PP, that is so cool! I'd been thinking about doing something like that for PC hardware a while back. Hope it works out for you!
About the LAN parties, make sure to get a switch right behind the router, then let that branch off to a few hubs. This will more evenly distribute that bandwidth. They put nothing but hubs in there at work, and it is a pain when I have to pull 4 or 5 gigs of data from one side to the other. Everyone bitchin' and moaning about the slow down......hehe.
I've got a buttload of fonts I can drop on a CD if you want to PM me an address. About 900 on my machine, and I think I've still got a fonts CD floating around here I could snap a copy of as well.
If it ain't broke don't try to fix it! But, hell if you can tweak that bastard just a little bit more....hehehe.