So I have decided to make a custom computer, completely from scratch. I'm having a little trouble working out how to make a frame for it though. I was thinking of 1"x1" acrylic bar stock at first, but then I realized that the way I wanted to go wouldn't quite work out because the places that I had joined the bars with machine screws were also the places where I had placed the threaded holes to hold the outer face plate panels onto the frame. I moved the bars in to fix the problem, and then added some webbing. But it still doesn't look too sturdy to me. http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/1048/32293919.jpg http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/34/82741089.jpg Now, at first that looks retarded because there is no mounting for drives or a motherboard tray. That isn't exactly what I am worried about, I already have that designed. I am working from the outside in; the assembly for the drive tray and mobo tray will drop right into the frame. Those two assemblies will hang off of the frame, instead of rest on the base. I need a support structure for the outside panels specifically, but it needs to hold about 200lb worth of equipment. Should I switch to aluminum bar stock and have a local shop weld it instead? Put a big triangle in the side of it? I have already decided what the layout is going be, and even what it is going to look like. I have about 30 11x17 sheets of paper with notes and diagrams on them. Wish I had a scanner or even a camera so I could share I bet you guys would love it.