Hi there! Thought I should share my latest mod. The idea was to make a small, cheap but yet capable machine, mainly intended for usage under a TV set. So, my basis was an Xbox 360 case, which was stripped and then re-filled with x86 parts. It's far from perfect, but I had some standards I'd like to meet and I think I've done it: 1) It must have an internal PSU 2) It must have a discrete GPU (sorry Intel HD, you're just not enough) 3) It should run as quiet and cool as possible while being frugal! The hardware used is: - XBOX 360 case (obviously). The metal cage was cut and drilled, but the top metal case was scapped altogether cause the parts wouldn't fit. - Gigabyte B75N - Celeron G1610 w/ stock cooler - 8GB RAM DDR3 @ 1600MHz - Sapphire Radeon 7750 1GB DDR5 Low Profile - Kingston SSDNow 120GB 1.8" (tiny!) - Mini-PCI wifi card scrapped from an old macbook - a generic tiny cheap Bluetooth adapter - Seasonic SS-250SU 250W Flex ATX PSU Build process: After clearing all the old console hardware, I dressed the metal case with duct tape (so that the motherboard's backplate wouldn't short circuit) and then I fitted the mobo. The PSU was placed next to it and secured in place with a couple of screws and some double-sided adjacent tape. The SSD was stored in a corner (and again secured with double-sided tape, after all it's very light) and finally the GPU was laid flat on the PSU after using a PCIe riser cable. The only unplanned modification was the large "X" grille I had to add on the side, purely for ventilation reasons but I tried to make it as pretty and stylish as possible (ie instead of cutting a rectangle I chose the X shape)! Software-wise, Mavericks works like a charm, everything seems to be in order. A minor issue is that I need to set the BIOS to boot with the iGPU active (or I get kernel panics), so until OSX boots there is absolutely no video (since my video cable is connected the GPU). But since I've set this in the first place now it's no big thing. Tests & behavior: OSX runs smoothly, albeit with some occasional hiccups , but nothing too serious or unbearable. Don't forget it's only a humble Celeron inside. 8GBs of RAM are essential when you have such a lowly CPU. The system is relatively quiet but not as quiet as I'd like. The CPU and GPU fans are inaudible in idle / light use, but the PSU fan isn't. Unfortunately I expected more but then again the PSU was selected based on pricing and availability as it's a rare piece of hardware anyway. Performance-wise, 4K youtube video is not a problem for the CPU and also it's capable of 720p gaming as I've discovered. Benchmarks & stats: Geekbench 3.0 32bit single: 1919pts Geekbench 3.0 32bit multi: 3483pts Sunspider 0.9.1: 340ms 3D Mark Ice Storm (default settings under Windows 7 64bit): 54247pts 3D Mark Cloud Gate (default settings under Windows 7 64bit): 5737pts 3D Mark Fire Strike (default settings under Windows 7 64bit): 1941pts Power draw (idle / max load - Furmark): 42w / 91w CPU temp (idle / max load - Furmark): 25C / 55C) GPU temp (idle / max load - Furmark): 32C / 65C) And now some pictures! Feel free to comment!