Well I am finally at it again. After moving from Japan back to the states and all, I havn't had much time to do any thing. Any ways enough of the blabber! I have this laptop that the screen broke on and it was just sitting around collecting dust. Well I needed a server and instead of putting together a whole new system, I figured well why not! All the following pics are of the parts and some of the work I have already started: Bottom and top of the laptop board. I will be relocating the power plug and possibly a few of the others (not to sure yet) Top and bottom of the cooler, Nothing exciting here really I will be moding this do that it can fit into a tighter space. Still playing with the idea of putting the cells them selves around the case for better weight distrobution. On to the Good stuff: This is the start of the cdrom extention cable.I removed the connector off an older non working laptop cdrom and the opposite side needed off of a converter. The first pic is the first 25 wires and the second, well, the last 25. (And this is just one connector folks! ) WIRES!!! All the wires came from one 80pin IDE ribbon cable. I used a two part epoxy after all the soldering was done so they wouldn't move around and break off. And here we have the finished cable. I would like to get an LCD display to work with this to show stats. If any one would like to spare one , that would be completly awsome! I have a scythe USB but sadly it does not work in linux and the board does not have an LPT port I should have another update up this evening. Going to start work on the battery and the HDD extention. After I get those done I will see what else I can do. My goal is to get all of the hard minute stuff done and out of the way before I start work on the case itself.