I brought this G4 Cube housing during a local Mac user group expo for about USD 60. Sure enough, the hard drive, the G4 chip and the logic board have been removed. Just left a barebone housing.
I will shead no tears for this... it was a empty case, modded into a Linux server. It's not like he gutted a working box. Even better, he is using non-MS software... which is good because I would not want to see Windows inside that case.
Interesting read... they point out that Jonathan Ive is a reader of MiniITX.com.