I'm getting into the modding stage late in the game but after reading numerous faqs about modding my xbox I'm still uncertain what route I should go. I have a 1.6 xbox which I heard is impossible to softmod and risky to hardware mod. Getting a earlier xbox is a likely possibility. I already have Mech assualt and a Action replay. What I want out of my xbox is; A linux OS Ability to upgrade HD and DVD drive Browse the internet with a broswer Play DVDs Store all my mp3s and play them Run my OEM xbox games if possible From my research I think I should buy earlier xbox, buy a modchip (Xecuter 3CE or Xenuim Gold, not sure which) install a base linux OS using Mech Assualt and Action Replay and then upgrade the Linux system and then upgrade the HD and DVD drive. Is this the way I should go?