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Undecided on Xbox One Purchase: 500GB/1TB/Elite?

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by Evoss, Nov 30, 2015.

  1. Evoss

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 4, 2011

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    Location: London

    Hello all,

    Thinking about purchasing an Xbox On, however undecided on which version to purchase.

    It seems which ever one I purchase Ill also be buying:
    • Seagate 1TB SSHD
    • Collective Minds HDD Enclosure

    If all games are going to be installed on the SSHD, than what is the need in anything more that the 500GB version, since all that ill be on the internal drive is the OS?

    On topic of the Elite Bundle, I can see having an SSHD for the OS to run on may make things a little more snappy, but than again its £400 for the Elite, or £250 for the 1TB/ £210 for the 500GB (Current Retailer deals, factoring in game prices)

    Thoughts, question and comments welcomed.

    Last edited: Nov 30, 2015
  2. TheVoice


    Joined: Aug 15, 2005

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    The deals are far too good on the 500GB consoles for it to make any sense getting the Elite one at the moment. The performance gains are going to be minimal at best anyway.
  3. Snookums


    Joined: Mar 27, 2013

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    Location: Nottingham

    Just get a 500gb and an enclosure. The elite is a waste and it's cheaper to get an external than the 1Tb
  4. Phog


    Joined: Mar 8, 2004

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    Location: Central London

    With the Elite bundle you also get the Elite controller, which may or may not be of interest (which sells for £120)
  5. theone8181


    Joined: Mar 27, 2013

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    Thats about the only difference anyway isn't it?
  6. chaparral


    Joined: Nov 27, 2005

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    The elite one should cost around £298 going by the recommended MS price

    EDIT: I just seen there UK version of the price :eek:
    http://www.xbox.com/en-GB/xbox-one/consoles/elite-bundle £399.99* :(
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2015
  7. ScarySquirrel


    Joined: Jan 13, 2004

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    Location: South East

    Upgraded hard drive as well, I think it's a hybrid and is a little quicker. Whether that's worth the extra £ to someone though is down to them I guess. I desperately want the controller but I can't really justify the cost.
  8. dakaiez


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    Location: North London

  9. barmyllama

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    It's not just down to exchange rates.

    Most US prices are quoted without sales tax. Mainly because the percentage differs from state to state. Although some states don't have sales tax.
  10. dakaiez


    Joined: Jan 7, 2004

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    Yeah but even then, it is sooooooo much more.
  11. Legionaire68


    Joined: Mar 9, 2006

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    I have a 500GB version and recently started using a 1TB external Hdd to up the storage and it works fine, if you use a 7200rpm HDD, SSHD or SSD I think there is possibly a performance boost.

    I can't understand why Microsoft are again after the 360 making it so hard to upgrade the HDD, Sony have made it easy with PS3 and 4 without invalidating the warranty and even posting the software and re-install instructions on their website.

  12. A[L]C


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    If I were going to buy another, I would get the elite.... but that's because I want the elite controller and its oos everywhere.
  13. 4T5

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    I bought my Xbone tuther day & when weighing it all up it went something like - Elite + 2 Games = A complete **** take or 500Gb + 2 Top games (Fifa 16 & Forza 6) that were the only 2 games I wanted anyways = £279.
    You can get an Xbox one for as cheap as 200 quid now but the above 2 games would still cost you around 70 quid in the sales. An Elite will cost with 2 games around 450 quid. 150 quid difference for the same games/gfxs etc was to much for me.
    As for the controller there's already to many buttons on it, Why would I need more ?

    Would be different if there was improved GFX a Proper SSD & a controller the same as original but a Gamer version with better triggers & inter changeable joystick lids but there isn't.
  14. [ui]ICEMAN


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    Location: Florida/UK

    You literally just described the Elite controller. It truly is a lovely piece of kit.
  15. cu3ed


    Joined: Jan 26, 2006

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    Location: Belfast

    Yea, the Elite is still nice, each time I pick it up I'm still surprised how nice it feels.

    Though I would go for a good deal with games on a 500gb version and pick up a 2TB drive to use.
  16. ADT

    Wise Guy

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    Save your money and go with the regular 500gb version and spend the extra cash on a hard drive and some games