So at work a customer came in and wanted to know if we bought old hardware. I said no as this is the company policy. The customer asked then if we would just take it as he didn't want to throw it away. We walked out to his car and to my surprise he had a Lian Li PC-75 with a window and top blowholes pre-cut. To make a long story short due to company policy we can't just take home donated equipment so I offered my boss $70 for the case. It was missing all the electrics out of it (leds, fans, front usb, etc) and it had a few minor blemishes but considering the case is still well over $200 I wasn't going to complain. I also went rooting through some of our clearance hardware and found: Intel Entry Server Motherboard SE7221BK1-E 2x512MB Kingston DDR2 PC6400 RAM (pulled from this worklog for another computer) Supermicro / AbleCOM SP450-RP 450w Server Power Supply (30A on the 12v) Total cost so far for the case and the following above, $155 I then went home and pulled from mine and my friends stash: Pentium 4 540 3.2GHz 2x1GB Kingston DDR2 PC5300 RAM Dell Perc 5/i 8 port SAS RAID controller (it died, so I bought a SUPERMICRO AOC-SAT2-MV8) Adaptec 1210SA 2 port SATA RAID controller Netgear 802.11G Wireless PCI card Five 80mm fans, one 120mm fan Eight Seagate 7200.10 320GB drives (storage) Pulled my laptop drive hotswap bay with four Western Digital Scorpio 160GB drives from my workstation. Seagate 7200.10 80GB drive (OS drive / storage) Got my friends 74GB Raptor (ADFD) to use instead ASUS DVD-ROM Total cost of the all parts above I already had, plus the parts I needed to buy maybe around $1000 and considering my Perc 5 controller died there goes $200... Here are some pictures of the case as I got it and just after I replaced the case electrics and installed the mobo: Any suggestions on what else I should do? I will post new pics as I go along.