I want an Xbox 360 to play a few of the Xbox exclusive games like Gears of War, Left 4 Dead, etc; but I don't plan on doing much else like music, pictures and stuff. My 250GB PS3 already pulls that kind of duty and does it well. Also, given the poor track record of the 360 in the past hardware-wise, I'm a bit reluctant to pick up an older one that we already know is of questionable quality, as opposed to the new slim which we don't know yet if it's better quality or not. To be honest, I'm at a bit of a loss as to what particular option of Xbox 360 is the best option for me. I don't feel like putting a whole lot of money out just to play like 5-10 particular games on my Xbox. I could pick up: An older new Elite 120-250 GB at a good price $249-299 in some bundles, but it could Red Ring on me. A new slim 250 GB at $299, which the jury's still out reliability-wise, but it seems promising. A new slim 4 GB at $199 and add a 16GB flash drive for around $30-40 to total out to $240-ish. What's the best value for the money given what I want it for? Any advice would be much appreciated. Also, no fan boy console crap, please. I just want an Xbox, I don't care whether you prefer Sony or Microsoft.