as far as i know, all xbox controllers work with any microsoft usb gaming receiver. i couldnt tell you if there is differences in software between all the versions of gear that has come out, but i dont think they ever abandoned the original way they are communicating.
amazon is about the best place to get the set. its not cheap at $48 shipped, but they last a lifetime. http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Xbox...p_ob_e_title_2
just curious, did you get paid yet? do i need to update the front page?