Hey guys, I'm a long time reader of Bit-Tech and a first time log poster so go easy on me! Concept So I have wanted to post a project log on BT for a long time and I decided to start with a small project and work my way up. The whole concept behind Project OutPost is to make a linux router with a small footprint and lots of features. I plan on using the latest release of IPCop which has a secure web interface and the most functionality out of the router distributions. I've tried them all and feel that IPCop is the cat's pajamas. In the beginning... I have an old P133 with 32mb RAM sitting in my closet in a gigantic AT case just begging to become a small form-factor router that sits neatly on my shelf. I gutted the PC to find that the motherboard is slightly larger than a mini-itx board but the power supply is still a monster. So I decided it was time to go case hunting. Obviously there are no cool AT cases on the market these days so I found my way to Wal-Mart. Low and behold I found my enclosure: For all those interested it's a Brinks File-Box Model 4050. Now I admit it looks cheesy compared to some of the magnificent cases built by other BT members but it's housing a P133 so I'm not going to go crazy with designing an aluminum cube, etc. etc. So I test fit the components (sorry, no pics) and everything just barely squeezes inside the File-Box. I took some time and made sure all my measurements and layout would work well and starting marking for the power switch, LED's and reset switch. I decided to mount these on the top lid of the box and have the power supply facing out the right side so I could have the router stand up or lay on its side with no problems. By the way I am using painters tape to mark off the switches in the pictures. After marking off the front panel I decided to mark off the power supply hole for the side. Lucky for me I had my trusty Antec 1080 Server Case nearby because there is a mount plate for the power supply so marking it accurately was an easy chore. Here's what I ended up with: (on the right side of the box) I needed to mount my motherboard on a piece of square plexiglass so I cut my piece and used motherboard mounts to secure the board to the tray. The motherboard is just an old Intel board with three PCI slots. One slot for the graphics card (S3 Virge 2mb), and two slots for the NICs (3Com and Realtek). Here's a pic of the motherboard and tray sitting on top of the Brinks box: That's all I have for my first post. After work today I plan on cutting and mounting the switches, LED's and power supply. I'm going to velcro the motherboard tray to the inside so there are no unsightly screws hanging out of the case. I also have some plans to cover the "Brinks Home Security" logo with Tux, Lock and Key, etc. to give it some flare. I'd appreciate any feedback regarding any part of the project. I'd like ideas on what decal to use on the front of the box.