Hey all-- Got some questions about the 360. My roommate picked up a refurb at BestBuy and got a good discount. It's the premium package without a harddrive, so natually i'm buying a hard drive right away, but still a good deal. 1) Are they all really noisy? My 360 is louder than either of my laptops (Dell Latitude and Thinkpad T42) and my G4 tower. Not only is the fan pretty loud, but the optical drive makes a LOT of noise. I'm not even a noise fanatic, but for playing a system with 5.1 sound, it's a lot of white noise that degrades the whole experience. 2) Where to get cheap cables? I'd like to get a cheap toslink to connect the 360 to my receiver. (I'd actually like a 2nd for TV->Receiver.) I don't get why an optical cable can vary in price from $25-$100. If the signal is digital, who cares how efficient the cable is, as long as it is above the minimum threshold? (I'd also like a VGA cable for hooking the computer to the TV...any ideas where to get one without getting robbed?) 3) Any good 4-player/party games? i have Halo 2, but I'm thinking of a game more like Smash brothers that's easy to pick up and have fun even for people who don't play video games much. 4) What's the best FPS game currently out? I really like Halo, and don't like Quake, if that tells you something about my tastes. I like games with good music, atmosphere, etc. where strategy is just as important as your trigger finger. I have yet to play a game that had anything better than a weak storyline.