Joined: 25-April 06
From: Yorkshire, England
Member No.: 280422
Xbox Version: v1.4
360 version: none
Falcons are still relatively new as they only came out around september time last year, this isn't really enough time to tell if they're reliable or not.
However, after previously owning a falcon I must say that it ran very cool and stable and that I predict they likely will last much longer.
The only concern is that the graphics processing chip is still based on 90nm technology and runs quite hot. But with the cooler 65nm central processor and additional heatsink, the whole system runs much cooler as a whole.
As most of the 360's problems arrise from the blistering hot GPU I believe the the first totally reliable board will be Jasper as it will incorporate both 65nm CPU and GPU. Jasper is due for release towards the end of this year I believe.