i'm gonna build a server this summer to run backups, fileserver, mythtv backend, etc. so i got thinking about what case to put it in, and i've decided i want to gather all my computer stuff into one case. this means printer, router, desktop pc, server, chargers for my mp3-player and cell-phone, my big box of wires and little parts, and a place for an xbox if i buy one in the fall. here's my quick sketchup rendering (all dimensions are way off, the whole thing is completely out of proportion): i plan to have fabric, like you get covering speakers, running all the way around the computer compartment for good ventilation. i don't think the build should be too hard, i have lots of experience working with wood. i might try to get something fabricated out of alu for the mobo tray/hd mount. the hard part is going to be the wiring, especially if i want to be able to slide out the pc without unplugging everything first. lots of extended power supply wires and spring loaded wire spools, i think.