Hackers have modified an estimated 150,000 of the 9 million Xboxes Microsoft has sold worldwide to turn them into PCs that would normally cost $800 or more. What you need:
  1. A new Xbox, with 733-megahertz processor, custom graphics chip, 8-gigabyte hard drive: $149
  2. A keyboard and mouse, with adapters: $35
  3. A modified start-up chip: $21
  4. 120-gigabyte hard drive: $120
  5. Linux ans some free software: $0
Total: $325
Source: USA TODAY research

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