Hi everyone, welcome to 7Cubed I recently got out of the planning stages and onto building and hardware. First a brief rundown of my idea, A perfect (well kinda, you'll see) 7" cube the houses a mini itx motherboard, all the standards and is water cooled. The material is 1/8" steel welded together. Inspirations for this case are: Oliverw92 (and more specifically his MINIME case), Janik M. aka Xien16 and http://www.million-dollar-pc.com/sys...-janik/037.htm, and many others. if you want to see about in some more detail the design challenges that faced this project see http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=194611 Current state Hardware Core i3 530 H55N-usb3 motherboard Nvidia 8400gs (until something better comes out) Corsair 4gb ddr3 dominator at 1600mhz Lite on slot load dvd burner For some visuals Sides which will be CNC plasma cam cut Right Holes are for cords and tubes that will run outside of case because of the 1/20" space between the sides and the motherboard. Don't worry they will look purty Top with grill and 120mm or koolance 140mm back will also be cut But I don't have a picture sorry. Okay enough with the conceptual time for some hardware the base an h55n I think it's funny how they have a whole page warning you that integrated graphics will only work with the i3's and certain i5's The PSU it's so cute. It's also an FSP270 flex atx A lite on slod load dvd writer, I must thank asura for this idea Slim sata adapter Installed with corsair dominator memory and an i3 530 to top it all of, IT"S MY FIRST INTEL CPU AND IT"S SO SMALL Checking to make sure everything's in order Yep, thats as far as I can go since I don't have a 2.5" hardrive until I can transfer data off my portable one. a pizza box mokup of the case Okay for some real hardware Got at my local ACE hardware, they have an amazing selection of bolts and screws for being little and in the middle of nowhere. From left to right they are 6-32 1/4" brass standoffs (i actually had these, and if anyone knows where I can find some non shiny or gold ones, where I don't have to order 100 please let me know) 6-32 3/8" hex head bolt, m3 button head hex bolt, m4 hex head bolt (15mm) and m4 hex head bolt (40mm). Thanks for looking I'll have pics of the beginning stages up by tomorrow.