First let me start by saying I am a big fan of the Taig in the smaller machine range. That being said, I know a couple of folks that have done the CNC on an X1, gotten frustrated with its performance as a CNC, dumped it, and either bought a Taig or just moved up a size class to the X3. I also know a couple of folks that picked up CNC'ed X1s cheap (refer to the dumping comment above), and were also unhappy with them. They seem to be kind of a hot potato in that respect, which tells me something.
I have never owned an X1, but I have been called out to work with people trying to tweak them to adequate function, or to help people set up their replacement machine after they gave up and threw in the towel. In short, I haven't seen a truly happy CNC'ed X1 owner yet, although I have seen some perfectly content with them in manual configuration. They just aren't very well suited for CNC conversion.
Perhaps there is someone here with one they do like and can tell you what they did to make it livable, but in practice I would stay away from them and just pick up a Taig or drop ship one out to where you are. You can save a lot of weight and cost in shipping and a good hundred bucks or so off the initial price by simply ordering one without the motor - it is a generic AC motor of a common size and it's easy enough to find a lot of equivalent or better replacements locally or surplus if you are so inclined.