Good plan. I think a lot of people without experience with the console don't realize how hot it actually gets. It almost feels like a hair dryer on low power. Heat is the number one enemy for electronics. You have a lot of hot components built into a very confined area with little airflow. That's why the unit has such a high failure rate. It would be a decent console other than that. Of course, you could put some of your PC skills to use. What do you think? This kit with a old Zalman Reserator tower. You'd have the coolest and quietest 360 on the block. :thumbup: I suppose you could buy one used provided its under warranty.