OSX Snow Leopard only operates in certain environments.
From the submitter:
Had an older desktop that kept overheating, so I just chucked the case, hung it on some wire shelving and it works like a charm. The next step is to get an adaptor for the laptop screen so that the whole thing is self contained and will only have the power cord hanging off of it. This was just a trial run and I may find a better way to hang everything, other than zipties. Ont eh other hand, it's a superior kludge this way, I just need to incorporate some duct tape...