What you do with it is up to you, but I set them up with XBMC as the dashboard and some vital apps included, but nothing that has anything to do with piracy. They make amazing upscaling DVD players (even over component - 1080i over component on an XBox looks way better than the XBox 360 or PS3 upscaling over HDMI, I **** you not) too.
Anyway...I have like 17 of them. I don't have controllers or cables or anything like that, and a decent knowledge of softmodded (and TSOP flashed when I can) XBox. I do upgrade the HDDs to something like 80GB or 100GB, basically whatever I can find around the shop.
I'll send them anywhere in the US for $40 shipped via FedEx. No warranty, but I do open them and replace the drive belts, and clean or replace the laser if necessary, and they are all in nice shape.
If this is out of place (or not allowed), please feel free to close/delete this topic and put me in time out. I just started getting back into modding these things (first time in like 6 years)...and it turns out we had a **** ton of old XBox consoles at the shop.