RIP Xbox 360 – News for August 5, 2013


So it finally happened.  My first Xbox 360 bit the dust.  When I first got it I heard nothing but bad things.  The main issue being heat-related malfunctions.  So when I got it, I immediately tore it down to bare mobo and replaced the thermal paste with Arctic Silver and rewired the rear fans to run a constant 12 volts.  All has been well until now.  Seven years after it rolled off an assembly line in some underpaid region of China, I have gotten my first error.  The E73 has appeared to ruin my console.  Luckily I have another on hand to play on, so I’m not too disgruntled.  It lasted a lot longer than most from that first generation, and I can’t complain about that.  My original Xbox, on the other hand, is still running like a champ.  That’s what happens when you don’t rush stuff, Microsoft…  And now the news.

Synology DS713+ @ techPowerUp

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Hauppauge HD PVR2 Gaming Edition Plus Review @ KitGuru

Silicon Power Blaze B20 USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review @ Madshrimps

Noctua NH-U14S and NH-U12S High Compatibility CPU Cooler Review @ HiTech Legion

Thermaltake Chaser A41 Review @ OCC

SteelSeries APEX Gaming Keyboard @ NikKTech

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