Here's what I've been working on (since Thanksgiving !) I've kind stalled on this and needed some motivation. So I'm putting up a progress report in the hopes you all will have some good suggestions and get me psyched to get this completed. [edit : fixed URL] I've got a rough writeup of my progress so far, with about thirty pictures detailing how I put it all together here . I always seem to be opening up my machines to tinker with them, so I wanted to build something that would hold them all, yet allow easy access to the guts. I figured a mini-rack system would allow me to just slide out a machine to get to it. Instead of fully enclosed cases like you usually use in a rackmount system, I'm planning to build clear acrylic trays that I can bolt my components to, similar to a big motherboard tray.