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Xbox Series X Teardown: Totally Modular, Not As Repairable


It’s been seven years since the Xbox One’s release, and now we have the all-new Xbox Series X—not to be confused with 2017’s Xbox One X. Or was it the Xbox One Series X? Even Microsoft can’t keep track sometimes. Naming scheme aside, this Xbox is all-new, with what Microsoft calls a “sleek monolithic” design. This Tower of Terror prioritizes cooling, and it’ll need it to render games in 4K at 120 fps. We’re curious whether this design for increased cooling comes at the expense of modularity or repairability, but that’s what we’re here to find out. Let’s tear it down!

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00:00 Intro
00:33 Opening Case
00:55 Removing Optical Drive
01:17 Optical Drive Testing
01:39 Fan Removal
01:44 Cooling System Footage
02:14 Power Supply Removal
02:36 First Board Removal
02:49 Second Board Removal
03:04 SSD Removal
03:38 Score and Review

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