Xbox 360 Vertical or Horizontal?

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#1 Posted by Xbox_Fix (25 posts) -
I got a falcon model for x-mas and I was wondering which is better and why?
(Note I have a special gaming stand so cooling isn't really a problem for me as I have airflow anyway I put it.)

Im more interested in which scratches your discs more?

Horizontal or Vertical?

Cons for vertical?

Cons for horizontal?

Thanks guys.(and gals if there are any)

Also can your discs get scratched in the vertical position even if you don't move it?
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#2 Posted by Xbox_Fix (25 posts) -
Hello?
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#3 Posted by CoreyNT (593 posts) -
I have mine horizantal, and I havn't had a problem yet, I don't think it makes a difference. P.S. It would be easier and faster to google it.
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#4 Posted by Stuffed_Monkey (1436 posts) -
I set mine vertical. I am afraid that someone might step on it if I set it horizontal. :P
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#5 Posted by goozeynintendo (137 posts) -
you should put it horizontal becuase when you put it vertical there is a spot on the bottom of the xbox that sucks in air and that spot gets covered,when you put it horizontal that spot isnt covered anymore so it gets cooled better
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#7 Posted by goozeynintendo (137 posts) -
and if its vertical it might tip over and fall and when your xbox moves when theres a disk inside the disc is gonna scratched like crazy
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#8 Posted by HisCreation (203 posts) -

you should put it horizontal becuase when you put it vertical there is a spot on the bottom of the xbox that sucks in air and that spot gets covered,when you put it horizontal that spot isnt covered anymore so it gets cooled bettergoozeynintendo

Actually, the fans in the Xbox 360 are located in the back of the console right above where you plug the power supply in, and also there is a plastic kind of "cover" that leads the fans air flow area, straight to what I think is the GPU(?). So in my opinion, having it vertical or horizontal doesn't affect airflow at all. The fans are still exposed.

Happy gaming. :)

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#9 Posted by Ed_The_Great (193 posts) -
I think it's somewhat risky putting it vertically so I have mine horizontally.I don't think it affects the air flows either way.Just don't try to put it vertically or horizontally while the game is running because it will scratch your game[I learned it the hard way].
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#10 Posted by OfficialBed (17334 posts) -
horizontal
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#11 Posted by xxmjumpman23xx (25 posts) -
Most of the problems with scratching occur when you switch the orientation while the disk is spinning. So you should be fine either way. I personally keep mine horizontal.
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#12 Posted by Murj (4557 posts) -
I'll like to keep mine horizontal.
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#13 Posted by centruroides (233 posts) -
i got it vertical, i heard that is better to cool it off, besides, looks like a CPU XD
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#14 Posted by Floppy_Jim (25834 posts) -
I keep mine horizontal.
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#15 Posted by Alpha_S_ (395 posts) -
Horizontal. Looks better IMO and fits the shelf I have it on.
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#16 Posted by DriggerX900 (33 posts) -
I had mine horizontal and it got the rrod. I've noticed when you keep it horizontally, the bottom gets hot. Then again it was in a tight space...
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#17 Posted by BigDaddyChacon (404 posts) -
I keep mine horizontal. Much safer that way.
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#18 Posted by ChgoIn (77 posts) -
I have mine horizontal, looks better on my shelf.
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#19 Posted by slick360ster (328 posts) -
I keep mine Horizontal, it just doesnt seem like my XBox should be battling gravity while I'm slaying hordes of zombies in L4D
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#20 Posted by Dabbagins (1152 posts) -
I've never had any luck with horizontal, maybe once I get a Jasper then I won't be as paranoid. For now it shall remain Vertical.:)
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#21 Posted by tomo90 (2245 posts) -
I keep mine vertical, however I personally would prefer horizontal as it looks better and also I'm afraid of me or someone knocking it over. I keep mine vertical though because I'm already on my third console and I know have a fan so I might aswell ensure complete airflow and increase the lifetime of the console even more.
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#22 Posted by atm0073 (3069 posts) -
Horizontal; it's safer...
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#23 Posted by Bailey22 (153 posts) -
Vertical for us simply because with all the other components, it takes up the least amount of space. When hubby bought the 46" LCD, I had to get rid of my nice cabinet cause he bought that TV stand at Best Buy, too. When we had the cabinet, I kept it horizontal, but we just had to sacrifice too much space with the new stand.
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#24 Posted by raylewisnfl52 (7146 posts) -
Mine is vertical and no problems.