I got the 325 last year..
I sold a bunch of games to buy it! Lots of Gamecube and ps2 and original xbox about 30 games if i had to guess and that pretty took care of the cost so the only hard part was sitting in the cold all night! By myself none the less too! I couldn't find any friends willing to wait with me! Component cables are a must whenever you get one! It is a MAJOR difference on zelda!! Good luck finding one!