Go with Bippym ....
Im a mod on that board and its unlikely you will find the 2.6 much cheaper !!
I have a modded box myself and to be honest the cheaper Xecutor 2.6 is the better buy if you just want to ....emulate...play backups....watch dvds....play dixvx....in fact there really isnt much extra you can do with an X3
In fact heres my little Tutorial i put up to help newbies like yourself