OK people. I have been wanting an original Xbox system for like 2 years now. A little info on my ways first off. I typically only go after gaming systems that are around 10 years or older in age from release. The original Xbox was released 2001 so it fits my criteria. That and I liked the original "Conker's Bad Fur Day" for the N64 so much that I just had to play the Microsoft "Conker: Live and Reloaded" version. Not to mention all the other cool stuff an original Xbox can do.
Here's a list of my plans:
Original Xbox system.
Larger faster HDD.
many emulators for older systems and full ROM sets.
My favorite Nintendo game: "Conker's Bad Fur Day" as well as the Xbox "Conker: Live and Reloaded" edition.
So to that extent, I have got this stuff solely for the Xbox:
320 GB IDE/ATA 133 HDD
ATA/IDE 133 80 wire cable.
3 quad port USB adapters.
A 4 and 8 GB USB flash drive.
PS2 keyboard and mouse to Xbox port adapter with a memory card slot.
2 custom made mini keyboard/ touch pad mouse combination keyboards with PS2 plugs. (1 for Xbox, other for keeping on hand.)
Xbox port to USB port cable. (To make the soft mod exploit a little easier if I use a USB drive for it.)
Xbox link up cable 2 pack for console to console and console to network.
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell game for the soft mod exploit.
And lastly, an original Xbox system.
Total cost of everything: close to if not over $300 USD.
I think most of you get what's going on with all this stuff so I'll keep it short and sweet.
Soft mod for loading of all that unsigned code up using the "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell" method.
Larger HDD for obvious reasons.
replacement HDD and DVD cable for faster access of HDD.
Keyboard, mouse, and adapter for use with Linux. (Turn this thing into a good little PC.)
Network cables for obvious reasons.
Gameshark for the soft mod to make it easier.
USB stuff for larger memory cards from USB drives and other USB items.
DVD remote for movies and music.
XBMC for the obvious reason.
Component cable for best possible video since my set has it for 480I video.
Here's a picture of what I got today:
IDE cable, 1 of the controllers, DVD remote, and CONKER! YAAA!
More updates to come as more junk shows up and I can get started.
EDIT: Now that you know what I have planned, got a good name for the system in mind? Do share.