Well. This little system went off to the mother-in-law's place after her old and super loud monster died; death by cat hair. My first attempt at using a Dremel on wood; learned some lessons and loss some skin.
USB wifi to MB USB header
40GB 1.8" HD
slot load slim DVD to MB USB header; removed for future builds
This next case, an old silverware chest, will contain:
- 1.6GHz Pentium M mini-ITX board w 1GB RAM
- 4GB industrial CF OS drive and a 32GB data card
- hacked USB keyboard
- LVDS LCD screen plus inverter
- slot load DVD
- 100mm/15mm fan
- PCI Gigabit card
- either a touch screen or USB touchpad
The full system currently idles around 20W, although I'm trying to get my hands on a cheap low voltage Pentium M CPU.
The last, another humidor, will probably be a miniITX media/home server for the living room. I can easily see putting the motherboard in the bottom and use the top cigar tray as a suspension system for 1-2 hard drives. With the proper ducting it should be a nicely ventilated and quiet case.