Well, im obviously new to the forums lol. I just got my x box today, had a hell of a time findin one actually... but anyways, i was interested in gettin a mod chip and such because of the absurd prices of games nowadays. Now I've worked with computers for a long time, building my own and networking them, but am not so familiar with the new OS the xbox uses. I have read many guides and know all the programs. All aside, here are my questions: -What is involved in a HDD swap? -What is the best chip? (heard lots bout the X3) -Do You have to use a dashboard to boot the games? and if not, why do they recommend it? -How do you access the HDD on the Xbox console, stock (if you can) THANKS A LOT GUYS AND GALS!