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Well now I must get a Series X.

 

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And they need to give us the original startup, damnit.
 
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Than I shall stick to my XB1X thats wrapped to look like the original xbox.
 

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For insiders: xcloud is now integrated into Xbox meaning you can stream gamepass games directly from your console. This is a big deal as current gen is about to leave last gen behind and Xbox one owners can play all the new games at 1080/60fps.

msoft is really pushing the needle imo.
 
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So this showed up on my doorstep today



:D

Forza Horizon 5 is out next month and I didnt wanna play it on anything other than this here video gaming box, so I'm glad I was finally able to snag one, especially since Microsoft says they expect shortages to continue into next year..... I'll try and get it all set up this weekend. I've been meaning to replace my surge protector w/ a new one I got, and I also wanna see if I can slightly de-rat nest the back of my entertainment center (which i'll probably fail at), but seems like a good time to tackle all that while I'm swapping my xbox one out for this new cube.
 

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So this showed up on my doorstep today



:D

Forza Horizon 5 is out next month and I didnt wanna play it on anything other than this here video gaming box, so I'm glad I was finally able to snag one, especially since Microsoft says they expect shortages to continue into next year..... I'll try and get it all set up this weekend. I've been meaning to replace my surge protector w/ a new one I got, and I also wanna see if I can slightly de-rat nest the back of my entertainment center (which i'll probably fail at), but seems like a good time to tackle all that while I'm swapping my xbox one out for this new cube.
Where did you get it ordered from?
 
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gamestop. they had them up for a day last week as part of a package deal w/ far cry 6 (which I was also going to get anyways), an extra controller, 3 months of ultimate and $20 gamestop credit and for the first hour it was only open to rewards members.
 
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Neither have i :LOL: but I still maintain my rewards membership, and this was online thankfully. I actually had to order it twice because my credit card just LOVES cockblocking me every time I try ordering ANYTHING online. It always declines the first attempt and then I get a text message a few seconds later "Hey guy, was that you that just tried your credit card?" YES. Authorize the god damn purchase!! Thought I had missed out because of that shit because when I went back to the page it was saying unavailable, but after a couple minutes of refreshing the add to cart button came back again.
 
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Man my entertainment center keeps getting weirder and weirder looking :ROFLMAO:



Thing is almost as tall as my Denon receiver. Tho I am AMAZED that it is still the exact same width as the xbox one x. All I had to do was slide the old one out and slide that one in. I was afraid I was gonna have to get creative to get this thing and my PS5 to share the same shelf, but nope! I might have to get a wrap for this thing and give it some color tho so it can compete w/ the PS5, cuz right now it just makes the PS5 stand out even more :LOL:

I did also consolidate my 2 surge protectors into the 1 new one I bought, and MARGINALLY cleaned up the rats nest behind. Still not great, but it does look better than it did.

Havent even turned the box on yet. Will do that later and try and get that set up and figure out how to transfer everything from my old xbox.
 

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That entertainment center is just begging for a fire :rofl:

Thats so much heat side by side.
 
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nahhhhhh theres about 1mm gap between everything its fine :LOL: Tho that is the end where the fan is at......would be nicer if it were on the open end
 
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If I actually would have thought about it more I probably would have swapped the PS5 and Xbox when I had everything pulled out. Everything will probably be fine.
 

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Series X runs cool as far as im aware.. but having it blow on the receiver seems like a bad idea.
 

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Series X runs cool as far as im aware.. but having it blow on the receiver seems like a bad idea.
Not when you block the top vent port 😆

Probably not a fire risk unless it gets super dusty, but expect shortened equipment life and poor performance due to heat. Things tend to shut down before bursting into flames nowadays.
 
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Well its a good thing I live in a climate that not excessively hot or dusty at all...................

 

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Series X runs hot as shit. At least mine does. I have to keep the top clear or it bakes whatever its pointing at.
 

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Never heard anyone complain about it running "hot as shit". Even when Ive used mine for hours on end, never noticed it warm. And it runs whisper quiet.

Kind of curious how hot it can actually get. To Google I go.
 
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I could rotate it while in use so that the vent is facing out towards me. Definitely cuts down on the profile, which i like, but I dont know if my OCD likes seeing the cords sticking out of the side (back) so I probably wouldn't leave it like that while not in use
 

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Never heard anyone complain about it running "hot as shit". Even when Ive used mine for hours on end, never noticed it warm. And it runs whisper quiet.

Kind of curious how hot it can actually get. To Google I go.

Hottest observed was 121F...which doesnt seem that awful. Seems like it runs around 100F most of the time when playing taxing games.

Shockingly, in CNETS PS5 review, the system runs quite a bit cooler in their tests. I guess the "new" PS5 runs a bit hotter.
 

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Dude, you cannot run your Xbox like that, it will either cause damage or constantly shut itself off.
 

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I could rotate it while in use so that the vent is facing out towards me. Definitely cuts down on the profile, which i like, but I dont know if my OCD likes seeing the cords sticking out of the side (back) so I probably wouldn't leave it like that while not in use
Make sure it’s off and not in standby. It actually produces a decent amount of heat when in standby mode.
 
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I fired up some far cry 6 last night and there was a decent amount of heat being pushed out of this thing. Think I might just leave it rotated w/ the blast pipe facing outwards. It actually doesnt look horrible that way, and it'll give me a little extra space to scoot my receiver over a skosh and give my PS5 a little more breathing room. If I had the space to run this thing vertical I would, but I just cant w/ this setup.
 

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