Have you ever thought: "I want a PC, for free, and I dont care what specs it has as long as it goes on the internet, and is small enough so that I can carry it"? Well, my friend and I have, and thats why we're making the Shoebox PC! Challengers, start planning! I've had an idea (thanks to King Wookie) to make this into a kind of contest! The aim of this contest is to create a PC that is small, uses minimal amounts of power, recycles an old PC, is compact, and can be made operational relatively simply! (we did ours in an afternoon) Here's the link to the contest page, in General Nonsense forum: http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=65966 The idea we've had is that we shall use the smallest and cheapest possible case to put everything in, therefore making the PC compact, portable, and FREE. The case? Its a Shoebox. So, now for the PC: Its an old lump of chips my friend got from his dads work for free. Specs are a little on the slow side, but servicable: CPU: Pentium III Coppermine @ 733 MHz RAM: 256 MB SDRAM HDD: 9.3 GB, damn noisy, soon to be replaced with a laptop HDD. Motherboard: SiS 630, socket 370, mATX, inbuilt graphics and no AGP. PSU: mAXT 120 watt that I found in a dumpster. That, along with a CD drive, will hopefully fit in a Shoebox that came with my size 12 sneakers. "Now", you may be thinking, "thats not so special, I could do that". Not so fast: also attached to the box will be a Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers, and a modified LCD screen! Now we're talking. The speakers will be integrated into the side of the box, the keyboard will fold out (and will be held in place by a rubber band and a paperclip), the mouse will fit into a little side-box, and the LCD will fold down on top. Tomorow, we will begin! We have everything but an LCD screen, so if anyone wants to donate one we'll happily pay postage to Australia. Pics will follow shortly.