized" and removed some posts.
Littleberu
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(08-11-2007, 08:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by Barnolde

Fucking knew it..

Hurry the fuck up with 65nm, this is beyond retarded. >_<

XS also "pseudo-apologized" and removed some posts.

Why? It's not like the second heatsink won't fix the problem. And, if it breaks, you'll be sent back a 65nm anyway.
The Abominable Snowman
Pure Life tonsil tickle
(08-11-2007, 08:19 PM)
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I know there's a joke relating my name to the Xbox 360 'Snowman' motherboard situation... but I can't find it.

Help please?
Barnolde
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(08-11-2007, 08:22 PM)

Originally Posted by Littleberu

Why? It's not like the second heatsink won't fix the problem. And, if it breaks, you'll be sent back a 65nm anyway.

...

You don't know if either of those things are true.

For the rest of my reply, I'm just going to direct you here and here.
claviertekky
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(08-11-2007, 08:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by Littleberu

Why? It's not like the second heatsink won't fix the problem. And, if it breaks, you'll be sent back a 65nm anyway.

You have no proof, and I have said before a second heatpipe can do miracles.
Littleberu
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(08-11-2007, 08:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by HaloFans

You have no proof, and I have said before a second heatpipe can do miracles.

That's precisely what I'm saying, unless you meant : "CAN'T" do miracles.

...

You don't know if either of those things are true.

For the rest of my reply, I'm just going to direct you here and here.

Technically, you're not paying, as Microsoft has extended the warranty for 3 years (and, between you and me, that means they're confident that it won't break as much as it did, if it does at all)

I'm no way salesman for Microsoft, but right now, If you wanted an Xbox 360, anyway, you would've bought one with the price cut. The rest is just nitpicking. And with the second heatsink, there's even less chance of it breaking, and if it does, it won't in the next 6 months.

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