I finally decided to try and soft mod my Xbox, but because there is always the worry that something could go wrong and leave you with a dead system I started to wonder how cheaply I could pick up a second Xbox on ebay to muck around with.

After looking there seem to be a lot on there for around 30-40 including postage which isn't bad, so I think I might get a second one from there to play around with and do some hardware mods such as a larger HD. That way I can leave my original Xbox untouched and use the second one for mucking about with streaming media, alternative dashboards, emulation, ripping games to HD etc...

When I start the project I will document the soft modding and how it goes incase anyone else wishes to get a cheap one from ebey and "try" some of the systems great games.