I picked up a clear Xbox original for a nice price of $10, w/ remote. Best thing, it's chipped!
I'm not liking the 4GB HDD though, so I'm just trying to figure out if there's a really easy way to re-install XBMC (it's already installed) onto the new HDD. I was hoping there is some kind of a live CD, but so far I've come up with nothing. Even a standard Xbox dashboard live CD would be nice too- I can upgrade from there.
Oh yeah, and my PC has no IDE ports, so using some PC related software is out of the question too.