Linux On Unmodded Xbox, Improved
/me wanders over to pricewatch
nforce motherboard - $52
1.2 Ghz Duron - $33
20 Gig HD - $36
8x DVD - $30
256MB PC2100 $19
250 Watt ATX case - $20
Now the differences:
This system has 2d/3d driver support, not some crappy frame buffer(or limited 2d).
This system doesn't require any soldering or special tricks to get working.
This system has 4 times amount of RAM as the XBox.
This system is upgradable, in every component.
This system doesn't require a game ($20), or any special hacks to get a keyboard working.
If you want a small formfactor fanless computer, replace the nforce2 motherboard with a Via ITX, and then you can have an even smaller, less noisy box than the XBox itself.