First of all, let me say I love all those creative builders out here. Some amazing work! On the other hand, browsing through some logs was a pain in the bum, because it kept me up for several hours last night. Why? I was doubting my initial building plans. Here's my original design: Click! (big pic) And here's the stuff I'm going to work with: Now, the basics are this: I've got - a mini-itx board - a CF card on adapter as primary OS HDD - a slimline CD drive - a 4x40 character LCD - a "shuttle" form factor PSU Then I decided to add my two "spare" Spinpoint 500GB HDD's into the mix and things got woozy. It won't fit without making the case a little bigger, so I started thinking about more designs: Design one: the original design, but with a little more depth, making it a flattened cube, still mounting the fans on both sides. Downside: a 25x25cm cube takes more space than I anticipated. Design two: the two fans on top, a little extra width, PSU on one side of the board, HDD's on the other side. Makes quite the wide box then though. Design three: design two, but with one fan on top and one on the front. Does blow away the "clean" front view. Design four: "the totally different one", I make an extra "cage" to hold the two extra HDD's and come up with an ingenious design to make it easily pluggable on internal SATA as I refuse to put them on USB. (The SATA power cables won't even be the problem as I've got a solution for that already) All designs have their drawbacks as I really like the push-pull side-to-side fan config, but it's severely restricting my possibilities to do something handy with the PSU and HDD's without making the case more bloated than I intended or severely blocking the airflow. Big question no. 2 by the way: I've got a slimline CD player, but I can only put screws in on one side. Anyone who has a genius idea to fix that? Sideways mounting severely blocks airflow... Oh ye of great mods and builds, thy input is greatly appreciated!