Which I continue to source bits for my big-ass project, I decied to knock up something to keep myself happy. I decided to go for the cheapest PC possible, along with a handmade case, all on the cheap. This will probably be a very short log, I'm just making it so you guys can see waht I'm up to. You never know, it might turn into something half decent when it's done. Anyway, on with the project! eBay turned out to be my secret ally, providing me with a £1.24 motherboard and procesor, and a £3.81 PSU. The other bits were "free" (ie, lying around). Let's see what will be making up the project. Basically, all the hardware. All the bits are listed below. The bits people list in their forum signatures . The storage bits and bobs. The add-in cards and monitor. Keyboard and mouse are elsewhere. All tested. Took a while to find the power switch's header (unlabelled heaaders, unnamed board). The bits used are: 233mhz Intel Pentium processor with MMX Technology and a whopping 512k L2 cache. Unbranded board, which was pulled from a Gateway system (according to the BIOS) 32MB+64MB RAM (can't be bothered to fetch my pack of 128MB sticks) 3GB Maxtor HDD. 16x slot loading CD-ROM drive. 500MB and 320MB Laptop drive's Floppy drive (mthe only one I have ever owned) Creative SoundBlaster 16 3Com 3C515 network controller Either a GeForce 2 MX or a Matrox G450 (you choose...no, I'm not having both) 250W Suntek PSU On to building the case...I needed something which was both totally original and completly retarded. GARDEN CANES! This stuff quite literally canes ass. Joining it together.. One side complete. Motherboard bits in place. Motherboard actually fits. The top about to be fitted. Motherboard in place So, that's it for tonight, tomorrow I shall be focusing on holding all the other bits in. Cue bamboo struts! Comments, questions, suggestings, rants, money, all posty posty . Pics have been resized. If they are still big, hit Ctrl+F5.