"We (extremetech.com)love the Xbox 360, we really do. The games are great, the Xbox Live service just can't be beat, Live Arcade games and the Video Marketplace are pretty cool, and-we never thought we would say this-at $400 it's actually cheaper than its main competitor. As great as we think the 360 is, we're not above pointing out some of its flaws. We already discussed the horrible noise the system makes when reading game discs at full 12X DVD speed, and even tried to mod our 360 to make it quieter. That operation was partly successful, but I'm afraid there's nothing we can really do about the problem we'll discuss today."