Quick Description: For this case mod, I plan to build a portable 8u rackmount case (like an a/v flight case) modeled after a half-life 2 supply crate to hold 3 x 2u cases (homemade), a gigabit switch and (oneday) a 1u pfsense based router (for now the smallest it can be is 2u). If successful, I plan to build another crate to hold my 4u storage server and my 4u primary pc. About Me: I am a college student at the University of South Florida (Go Bulls!) in my second year of their Master's of Architecture Program. In addition to Architecture, I am a php/mysql web programmer, and the server admin for a LAN Party at my University - Overkill LAN - Promo Vid. Hardware: To be rackmounted Blackmesa (Main PC) -Intel Q6700, 8gb, Nvidia 8800gts 512, 120gb Raid 0, 40gb Raid 1 -Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit Whiteforest (Fileserver/Sagetv Server) -AMD Athlon X2 BE-2400, 2gb, Raid 5 4x400gb = 1.1tb; -Dreamspark Windows Server 2008 (Thanks MS!) Citadel (Router) -Via C7 1.2 Ghz Fanless, 1Gb -Pfsense (Based on FreeBSD) City17 (Webserver/Public LAN Party Fileshare [for patches]) -PIII 733mhz, 512mb, 200gb -Freebsd Ravenholm & Novaprospkt (Render nodes/Gameservers) -Q6600, 2gb, 80gb -Server 08 HPC Edition (Trial). Other Computers you may see Borealis (Virtual PC) 3.5 yearold Laptop (Studio email checking) -1.3ghz celeron m, dying keyboard, racingstrip screen. really old 700mhz Celeron pc. (old citadel). This project really started about three years ago when I started getting involved in hosting LAN Parties at USF. By the 4th one, it was getting really annoying to move all the necessary pc's and equipment. So finally after helping at more than 10 now, it time to finally build something to put all of these pc's in. (not to confuse anyone, I hosted 6 lans on my own before joining with a group of friends to start overkill lan). My favorite games are Half-Life 2 + Portal so I want to do a themed mod. Since everyone and their brother have built companion cubes, I wanted to do something original and to my knowledge, no one has done a supply crate mod yet. So lets get this thing started. This is my first project log so feel free to ask questions if I miss something. The photos are hosted via flickr so you can click on them and them in their original sizes.